Puffing Billy Heritage Steam Train Journey

Half Day Tour | Melbourne Return

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Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).


Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement


Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.
Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

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Puffing Billy Heritage Steam Train Journey

Half Day Tour | Melbourne Return

Puffing Billy Heritage Steam Train Journey

Half Day Tour | Melbourne | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2020

Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Victoria. First up is traditional Devonshire Tea in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. Then you can hand-feed some striking Australian birds, a great photo opportunity! Next, you’re in for a real treat, a ride on the Puffing Billy Steam Train. Top off the morning with a visit to the lovely little village of Sassafras.

Victorian Tourism Awards Bronze Winner


Tue, Thu & Sat 8.10am
from Federation Square, Melbourne, cnr of Flinders & Russell Streets (earlier from your hotel)


1.00pm approximately.
No hotel drop-offs.

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train ride (from Belgrave to Menzies Creek)
  • Devonshire Tea
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

• Be treated to a traditional Devonshire Tea of homemade scones, served warm with jam and cream, and tea or coffee served in china cups. Plus, there's crackers with Vegemite for those brave enough to try!
• Travel through the enchanting Dandenong Ranges, cloaked in lush rainforests of Mountain Ash trees, the tallest flowering plant in the world, as well as waterfalls, rolling hills and steep valleys
• Arrive at Grants on Sherbrooke, a haven in the wilderness. You’ll be charmed by the surrounding mountain hue and crisp clean air
• This area is a paradise for bird life and you’ll be serenaded by the wonderful birdsong that fills the valley
• You can also hand-feed colourful Crimson Rosellas, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos and Pink-chested Galahs (seed provided)
• Ride the century-old Puffing Billy Steam Train on its own mountain track from Belgrave to Menzies Creek
• Your 30-minute ride will take you through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest and over an old trestle bridge. On your way through thick rainforest, keep an eye out for Lyre Birds and wallabies
• Visit the quaint village of Sassafras. Take time to explore the delightful antique and craft shops dotted throughout the village

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

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