We invite you to Puffing Billy for a different experience - travelling First-Class!

Relax and unwind with a majestic three-hour steam train journey as you take in the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges. Settle in for a relaxing food journey, tucking into Puffing Billy Railway's three-course meal curated by our Head Chef.

  • DATES

    Fri & Sat from 7 Oct

    Not operating 29 Oct, 5, 12, 19 Nov, 3 Dec
  • TIME

    12.45 pm - 4.10 pm

  • TICKETS

  • LOCATION

    Belgrave station

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Server Talking To Guests On Board Dining Carriage

Our friendly train host will welcome you on board the First-Class Carriage, where you will sit back and relax whilst perusing the beverage list.

As the train whistle signals the train's departure, your entrees are served, and before long you will be peeking out of the window to admire the most iconic point of the journey - the historic Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge!

The journey continues through the temperate rainforest as you savour your meal. Beneath the pressed-metal ceilings of the fully enclosed carriages, you are invited to enjoy the nostalgia of bygone days.

The Steam & Cuisine Luncheon is all about luxury and fun, whilst chugging through dense fern foliage and wide-open fields.

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Next up are the mains, which are served whilst you continue your journey to Lakeside Station.

On your arrival to Lakeside Station, your adventure continues to the new, state-of-the-art Puffing Billy Lakeside Visitor Centre, featuring a dedicated gift shop featuring locally designed treasures and a gallery of steam artifacts in the Lakeside Hall. The Visitor Centre offers guests a cultural hub with world class facilities.

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Just outside, the picturesque Emerald Lake Park is home to leisurely walking trails, picturesque Emerald Lake, paddle boats and abundant bird life.

The Steam & Cuisine Luncheon commences its return journey whilst you finish off with your dessert and cuppa. As the train chugs back into Belgrave station, it's time to say goodbye to fellow travellers and our train host before you start planning your next special day out!

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Timetable

The Steam & Cuisine Luncheon travels from Belgrave to Lakeside station return.

Belgrave Dep Lakeside Arr Lakeside Dep Belgrave Arr
12.45 pm1.40 pm3.15 pm4.10 pm

ticket prices

Ticket Prices Adult (16+ years) Concession Child (5-15 years)
Steam & Cuisine Luncheon$120.00$110.00$110.00

All tickets include:

  • Return train journey (1-hour each way)
  • A delicious three-course lunch served onboard the train
  • Tea & coffee
  • 90-minutes to explore the Lakeside Visitor Centre and Emerald Lake Park

Beverages, including internationally acclaimed wines from the Yarra Valley Region, are available to purchase at bar prices.

Carriage Accessibility

Please note our heritage dining carriages are narrow and have limited space. Therefore, passengers with limited mobility (e.g. wheelchair) or generous proportions must contact Puffing Billy Railway’s Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 700 rather than book online. This way, we can determine whether your needs can be accommodated.

Buy Tickets

Buy tickets by selecting your preferred train departure below.

Kindly note that online bookings for this product conclude at 3pm on the Tuesday prior to date of travel.

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gift vouchers available

Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Gift Vouchers are available and make an ideal present for someone special.

Young Couple Looking Out Of Dining Carriage Balcony

accommodation

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