Please note that the Murder Mystery nights are temporarily suspended until further notice. 

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Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel through the captivating Ranges in Melbourne's east. 

Amongst the glamour of the Flapper Era where pearls and feathers, silk bow ties and braces are the fashion, there has been a Murder on the Puffing Billy Express! It promises to take you not only through the forest but to transport you back in time. With its polished wood, elegant upholstery and antique fixtures, the train exemplifies the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel.

What's Included

All tickets include a three-course meal, 2-hour train journey and 2-hour live entertainment in the historic Nobelius Packing Shed (Emerald).

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"A great night out with friends. Got to dress up to enjoy dinner and a show on one of Victoria's iconic attractions!" - Linelle, VIC

 

"The best part was meeting new people and taking part in such a fun experience." – Ann, VIC

 

"Dressing up in 1920s/1930s clothes to join in with the theme and seeing almost everyone else participating in this too gave the evening a special vibe."  – Karla, VIC

On The Menu

Enjoy your selection of our quality three-course meal. With entrée served onboard, Puffing Billy takes you on a journey through the forest before arriving at the historic Nobelius Packing Shed where the mystery unfolds.

Main meals and desserts are served by alternate drops at the Packing Shed.

Tea and coffee are served onboard the train before your evening comes to an end.

Drinks at Bar Prices

A range of beverages, including internationally acclaimed wines from the Yarra Valley Region, are available for purchase both onboard the train and in the Nobelius Packing Shed.

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Book Your Experience
Please check availability by selecting your preferred event date in the booking widget below. Bookings essential.

Event dates Murder Mystery August 2020
Event dates Murder Mystery September 2020
Event dates Murder Mystery October2020
Event dates Nov 2020
Event dates Murder Mystery December 2020

Book Your Experience
Please check availability by selecting your preferred event date in the booking widget below. Bookings essential.

Saturday 18 July 2020 (departs 7:00 pm)

Saturday 25 July 2020 (departs 7:00 pm)

Saturday 29 August 2020 (departs 7:00 pm)

Saturday 5 September 2020 (departs 7:00 pm)

Saturday 12 September 2020 (departs 7:00 pm)

Saturday 31 October 2020 (departs 7:00 pm)

Friday 4 December 2020 (departs at 7:30 pm)

Saturday 5 December 2020 (departs 7:00 pm)

Saturday 12 December 2020 (departs 7:00 pm)

Looking for the ideal gift?

Whilst Puffing Billy Railway has temporarily closed until further notice, you can still purchase a gift voucher for your loved one. Events sell-out very quickly and are held regularly throughout the year.

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 online.

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We encourage our Murder Mystery patrons to dress to the 1920s or 30s era. Dress up and you can go into the draw to win the Best Dressed Prize. Whilst not compulsory, it certainly adds to the experience!

If in doubt as to where to begin, we suggest you refer to shows such as Mrs Fisher's Murder Mysteries or Agatha Christie's Poirot or Miss Marple for ideas!

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Accommodation

Our beautiful region is filled with spectacular accommodation facilities. Explore a range of accommodation providers whose location makes them a suitable base for visitors to Murder on the Puffing Billy Express.

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