Puffing Billy Belgrave to Lakeside Return Tickets

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Highlights & inclusions

Authentic heritage steam train experience, established in 1900
Dangle your legs from traditional open side carriages
Meet the passionate volunteers who help run the railway
Enjoy comfortable amenities and steam exhibits at the new Lakeside Visitor Centre
Pre-book a delicious picnic pack and award-winning wines at the Railway Cafe
Hire a bike or take a stroll around Emerald Lake

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Mon, Jun 24, 2024

What you can expect

Explore the Dandenong Ranges on the historic Puffing Billy steam railway from Belgrave to Lakeside. Share the joy as you pass lush fern gullies deep in the rainforest on the heritage open carriage railway. The Puffing Billy is a piece of Victorian history to share with the family and take in the sights with a stop at Lakeside.

Travel over four historic timber trestle bridges on the original mountain track during the scenic railway journey. This experience operates all year round and is high demand. Book your Puffing Billy tickets here and be on your way to the Dandenong Ranges.

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What you need to know

Note
  • Please note upon arrival at Puffing Billy Railways Belgrave station, you will be asked to confirm your child’s age at our booking office. We are required to record the age of any child between the ages of 4-13 years who will be sitting on our sills during their train journey. The purpose of collecting this information is to ensure children are allocated the correct wristband colour for a safe journey.
  • Children under 4 years of age are not permitted to sit on the carriage sills and will be given a red wristband to indicate ride restriction.
  • Adult supervision is required for children 4-13 years of age when sitting on the carriage sill – this means a maximum of 2 supervised children per adult within arm’s reach.
  • Children under 4 years of age are not permitted to sit on the carriage sills and will be given a red wristband to indicate ride restriction.
  • Supervised children between 4-13 years of age will be given a green wristband to wear. This indicates the child’s age and helps our friendly conductors know that all children are being correctly supervised.
  • All adults travelling with children must maintain the physical ability to monitor and provide supervision at all times.
  • Appropriate shoes must be worn if any child between the ages of 4-13yrs wishes to sit with their legs over the sills
  • No person will be allowed to sit on the carriage sill after sunset.
  • No person will be allowed to sit on the carriage sill during special events (i.e., Day Out with Thomas, Puffing Billy Running Festival)
  • PLEASE NOTE Sitting on the carriage sill is only permitted from Belgrave Station to Lakeside Station. Passengers travelling Lakeside Station to Gembrook Station cannot sit on the carriage sill at this time
  • If you are travelling in a wheelchair, there are limited wheelchair spaces available onboard our heritage carriages. Please call our Customer Service Centre prior to travelling so that we can assist you in accommodating your needs.
Inclusions
  • Return train fare from Belgrave Station to Lakeside Station
Exclusions
  • Dinner train experiences
Extras
  • Grazing Box For 2 Inclusions:
  • Chef’s selection of cheese Camembert or Brie
  • Tasty Cheese
  • Hommus Dip
  • Shaved leg ham
  • Mild Hungarian Salami
  • Kalamata & Stuffed Green olives
  • Semi Sun dried tomatoes.
  • Box of Water Crackers
  • ADD ON OPTION:
  • Add a picnic blanket
  • Make your picnic in the park complete with a Puffing Billy Picnic Blanket, available for pre-purchase in conjunction with a Grazing Box.
  • These are available to be booked in conjunction with the following return journeys:
  • Belgrave to Lakeside return
  • Lakeside to Gembrook return
Highlights
  • See the scenic vistas of the iconic Dandenong Ranges on board
  • Feel the wind in your hair traveling in our heritage open sided carriages
  • Step back in time to a bygone era and experience an unforgettable part of Victorian history
  • An authentic heritage steam train experience, established in the 1900's and still running 119 years later
  • Engage with knowledgeable and passionate volunteers who help run the railway
  • Travel over four historic timber trestle bridges during your journey along Puffing Billy's original mountain track
Time
  • 10 am FRIDAY TO SUNDAY Departure from Belgrave to Lakeside and Return trip departs Lakeside at 12.30pm. Arrives Belgrave at 1.05 pm.
  • 11am MONDAY TO THURSDAY Departure from Belgrave to Lakeside and Return trip departs Lakeside at 2 pm. Arrives Belgrave at 2.50 pm.
  • 11:15 am FRIDAY TO SUNDAY Departure from Belgrave to Lakeside and return trip departs Lakeside at 2 pm. Arrives Belgrave at 2.50 pm.
