Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Day Out with Puffing Billy Steam Train

Puffing Billy
 Puffing Billy is one of the finest examples of Heritage Railways which runs in the Lush Green Dandenong Ranges of Victoria State .The Track is operational from Belgrave to Gembrook .

Flora and Fauna


1) A beautiful Heritage Steam Train Ride from Belgrave to LakeSide.
2) An Execellent Scenary .
3) A beautiful Lake with Activities Like Pedal Boating.
4) Excellent Facilities like Free Barbeque Areas .
5) Beautiful Bird Sightings .

Memorable Train Ride


1) If you want to use Public Transport Best possible way is:-
There is a direct Train from Flinder's Street Railway Station to Belgrave Station .
Use :
From- Station : Flinders Street - Melbourne City
To - Address :1 Old Monbulk Rd (Belgrave)

2) Personal Car : Home - FerTreeGully - Belgrave
There is a free parking just before puffing billy railway station.

Note : You could also plan your trip through Travel Agencies :-

Activities at LakeSide

1) Flinders street to Belgrave would take approximately 1 hour 15 min hours .
Begrave to Lake Side would take another 1 hr with 2 stops in between .

2) It would take a little around 45 min to reach Belgrave station from city by personal car .
Around 1hour 20 min to reach directly at Lake Side by personal car .

The timings of Puffing Billy can be viewed from :-


1) commuting from city-belgrave-city on a metkink day pass would cost around : 8 aud weekdays and 4 aud on weekends.
2) petrol cost when travelling by car Would be around 14 aud.
3) Train ticket Belgrave-Lake side-Belgrave is around 42 aud.
4) There is a restaurant at the lake side . Food cost depends on person to person .
5) Boat Ride perperson would cost around : 14 Aud

Actual fares can be viewed from :-

Refer to the following Link for more details on Special Events :-

Refer to the following link if you want to enjoy the Heritage Train with the Dining Option :-

Barbeque with Family


The Last Station "Lakeside" is excellent place to spend picnic time . The parks around the beautiful Lakes has several Barbeque Areas to spend a big fat Barbeque day.There is a lot of beautiful bird sightings .There is an option to do pedal boatings as well . I have visited this place twice with family and friends and i feel so nice to be here .There is also a small mesuseum at the lake side station .
Overall great place for a day tour from Melbourne .
The journey from Belgrave to LakeSide is reak beautful amongst the Lush green Dandenong ranges .
There are some special days at which Special Train events are organized :-

1) 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train
2) Day Out With Thomas
3) Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway
4) Murder On The Puffing Billy Express
5) Santa Special
6) Drive a Steam Train
7) Great Train Race Sun 5 May
8) Weddings
9) 50th Anniversary Celebration

Note :-
On declared days of "Total Fire Ban" in the Central Zone of Victoria, Puffing Billy steam locomotives will not operate. Diesel Locomotives will operate on a reduced timetable which is located at the bottom of this page

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