After a sold-out season last year, Puffing Billy is bringing back their dazzling Train of Lights. Journey through the Dandenong Ranges after dark, and gaze in wonder at a spectacular light show. As you move through the countryside, you’ll see sparkling lights, hypnotic patterns and more. Bookings are available now, and the Train of Lights will run for a very limited season, from June 23 to July 9.
The Train of Lights at Puffing Billy Railway
Rug up this winter for an unforgettable moving light show. Your journey begins at Lakeside Station, where you’ll glimpse the illuminated steam train at the Lakeside Visitor Centre. Grab a quick bite to eat or some mulled wine at the café, before settling into the train.
Then, experience the magic as the train journeys through the lush surroundings of the Dandenong Ranges. Look outside the carriage, and glimpse native wildlife projections dancing over the moving landscape. See the trees, trestle bridges and countryside light up with bright swirling colours.
The train will take about 50 minutes to get to Gembrook, where you’ll disembark and warm up with a hot chocolate. Stay by the crackling open fire pits, listen to the sounds of a live musician, and take photos of the train. The stopover will last for 55 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Overall, the whole Train of Lights experience will take two and a half hours.
Puffing Billy Railway partnered with lighting production company Resolution X to make this after-dark experience possible. During the journey, passengers will not be allowed to sit on the carriage sills for their own safety. This train will go full steam ahead, no matter the weather, so be sure to wear warm clothes!