Australia New Zealand

Christmas on track Down Under at Aussie and Kiwi railways

 
Santa Train on track, Bellarine Railway, Queenscliff, Victoria.
Santa Train on track, Bellarine Railway, Queenscliff, Victoria. © Bellarine Railway

New South Wales


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Sydney, New South Wales
Heritage Express — New South Wales Rail Transport Museum

Santa’s Steam Train operates Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd December.
Telephone: 02 9209 4646.

Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Richmond Vale Railway Museum

Santa’s Steam Special operates Sunday 19th November.
Telephone: 02 4001 0197.

Queensland


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

North Ipswich, Queensland
The Workshops Rail Museum

Christmas Express is sold out for 2017.
Telephone: 07 3432 5100.

South Australia


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Goolwa, South Australia
Steam Ranger Heritage Railway

New Year’s Eve Train to Victor Harbor operates Sunday 31st December.
Telephone: 1300 655 991.

Victoria


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Queenscliff, Victoria
Bellarine Railway

Santa Train operates Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th December.
Telephone: 03 5258 2069.

Mornington, Victoria
Mornington Railway

Santa Specials operate Sundays, 3rd, 10th and 17th December.
Telephone: 1300 767 274.

Gembrook, Victoria
Puffing Billy Railway

Santa’s Special Adventures operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 10th December. s
Telephone: 03 9757 0700.

New Zealand


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Waipara, Canterbury
Weka Pass Railway

Christmas Trains operate Sundays, 3rd and 17th December.
Telephone: 0800 935 272.

Dunedin, Otago
Dunedin Railways

Santaland Express operates Saturday, 2nd December.
Christmas Special to Moeraki runs Saturday, 2nd December.
Telephone: 64 34774449 .

Otaki, Wellington
Heart of Kapiti Ltd

North Pole Express sold out for 2017.
Telephone: 64 34774449 .