Share the grandeur and charm of a three hour steam train journey whilst savouring our First Class menu aboard the 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon'. Select from an all gluten free Three Course menu or graze over our Natter Platter followed by scones, jam and cream.
The 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon' departs daily (excluding Victorian public holidays) at 12.30pm.
Kindly arrive no later than 12.00pm to allow time to park and make your way to the platform.
After a one hour journey through the temperate rainforest, the train arrives at Lakeside Station, located in Emerald Lake Park . The park's attractions include leisurely walking trails, picturesque Emerald Lake, paddle boats and abundant bird life. You are welcome to step off the train whilst it sits at the station and have a look around.
After approximately a 45 minute break, the 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon' starts its return journey to Belgrave Station, arriving at 3.30pm.
A range of local Yarra Valley wines and beverages can be purchased on board the train.
The 12.30pm Excursion Train departure from Belgrave station includes the First Class dining carriages for the patrons travelling on the 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon'.
Summer menu now available!
If travelling on board between November and March, you'll enjoy the recently released Summer Menu featuring ALL NEW menu items such as Maroccan Lamb Kebabs for entree, Baked Red Capsicum for main and Death by Chocolate for dessert! View menu.
Three Course Meal
$98.50 Adult Fare per person
$88.50 Concession / Child (5-16 yrs) Fare per person
- Tea and coffee
- Train journey from Belgrave to Lakeside return.
A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase.
The Three Course Meal is gluten free, and our Summer Menu is now available.
$75.00 Adult Fare per person
$67.50 Concession / Child (5-16 yrs) Fare per person
- Natter Platter
- Scones, jam and cream for dessert
- Tea and coffee
- Train journey from Belgrave to Lakeside return
A range of beverages, including local wines are available for purchase.
MENU CHOICES FOR THE THREE COURSE MEAL
We encourage you to select your menu choices at time of booking.
However, if unsure, please proceed with your booking without selecting any menu choices. Your booking confirmation will provide details about how to advise your menu choices at a later time. Please note that this must be advised at least 72 hours prior to travelling.
Whilst we welcome children in our heritage dining carriages, we can only accommodate children aged 5 years and above. As a result, babies, toddlers and young ones under five years of age, cannot travel in our dining carriages. These age restrictions have been carefully considered in the interests of health and safety.
STEAM & CUISINE LUNCHEON BOOKINGS-
Fare Inclusions and Booking Deadline
If booking for the next day, please note bookings are only available until 4pm the business day before travel and are subject to availability. The fare includes the train journey, meal, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase. A child fare is aged from 5-16 years inclusive. Booking Terms and Conditions.
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.
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.
SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Puffing Billy Railway can cater for the following special dietary requirements for the Three Course Menu:
- gluten free / celiacs (the Three Course menu is all gluten free!)
Kindly 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.
Please note, special dietary options are not available for the Natter Platter.
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.
If booking for the next day, please note bookings via the website and Customer Service Centre are only available until 4pm the business day before travel and are subject to availability.
Steam & Cuisine gift vouchers are available and make an ideal gift for that special occasion. For further details please contact our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 or purchase gift vouchers online for the Three Course Menu or Natter Platter.