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Puffing Billy Railway
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Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Tour from Melbourne
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Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day...
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Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Belgrave
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: PUFFING BILLY OPERATES DAILY EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY. Puffing Billy is Australia’s favorite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges 40kms east of Melbourne. Puffing Billy was built to serve at the turn of the century and is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s. Puffing Billy Railway is now a major tourist attraction and operates every day except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 900 dedicated volunteers.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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36 reviews
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“Beautiful way to spend a day...”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I went with my family when my sister and her three young daughters came for a holiday from England..It was so relaxing, Everyone loved it, especially the one and a half year old

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Melbourne, Australia
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“unique old world experience”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

great opportunity to get on original old locomotives and carriages, run by volunteers. Winds up through steep wooded country to several stations with gardens, ponds and views. A really good day out.

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Tasmania
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“Family day out”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great day with family!Kids had a great time.Went in the summer time was cool at the end of the ride in the park. Great facilities for picnic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“There's just something about steam”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Every kid should be brought up loving Puffing Billy. The family can make a great day travelling up a mountain on this wonderful old train.

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great day out for the Family.”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Puffing Billy is a really great experience for the family. I have now been twice with my children. The only thing I find is the under 5's tend to lose the excitement after half an hour of being on The Puffing Billy.

Visited September 2012
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