Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train

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Share the grandeur and charm of a three hour steam train journey through the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges together with family and friends. Travel in June, July, August or September, 2015 and SAVE $10 per person and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine when you book online with promotional code LUNCHSPECIAL Select from a Three Course Menu or graze over our Natter Platter - a great meal to share
*Terms and Conditions: Not valid on other dates or other Puffing Billy events/products. Excludes Gift vouchers and travel on Father's Day (Sun 6 Sept). Not valid in conjunction with other offers/promotions.

steamcuisine_lunch_train.JPG The 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train' departs daily (except Christmas Day) at 12.30pm and arrives at Lakeside Station located in Emerald Lake Park an hour later.


Emerald Lake 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 the approximately 45 minute break, the 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train' starts its return journey to Belgrave Station, arriving at 3.30pm.

A range of local wines and drinks 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 Train'.


What's New?




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. We do welcome children in our heritage dining carriages and can accommodate children aged 5 years and above. These age restrictions have been carefully considered in the interests of health and safety. The Special Offer is not valid on any other dates or in conjunction with any other offer. The offer is suject to availability and excludes gift vouchersBooking Terms and Conditions.



We are excited to launch our new, all gluten free* menu which will be available aboard the Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train from Monday 3 August 2015! Check out the delicious menu options for the Three Course Meal below, including arrancini balls, beef salad and sticky date pudding. The Natter Platter will change as well.

* Kindly let us know if you are gluten intolerant so we can substitute your bread if you choose the vegetable soup as your entree.


Three Course Meal


$95.00 Adult Fare per person
$85.00 Concession / Child (5-16 yrs) Fare per person 

Includes: Three course meal, tea and coffee, and train journey from Belgrave to Lakeside return.
A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase.

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Please Note: You need to advise which menu choices you prefer at time of booking.

Make sure you know which entree, main and dessert each person in your party would like.


Natter Platter



$72.00 Adult Fare per person
$65.00 Concession / Child (5-16 yrs) Fare per person 

Includes: Natter Platter, dessert, tea and coffee, and train journey from Belgrave to Lakeside return.
A range of beverages, including local wines are available for purchase.

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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.


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.



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

  • vegetarians
  • gluten free / celiacs
  • diabetics

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 (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 suject 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.

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