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Santa at Gembrook

Here comes Santa Claus! Garlands, gifts and festive greetings come to Gembrook this December

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Puffing Billy line, with Gembrook Station preparing for a special guest…

On December 7, 8, 14 and 15, Santa and his trusted reindeer will be getting a head start on the holiday festivities, with a merry visit to the last stop on the railway track.

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Departing from Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station, the historic locomotive will travel through the lush fern gullies and tall mountain ash trees of the Dandenong Ranges; across four iconic trestle bridges and into the quaint Victorian whistle stops of the Belgrave-Gembrook corridor, to find the jolly man in red waiting to meet and greet passengers from 12pm – 3pm!

Children 14 years and under will receive a lucky dip present from Saint Nick while sharing their Christmas wish lists and having their photo taken. Decorations and a real pine Christmas tree will adorn the station and add to the Christmas spirit of the platform.

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With Santa taking time out of his busy schedule in the North Pole to drop by, now is the perfect time to get those last-minute Christmas wishes in! Free for all excursion ticket holders heading to Gembrook.

And for those stuck on a Christmas gift worth giving, consider the gift of experience with Puffing Billy Railway.

 

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Start at Belgrave

Experience the whole journey from Belgrave to Gembrook, along the 24 km narrow gauge track. Take a quick stop at Lakeside Station before you continue on through Wright Forest and out into the open farmlands of Gembrook.

Several dining options are available within the Gembrook township. Picnic and BBQ facilities are also available in the park adjacent to the station.

Trains usually stop for 1 hour and 45 minutes at Gembrook.

One way journey time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Start at Lakeside

Lakeside is the perfect destination for families!  Located within the picturesque Emerald Lake Park.

Purchase lunch from our station kiosk (Lakeside Tearooms) or pack a picnic to enjoy at Emerald Lake Park, which includes BBQ facilities, walking trails and playgrounds.

During your journey to Gembrook, passengers will travel through the beautiful Wright forest and over three historic timber trestle bridges, including the tallest on the entire line, before emerging into the rich open farmlands of Gembrook.

Gembrook is a quaint country town that offers several dining options.  Picnic and BBQ facilities are also available in the park adjacent to the station.

Trains usually stop for 1 hour and 45 minutes at Gembrook.

One way journey time: 40 minutes

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