Spring School Holidays

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Steam into Spring these School Holidays

Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October

Puffing Billy Railway and the Tesselaar Tulip Festival have joined forces to give families hours of entertainment in the Dandenong Ranges these school holidays.

Puffing Billy passengers travelling to Gembrook Station will be treated to free children’s activities upon arrival, including magic shows, craft, yoga classes, a silent disco, inflatable obstacle course, and tulip-themed displays (activities change daily).

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Special Offer

Receive 25% off Puffing Billy train tickets

Travel with us between Saturday 21st September to Sunday 13th October and receive 25% off all adult, concession and child tickets!

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Purchase a family ticket and up to 4 children travel FREE!

Valid for all passengers travelling from Belgrave to Gembrook or Lakeside to Gembrook.

Use promo code TULIP to redeem online.

Belgrave to Gembrook

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

Lakeside to Gembrook

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read over our tips before visiting Puffing Billy.

Start at Belgrave here: Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, VIC 3160

Start at Lakeside here: Emerald Lake Park, Emerald, VIC 3782

For up-to-date parking and directions for all stations, please click here.

Email: info@pbr.org.au

Phone: (03) 9757 0700