Get ready for the ultimate artistic adventure that combines boundless creativity with breathtaking views of the Dandenong Ranges in Puffing Billy Railway’s new Paint & Sip experience.

Offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature, find inspiration, and explore your artistic side, the three-hour Paint & Sip session starts with a captivating steam train ride from Belgrave to Lakeside, allowing you to traverse the heritage railway route – including the unique opportunity to dangle your legs from the carriage sill – and let the beauty of nature fuel your imagination.

14A thunders across the Monbulk Creek trestle bridge with a train for Gembrook.

Once at the Lakeside Visitor Centre, prepare to indulge in an afternoon of painting with friends or family, where you will be greeted with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine upon arrival. Then, with a paintbrush in one hand and your favourite beverage in the other, step into a world of vibrant colours and self-expression and enjoy an immersive two-hour guided painting lesson.

As you settle in, a delicious grazing table filled with cured meats, pickled vegetables, a selection of artisanal cheeses, crispy dukkah coated pita crisps and more will be served, perfectly complementing your creative experience. Vegan and gluten free alternatives are available upon booking.

Before long, it will be time to wrap up the session, gather your newest piece of art and the many memories made along the way, and make your way back to the train for the return journey to Belgrave.

Visitors take part in a Paint and Sip Workshop. They are using wooden easels placed side by side at a table and are painting on canvases.

Your day at a glance

10.15 AMArrive at Belgrave station, check-in, and collect your carriage allocation.
11.15 AMPuffing Billy departs from Belgrave station
12.10 PMPuffing Billy arrives at Lakeside station
4.00 PMPuffing Billy departs from Lakeside station
4.50 PMTrain arrives back into Belgrave station

Ticket price

ADULT (18 YEARS+)$120.00
NOTE: This event is open to persons aged 18 years and over only.


  • A 2-hour return steam train journey from Belgrave to Lakeside Station return
  • Complimentary sparkling wine on arrival
  • Grazing table
  • Guided painting session with a local artist

Hot and cold beverages, including coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available at bar prices.

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Transport options to Puffing Billy Railway

PLEASE NOTE that there is very limited availability of Taxis and Ubers in our area. 

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