From Melbourne: Puffing Billy Steam Train & Dandenong Ranges

4.2 / 5

62 reviews

From Melbourne: Puffing Billy Steam Train & Dandenong Ranges

From $88.75 per person

Ride the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train through the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest on your way to the Dandenong ranges. Enjoy some Devonshire Tea and hot scones over some great views, and make a stop to explore the quaint little town of Sassafras.

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  • Take a historic journey on the Puffing Billy steam train
  • Travel through the spectacular Dandenong Ranges
  • Enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea
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As your luxury coach departs Melbourne, sit back and relax as you make your way to the lush ferns and dense forests of the beautiful Dandenong ranges. Aboard the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train, enjoy the spectacular views of the rich rainforest settings as you make your way through the towering mountain ash and beautiful gullies of the stunning Sherbrooke Forest. Along the journey, make a stop at the quaint little town of Sassafras, renowned for beautiful antiques and local crafts. Disembark the train for some free time, and wander through the little town, exploring its many charming stores, before joining your coach for the journey home.
  • Puffing Billy Steam Train ride
  • Hotel pickup
  • Devonshire tea
  • Experienced driver guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    • If you do not want pickup, you may choose to wait for the bus at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the listed departure time on the GYG page
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    4.2 /5

    based on 62 reviews

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    Our driver was Paul, he was an excellent driver and very funny at times. There was 27 on our tour and all had to get in one carriage of the Puffing Billy, so that wasnt quite so comfortable. Also we had to get off the train half way through the trip, so that was disappointing as well. Generally enjoyed the trip but could have been better.

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    January 10, 2020

    The driver Steve was very accommodating. He picked us up very early and allowed us to get off and have some breakfast while he picked up the other travelers. Very considerate. He also gave very thorough and entertaining commentary about the city as we drove through it. He also let us know about toilets wherever we went which I appreciated.

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    December 22, 2019

    A great friendly informative trip! Very organised even though it is a 5 hour trip full of activities it didn’t feel rushed at all. Mark our driver was brilliant he knew everything about the ranges. The puffing billy sadly banned sitting on the side of the train due to an accident 18 months ago so do not go expecting this. It does not change the trip at all still amazing views.

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    November 24, 2019

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