Railway Enthusiasts Have to See These Spots in Melbourne, Australia

Puffing Billy steam train. Photo by Paul Macallan on Unsplash

If you’re a train lover visiting Melbourne during your trip to Australia, you’ll probably never want to leave. This city is known for having the best rail network in this corner of the world, and there are several attractions that celebrate its rich railway history.

Flinders Street Railway Station

Flinders Street Railway Station is the first place that comes to mind when someone mentions trains and Melbourne. Even if you don’t identify as a passionate train buff, you’ll still be impressed by the Edwardian building with a spectacular dome and arched entrance, which has been serving as the home to a railway station since 1909.

Puffing Billy Railway

If you love traveling by train, taking a ride on classically preserved steam train Puffing Billy is a quintessential Melbourne experience. It’s especially popular with families visiting this city, but photographers will enjoy it just as much because it offers beautiful views of the scenic Dandenong Ranges.

Little Red Train

Another popular family-friendly activity you can enjoy while in Melbourne is a day trip to Werribee. Its main park is home to the custom-built electric Little Red Train, which can take your kids on a fun 10-minute ride, Friday through Sunday.