Valley Ranges Getaways

Valley Ranges Getaways

Rides & Packages

PUFFING BILLY

Step into a timeless world of wonder with Australia’s favourite steam train: Puffing Billy, located in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. Recognised as one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world, Puffing Billy operates every day of the year, except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of their volunteers.

Experience the magic of steam train travel from the moment you arrive with the sight of the historic locomotives preparing for departure at the station, the smell of steam billowing out of the vessel’s chimney and the evocative sound of the train’s whistle.

Built in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills, carrying anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants, the Railway is now a major tourist attraction that invites visitors to come and experience a century old tradition. Ride in open side carriages over the hill, down the valley and into the forest of the original mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook and enjoy the simplicity and beauty of the region.

No need to queue - pre book your tickets or book a great Puffing Billy Package and SAVE.

Puffing Billy Map

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Rides on Puffing Billy

Take a Journey

Lunch & Dinner Packages for Two
$150 - 3 courses and a glass of wine
$120 - 2 courses and a glass of wine

Our excursion trains run daily from Belgrave to Gembrook. Enjoy a scenic ride through the lush rainforests of the Dandenong Ranges. You can choose to begin your journey at Belgrave travelling to Lakeside or all the way to Gembrook, or explore the lesser-known part of Puffing Billy and start your journey at Lakeside Station (located in Emerald Lake Park).

Available Wednesday - Monday. Call us on 1300 48 84 48 to book this special dining package with your stay or add it to your booking when booking online.


Autumn Picnic Hamper
AUTUMN OFFER : MAR-MAY

Autumn Picnic Hamper Offer

Stay 3 nights or more during Autumn and enjoy a Complimentary Gourmet Picnic Hamper worth $70.

Autumn is such a beautiful time to get out into the gardens and parks of the Dandenong Ranges. Find some peace under the trees with a gourmet picnic hamper for two from The Sassafras Providore. Enjoy a selection of gourmet locally sourced and prepared goodies all packaged up for you and served with eco-friendly cutlery, plates and glasses so there’s no need to return anything. Picnic Hamper includes,two baguettes with your choice of filling, two locally sourced cheeses and crackers, selection of antipasto items, Sassafras Providore relish, scones with homemade jam and cream, strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce and two bottles of mineral water or iced tea.

Simply Add the code AUTUMN when booking 3 nights or more or call 1300 48 84 48 to book. Offer is not available for stays that include public holidays. Direct bookings only and not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Not available at Sass Studio One & Two. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to pick up your Picnic Hamper from Fortnum's in Sassafras.

Kids Go Free
EVERY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Kids Stay Free

Stay 2 nights and kids stay FREE

That's right, every school holidays, stay 2 nights or more at any of our family properties and the kids stay FREE! That's a saving of up to $200 in some of our properties which is more money to spend on the things that make going away fun. Just use the Code KIDSFREE when booking online or call 1300 48 84 48 and we'll do the rest. Sorry, but not to be used in conjunction with any other offer and only when booking direct.

Explore our Family Accommodation and Family Getaways Guide for lots of fun things to do with the kids.

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Family Getaways Guide
Summer Midweek Offer
MIDWEEK SUMMER OFFER : DEC-FEB

Stay 4 Nights - Only Pay for 3

Book 4 nights midweek Mon-Thurs and only pay for 3 nights

Enjoy the cool mountain air a little longer when you stay at any Valley Ranges Getaways property during summer. Four nights is the perfect amount of time to explore the beautiful gardens and forests of the Dandenong Ranges, take a ride on Puffing Billy and explore the wineries of the Yarra Valley.

Simply Add the code 4FOR3 when booking 4 nights or call 1300 48 84 48 to book. Offer is valid for 4 night bookings Monday - Thursday. Must be booked direct. Not valid for stays including public holidays or between 25th December - 1st January and not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Not available at Sass Studio One & Two.

Pet Friendly Midweek Getaway
MIDWEEK PET FRIENDLY OFFER : SEPT - FEB

Your dog is welcome!

