If memories are the best souvenirs, then exploring regional Victoria on board one of the finest heritage steam railways in the world will ensure plenty of memorable moments to bring home. The journey aboard Puffing Billy takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, located only one hour east of Melbourne.


Enjoy 10% OFF our seniors group menus and/or excursion train return journeys. Contact our friendly customer service team on (03) 9757 0700 and quote promo code SGWEEKDAY22. Please note that this special offer cannot be redeemed online.

* Terms & Conditions: Valid for adult and concession fares on all excursion train return journeys. Excludes Picnic & Lunch packs, Train, Museum & Morning Tea, Steam & Cuisine, carriage hire, charter trains and special events. Valid for minimum group size 20 pax. Valid for group dining and travel on weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 21 March 2022 until 31 December 2022, excluding public holidays. Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Not available when purchasing Gift Vouchers. 

Our Recommendation: Belgrave to Lakeside return

Puffing Billy travels over the Trestle Bridge

Journey from Belgrave and pass through the southern reaches of the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest before travelling over Puffing Billy’s most famous landmark — the iconic Monbulk Creek trestle bridge. With lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, travel through the temperate rainforest to Lakeside, the highest station on our mountain track. Nestled in the scenic surrounds of Emerald Lake Park, the new Lakeside Visitor Centre combines the natural surroundings with the authentic sights, smells and sounds of the railway to offer guests a cultural hub with world class facilities. From simple walks and bicycle trails to birdwatching or a shared meal alfresco style, the Lakeside Visitor Centre is the perfect way to get out in nature and spend quality time with friends and loved ones. With a private function room, expansive café and alfresco dining area, the Lakeside Visitor Centre offers unique places to meet, learn and celebrate.


Enjoy a morning tea or two-course lunch at Lakeside Visitor Centre, with group menus available for dining indoors or on the alfresco deck. With access to some of the best produce and suppliers in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region, our menu is created from locally sourced ingredients and as a fully licensed venue, features local beer, wine and cider varieties. Group dining packages are available at Lakeside both with and without a train journey as part of the experience.

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Belgrave to Lakeside timetable

Belgrave DepLakeside ArrLakeside DepBelgrave ArrOperating days
10.00 am11.00 am12.30 pm1.20 pmDAILY
11.00 am12.00 pm1.45 pm2.35 pmMON - FRI *
11.00 am12.00 pm3.55 pm4.50 pmSAT - SUN & Easter Weekend (15th - 18th Apr)
12.30 pm1.30 pm3.00 pm3.55 pmDAILY

* Not operating Easter Friday (15th April) and Easter Monday (18th April)

Belgrave DepLakeside ArrLakeside DepBelgrave Arr
10.00 am11.00 am12.30 pm1.20 pm
11.00 am12.00 pm3.55 pm4.50 pm
12.30 pm1.30 pm3.00 pm3.55 pm
Belgrave DepLakeside ArrLakeside DepBelgrave ArrOperating days
10.00 am11.00 am12.30 pm1.20 pmFRI - SUN
11.00 am ^12.00 pm1.45 pm2.35 pmMON - SAT
11.00 am12.00 pm3.55 pm4.50 pmSUNDAYS & Mon 13th June (Queens' Birthday)
12.30 pm1.30 pm3.00 pm3.55 pmFRI - SUN

^ Not operating Monday 13th June (Queen's Birthday)