The Bulla Hill Railway is located in Bulla, just off the Ring Road. It took us about 40 minutes from Point Cook, and we stopped by Melbourne Airport’s viewing car park, before continuing onto the railway. The miniature railway runs public open days on the first and third Sunday of the month (during daylight savings) and only on the third Sunday after April. Details can be found on their website. Each train ride takes around 10 minutes and costs $3 per person. The trip features many dinosaur statues and has some great views of the area. They even have eftpos facilities, toilets, a mini kiosk, and BBQ facilities so that you can make a day of it. There were plenty of birthday parties when we visited. The car park is free, and there is also a great playground for the kids to enjoy.
- miniature railway
- BBQ facilities, with some covered gazebo style seating
- viewing bridge to see the trains
- playground – train theme
- ramps, ladders to climb up
- tunnel for the front of train
- easy molded climbing ramp
- steering wheel
- speaking tube
- 2 swings, one with toddler harness
Jack simply loved the whole day! When we stopped by the viewing car park, I didn’t think we were ever going to be able to leave. He simply loved watching the huge planes, fly so low, as they were coming into land. The drive wasn’t too far away to arrive at the railway, and parking was relatively easy. We walked straight up to the window for a ticket, and straight on to the waiting train. No lines make for a very happy and eager little toddler! Jack loves dinosaurs and trains, so to get a mix of both, made this a very successful trip out. The dinosaurs were big enough to create impact, without being scary. And at $3 per person, its a great little trip out that won’t break the bank. To top off the day, he had a ball playing on the playground. He loved climbing the big steps, into the tunnel, running up the ramps, and of course, going down the slide.