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 your guests the opportunity to sit back and relax in our generously spaced open-side carriages.

Grandparent And Grandchildren Waving From Carriage Prior To Departure

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$900.00Max 15 people
ProductPriceOccupancy
Carriage Hire$900.00Max 15 people

Carriage Hire cost includes:

  • Train journey for up to 15 people
  • A premium railway experience in the comfort of a private carriage

Timetable

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

  • FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY | 26th June - 31st August

Additional operating days:

  • DAILY | MONDAY - SUNDAY | 26th June - 11th July (Winter School Holidays) *
  • SELECTED SATURDAYS | 17th, 24th, 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August ^
  • OPEN | Monday 26th July (10.00 am only)
Belgrave DepLakeside ArrLakeside DepBelgrave Arr
10.00 am11.00 am12.30 pm1.25 pm
11.00 am *12.00 pm1.45 pm2.45 pm
11.00 am ^12.00 pm3.30 pm4.20 pm
12.30 pm1.30 pm2.45 pm3.35 pm
Belgrave DepLakeside ArrLakeside DepBelgrave Arr
10.00 am11.00 am12.30 pm1.25 pm
11.00 am *12.00 pm1.45 pm2.45 pm
11.00 am ^12.00 pm3.30 pm4.20 pm
12.30 pm1.30 pm2.45 pm3.35 pm

Lunch & Picnic Packs available

We have a range of delicious picnic and lunch packs available for couples and families. These are available for pre-order with your train tickets, and can be collected at Belgrave and Lakeside station.

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