Murder On The Puffing Billy Express

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Join us for an intriguing night of mystery and suspense at Puffing Billy 's Murder Mystery dinner! 
We will take you on a journey though the darkness of night to the historic Nobelius Packing Shed, where you will take part in solving our mystery and enjoy a hearty meal. 
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The Murder Mystery is a great night out for work functions or birthday celebrations.


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Aboard Puffing Billy's Dining Carriages

Puffing Billy Murder Mystery Dinner

The Train departs from Puffing Billy's Belgrave Station. Please ensure you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time.

Our enclosed dining carriages ensure your journey is both comfortable and enjoyable (they're even heated in the cooler months!).

During the forward journey your entree will be served whilst you are entertained by our talented theatre group who takes you on a journey of 'Who Dunnit'!

After your forward journey, you'll disembark at the historic Nobelius Packing Shed.

Help us solve the Murder Mystery

Whilst having dinner at the Nobelius Packing Shed

Puffing Billy Murder Mystery Dinner

In the rustic informality of the 'Nobelius 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.

You and the other patrons at your table will get to know each other whilst helping us solve the murder mystery!

After the murderer has been brought to justice, the train driver will blow the whilstle before the train departs.


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 and served. 

This event is supported and acted by the Gemco Players Community Theatre​.

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

Murder on the Puffing Billy Express 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.



  • Friday 3 February 2017
  • Saturday 18 February 2017
  • Saturday 18 March 2017
  • Friday 31 March 2017
  • Saturday 8 April 2017
  • Saturday 22 April 2017
  • Friday 12 May 2017
  • Friday 26 May 2017
  • Saturday 3 June 2017
  • Friday 30 June 2017
  • Saturday 15 July
  • Saturday 29 July
  • Saturday 12 August
  • Saturday 26 August
  • Saturday 16 September
  • Saturday 14 October
  • Friday 27 October
  • Saturday 4 November
  • Friday 17 November
  • Friday 1 December

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





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 12 noon on the last business day prior to travel. Booking Terms and Conditions.


$112 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.

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 on (03) 9757 0700 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

The 'Murder on the Puffing Billy Express' is also available for private functions (for groups of 60 to 80) on any other evening, subject to availability. For further details, please contact our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700.


Gift vouchers

Murder on the Puffing Billy Express 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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