No trip to Emerald is complete without taking a ride on Puffing Billy. It’s a unique way for you to relax and enjoy the views. Chug your way through temperate rainforests, farmland and over historial, wooden bridge

A bit of history

The railway was built to develop the area in the early 1900s. It provided locals with a ‘speedy’ means of transporting their goods to market and to have mail and other items delivered to the townships.

The full line runs from Belgrave to Gembrook, with Emerald roughly half way. Yep, it’s a genuine relic of Victoria’s history. Today, Puffing Billy Railway is a major tourist attraction. 

And it’s not just for the kids

Couples can enjoy a classy, mobile dining experience. Great for a special occasion, or just because. Evening dining, Murder Mystery and other trips are available each month too. 

Emerald’s 3 Puffing Billy stations

Map of Puffing Billy's 3 Railway Stations in Emerald.


As the map above illustrates, all three of Puffing Billy’s stations in Emerald are only minutes from Ferny Hill Retreat. Just take your pick!

These stations are at the highest elevation on the line, with Lakeside Station located within the grounds of Emerald Lake Park. 


Website: Puffing Billy

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Hours of operation: Every day except Christmas Day

Customer Service: phone (03) 9757 0700