Take a morning drive to Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy, followed by an afternoon well spent at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital.
a. 8:30am - Depart Melbourne.
b. 10:30am – 1:30pm - Enjoy a Puffing Billy Steam Train experience (Belgrave to Lakeside).
Drive to Belgrave, home of the famed Puffing Billy Steam Train. This century-old steam train is preserved in all its glory and runs along an original mountain track from Belgrave to Menzies Creek. Be transported back in time on a 30-minute journey through the beautiful rainforests of the Dandenong Ranges. While on board, you’ll see the locomotive depot that services and maintains the train, as well as ride through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest and over the old Trestle Bridge. Just before Menzies Creek you can see stunning views of Port Phillip Bay. Enjoy brunch at the Lakeside and take your return journey at 12:30pm.
c. 2:30pm - Arrive at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital and visit our Customer Service Desk to collect your free Tourism Shopping Passport. Here, you can enquire about our current UnionPay Gift With Purchase offer.
d. 3:00pm – 3:30pm - There’s no need to shop till you drop. Take a moment to relax and refuel at one of Chadstone’s delicious cafes, relaxed eateries or restaurants. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
e. 3:30pm – 5:30pm - An all-encompassing retail experience, featuring over 500 stores, designer boutiques and luxury brands awaits you. Choose your own shopping venture.
* Shopping is a breeze at Chadstone and you can take your time. We are open until 9pm from Thursday to Saturday and till 7pm on Sundays.