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Stumble upon bustling Belgrave nestled in the lush surrounds of Sherbrooke Forest and get your fill of the quaint and urban, mainstream and alternative and of course, Puffing Billy.
The iconic steam engine Swing your feet out the sides of Puffing Billy’s open carriages or watch the scenery unfold from first class as the much-loved 100-year-old train chuffs between Belgrave and Gembrook.
Alternative village life and urban delights Jumping castles Dandenong
Learn more about alternative living in Belgrave’s diverse range of wholefood, natural healing and fair trade shops. Browse the second-hand bookshops and the galleries like Belgrave Art Stockade.
Embrace the quirky side of the ranges at Horatio’s Amazing Home, a 1917 cottage made of flattened kerosene tins fixed to a eucalyptus tree frame.
Acknowledge Melbourne’s proximity and indulge in some urban pastimes. Catch a summertime movie under the stars, grab some sushi and see an unexpectedly high-profile band on stage at Ruby’s Lounge.
Escape into the forest
Flee the busy village by disappearing deep into Sherbrooke Forest, amid the exotic plants in the George Tindale Memorial Gardens or by the water features in the Alfred Nicholas Garden.
Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century old steam train is still running on its original 25 kilometre mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges.
Jumping castles Dandenong The open-sided carriages are the best way to see the stunning views and you can even dangle your legs over the side of the carriages – if you dare! You can catch the train at any of the stations along the way, or watch the train go by from one of the stations’ refreshment rooms.
Alternatively, you can travel first class in their luxury, fully enclosed dining carriages, on the daily Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train, or on the Dinner & Dance Train, which departs on selected Friday and Saturday evenings.
Easily accessible by fast electric train from Melbourne. Jumping castles Dandenong Tours are offered by all major day tour operators.
Special events coming up at Puffing Billy Steam Railway: A day out with Thomas in autumn and spring. Experience a steam train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Diesel, and enjoy the Thomas and Fat Controller pantomime along with other activities at Puffing Billy’s Emerald Town Station. Bookings are essential.
Themed night trains include Murder on the Puffing Billy Express and Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway.
For further details and dates please visit the website.
Tickets can be purchased online up until 8:00am on day of travel for Excursion Trains and 4:00pm the business day prior to travel for dining trains and special events.