Puffing Billy Railway

See & Do
Step back in time at Australia’s oldest and best-preserved heritage steam railway, Puffing Billy, situated in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges and only 60-minutes from Melbourne CBD.

With lush fern gullies brushing past the open side carriages and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy Railway makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.

Discover wonderful wildlife and spectacular landscapes made for adventure while sitting on the carriage sill of Puffing Billy’s open-side carriages; a truly iconic experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Located adjacent to Lakeside station sits Puffing Billy’s new state-of-the-art Lakeside Visitor Centre. Featuring a modern café with the best produce on offer in the region, a dedicated gift shop featuring locally designed treasures and a gallery of steam artifacts in the Lakeside Hall, the Visitor Centre offers guests a cultural hub with world-class facilities. Open daily with free entry to passengers and visitors.

Free for all train ticket holders, passengers can also explore the Menzies Creek Museum – home to more than 80 railway-related exhibits.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Cafe
  • Coach Parking
  • Kiosk
  • Parents Room
  • Barbeque
  • Picnic Area
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Lookouts


  • ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
  • ATEC Korea Host
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Free Wifi
  • History & Heritage


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


Preschooler Offer

Travel on a weekday in school terms and save on tickets for the whole family: 20% off all excursion train tickets – including concession if the grandparents want to tag along. Children under the age of four even travel free when sitting on the lap of a guardian - just remember to reserve a seat when booking.

20% off fares when traveling Monday - Friday only. Valid for all excursion train return journeys. Excludes picnic packs, carriage hire, charter trains and special events. Available for travel between 24/3/2022 to 20/12/2022. Not valid for travel on weekends, Victorian public holidays and school holidays. Not available with any other offer or packages. Not available when purchasing gift vouchers.

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Offer valid 29/03/2022 - 29/06/2022

Bookings & Enquiries
1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, 3160, Australia