Marvellous Melbourne: The Puffing Billy Railway

We’re posting over at our travel blog, Owl Fly Away, today! Hop on over and check it out!

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After spending three days in Melbourne city, we decided to head to the outskirts of the city to be nearer to the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley, which are both well known for beautifully scenic countryside and boasting well maintained National Parks.

One of the best ways to view the Mountain Ash forests of the Dandenong Ranges is onboard a steam-powered locomotive travelling on the Puffing Billy Railway. Choo choo!

Puffing-Billy-Melbourne-Trains Waiting patiently at Belgrave Station

Puffing Billy travels from Belgrave to Gembrook station (with a few stops in between) going slowly through wooded countryside and wide open farmland, and over wooden trestle bridges.

The whole journey from Belgrave to Gembrook is about 2 hours long, with a round trip taking 5 hours in total, so it is completely possible to make a whole day trip  out of a visit to Puffing Billy.

We decided to stop by the…

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