Catering for families and their pets (conditions apply) Train whistle cottage offers a fun stay for all.
The property is fully fenced so children and their pets can play in the yard under the gorgeous Japanese maples. ( Please check the fencing to see if it is good enough for your child or pet before leaving them outside on their own).
As you enjoy your say at Train Whistle cottage you will hear the ever so gentle Whistle of Emeralds famous Puffing Billy steam train as it makes its way through the Dandenongs to Emerald Lake park, on its way to the lovely small town of Gembrook.
A 5 minute walk takes you to Puffing Billy Station where you can board the train to either Gembrook or Belgrave, take part of the famous ride through the lush green country side of tree ferns, gum trees, hills, and rolling pastures.
Only a 3 minute walk from Train Whistle Cottage, you can enjoy the many café’s, restaurants, and shops that Emerald has to offer.
Train Whistle cottage is in a great tourist location, within a half hours drive, you can visit the vinjards in the Yarra Valley, the nurseries in Monbulk with its world famous Tulip Festival in September/Ocotber, hike through Sherbrook forest with its huge gum trees, Lyerbirds etc. Enjoy the view from the summit of Mount Dandenong over the city of Melbourne, and if you are adventures you can climb the 1000 steps from Ferntree Gully to Sherbrook, visit Cardinia Damn where you can see Kangaroos, these are just a few things you can enjoy of the Dandenong Ranges and surroundings.
For the children and the young at heart, there are a few parks within 15 minutes walk of Train Whistle cottage, 5 minutes to puffing Billy park and 10 minutes to Emerald lake park, where you can find Walking tracks, playgrounds, Amphitheatres, picnic shelters and murals. The Emerald Museum showcases photographs, documents and memorabilia through the years from Aboriginal occupation to the present day.