Last Sunday with friends in town and the sun in the sky we headed to the hills to take a ride on Puffing Billy.
Puffing Billy is a century old steam train lovingly preserved and maintained by an army of volunteers. The train runs on its original tracks from Belgrave to Gembrook in the Dandenong Ranges and was used to connect some of Victoria’s rural areas.
With legs hanging off the railing we chugged through the Dandenongs, over bridges and past sleepy towns.
Hopping off at Menzies Creek we stopped at Healesville for lunch before spending the afternoon spotting furry locals at Healesville Sanctuary.
This furry fella was surprisingly active compared to his mates who spent the afternoon snoozing in their burrows.
Puffing Billy is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist attractions and runs every day of the year except Christmas Day. You can drive out there or catch a more modern train from Melbourne out to Belgrave.