***Corona Virus (Covid-19) Melbourne Updates***

Puffing Billy - Melbourne Australia

by Nanna Maz
(Pakenham)

Puffing Billy carriage, hot dogs and 3 excited kids

Puffing Billy carriage, hot dogs and 3 excited kids

Day 2 of our Host Family Excursions saw us all up high in the Dandenong Ranges.


Here we boarded the Puffing Billy Locomotive at Emerald Lake railway station (Lakeside) for a ride on a train that has to be the most publicized locomotive in Australia.

We were all lucky to have struck a cool but not too cold or wet Melbourne day and the little green steam train chugged through the gum trees on its way to Gembrook, higher up in the Dandenong Mountains.

Shu moved from one side of the train to the other capturing the most delicious photos of Melbourne's countryside. he took great delight, in fact we all did, waving to the little kids standing at the side of the railway tracks as the Puffing Billy tooted past.

Oohing and Ahhing as we crossed over bridges and streams, he even did the kid thing sitting on the edge of the carriage and dangling his feet over the side.

He marvelled at the friendly crimson Rosella parrots and the tame Kookaburras at Emerald and the flock of Cockatoos flying through the trees at Cockatoo.

What a great day we had showing one of our favorite Melbourne Attractions to our Japanese Guest.

Well fed, well entertained and very tired we headed home to rest up until our next little adventure.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Things To Do In Melbourne.

sea glass hunter's handbookRead Me

The Latest Book Review
Sea Glass Hunter's Handbook by C.S.Lambert
A compact beginner's guide to the world of sea glass collecting crammed full with tips and suggestions to make collecting more fun.



What's your Hobby? Ever considered turning it into a website?
Best time ever to do so!

Solo Build It!

Click Any Social Media Button And Follow

follow me on pinterest image
Family Getaways Melbourne on Facebook button
Family Getaways Melbourne on Instagram button
Family Getaways Melbourne on Twitter button
image banner linking to Viator Melbourne Star experience