If memories are the best souvenirs, then exploring regional Victoria on board one of the largest narrow-gauge and heritage steam railways in the world will ensure plenty of memorable moments to bring home. Offering a unique outdoor experience full of adventure, enjoy the privacy and comfort of your own exclusive carriage with family or friends.

Whether it’s reconnecting with loved ones on a multigenerational trip, catching up with friends, a surprise marriage proposal, birthday party or engagement celebrations, our exclusive carriage hire offers you and up to nine guests the opportunity to sit back and relax in our generously spaced open-side carriages.

Father And Son Sitting And Looking At Views Of Forest

Enjoy a ride over the hills, down the valley and into the lush forest on the original mountain track and set lunch up by Emerald Lake Park when you arrive.

With steam billowing out of the locomotive’s chimney and the evocative sound of the train’s whistle, this premium railway experience is the ultimate way to enjoy the proximity of your family or like-minded friends in private while making memories that last.

Puffing Billy Family On Belgrave Platform

Ticket price

ProductPriceOccupancy
Carriage Hire$720.00Max 10 people
ProductPriceOccupancy
Carriage Hire$720.00Max 10 people

Carriage Hire cost includes:

  • Train journey for up to 10 people from Belgrave to Lakeside station return
  • A premium railway experience in the comfort of a private carriage

Timetable

Carriage hire is available for trains from Belgrave to Lakeside return only and will operate on the following dates:

  • FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Saturday 28th November to Sunday 13th December
  • DAILY | Friday 18th December - Sunday 31st January
Belgrave DepLakeside ArrLakeside DepBelgrave Arr
10.00 am11.00 am12.30 pm1.30 pm
12.30 pm1.30 pm2.45 pm3.45 pm
2.45 pm3.45 pm4.45 pm5.45 pm
Belgrave DepLakeside ArrLakeside DepBelgrave Arr
10.00 am11.00 am12.30 pm1.30 pm
12.30 pm1.30 pm2.45 pm3.45 pm
2.45 pm3.45 pm4.45 pm5.45 pm

Optional add-on | lunch & picnic packs

Lunch & Picnic Packs are an optional add on to the experience. We have a range of delicious packs available. These are available for pre-order with your carriage hire, and can be collected at Belgrave and Lakeside station.

What's in the pack? Expand the sections below for the full inclusions:

Picnic and Lunch Packs can be purchased with your carriage hire booking for travel on or after 18th December 2020.

Please select your preferred train departure below to book tickets and select your packs.

Buy tickets

  • Please list the contact details for all passengers when booking your carriage hire online. If you are unsure who will be joining you at the time of booking, our Customer Service Centre team will be in touch with you to request this information later on. Please note that these details need to be provided to us no later than 48 hours prior to travel.
  • Bookings for Carriage hire will close 48 hours prior to day of travel.

Frequently Asked Questions