Past Meetup

Puffing Billy Steam Train

Location image of event venue


Join us for a ride on a steam train through The Dandenongs!

Puffing Billy is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. An historic steam train still running regularly in the mountain district it was built to serve at the turn of the century. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s. Puffing Billy is now a major tourist attraction, its operation depending on hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

You can make your own way to Belgrave and meet us at Puffing Billy @ 10.30am or meet us at Flinders Street Station @ 8.30am and we can catch the train to Belgrave together.

8.30am - Meet at Flinders St Station
10.30am - Meet at Puffing Billy
11am - Depart from Belgrave
12noon - Arrive at Lakeside & have lunch
2.30pm - Depart from Lakeside
3.30pm - Arrive in Belgrave
*Stay in Belgrave and have a look around or
4pm - Return to Flinders St Station
5pm - Arrive at Flinders St Station

Puffing Billy - The steam train will stop at a number of stations along the way. The final stop is Gembrook. This is where we will get off and enjoy lunch; have a walk around the lake or even have a go on the paddle-boats!

Lunch - There is a café at Lakeside, but the food is not exactly gourmet. If you are keen, just contribute $5 and join us for a BBQ lunch.

Tickets will be $40 each, normally $65!!

I have paid the deposit when booking the tickets. To secure your seat I will need you to transfer the full ticket rice 7 days before the trip (04/10).
To secure the seats I need to pre-purchase these tickets, so I will require a full payment before I book your ticket - I will be making the booking one month before the show.
My account details:
BSB: 012 263
Acct#: 5945 46253
Name: Amanda M Fahim
* Please use your meetup name & the event date as reference#
** If you can only pay cash, please email and we will make other arrangements :-)

If you have any questions, or have any special dietary requirements, you can reach me on 0414 255 570 or at

How to find us:
Meet at Belgrave - 1 Monbulk Road, Belgrave
*We will meet at the Puffing Billy ticket office*
Train - Catch the Belgrave Train to the end of the line
Car - 45 minute drive from Melbourne. Limited parking at Belgrave Train station
When you exit the train station, use the walkway and walk up the hill (away from the carpark); cross the road and walk down the walkway. 500m walk.

Meet at Flinders Street Station
*We will meet on the steps of Flinders Street Station, just under the clocks*

** If there are a few people who are driving, we might be able to arrange a car-pool for people leaving from different areas of Melbourne**