Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy Belgrave to Lakeside Return Tickets

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  • Authentic heritage steam train experience established in 1900
  • Dangle your legs from traditional open sided carriages
  • Travel over four historic timber trestle bridges
  • Meet the passionate volunteers who help run the railway
  • Enjoy comfortable amenities and steam exhibits at the new Lakeside Visitor Centre
  • Hire a bike or take a stroll around Emerald Lake
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Explore the Dandenong Ranges on the historic Puffing Billy steam railway from Belgrave to Lakeside. Share the joy as you pass over historic trestle bridges and through lush fern gullies. Sit on the sills of traditional open-side carriages and dangle your legs as the forest rolls by. Enjoy comfortable and accessible amenities at the new Lakeside Visitor Centre, with plenty of time to explore the picturesque Emerald Lake precinct before your return journey.

This experience operates all year round and is high demand. Book your Puffing Billy tickets here and reconnect with friends and family in the magical Dandenong Ranges.

Note

  • If you are travelling in a wheelchair, there are limited wheelchair spaces available onboard our heritage carriages. Please contact the operator prior to travel so they can accommodate your need. Complete operator information will be listed on your voucher received following sale

  • Due to the heritage nature of the carriages, only folding or narrow prams can be accommodated through the narrow carriage doors

  • Guide/Assistant dogs are the only dogs permitted on the train

Inclusions

  • Return train fare from Belgrave Station to Lakeside Station

Exclusions

  • Dinner train experiences

Highlights

  • Authentic heritage steam train experience, established in 1900
  • Travel over historic timber trestle bridges and dangle your legs from traditional open side carriages
  • Meet the passionate volunteers who help run the railway
  • Enjoy comfortable amenities and steam exhibits at the new Lakeside Visitor Centre
  • Hire a bike or take a stroll around Emerald Lake

Departure Location

  • Belgrave Station: 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, VIC, 3160

  • Please note there is limited parking in Belgrave town due to the construction of the new Belgrave Metro Car Park. Please ensure you arrive in Belgrave 60 minutes before the departure of your train to allow time for parking and walking to the Belgrave Station Booking Office located on Old Monbulk Road

Additional Information

  • Sitting on the carriage sill is only permitted between Belgrave Station and Lakeside Station.
  • Trains will NOT be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • Puffing Billy Railway reserves the right to alter events, timetables, or locomotives without prior notice.
  • Puffing Billy Railway reserves the right to request proof of age. Children 15 years and under must be supervised by an accompanying adult. An adult is deemed to be any person aged 16 years or older.
  • You must include Children under 4 years of age in your booking request. Children under the age of 4 years old travel free when not occupying a seat on excursion trains, however they still need to be included in your request and in your final numbers. This excludes events and dining experiences.
  • On declared Fire Danger rating days of Extreme or Code Red in the Central Zone or the whole state of
  • Victoria, no trains will operate. See HERE for more information.
  • On declared days of TOTAL FIRE BAN or other extreme weather events in the Central Zone or the whole state of Victoria, steam locomotives will not run. Instead, the train will be operated with a diesel locomotive.
  • Puffing Billy Railway reserves the right to email or text your customers for information relating to their visit to the Railway. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information HERE.
  • Should Puffing Billy Railway be unable to run a train, an alternate date will be offered. If another date is not suitable, a full refund will be given. * Notice will be given via contact information provided at the time of booking.
  • Puffing Billy Railway is a non-BYO venue. Alcohol is not permitted on the train, except as provided in our dining cars.
  • All visitors to the railway must agree to follow instructions and directions from all Puffing Billy Railway staff and volunteers.
  • Due to the heritage nature of the carriages, only folding or narrow prams can be accommodated through the narrow carriage doors.

Cancellation Policy

  • Tickets are non-refundable nor transferable
  • Whilst every attempt is made to honour all bookings, the operator reserves the right to alter events, timetables or locomotives without prior notice
  • Trains and events will NOT be cancelled due to inclement weather
  • On declared days of TOTAL FIRE BAN in the Central Zone or the whole State of Victoria, steam locomotives will not run, instead the train will be operated with a diesel locomotive
  • On declared Fire Danger Rating days of Extreme or Code Red in the Central Zone or the whole State of Victoria, the operator will close with no trains running
  • Should the operator be unable to run this train or an event, they will endeavour to transfer your booking to another date. However, if this is not possible, a full refund will be given. In this instance, they will notify you of the cancellation by email and/or phone as soon as possible

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present it on day of the experience. We also accept digital copies presented on a mobile device
  • Concession fares are available to Australian bearers of Health Care, Student, Seniors, Companion, Pensioner Card or New Zealand Gold Card. Please ensure you have this available to present upon entry
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • If you are travelling in a wheelchair, there are limited wheelchair spaces available onboard our heritage carriages. Please call Puffing Billy‚Äôs Customer Service Centre prior to travelling so that we can assist you in accommodating your needs
  • Whilst every attempt is made to honour all bookings, PBR reserves the right to alter menu, events, timetables or locomotives without prior notice. Where selected advertised items cannot be secured or are out of stock, an item close to the original product will be provided
The Puffing Billy steam train has open-air carriages. If you feel the cold easily then make sure you to bring warm clothing.
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