Steam & Cuisine Luncheon

Along the spectacularly lush railway corridor, discover some of Melbourne’s most authentic and unique function spaces. From the newly opened Menzies Creek Museum, where you can create your own memorable experience amongst historical artifacts from the bygone era or the beautiful rustic Nobelius Heritage Packing Shed located in Emerald. Puffing Billy has just the ticket for your next function.


Our venues can be hired out exclusively to you, allowing you to tailor your very own special event.

Our Venues

Puffing Billy Nobelius Packing Shed

Nobelius Packing Shed

The historic Nobelius Packing Shed is located at Nobelius siding, within the grounds of the stunning Emerald Lake Park, once home to the largest nursery in the southern hemisphere.

This beautifully restored early twentieth century building provides the ideal cosy and rustic function venue, with an open fireplace to keep you warm and cosy in winter.

LOCATION: LOT 1, Crichton Road, Emerald VIC 3782

Puffing Billy Menzies Creek Museum

Menzies Creek Museum

Let your guests be truly immersed in the museum whilst they dine amongst some of Australia’s rarest and most unique railway related artifacts.

The museum precinct offers a large indoor and outdoor space, providing flexibility to create your very own function or event setting for your team.

LOCATION: 49 School Road, Menzies Creek, VIC 3159

Puffing Billy - Young boy visiting Menzies Creek Museum

Family Functions

Gather your team and their families for a journey over the hill, down the valley and into the forest! Our Railway is an intergenerational rite of passage that allows you to wave grown-up goodbye and find the wonder of childhood. Puffing Billy welcomes you to select from a range of new experiences that the whole family will enjoy.

New experiences available at Puffing Billy include the newly opened Menzies Creek Museum with the Little Toot Café, located within the museum grounds. Activities are available to keep the kids entertained!

LOCATION: 49 School Road, Menzies Creek, VIC 3159

Steam & Cuisine Luncheon

Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train

Immerse yourself in the golden era of steam train travel while indulging in a three-hour first-class dining experience filled with delicious, seasonal food and wine from the Yarra Valley region. Have your choice of our three-course menu or Grazing Platter filled with a selection of cured meats, fine cheeses and Devonshire Tea.

LOCATION: 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave VIC 3160

Venue capacity

VenueSeatedCocktailPer carriage
Nobelius Packing Shed80150n/a
Menzies Creek Museum100300n/a
Excursion Train300n/a28^
Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train80n/a20*

^ Movement between carriages is not possible on board the Excursion Train.
* Patrons are able to move between the First Class dining carriages.


Get in touch

If you’re considering hosting an event with us at Puffing Billy Railway, please get in touch with our team. We would be delighted to help you!

Functions Enquiry

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