Santa Specials

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Who needs a sleigh when you have PUFFING BILLY!


Join Santa and his friends and discover Puffing Billy’s Gembrook Station with a festive day out for all the family.


It's time for a new Christmas tradition! Santa Specials includes:

  • 1-hour return train ride from Gembrook to Cockatoo
  • Each child (aged 10 and under) will receive a present from Santa in the Santa Cave
  • Photo opportunities with Santa and the Santa Special train
  • Little Elves Workshop – play and create and make some Christmas themed gifts to take home
  • Animals of Oz – a collection of Australian native animals on show in an interactive and educational environment
  • Silent Disco – dance the day away in the disco dome
  • Mosaic Scape & River Scape – interactive and tangible experience for all
Puffing Billy Santa Special 4
Puffing Billy Santa Special 5
Puffing Billy Santa Special activity Animals
Puffing Billy Santa Special activity Silent Disco
Puffing Billy Santa Special activity Mosaic


Saturday 1 December
Sunday 2 December

Saturday 8 December
Sunday 9 December


Ticket prices

Adult $54

Concession $44

Children 4-16 years $41

Children 0-3 years $18

Family 2A+2C $160

Event details

  • Trains depart 11am and 1.30pm daily
  • All activities and more fun entertainment is included in your ticket
  • The site is open from 10am - 4pm daily
  • Scheduled present times are printed on your wristband received upon entry

View Site Map here


Please call our Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 for further information.


Location & Parking:

Gembrook Station, Puffing Billy Railway

Parking is available at Gembrook Community Centre. Please ensure you park at least 45-60 minutes prior to your train departure time.

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