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Puffing Billy Railway

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Address: 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
Phone Number: (03)9757 0700
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Description: Puffing Billy is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. An historic...
Puffing Billy is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. An historic steam train still running regularly in the mountain district it was built to serve at the turn of the century. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s. Puffing Billy is now a major tourist attraction, its operation depending on hundreds of dedicated volunteers.
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We took Puffing Billy Train as part of our trip. It was a fun and wonderful trip back in time. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery, the woods and people waving at the passing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We took Puffing Billy Train as part of our trip. It was a fun and wonderful trip back in time. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery, the woods and people waving at the passing train. Unforgettable experience when the train blow its whistle and lets out lots of steam. Very fun.

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Singapore
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We went on The Puffing Billy tourist train in April 2015 as a couple and both of us enjoyed the experience very much. We caught the 1030am train from Belgrave Station. Do allocate about 1.5 hours of travel from your hotel within Melbourne city to Belgrave Station. Our hotel was quite close to Flinders Street Station. Note that when you... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

A great fun filled train journey for all the family to enjoy but ruined by people with 'selfie sticks'.... All you want to do is take a picture or two of the train in motion along with the breathtaking scenery but all you get is other peoples selfie sticks in the way. Worth a visit but good luck trying to... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

What a gem of  a ride.  If you are a fan of steam trains or just love the adventure of travel from a bygone era then this is a fabulous experience. In the cooler months remember that it will be particularly cold as the windows are all open. Wear lots of layers (or get that rug out of your boot... More 

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Canberra ACT
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A great trip not to be missed. We took the 11.10 am train to Gembrook on a Sunday morning and arrived back at around 4.30 pm. Car parking is close and free so no hassles about leaving your car. Some tips: Its cold in the cooler months so take plenty of warm clothes and a rain jacket if rain is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had to wake up early but the quaint train ride was worth the efforts. See a steam train engine steaming in front of you. Lots of photos to take here!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We got on the train at Belgrave and rode to Lakeside where we got out, had lunch and walked around the lake before heading back. The staff are friendly and offer information and are happy to answer any questions. The view from the train is lovely - farmlands, trees, houses and mountains. A worthwhile way to spend an afternoon.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

About 50 minutes outside Melbourne, at the beginning of the Dandenong Mountain Range, is the charming town of Belgrave. Since the early 1900s Belgrave has been the home of the narrow-guage steam engine known as Puffing Billy. A landslide in 1953 put the railroad out of business, but the locals were determined to salvage the steam engine train experience they... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Basically it costs a family of 2-6 members, assuming 2 adults) about $100 for 3 hours of train fun. I think it's worth it. Friendly staff get you settled. You can hang your legs out and really get into the ride. And bring your own lunch to munch on. Good times.

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Kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We nearly missed the ride due to public transport breakdown but managed to be there just on time.luckily we bought the ticket online coz the que was very very long. Reasons being #1.it was saturday and plus #2.ausie school holidays just started..pls try to come early so that u will got the chance to choose your best spot to enjoy... More 

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