Discovering the Dandenong Ranges just got more fun on two wheels! In partnership with local family-owned and operated bike company, COG BIKES Australia, you can now hire a bike from Puffing Billy Railway's Lakeside Station bike hub!

Whether travelling by train or driving into the precinct on a lovely sunny day, choose from a range of standard trail bikes, e-bikes, balance bikes or children's pedal bikes, and explore the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail that runs alongside Puffing Billy between Emerald and Gembrook.


Book a steam train ride in, travelling from Belgrave to Lakeside Station, where your pre-booked bike and all-terrain adventure awaits, or begin your day at Lakeside and pedal to the metal in the morning, before jumping on board to enjoy a steam train journey from Lakeside to Gembrook Station.

If it's only off-road cycling amongst the towering rainforests and lush fern gullies of the region that you're after, then come along and simply hire a bike on-the-day, all day!

Once you're done, roll on in to the new Puffing Billy Railway Lakeside Visitor Centre and take advantage of the gift shop, café, and a railway museum.

Bike Hire Prices

Ticket Prices Standard Bike Kids/balance bike E-bike
Up to two hours Lakeside Stop Over Hire$25.00$15.00$40.00

For a full list of prices for longer hire periods, please visit the COG Bikes Australia website.

Book Bike Hire

Bike Hire is offered and managed by our partner COG BIKES Australia.

  1. Please note, bike hire is available at Puffing Billy Railway's Lakeside Station and can be combined with a train journey from Belgrave to Lakeside return, Lakeside to Gembrook return, or separately as a stand-alone activity to visitors accessing the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail.
  2. Pre-bookings are essential for bike hire on Monday - Thursday (24 hours' notice required). Walk-ins are accepted Friday - Sunday  + daily in school holidays and on public holidays.
  3. If travelling on the train, please ensure you return your bike to the Lakeside Station Bike Hub at least 15 minutes before your train's departure as stated on your ticket.

Bike Hire Hub at Lakeside

  • Trading Hours

    Walk-ups: 11 am - 3 pm Fri | 10 am - 5 pm Sat - Sun | 11 am - 3 pm daily in school holidays
    Pre-bookings only: 9 am - 4 pm Mon - Thu
    Walk-ups also available during school holidays and public holidays

Train Ride & Bike Hire Itineraries

Itinerary 1

Allow 4 hours | Various departure times

  1. Journey Belgrave to Lakeside
  2. Bike hire at the Lakeside station bike hire hub
  3. Journey Lakeside to Belgrave

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Itinerary 2

Allow 5.5 hours | 10 am - 3.30 pm approx.
Operates Sundays (+Saturdays in school holidays)

  1. Bike hire at the Lakeside station bike hire hub
  2. Explore the Lakeside Visitor Centre
  3. Train journey Lakeside to Gembrook return

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