Situated in the picturesque and verdant Dandenong Ranges, you will find one of Australia’s oldest and best-preserved heritage steam railways, Puffing Billy. Along the verdant railway corridor, discover some of Melbourne’s most authentic and unique function spaces.
From contemporary comfort to rustic charm, Puffing Billy Railway has just the ticket for a memorable function. Set in the scenic surrounds of Emerald Lake Park, the new Lakeside Visitor Centre features indoor and outdoor event spaces, local food and wine, and inspiring group experiences. Step into a bygone era and set your next event beneath the historic rafters of Nobelius Packing Shed or amongst steam-powered artifacts at Menzies Creek Museum.
Our venues can be hired out exclusively to you, allowing you to tailor your special event. Add a stylish twist of steam to your next event, with options to charter a train, hire exclusive carriages, or enjoy First Class wine and dine experiences in beautifully restored dining carriages. Plus, there are diverse experiences off the rails – from paddle boating to bike hire – to reconnect and inspire your group.
Nobelius Packing Shed – a picture perfect venue for weddings and private functions.
One of Puffing Billy Railway’s finest hidden gems, the historic Nobelius Packing Shed is located within the grounds of Emerald Lake Park, once home to the largest nursery in the southern hemisphere. This beautifully restored early twentieth century building provides the ideal intimate and rustic venue, with an open fireplace to keep you warm and cosy in winter. Perfect for any time of the year, the venue is a 60 minute drive from Melbourne and has space for up to 80 seated guests or 100 in a cocktail setting.