Enjoy a ride on Puffing Billy, Australia's oldest steam railway and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Travel 24 kilometres through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave.
Puffing Billy is the last of the experimental narrow-gauge railway lines built at the turn of the 20th century, and easily accessible by public transport from Melbourne. Tours are offered by all major day tour operators.
The open-sided carriages are the best way to see the stunning views. You can catch the train at any of the stations along the way, or watch the train go by from one of the stations' refreshment rooms.
How about sampling one of the 'Wine and Dine' options? Travel in the heritage enclosed dining carriages onboard the daily 'Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train'. Savour three courses or graze over a Natter Platter. Alternatively, travel on the 'Dinner and Dance Train', available most Friday and Saturday evenings.