Hills Art Market

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Open 9am to 3pm, every second Saturday of the month

Puffing Billy is offering an exclusive ride to the unique, open-air Hills Art Market. You can now enjoy a special journey to Emerald’s Hills Art Market on Puffing Billy running every second Saturday of the month.

Belgrave Departure: 10:30am or 11:10am

Emerald Return: 2:40pm

Saturday 8 September
Saturday 13 October
Saturday 10 November
Saturday 8 December

Hop on the 10.30am or 11.10am train from Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station to immerse yourself in the lush rainforest and beautiful fern gullies of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Stopping off at Puffing Billy’s Emerald Station, enjoy the afternoon spent wandering under the tall trees around the market. With its strong focus on live music from local musicians and great food, the Hills Art Market also offers a huge variety of hand-made art by local artists from the surrounding regions showcasing painting, pottery, sculpture, wood carving, illustrations, jewellery, felt and more. The Kids Art Zone is sure to entertain the little imaginations!

The artworks are all handmade, unique and offer its visitors a beautiful treasure or keepsake to take home. Head over to Puffing Billy’s Emerald Station at 2.30pm to board your 2.40pm train back to Belgrave Station. Conductors will guide you to your carriage when the train arrives at the Emerald Station platform.

Visit us to start making memories with your friends and family, riding the famous Puffing Billy and enjoy the beauty of the tall trees and local artists and community at the Hills Art Market.

A must see attraction of the Dandenong Ranges, and a wonderful day out.

For more information visit the Hills Art Market website.

Market enquiries: 0416 726 406

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We strongly recommend you PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS to avoid disappointment. We allocate a certain number of tickets for each train to online bookings, and these can be purchased up until 8am on day of travel (subject to availability). After this time, or when the capacity allocated to online bookings for a certain train has been reached (whichever occurs first), our online bookings will be listed as sold out below.  A limited number of tickets are available for sale from our stations on the day, however these are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Depending on the time of year, these tickets may sell out very quickly, for instance during school holidays and weekends (especially if the weather is lovely!). 

Online bookings are available for RETURN travel from Belgrave or Lakeside stations only.

Online bookings for Excursion Trains are available until 8.00am on the day of travel, subject to availability. Booking Terms and Conditions.


  • Family fares are valid for up to two adults and up to four children.
  • Child fares apply to ages 4 to 16 years old
  • Children under the age of 4, not occupying a seat, travel free
  • Concession fares are available to Australian bearers of Health Care, Student, Senior, Companion or Pensioner cards. (Verification on the day may be required).
  • All Hills Art Market ticket holders must return to Belgrave Station on the 2:40pm train from Emerald Station. No refunds will be given after the departure of your train – it is your responsibility to ensure you board the 2:40pm train