March Events

Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train

Thu 1st March  until Sat 31st March , Departs daily at 12.30pm- Return 3.30pm

Experience first class travel in our 100 year old fully enclosed and heated heritage dining carriages. Share the grandeur and charm of a three hour steam train journey whilst savouring our first class menu. Select from a three course standard menu or graze over our two course Natter Platter- great for sharing! Bookings essential. Contact: 03 9757 0700.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

3 Course Menu $93-$103 Natter Platter $71- $79

Peach & Nectarine Season at Rayners

Thu 1st March  until Mon 30th April , 9am - 4pm

Stonefruit is the taste of summer, and Rayners Orchard has plenty to choose from — yellow, red & white flesh peaches & nectarines—ready for sampling on fruit tasting tours & available for picking. Rayners Orchard run fruit tasting adventure tours every day on demand—walk ins welcome. Tours run for an hour, & include lots of fruit samples. U Pick optional during tours. Open 7 days from 9am–5pm.

Rayner's Orchard, 60 Schoolhouse Rd, Woori Yallock

Door Sales Only

Afternoon Tea Anyone?

Thu 1st March  until Sat 31st March

People often travel to The Villages just for a real Devonshire Tea and with the increasing popularity of a High Tea, will often spend all afternoon drinking tea and grazing on the sweet and savoury delights. What a way to spend a day! Whether you want a full English High Tea Experience or just a piece of delicious cake or tart with a pot of tea or a coffee - you're in the right place! Find out more about the differences and where you can find the best Afternoon Tea experiences in the Dandenong Ranges.

Locations throughout the Dandenong Ranges

Cockatoo Country Market

Sat 3rd March , 8.30am - 1.30pm

The Cockatoo Country Market is your local artisan market held in Cockatoo in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Where possible stall holders offer locally grown and made products.

77 Pakenham Road, Cockatoo

Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy Railway

Sat 3rd March , Departs 7pm Returns at 11.30pm

Enjoy a night of fine wine, food and entertainment by local Melbourne Blues band, Black and Blue. During the forward journey the entree will be served before disembarking the train at the historic Nobelius Packing Shed. You’ll enjoy a hearty meal from the carvery whilst listening (and dancing) to the smooth sounds of Black and Blue.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

$103per person

Steam and Cuisine After Dark

Sat 17th March , 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Puffing Billy introduces Steam & Cuisine After Dark where you and your guests will enjoy this exclusive dining event in our faithfully restored First Class dining carriages. The entree and main course are served whilst the train winds its way through the Dandenong Ranges, arriving at Lakeside. The return journey completes the evening, with dessert, tea, coffee and a complimentary glass of port.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

3 Course Menu $103 per person

Murder on Puffing Billy Express

Sat 24th March , Departs at 7.30pm Fridays and 7.00pm Saturdays. Returns 11.30pm

Join us for an intriguing night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard Puffing Billy's evening train special. Dress to the 1920s and 1930s era to go in the draw to win a prize! Includes train journey, three course meal at the Nobelius Packing Shed and live entertainment. Bookings essential. Contact: 03 9757 0700.

Puffing Billy Belgrave Station, 1 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave

$115 per person

Belgrave Vintage, Classic and Custom Car Show

Sun 25th March , 9am - 4pm

Bring your car or just yourselves. Enjoy a spectacular range of vintage, classic and custom cars, food, face painting, jumping castle, sausage sizzle and more. Fun for all the family and especially car enthusiasts.

Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve, Cnr Hilton & Clarkmont, Ferny Creek

Adults $5 Children Free (Show Cars $15)

Burrinja Kids Stay & Play

Fri 30th March  until Sun 15th April , Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

A welcoming environment for families to engage with the arts in a practical and affordable way, throughout the year. Developed by Burrinja in collaboration with local artists, ‘Burrinja Kids… Stay and Play!’ is an exciting initiative that invites children and families to engage with art through a range of hands-on activities. The program celebrates the Burrinja exhibition program by creating interactive avenues to ignite the imagination and creativity of our young patrons.

Burrinja, Cnr Glenfern Rd and Matson Dr, Upwey

Free