Melbourne - Travel into the Past on the Puffing Billy Steam Train

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Travel into the Past on the Puffing Billy Steam Train

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(17 reviews)
Sherbrooke Forest, Melbourne, Australia
45 mins

About the tour

Step back in time for a moment. Take a steam train on its original mountain track in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. Setting out from the township of Belgrave, Puffing Billy passes the southern reaches of the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest noted for its native 'Mountain Ash' trees, a form of eucalypt and the tallest flowering plant in the world. With lush fern gullies brushing past, towering trees and eucalyptus leaves (almost) close enough to touch, a trip on Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air.

Meet Susanna


Susanna is an avid reader of historical detective novels, a radio producer, civil celebrant, over-worked grandmother and, for fun, she reconstructs Ancient Roman recipes. For over 30 years she taught adults, particularly women, in the technical aspects of radio broadcasting and film production, or how to get out there and just do it. She's also been a social worker, a consulting psychologist, stage actor and barmaid. Susanna is a proud descendant of 19th century convicts, republicans and revolutionaries and still wants to be a time-traveller.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Melbourne with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Melbourne. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Debbie P.

14 May 2021

Susanna's tours are always unusual so much fun - like we are going on a school field trip. Seeing the steam train was a treat.

Laura S.

14 May 2021

Unfortunately due to it being a train moving sideways most of the scenery was blurry on way past. The small station we stopped at was lovely and susanna tried hard to engage with staff to find out historical info about the trains and the station for us. Disappointed though that the tour started already sat on the train so we didn't get to see the train on the platform.

Mark N.

14 May 2021

Lovely event, happy memories of several trips on PB, also the film-clip of the Seekers riding the train!

Nockie L.

14 May 2021

Thanks for the lovely tour of Puffing Billy Susanna.

Heidi (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) N.

14 May 2021

This was a really fun tour with Susanna!

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