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Puffing Billy Railway

1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
(03)9757 0700
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Belgrave
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A great day out for anyone, in particular families, wonderful for the family, kids love it. Best on a sunny day as it can be cold in the hills. Always take a jacket ! Check departure times as they can vary seasonally and allow plenty of time before departure. Walk downhill to Station from car park at Belgrave

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Overall it's a good activity to do in a nice weather day. But got bored after 10 mins ride, it was a 2 hr trip. Expensive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This trip was part of our Day tour and well worth it...manned by volunteers the carriages were all full ...gave you that sense of early Aussie ...fully endorse this trip

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Gippsland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great day out. Awesome to still be able to hang your legs out the side of the train! All the volunteer staff were friendly and helpful

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A nostalgic ride through the hills on the narrow gauge rail too Gembrook. A really good for all ages day travel at a gentle pace to the sounds of "puffing billy" working its way up hill plenty of time for a look around at lakeside or even a picnic. Allow the whole day to travel pick a warm day as... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Melbourne isn't all great restaurants, great shopping and city attractions. Take a trip by train to Belgrave at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. There you will find a quaint village atmosphere with plenty of charm and best of all, Puffing Billy. It's a steam train journey through some of the prettiest country scenery the state of Victoria has to... More

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Fulda, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is very nice feeling and experience by sitting with our legs outside of train, just like old time, easy, and free, Which made my daughter very happy during the whole trip, because it will be not allowed normally.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A great way to spend a lovely sunny day with children from start to finish,you can pack a picnic or buy lunch and enjoy it at the lake on the lawns. Well worth the experience and you get to hang your legs over the side and wave to eyeryone that stop to watch the train go by...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wondeful experiance! I would recommend this to anyone staying in Melbourne. So historic and just a lovely experiance

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We did the Belgrave to Menzies Creek return trip on Puffing Billy. The children had never seen a steam engine before, and everyone had fun riding the train with their legs dangling out the windows. At first I thought the tickets were too expensive, but for such a wonderful and unique experience, it was worth it.

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