Puffing Billy Train of Lights Experience is coming to Melbourne this Winter
Victoria’s iconic steam railway, Puffing Billy presents a must-see travelling light show spectacular with the Train of Lights Experience these winter school holidays in Melbourne.
Puffing Billy Train of Lights
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime. Rug up in your warmest winter woollies these school holidays and experience the magic of Puffing Billy Railway at night with the Train of Lights; a mesmerising train travelling light show and the first of its kind in Australia.
This stunning must-see dazzling light show treats passengers to a two-and-a-half-hour return journey, which includes a 55-minute stopover at Gembrook Station, where you can warm up by the crackling open fire pits, enjoy a sausage sizzle organised by The Rotary Club of Emerald and District Inc, sip on delicious hot chocolates or simply take in the sounds of the live musician.
Partnering up with acclaimed lighting specialists, Resolution X (White Night, VAMFF), this special evening experience is the perfect way to view the Dandenong Ranges from a different dimension as the passing forest and open farmlands transform into a technicolour feast for the eyes.
With the journey beginning at Lakeside, you will have the chance to explore the new Lakeside Visitor Centre and all its state-of-the-art amenities, including the Puffing Billy Railway Lakeside Hall museum, licensed Railway Café, and unique gift shop.
If you want to make a day of it can visit the Emerald Lake Park precinct early to enjoy the photographic art exhibition, Animal Tales, inside the visitor centre, before stopping in at the Railway Café for some dinner ahead of their Train of Lights trip.
Once arriving at Gembrook Station, you can enjoy a 55-minute stopover, where they can warm up by the open fire with a hot chocolate and other winter warmers and capture a quintessential selfie of the lit-up train and station.
Pairing Puffing Billy Railway’s iconic whistle with a rainbow of dazzling lights that play on the surrounding scenery, the Train of Lights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all to enjoy.
Lakeside Visitor Centre, Emerald Lake Park
23 June – 9 July 2023
Departing at 6 pm and returning at 8.30 pm.
Winter in Melbourne
Puffing Billy Train of Lights is a fun winter activity for families in Melbourne that kids will love. See our full winter guide here:
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