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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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Our family loved our time with the team at Puffing Billy. Even though the weather was cold and grey, we just wrapped up warm; suggest you do the same for the next few months... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Our family loved our time with the team at Puffing Billy. Even though the weather was cold and grey, we just wrapped up warm; suggest you do the same for the next few months. The people both in Belgrade and at Puffing Billy were lovely and friendly, so go and spend some time with them. We parked on the right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great for kids and grandparents, and the crazy train fanatics that are here in the beautiful Dandenong range. What a nostalgic part of Melbourne, so much fun to watch

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My Husband & I took our 2 1/2 yr old daughter to Puffing Billy and she thoroughly enjoyed it. We took our own packed lunch and drinks and made a real day or it. Being my daughters first time I wasn't sure how she would go, so we chose to take the Belgrave to Lakeside trip. It was 1 hour... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Took family on a tour inclusive of Puffing Billy. Open carriages plus typical windy cloudy Melbourne day made it a freezing cold ride. People were allowed to sit along the side of the train which might be fun for them but surely blocks out the view for others who choose to sit on the bench. The view along the way... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is definitely one activity that everyone with kids has to do at least once. What other train in the world can you hang your legs whilst listening to the sound of the steam engine and some great views. A little pricey, but still a fun day out that your kids won't forget in a hurry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The railway is a brilliant place to go. It is run like railways of old and the quality of the equipment restoration is excellent throughout. Just being behind a steam engine over 100 years old is a thrill. They have catered trains and special first class carriages too. Run by volunteers too! Well done!

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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

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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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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