We are heading to Puffing Billy.
When the boys heard that they were going to ride a steam engine ala Thomas the train during our Melbourne holiday trip,they were excited. Puffing Billy is Melbourne century old steam engine train located outside the city at Dandenong range. Touted as one of Melbourne attraction for kids, we had made this our first day trip experience for this trip.
Well we will soon find out!
Compared to the huge buses that lined up along Federation Square, our bus ride was tiny . However we have only a group of nine, so travelling in a smaller group suited us. We set off at 8am on the dot from Federation Sqaure to our Choo Choo Adventure.
|Puffing Billy Railway|
Full rates can be found here.
So what was so special about a train ride?
|All aboard !|
|Bye bye Mr conductor.|
|Over wooden bridge|
|Stick out your legs!|
|Riding the Puffing Billy|
The Puffing Billy was an interesting experience. Although it was a tad short, nonetheless it was something we have not done before. Holidays are all about experiencing new things, exploring new places and build new memories. Thus Puffing Billy ticks off all of these boxes
Trips from Melbourne Day tour cost $95 per adult and $47 per child . Child under 3 goes for free ( without a seat on the bus). Trip includes Devonshire Tea and scone. Trip are supposed to complete at Federation Square, but our driver was kind enough to let us down at Melbourne Museum.
And before we forget, Thomas the train will make a special appearance this Spring at Puffing Billy! If you are planning a trip from 18 Oct to 16 Nov on the weekends, you will be in for a treat! Details here.