Two days after leaving Adelaide on Good Friday (Holiday), we arrived in Melbourne on Easter (another Holiday). A substantial number of Aussies who had boarded initially in Melbourne were leaving the ship. "Don't forget to ride Puffing Billy", was their last admonishment. The journey began in Belgrave. The full train trip goes all the way to Gembrook (a 5 1/2 return journey). We rode as far as Menzies Creek.
PUFFING BILLY has an excellent website. I would recommend clicking on Puffing Billy (above) to check out the interesting videos and learn more about the history of this great little steam train.
Station in Belgrave
Lovely tree ferns along the route
Some rail enthusiasts (and photographers) were disappointed by this unconventional display of legs,
(a tradition on the Puffing Billy).
We would have liked to continue to Gembrook, but the Yarro Valley Wineries were calling.