"BELGRAVE...PUFFIN BILLY TOWN" Belgrave by DennyP

Belgrave Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 100 photos

BELGRAVE..MELBOURNE VICTORIA..

Welcome to Belgrave..of course there are many things to do in Belgrave but the thing that attracts most people to this town is the "Puffin Billy" trains..The thought of a steam train journey through the wonderful forrests of the Dandenong Ranges is a hard one to pass up..I took such a journey on a recent journey to Melbourne and was treated to this marvellous day out..This I may add is a very popular event and operates seven days a week and most days is booked up..There are a varied amount of different engines that run this 24 kilometer line from Belgrave to Gembrook..The train stops at a few stations along the way for passengers to board and alight..

CROSSING THE TRESTLE BRIDGE AT MONBULK CREEK..

While the train winds its way through the Sherbrooke Forrest with its beautiful stands of huge Mountain Ash it travells over the famous "trestle bridge"..This is a wooden bridge of 15 spans and is a high point of the journey..This is now classified by the National trust of Victoria..and carries the train over Monbulk Creek..There is a car park close by where so many train buffs stop and photograph this unique little train..

A VERY POPULAR TRAIN JOURNEY FOR CHILDREN

This is a great way to spend the day if in Melbourne and want to do something a little different as Belgrave is only a short 40 kilometers out of the city ...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE LITTLE TRAIN JOURNEY..
  • Cons:NONE..
  • In a nutshell:NOT ONLY FOR TRAIN "BUFFS"
  • Last visit to Belgrave: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated Oct 28, 2011
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