Whisk mum away from the everyday this Mother’s Day and treat her to an afternoon of spectacular views, fine wine and delicious food on board Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy.
Offering a variety of special dining options to choose from, including a long leisurely three-course lunch, gourmet grazing menu or an indulgent high tea with all the trimmings, there is no better way to show your appreciation for the leading lady in your life.
Steam & Cuisine Luncheon
Enjoy an impressive three-hour steam train journey and the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges as a seasonal three-course lunch menu is served on Puffing Billy’s first-class dining carriages. Boarding at Belgrave Station, passengers will enjoy entrée and mains before the train stops at Lakeside Station for passengers to disembark and explore.
From the luxurious fabrics of the curtains to the intricate detail of the pressed metal ceilings, this is the perfect backdrop for a family toast as you celebrate the entire day with mum in mind.
The Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train departs daily (except Christmas Day) at 12.30pm from Belgrave and returns at 3.30pm. It is a three-hour experience, with 45 minutes to spend at Emerald Lake Park (Lakeside Station).
As part of the Steam & Cuisine service, guests can opt to graze on a tasty selection of cured meats, fine cheeses and Devonshire Tea as they lap up the lush forests, fern gullies and open farmlands of the region while getting in some good quality time with mum.
High Tea Express
Partnering with Melbourne’s high tea extraordinaire and local Montrose business, Mary Eats Cake, a high tea on the tracks is the decadent way to spoil mum this year. Share in the grandeur and charm of an iconic Victorian steam train trip while devouring fluffy scones, sweet treats and a complimentary glass of Yarra Valley Di Bortoli sparkling wine.
Boarding at Belgrave Station, guests will weave through and wonder at the natural surrounds of the Sherbrooke Forest before the train stops at Lakeside Station for passengers to disembark and explore.
The High Tea Express will depart at 12.30pm from Belgrave Station and returns at 3.30pm. It is a three-hour experience, with 45 minutes to spend at Emerald Lake Park (Lakeside Station).
With mouth-watering food, impeccable service and gorgeous views, this is a Mother’s Day gift she’s sure to remember.
Bookings are essential and likely to sell quickly. To discover more about each experience, head to www.puffingbilly.com.au.
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