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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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Fun and memorable experience, soon to be repeated.

If your interest is Preserved Railways and you are lucky enogh to be visiting Austrailia. then this wonderful railway is a must do. Beautifully restored Locomotives and coaches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Napier, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed in this. We were told to be there 20 mins before train left at 7pm. It was a freezing night (6 deg)and we froze standing on the station waiting for the doors to open.once on the train we were served soup and drinks which was nice however the menu we booked was not served and no explanation given.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If your interest is Preserved Railways and you are lucky enogh to be visiting Austrailia. then this wonderful railway is a must do. Beautifully restored Locomotives and coaches, some over 100 years old run on this fabulous railway. My wife dropped her camera/phone out of the train, and within 2 hours it was found and on its way back to... More 

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Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this review

Hi John B, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of Puffing Billy on TripAdvisor! We are delighted to to hear that you enjoyed your experience so much, and were happy to assist in recovering your item dropped from the train. Your thanks will be passed on to our friendly volunteers! Thank you also for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Fun for the kids though make sure you rug up if it's winter as it's pretty cold. We went to Lakeside which was pretty but for us an hour was enough. If your heading out from Belgrave station try to sit on the platform side of the train. Much better views!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This Train ride was extremely thrilling for me because in Singapore, there isn't any such train. Its a good experience indeed. Especially if you sat like how I did ( I sat on the window with my legs hanging outside while hanging on to the bars) and apparently no one stopped me from doing so and i carry on sitting... More 

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Langley City, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting with friends in Australia, they took a group of us on the Puffing Billy Railway from Belgrave to Lakeside. It was a lot of fun being on a steam train and sitting in one of the enclosed cars almost felt like being on the train to Hogwarts (Harry Potter). The scenery was beautiful and it was well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I enjoyed a lunch service aboard Puffing Billy with my elderly father. The food was delicious and the views were absolutely outstanding. It was a really relaxing and memorable day. I'd recommend Puffing Billy for the whole family. Kudos to the volunteers who keep this wonderful attraction running.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We spent the day at Puffing billy last Sunday. Caught the first train to lakeside and had a coffee watching the steam trains being shunted. Caught the next train to Gembrook.On the forth Sunday of each month there is a market at Gembrook station.. Lots of lovely items to buy. Went to the local bakery for lunch. Great food .... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My Kids really enjoyed our grey line coach tour to Puffing Billy , Especially the bird feeding, nice scenery .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took the train from Belgrave to Lakeside and back in the dining car. The weather was lovely and the scenery was spectacular. It was really a nice outing, even with two teenage boys! The service in the dining car was very friendly and helpful, and the meal basic but good. It takes about 3 hours.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really enjoyed our Grey Line coach tour to Puffing Billy and our coach driver Adrian was really informative about the sights along the way. Great service and day out. Would recommend to anyone.

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Additional Information about Puffing Billy Railway

Address: 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
Phone Number: (03)9757 0700
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Belgrave
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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