Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy

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All Aboard! 

 

Are you ready to Dine & Dance the night away at Puffing Billy?    

We’re waiting to welcome you and your guests to your unique heritage experience.  

Winding through the Dandenong Ranges, Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy is the perfect setting for your work function, birthday celebration or a great night out with friends.

The Belgrave Station of this iconic Victorian tourist attraction is quiet now, save for the hissing of the historic locomotive as it prepares for its journey through the hills.

Our dapper crew will welcome you on board and host your forward journey.

 

Couple in First Class dining carriage aboard Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy
Nobelius Packing Shed

Your entrée of dips and artisan soup is served as Puffing Billy crosses the historical Trestle Bridge built in 1899. 

At 250ft long and 45ft high, this bridge is a Victorian Railway icon.

Complement your starters with a drink from our comprehensive beverage menu in which we proudly include internationally acclaimed local wines from the renowned Yarra Valley Wine Region.

Alight at the Nobelius Packing Shed where a succulent variety of roasts, vegetables and salads is served by our team.

This hearty buffet paired with live music beneath the rafters of the historic Nobelius Packing Shed makes for a truly Victorian experience. 

Bar service continues at The Shed as everyone settles in before the grand old fireplace (which crackles brightly in the cooler months) to enjoy delicious dessert options. 

Your entertainers for the evening will be playing those ‘classic favourites’ to get you up dancing. 

A range of beverages, including local Yarra Valley wines, are available to purchase both on board the train and in the Nobelius Packing Shed.

As Puffing Billy steams along back to Belgrave, take pleasure in the time to continue lively conversation with your guests and new-found friends over tea & coffee.  

After-dinner chocolates will be served along with a complimentary glass of port.

With your dancing shoes packed away, we bid you farewell and look forward to the next time we can make your evening special.

Nobelius Packing Shed

 

Dates and Ticket Prices
 

  • Saturday 24 June
  • Saturday 1 July
  • Saturday 22 July
  • Saturday 19 August
  • Saturday 2 September
  • Saturday 7 October
  • Saturday 21 October
  • Friday 3 November
  • Saturday 25 November
  • Saturday 2 December
  • Friday 8 December
  • Saturday 9 December
  • Thursday 14 December
  • Friday 15 December
  • Saturday 16 December

FARE: $98 per person.

No concessions apply.

Includes: Train journey, three course dinner, entertainment, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase.

Ticket price valid for travel from 1 July 2017 onwards.

Please check availability by selecting your preferred event date in the booking widget below.

 

DINE & DANCE ON PUFFING BILLY BOOKINGS

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Fare Inclusions and Booking Deadline

The fare includes the train journey, three-course meal, entertainment, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase. No concession fares apply. Unless already sold out, bookings will close at 5pm on the Wednesday prior to travel. Booking Terms and Conditions.

 

The Evening at a Glance

Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy departs from Puffing Billy's Belgrave station located at 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave (view map). 

 

DEPARTURE TIMES

  • 7.30pm on selected Thursday and Friday evenings
  • 7.00pm on selected Saturday evenings

Please ensure you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time.

 

FORWARD JOURNEY

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  • Entrees served 
  • Beverages available at reasonable prices
  • Travel across the Trestle Bridge

AT THE NOBELIUS PACKING SHED

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  • Mains and desserts served 
  • Live Musical entertainment
  • Get your dancing shoes on - or have a chat with your fellow travellers! 
  • Beverages available at reasonable prices

RETURN JOURNEY

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  • Tea, coffee, after dinner chocolates and a complimentary glass of port served
  • Watch the lights of Melbourne in the distance

Arrival back into Belgrave station is approximately 11.30pm.

 

Our Menu

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SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Puffing Billy Railway can only cater for the following special dietary requirements:

  • vegetarians
  • gluten free / celiacs
  • diabetics

Please ensure you advise us at least 72 hours prior to travel should you have one of the above dietary requirements. If booking online, please let us know in the "Notes" box when completing your booking.
 

 

Table Configurations

Dining Carriage - due to the heritage nature of our dining carriages, the table configurations can seat up to two (2) or up to four (4) people. If your party consists of more than 4 people, we will do our best to ensure your tables are located close to each other.

Packing Shed - the tables located in the Packing Shed can seat up to a maximum of 12 people and where possible we will do our best to seat your party together.

CARRIAGE SEAT DIMENSIONS

Our heritage dining carriages have tables and chairs that are fixed to the floor and cannot be moved. As a result, people of generous proportions could find seating in the dining carriages restrictive. Please note that the distance between the edge of the table and the back of the chair is only 41 centimetres. To ensure you have a positive experience at Puffing Billy Railway we strongly urge you to contact our Customer Service Centre should you have any concerns.
 

Passengers with special needs

Passengers with Special Needs (eg wheel chair access) must contact Puffing Billy’s Customer Service Centre rather than book online. This way we can determine whether your needs can be accommodated.

 

Transport

We encourage you to car pool to Puffing Billy (or alternatively hire a minibus) if travelling as a group. That way, more people in your party can enjoy some of the great local wines and beers available. Alternatively, Metro Trains operate throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays - please refer to the Public Transport Victoria website for details or check train times using the PTV Journey planner below.

Private functions

Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy is also available for private functions (for groups up to 80 people) on any other evening. For further details, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 03 9757 0700

 

Gift vouchers

Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy gift vouchers are available and make an ideal present to celebrate that special occasion. For further details please contact our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 or purchase a voucher online.

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