Indulge in an intimate meal aboard our dining carriages
The Steam & Cuisine Luncheon is the perfect way to escape for a few hours into the Dandenong Ranges with your loved one.
The journey begins at Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station platform. You and your loved one will be seated on a table for two and can purchase a glass of wine, beer or soft drink as you journey through the forests and fern gullies to Lakeside Station.
During the journey you’ll be sure to enjoy the beautifully restored dining carriages whilst you savour your entrée and main course. Upon arrival at Lakeside Station, you can disembark the train and take a stroll around Emerald Lake.
On the return journey, dessert will be served with tea and coffee before arriving back into Belgrave Station.
Puffing Billy Journey: Belgrave to Lakeside return
Duration: 3 hours
Food: Included in the fare for the Steam & Cuisine Luncheon
Enjoy a steam train ride and have a picnic in Emerald Lake Park
Emerald Lake Park is picturesque and conveniently located adjacent to Puffing Billy’s Lakeside station.
Bring a picnic basket aboard the train’s open sided carriages and experience the thrill of dangling your legs over the side of the carriages before disembarking at Lakeside station.
Picnic tables are available throughout the park, alternatively pick a spot on the lawns and spread out a picnic blanket!
Alternatively, you can purchase lunch from the park cafe or Puffing Billy’s station kiosk.
Recommended Puffing Billy Journey: Belgrave to Lakeside return OR Lakeside to Gembrook return. View timetable
Duration: Minimum 3 hours
Food: Pack a picnic or purchase lunch from our station kiosks or nearby cafes.
Emerald Lake Park Walking Trails
Emerald Lake Park offers a range of walking trails if you wish to stretch your legs or explore the park before boarding the train for the return journey.
Emerald Lake Park has a number tracks and trails offering a range of walking experiences, from an easy stroll to more challenging hikes.
Enjoy the scenery of the park – exotic trees in arboretums, native plants in remnant bushland, and reeds, rushes and lilies around the lake.
How to get to Puffing Billy
STEAM & CUISINE LUNCHEON BOOKINGS
Fare Inclusions and Booking Deadline
If booking for the next day, please note bookings are only available until 4pm the business day before travel and are subject to availability. The fare includes the train journey, meal, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase. A child fare is aged from 5-16 years inclusive. Booking Terms and Conditions.