Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy

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Join us to experience a unique dining experience in a heritage setting! Enjoy hearty food, good company and live music with a group of friends. 
Travelling aboard Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy is perfect for work functions, birthday parties and other special occasions.

First Class Train Journey

Aboard Puffing Billy's dining carriages

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

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by our train hosts, who will ensure that you enjoy the forward journey.

Your entree of homemade soup will be served whilst you relax in the company of friends or family.

Along the way, you can sit back and take in the magnificent landscape of lush forests and fern gullies before the train travels across the most iconic Puffing Billy landmark - the historic Trestle Bridge. 

After an enjoyable forward journey, you will arrive at our unique function venue, the historic Nobelius Packing Shed.

Dinner & Live Music

at the Nobelius Packing Shed

Puffing Billy's Packing Shed

In the rustic informality of the 'Nobelious Packing Shed', you'll be sure to enjoy the blazing log fire during the cooler months.

Our carvery includes various roast meats, vegetables and salads, and is followed by various dessert options.

The evening's entertainers will make sure your night out is enjoyable with live music that everyone knows and loves!

Whether you like to dance or prefer to have a chat with your fellow passengers, you will be sure to enjoy the atmosphere of 'the Shed' until it is time to return to the train.


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

The return journey back to Belgrave wraps up the evening, with a complimentary glass of port, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates served. 

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$93 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.



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

Dine & Dance on Puffing Billy departs from Puffing Billy's Belgrave station. 
Please ensure you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time.
Arrival back into Belgrave station is approximately 11.30pm.




  • Saturday 19 November
  • Friday 2 December
  • Saturday 3 December
  • Friday 9 December
  • Saturday 10 December
  • Thursday 15 December
  • Friday 16 December
  • Saturday 17 December



  • Friday 17 February
  • Friday 24 February
  • Saturday 4 March
  • Friday 17 March
  • Saturday 1 April
  • Friday 5 May
  • Saturday 20 May
  • Saturday 27 May
  • Friday 2 June
  • Saturday 24 June

Event dates for July - December 2017 will be determined later in the year.


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




Fare Inclusions and Booking Deadline

The $93 per person 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 12 noon on the last business day prior to travel. Booking Terms and Conditions.


Our Menu


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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.


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.



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 of 60 to 80) 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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