Complimentary Picnic Hamper worth $70 when you stay 3 nights or more midweek.

Our fur babies love a getaway as much as we do, especially when there are spaces to run freely. The Dandenong Ranges has a great range of attractions, gardens and cafes where your four legged friend is welcome. We also have a great range of pet friendly accommodation where your pet will feel right at home.

Come and stay in one of our dog friendly properties for at least 3 nights midweek during Spring and Summer and we’ll have a complimentary picnic hamper worth $70, full of gourmet locally sourced and prepared goodies from The Sassafras Providore, waiting for you.

Simply Add the code DOGSTAY3 when booking 3 nights or more midweek (Monday - Thursday) during September - February or call 1300 48 84 48 to book. Offer is not available for stays that include public holidays. Direct bookings only and not valid in conjunction with any other offer.


Midweek Package
ADD ON PACKAGE

Loving a Midweek Getaway

Your Accommodation + $370

Find each other by adding a midweek getaway package to your midweek accommodation booking. You'll enjoy:
• 10% OFF your chosen accommodation
• A bottle of Yarra Valley sparkling
• A Sassafras Providore Picnic Hamper
• 1 Hour Couples Massage
• 1 Hour Late checkout
all for just $370. What’s not to love!

Simply add the Code MIDWEEK when booking online and remember to add the package or call 1300 48 84 48 and we'll do the rest. Only available for bookings Monday - Thursday and sorry, but not to be used in conjunction with any other offer and only when booking direct. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to pick up your Picnic Hamper from Fortnum's in Sassafras.

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Winter Warmer
WINTER OFFER : JUN-AUG

Winter Warmer Offer

Enjoy a complimentary Winter Warmer Dinner at your accommodation

Always a bit cooler in the Ranges, winter is the time to stay in by the fire with a bottle of wine and a warm meal when you arrive. Stay in any of our properties for 3 nights during Winter and a Pot of hearty soup, a loaf of crusty bread and winter warm puddings will be waiting for you on your arrival night.

Simply Add the code WINTER when booking 3 nights or more or call 1300 48 84 48 to book. Offer is not available for stays that include public holidays. Direct bookings only and not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Not available at Sass Studio One & Two. PLEASE NOTE: Not available for bookings in Matisse Cottage, Emerald Cottage or Emerald Lodge.

Cloudehill Gardens
SPRING OFFER : SEPT-NOV

Spring Garden Offer

2 for 1 Entry to Cloudehill Gardens with Coffee and Cake for Two at Seasons with all 3 night + stays

Stay 3 nights in any of our properties during Spring and we will provide you with 2 for 1 Entry to Cloudehill Gardens and a complimentary coffee and cake for two voucher to use at Seasons Restaurant at Cloudehill.

The Dandenongs are one of the most outstanding places to garden in the world which is why it is home to so many amazing gardens. Spring is when it really comes alive in a show of colour and blooms. Cloudehill Gardens is a ‘must see’ garden so we’re making sure it is on your itinerary when you stay 3 nights or more with free entry and coffee and cake to enjoy with the view.

Simply Add the code SPRING when booking 3 nights or more or call 1300 48 84 48 to book. Offer is not available for stays that include public holidays. Direct bookings only and not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Not available at Sass Studio One & Two.

Summer Saver
SUMMER OFFER : DEC-FEB

10% OFF all 2 Night Stays

Stay more than 2 nights and we’ll also have a chilled bottle of bubbly waiting for you.

Forget the beach - Summer is a great time to escape to the cool climate Dandenong Ranges. Cool down in one of our beautiful air conditioned properties and explore the cool climate gardens and forests. Hit the walking trails or enjoy some fruit picking at the many local orchards.

Simply Add the code SUMMER when booking 2 nights or more or call 1300 48 84 48 to book. Offer is not available for stays that include public holidays. Direct bookings only and not valid in conjunction with any other offer. This offer is not valid between 25th December - 1st January. Not available at Sass Studio One & Two.