COVID-19 update

We encourage you to visit the websites and social media channels of the businesses listed in this itinerary for information about their current opening hours and circumstances.

Pack a picnic blanket, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy a day of fruit picking, a trip back in time on the steam train and a delicious Italian lunch. Finish off your day with rest on your picnic blanket in the park next to the station.

MORNING

Start your family day out at Rayners Orchard in Woori Yallock, approx. 1 hour east of Melbourne CBD. The tractor tours of the orchard and shop are open every day throughout the year, with U-pick open most of the year. Our Fruit Adventure Tours take you around the orchard with an expert guide.  You’ll learn about our farming practices and discover what real fruit tastes like. Rayners is one of the leading u pick farms in Melbourne.

Collect some morning tea from Incy Wincy in Emerald. Incy Wincy is a seasonal grab-and-go cafe hatch, featuring coffee, smoothies, fresh juices, sandwiches, salad bowls, pies and sausage rolls, as well as house-made popsicles for those warm days in the Dandenong Ranges. Located within the contemporary lifestyle store, Behind the Trees in Emerald. You can order ahead using the Skip app and simply collect it from the hatch on your arrival. Incy Wincy also stocks coffee making products and a number of specialty beans for home use.

Rayners Orchard
Rayners Orchard

Melbourne CBD to Rayners Orchard | approx. 1 hour drive

Tractor tour at Rayners Orchard | 1 hour

Rayners Orchard to Incy Wincy | 25 minute drive

Incy Wincy to Puffing Billy's Lakeside station | 5 minute drive

Incy Wincy
Incy Wincy

Lunchtime

Jump on board Puffing Billy for a century-old steam train ride through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges.

Walking through the heritage town of Gembrook, smell the Italian aroma wafting through the air. The Station House Pizzeria offers a newly refurbished, fully licensed, 30 seat restaurant as well as take away - easily enjoyed in the nearby J A C Russell Park.

Afternoon

After returning to your car onboard Puffing Billy, collect a snack from one of our refreshment rooms to enjoy on a picnic rug in Emerald Lake Park next to our station - or in the car on the way home!

Puffing Billy Train ride | 40 minutes in each direction

Puffing Billy's Gembrook station to J A C Russell and Station House | 1 minute walk

Puffing Billy's Lakeside station to Emerald Lake | 1 minute walk

Puffing Billy's Lakeside station to Melbourne CBD | approx. 1 hour drive

Station House Gembrook
Station House Gembrook
Puffing Billy family on train
Puffing Billy family on train

Map and directions

Refer to the map below to start planning your day out!

Click on the different pins to view the address, get directions, and view more information about each business marked on the map.

Note: The information that appears is sourced from Google. At this time of rapid change, we encourage you to refer to the individual businesses' websites and/or social media channels to up to date information and any closures due to COVID-19.

Key destinations in this itinerary

Rayners Orchard, 60 Schoolhouse Rd, Woori Yallock VIC 3139 (get directions)

Incy Wincy, Shop 12/5-7 Kilvington Dr, Emerald VIC 3782 (get directions)

Puffing Billy's Lakeside station, Emerald Lake Road, Emerald VIC 3782 (get directions)

Emerald Lake Park, Emerald Lake Road, Emerald VIC 3782 (get directions)

Puffing Billy's Gembrook station, LOT 1 Main St, Gembrook VIC 3783 (get directions)

The Station House Gembrook, 66 Main St, Gembrook VIC 3783 (get directions)

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