Dandenong Ranges or The Dandenongs is a great place to take the family for a quick weekend getaway. It offers a variety of activities and sights to see. But if you want to see more of The Dandenongs, then hop aboard Puffing Billy and be ready for an adventure.
Puffing Billy Tours
Puffing Billy is a fully-restored steam-powered locomotive. It runs on its original track from Belgrave to Gembrook. What’s more, it takes visitors through The Dandenongs and offers you a magnificent view of the rainforest among others. As you go through the lush green, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the moment you spend with your kids.
Additionally, there are different Puffing Billy tours you can experience:
A day out with Thomas
Thomas, the Tank Engine is a popular children’s show. If your kids are a fan, then give them a chance to meet Thomas in person. Enjoy a 35-minute ride with Thomas, Percy, and Diesel at the Day out with Thomas tour. They can also have a photo opportunity with their favourite trains as well as play and create. It will be a memorable time for your young ones.
If you’re interested, make sure to check the available dates for this tour so you can plan accordingly.
Murder on the Puffing Billy Express
Ever wanted to live out a train fantasy? Murder on the Puffing Billy Express allows you to do just that. Participants board the train, have dinner with other players, and try to decipher a mysterious murder on the train with only each other as suspects. Can you solve the mystery before time runs out?
Steam and Cuisine Luncheon
Make a good impression with a date on the Puffing Billy. The Steam and Cuisine Luncheon is a three-hour steam train ride that features a hearty meal in the train’s first-class carriage. Passengers have a choice between a three-course meal or a Natter Platter.
Lastly, the train will take you through Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge and the rainforest. It’s a unique romantic experience that any couple should experience.
Steam and Cuisine After Dark
If you’re not a fan of the busy trains or daytime in general, then try the Steam and Cuisine After Dark. What’s more, you and your date can experience first-class dining complete with live music. Enjoy the scenery and don’t forget to watch out for the tallest flowering tree in the area, the Mountain Ash. The three-hour ride is a great way to top off the evening. But plan accordingly to ensure you have a place on the train.
Choose a tour package and see a side of Australia like never before. If you’re from out of town or need a vehicle for the weekend, don’t forget to book your car rental from Dandenong. That way you can drive to your destination without the hassle.