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  •  Melbourne‎ Puffing Billy Railway: Steam and Cuisine Luncheon - Three Course Menu

Melbourne‎ Puffing Billy Railway: Steam and Cuisine Luncheon - Three Course Menu

  • Dandenong Range
  • English
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Steam train journey - Dandenong Ranges (2 hours)
  • 2. Spare time at Emerald Lake Park (1 hour)
  • 3. Seasonal three course meal (served on board)
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Steam train journey - Dandenong Ranges (2 hours)
  • 2. Spare time at Emerald Lake Park (1 hour)
  • 3. Seasonal three course meal (served on board)

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Dandenong Range
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December), New Year's Day (01 January), Victorian Public Holidays
● Departure Point: Puffing Billy's Belgrave Station (Address: 1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160)
● Departure Time: 12:30
● Arrives back at approximately 15:30
Address 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave VIC 3160 Australia
How to get there ● By Car
- Puffing Billy is located in the Dandenong Ranges, only 40 kilometres or one hour east of Melbourne. Getting to us is easy on public transport, by car or as part of a day tour from Melbourne.
- Puffing Billy Car Park: 7 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160 (Approximately 2 minutes walk).
- Belgrave CFA Car Park: 2 Bayview Road, Belgrave VIC 3160 (Approximately 3 minutes walk).
- Parking fees apply.

● By Public Transport
- Please check the Public Transport Victoria timetables ( for more details to plan your trip.
- Catch the Belgrave line from Melbourne CBD to Belgrave Station, approximately a 70-minute journey. Follow the blue line painted on the platform, a short 2-minute walk to Puffing Billy's Belgrave Station.
Operating hours
Daily* 12:30 - 15:30 Kindly arrive no later than 12:00 to allow time to park and make your way to the platform.
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Boxing Day (26 December) Closed
New Year's Day (01 January) Closed
Victorian Public Holidays Closed
Check-in requirements If you are making your own way to the boarding terminal, please arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info Tour:
● This tour does not run on Victorian Public Holidays. Please check the Victorian Public Holidays timetables ( for more details to plan your trip.

Child Policy:
● A child fare is aged from 5-16 years inclusive.

● Whilst Service Provider welcome children in the heritage dining carriages, Service Provider can only accommodate children aged 5 years and above.

● Babies, toddlers and young ones under five years of age, cannot travel in the dining carriages.  These age restrictions have been carefully considered in the interests of health and safety.

Safety Notice:
● To ensure passengers have an enjoyable experience, Service Provider asks passengers adhere to the safety instructions below:
- Do not hang legs outside of the carriage.
- Do not stand, walk or sit on the railway track.
- Do not leave the platform or step down on the track.
- Do not touch or climb onto the locomotive, as parts of it are hot.
- Stand behind the safety line marked on all platforms.
- Do not open carriage doors on the non-platform side of the train.
- Do not open carriage doors while the train is moving.
- Smoking is not permitted on the train, platforms or under any roofed areas.
- Alcohol is not permitted on trains (except as provided on dining cars).
- No drones allowed.

● Service Provider practice the Responsible Serving of Alcoholic Beverages. Accordingly, service and/or travel on the train, either at the commencement of or during the forward or return journey, may be refused to any person who shows signs of excessive intoxication.

● Puffing Billy Railway is a non BYO venue.

● Trains and events will NOT be cancelled due to inclement weather.

● Whilst every attempt is made to honour all bookings, Service Provider reserves the right to alter events, timetables or locomotives without prior notice.

● On declared days of TOTAL FIRE BAN in the Central Zone or the whole state of Victoria, steam locomotives will not run, instead the train will be operated by a diesel locomotive.

● Due to the heritage nature of the carriages, Service Provider does not have facilities to provide for or accommodate high chairs, prams, baby capsules or wheelchairs and there are no bottle warming or baby change facilities.

● No toilets are available aboard Puffing Billy's carriages, however toilets can be found at each main station.

● Please advise the people in your party that standing and walking on the tracks is not permitted.

● Guide dogs are the only dogs permitted on the train.

● Due to the heritage nature of our dining carriages, the table configurations can seat up to two (2) or up to four (4) people. If your party consists of more than 4 people, Service Provider will do best to ensure your tables are located close to each other.

● Heritage dining carriages have tables and chairs that are fixed to the floor and cannot be moved. As a result, people of generous proportions could find seating in the dining carriages restrictive. Please note that the distance between the edge of the table and the back of the chair is only 41 centimetres.

2 Overview

Puffing Billy is Australia's premier preserved steam railway. The journey aboard Puffing Billy takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, located only one hour east of Melbourne. Visitors from around the world enjoy travelling aboard Puffing Billy as a stand-alone experience or as part of a Melbourne day tour. Bring friends, kids, other family members or interstate visitors, travel aboard this historic Melbourne attraction.

Puffing Billy Railway: Steam and Cuisine Luncheon - Three Course Menu


About Puffing Billy

This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges 40kms east of Melbourne. Puffing Billy was built to serve at the turn of the century and is a genuine relic of more leisurely days. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s.

The present line between Belgrave and Gembrook. It is the major part of the line which opened on 18 December 1900. The 18.2 mile (29km) Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook narrow gauge line was always a scenic attraction to the people of Melbourne, who began travelling on excursion trains for day trips and weekend holidays in the hills during the railway's earliest years.

Puffing Billy Railway is now a major tourist attraction. Step back in time as you enjoy this authentic experience. Parents and grandparents can relive their own childhood memories whilst introducing the next generation to this unforgettable part of Victorian history.


Three Course Menu - For reference only, subject to change without notice

*gf = gluten free | V= vegetarian | VG = vegan

    • American Style Crab Cakes (gf)
    • Duo of Dips (V)
    • Chicken Caprese Stack (gf)
    • Cajun Vegan Bhajis (gf, VG)
    • Mediterranean Grilled Salmon
    • Barkers Creek Pork Ribeye (gf)
    • Dukkah Rubbed Chicken Salad
    • Fun Guy & Thyme Gnocchi (V) *Vegan options available
    • Espresso Martini (gf)
    • Cherry Crumble Cake (gf)
    • Blueberry Muffin (VG)


3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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