  • 12.45 pm FRIDAY TO SUNDAY Departure from Belgrave to Lakeside and Return trip departs Lakeside at 3:15 pm. Arrives Belgrave at 4.10 pm.
  • 2:15 pm FRIDAY TO SUNDAY Departure from Belgrave to Lakeside and Return trip departs Lakeside at 4:10 pm. Arrives Belgrave at 5.05 pm.
  • Timetables are subject to change.
  • Timetables are subject to seasonal variation and may differ during the Victorian school holidays and on public holidays (please refer to the departure times listed on your booking confirmation).
  • Timetables are subject to change
Departure Location
  • Belgrave Station: 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, VIC, 3160
  • Lakeside Station: Emerald Lake Park - Emerald Lake Road, Emerald, VIC, 3782
Additional Information
  • Due to the heritage nature of the carriages, only folding or narrow prams can be accommodated through the narrow carriage doors
  • Guide/Assistant dogs are the only dogs permitted on the train
  • Puffing Billy has gone cashless. Visitors must bring their bank card on the day to make contactless payments
  • Where selected advertised items cannot be secured or are out of stock, an item close to the original product will be provided
  • Whilst every attempt is made to honour all bookings, PBR reserves the right to alter menu, events, timetables or locomotives without prior notice
  • SAFETY NOTICE: For safety reasons, passengers must abide by the following regulations:
  • Do not stand, walk, sit or lay on the railway tracks!
  • Do not open the carriage doors on the non-platform side of the train
  • Do not open the carriage doors whilst the train is moving
  • Smoking is not permitted on the train, platforms or under any roofed areas
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of the confirmed train departure, or failure to arrive for the departure, will result in a 100% loss of the ticket price.
  • Whilst every attempt is made to honour all bookings, the operator reserves the right to alter events, timetables or locomotives without prior notice
  • Trains and events will NOT be cancelled due to inclement weather
  • On declared days of TOTAL FIRE BAN in the Central Zone or the whole State of Victoria, steam locomotives will not run, instead the train will be operated with a diesel locomotive
  • On declared Fire Danger Rating days of Extreme or Code Red in the Central Zone or the whole State of Victoria, the operator will close with no trains running
  • Should the operator be unable to run this train or an event, they will endeavour to transfer your booking to another date. However, if this is not possible, a full refund will be given. In this instance, they will notify you of the cancellation by email and/or phone as soon as possible
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present it on day of the experience. We also accept digital copies presented on a mobile device.
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • If you are travelling in a wheelchair, there are limited wheelchair spaces available onboard our heritage carriages. Please call Puffing Billy’s Customer Service Centre prior to travelling so that we can assist you in accommodating your needs.
  • Whilst every attempt is made to honour all bookings, PBR reserves the right to alter menu, events, timetables or locomotives without prior notice. Where selected advertised items cannot be secured or are out of stock, an item close to the original product will be provided

Recent reviews

57 reviews
5

Most exiting ride with beautiful views and must experience ride!!!

What an experience we had. The ride was memorable and the weather was very good. Can experience beautiful scenic views throughout the journey. You are allowed to sit on the windows and wave at residents on the way. A must-visit ride for your entire family...

Swetha Mittapalli 9 months ago
5

Belgrave to Lakeside's return trip was an amazing experience.

Enjoyed the trip with friends, the staff were amazing and helpful. The views are amazing as well throughout the way. It was a great experience with family and friends. We really enjoyed it. A must-try experience when you go to Melbourne. Thank you for your approachable staff.

Kathlyn Gutierrez about 1 year ago
5

The last school Holiday me and my boy enjoyed the nice trip from Lakeside to Emerald lake in Puffing Billy. It was an awesome trip which we really enjoyed so much really recommended to everyone.

The trip we’ve been experienced in Puffing Billy was one of the most memorable trip we’ve ever been. Me and my boy loves the train rides specially when the train passes the bridge. The breathtaking views vows us a lot. The Lakeside lake was so amazing and really recommended to anyone to enjoy the scenery around Dandenong ranges. We will come back next time with a group of friends.

May Gedoria about 1 year ago
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