About this experience
From your scheduled pick-up location, this unforgettable journey begins.
Firstly, you will arrive at the beautiful Emerald Lakeside Station, home to the new 'Puffing Billy Lakeside Visitor Centre'. Be amazed as you wander through the Puffing Billy Railway history books showcased inside a magnificent facility. This state-of-the-art centre has just been awarded the Best New International Architecture Award in Chicago, USA, for 2022. To see more information about the Puffing Billy Lakeside Visitor Centre please click here.
Next up, you will board our 'Special Tour Train' that will take you on a 45min journey to the historic township of Gembrook. This wonderful journey slowly winds through the hills, including the stunning Wrights forest and consists of 4 landmark trestle bridge crossings. The Puffing Billy Railway first ran to Gembrook on 18th December 1900.
Upon arrival at Gembrook, you will be transported 5mins by coach to the beautiful Botanical Garden and Art Gallery. Both the Garden and Gallery are owned and operated by Sue Jarvis, an award-winning artist. Mrs Jarvis proudly has two of her finest pieces on display in the Melbourne State Library. To see more about Sue Jarvis' Gallery Garden please click here.
Following the Garden & Gallery visit, you will be transported 5mins across the town to the spectacular Forest Edge Gembrook. Here, you will be treated to a fabulous 2-course meal and beverage of your choice with the views of the Dandenong and Warburton ranges as your backdrop. Forest Edge is an award-winning Wedding, Functions and Events Venue. To see more about Forest Edge, please click here.
Finally, on completion of lunch service, you will be transported back to your scheduled drop-off location, and the tour will conclude.
Scheduled Dates of Tour