MOTHER'S DAY LUNCH

Invite Mum to experience the majesty of steam aboard the Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train this Mother's Day, Sunday 11 May.

All mums travelling aboard the Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train on Mother's Day will receive a lovely flower, so this is your chance to treat her to a unique experience aboard Puffing Billy - she deserves it!

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Share the grandeur and charm of a three hour steam train journey through the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges together with family and friends! Select from a Three Course Menu or graze over our Natter Platter - a great meal to share.

The 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train' departs daily (except Christmas Day) at 12.30pm and arrives at Lakeside Station located in Emerald Lake Park an hour later.

Emerald Lake Park's attractions include leisurely walking trails, picturesque Emerald Lake, paddle boats and abundant bird life. You are welcome to step off the train whilst it sits at the station and have a look around.

After a 55 minute break, the 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train' starts its return journey to Belgrave Station, arriving at 3.30pm.

A range of local wines and drinks can be purchased on board the train.

The 12.30pm Excursion Train departure from Belgrave station includes the First Class dining carriages for the patrons travelling on the 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train'.

MANY THANKS!

...to Dayna Chu from WeekendNotes who has written a lovely review about her trip aboard the 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train' on 23 March! Read the review


 

Option 1: Three Course Menu

PRICES 

  • $92.00 Adult Fare per person
  • $82.00 Concession / Child (5-16 yrs) Fare per person

     

Includes: Three course meal, tea and coffee and train journey Belgrave to Lakeside return. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase.

Click here to view the Three Course Menu

Note: You need to advise which menu choices you prefer at time of booking.

Make sure you know which entree, main and dessert each person in your party would like.

 

Option 2: Natter Platter

PRICES

  • $70.00 Adult Fare per person
  • $63.00 Concession / Child (5-16 yrs) Fare per person

Includes: Natter Platter, dessert, tea and coffee and train journey Belgrave to Lakeside return. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase.

Click here to view a sample of the inclusions of the Natter Platter


Option 3: Christmas in July Menu

The Christmas in July menu is available for those travelling between 1-31 July 2014 only.

PRICES 

  • $92.00 Adult Fare per person
  • $82.00 Concession / Child (5-16 yrs) Fare per person

     

Includes: Three course Christmas in July menu, tea and coffee and train journey Belgrave to Lakeside return. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase.

Click here to view the Christmas in July Menu

 

 

WHAT VISITORS SAY ABOUT THE 'STEAM & CUISINE LUNCHEON TRAIN'...

"A cold day, tucked into the warmth of a finely upholstered carriage and plied with epicurean delights and wonderful beverages - an experience for the soul." Bruce and Deanne travelled in March

"Pete and I celebrated my 60th Birthday on the Puffing Billy, Natter Platter Excursion. The food was amazing, and the entire trip a fantastic experience. If you are ever in Melbourne, it is a " must do"!!!" Barbara travelled in March

"Thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Puffing Billy. Not only did we enjoy the picturesque scenery, but we were able to chat and enjoy a delightful 3 course meal with excellent service."  Passenger travelled in March

"As pensioners, we thought we received fantastic value for money and have already recommended it to a number of people. Will certainly return again for a further dining experience. Many thanks" Maree travelled in March

 

TABLE CONFIGURATIONS

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, we will do our best to ensure your tables are located close to each other.

 

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Puffing Billy Railway can only cater for the following special dietary requirements for the Three Course Menu:

  • vegetarians
  • gluten free / celiacs
  • diabetics

Kindly ensure you advise us at least 72 hours prior to travel should you have one of the above dietary requirements. If booking online, please let us know in the "Notes" box when completing your booking.

Please note, special dietary options are not available for the Natter Platter.

 

PASSENGERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Passengers with Special Needs (eg wheel chair access) must contact Puffing Billy’s Customer Service Centre rather than book online. This way we can determine whether your needs can be accommodated.

 

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Contact our Customer Service Centre or Book Online

If booking for the next day, please note bookings via the website are only available until 4pm the business day before, subject to availability.

 

Book Online

 

GIFT VOUCHERS

Steam & Cuisine gift vouchers are available and make an ideal gift for that special occasion. For further details please contact our Customer Service Centre or Book Online.

 

Please Note:

  • Special dietary requirements are available on 72 hours prior notice.
  • A liquor service featuring local wine is available on board at reasonable prices.
  • BYO beverages are not permitted.
  • A child fare is aged from 5-16 years inclusive. We do welcome children in our heritage dining carriages and can accommodate children aged 5 years and above. These age restrictions have been carefully considered in the interests of health and safety.
  • Concession fares are available to bearers of Australian Health Care, Student, Seniors, Companion or Pensioner cards. Your card may be required on day of travel for verification purposes.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the train or under any roofed areas.
  • Whilst every attempt is made to honour all bookings, PBR reserves the right to alter events, timetables or locomotives without prior notice.
  • Should Puffing Billy Railway be unable to run this train, we will endeavour to transfer your booking to another date, however if this is not possible, a full refund will be given. In this instance, we will notify you of the cancellation by email and phone as soon as possible. As a result, we encourage you to provide us with your email address and a mobile telephone number at the time of booking.
  • Due to the heritage nature of the carriages, we do not have facilities to provide for or accommodate high chairs, prams, baby capsules or wheelchairs and there are no bottle warming facilities or baby change facilities.
  • No toilets are available aboard Puffing Billy's carriages, however toilets can be found at each main station.
  • Due to the heritage nature of our dining carriages, people of generous proportions might find space slightly restrictive. Kindly contact our Customer Service Centre should you have any concerns.

 

PAYMENT POLICY

  • For bookings under 10 people, full payment is required at time of booking.
  • For all online bookings, full payment is required at time of booking.
  • For group bookings of 10 or more people, a deposit payment of $25.00 per person is required at time of booking, however if the booking is made within 30 working days of travel, full payment is required.
    Balance payment is required 30 working days prior to date of travel.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • For bookings under 10 people, tickets are non refundable nor transferable.
  • For all online bookings, tickets are non refundable nor transferable.
  • For group bookings of 10 or more people:
    • If a cancellation is made within 30 working days of travel, no refund will be given.
    • If a cancellation is made 31 – 90 days out, the deposit is forfeited.
    • If a cancellation is made over 90 days out, the deposit is refunded less a 10% administration fee.

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Graze over our Natter Platter

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Natter Platter

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