Experience the magic of a day at Puffing Billy Railway. This summer, we
invite you to meet some of the characters of the railway, have your
photo taken with the driver, take in the majestic scenery of the Dandenong
Ranges, feel the excitement as you cross historical timber trestle
bridges, and delight in the sound of the whistle echoing through the hills.
Start your journey at Lakeside Station, located in the beautiful Emerald
Lake Park. Arrive early and get yourself a cold drink from our Lakeside
Tea rooms as you enjoy spending some time exploring the park. Stroll
along one of the many signed walking paths around the lake as you take
in the beauty of the surrounds. Make your way to the platform before
boarding the train to Gembrook for your relaxing trip onboard a historic
Enjoy stunning views of the Wright forest and rich open farmlands as
you travel over FOUR timber trestle bridges (including the tallest bridge
on the line!) to the scenic country town of Gembrook. Kids will love spotting
the farm animals and waving to every passer-by along the way.
Arrive in Gembrook to an array of cafes and restaurants at which to eat
lunch or pack a picnic to enjoy in J.A.C Russell Park right next to the platform
– there are even free BBQ facilities! After lunch, why not take a
stroll along the new rail trail, explore the boutique stores, or grab a treat
for the ride back home.
Remember to bring your camera as you create lifelong memories
onboard Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy.
Link to website: https://puffingbilly.com.au/