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UPDATE 2023 Puffing Billy Running Festival


We've been puffing away behind the steam (er, we mean scenes) with a plan to bring this event out of hibernation later in 2023.

There's some exciting things planned for the whole family.

Please keep an eye on our website, social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) or sign up to our enewsletters for upcoming information.

- Puffing Billy Running Festival Team -

About Us

Built in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills, carrying anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants, Puffing Billy Railway is a century old not-for-profit steam railway attraction that connects people with the past, their environment and each other.

Continuing to puff daily (except Christmas Day) with the support of over 300 passionate volunteers, Puffing Billy Railway invites you to ride in our open side carriages as you journey over the hills, down the valleys and into the lush forest on the original 24 kilometre mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook.

Proceeds from the Puffing Billy Running Festival go towards heritage railway projects and the continued preservation of the 120-year-old, not-for-profit steam railway.