It’s no surprise that we love Puffing Billy! It truly is one of Victoria’s greatest adventures and we are so thrilled to share the news that they have just launched their Puffing Billy Dog Express! Yessss! Your Pup can hop on the train with you and be whisked to some incredible walking trails! This is the stuff of puppy dreams let me tell you!
Beginning Saturday 29th of May, passengers and their four-legged family members can travel on a monthly Lakeside to Gembrook service with the introduction of the Puffing Billy Dog Express.
Accommodating one dog per booking, all furry travellers will enjoy a 40-minute journey through the unspoilt Wright State Forest, over three historic timber trestle bridges – including the tallest on the entire line at 60 metres long and 15 metres high – and past Cockatoo and Fielder station as the train climbs towards Gembrook.
Lakeside – Gembrook, return.
12.15pm service departing from Lakeside
$15.00 per dog (maximum 1-2 per carriage booth)
Saturday 29th May
Saturday 31st July
Saturday 28th August
Passengers and their four-legged family members can travel on a special monthly Lakeside to Gembrook service while in the comfort of enclosed compartment carriages.
Visitors can start the day at Emerald Lake Park, with plenty of walking tracks and trails for families and dogs to explore before boarding dog-friendly carriages at Lakeside Station.
Once arriving at Gembrook, passengers and dogs alike have ample time to play in the adjacent J.A.C Russell Park and wander through the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail, making it an afternoon not to be missed with your family, friends, and furry pals.
Things to remember
As with all puppy days out, it is vital you remember all the usual things to keep you, your dog and other passengers happy!
- Poop bags *essential
- Water for everyone including your furry friend
- Snacks (human & dog)
- Leash, collar, tags
Please also be mindful of our wonderful Victorian wildlife and keep your dog under control at all times! Remember, strangers don’t know how adorable your pup is, so licks on the face may be unwanted!
Who’s coming walkies with us?
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