Full S̶t̶e̶a̶m̶ Send Ahead!
Most of you Melburnians would remember one of the great childhood memories of free leggin’ it out the side of Puffing Billy. Well the dangling stopped a few years back but we’ve got good news. It’s back baby so let those legs loose and come suss out the latest on a whole new experience onboard Puffing Billy.
She was built way back in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills and there aren’t many better “how’s the serenity” moments than riding shotgun on the ledge of Puffing Billy.
Located in the heart of God’s Country’s Dandenong Ranges, Straya’s favourite steam train takes you back in time and alongside their general train rides there’s something for everyone with a few cheeky experiences to choose from:
Steam & Cuisine Luncheon: First class dining done a lil’ differently across this 3hr journey. Your friendly train host will welcome you on board the Carriage before you tuck into the beverage list.
Entrees are served as Puffing Billy whistles into action and in no time you’ll be lapping up the most iconic point of the journey – the historic Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge!
Next up are the mains, which are served whilst you continue your journey to Lakeside Station where you can take in the new, state-of-the-art Puffing Billy Lakeside Visitor Centre.
After a leisurely stroll around Emerald Lake Park you’re en route back home with dessert and struggling to see how other restaurants in the big smoke will offer views like this.