MFWF at Hills Art Market

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Puffing Billy is offering an exclusive ride to the unique, open-air Hills Art Market on Saturday 17th March.

You can now enjoy a majestic journey on Puffing Billy to the special event, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival at Hills Art Market.


To Hills Art Market: 10:30am

From Hills Art Market: 2:40pm


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Hop on the 10.30am train from Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station to immerse yourself in the lush rainforest and beautiful fern gullies of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.

Stopping off at Puffing Billy’s Emerald Station, enjoy the afternoon spent wandering under the tall trees of the Dandenong Ranges, and enjoy the open air artisan festival aligned with Melbourne Food & Wine. 

The Hills Art Market offers a huge variety of hand-made art by local artists from the surrounding regions showcasing painting, pottery, sculpture, wood carving, illustrations, jewellery, felt and more. Come meet the locals, hear the stories, taste the food, sample the wines, discover the art and experience the music of our region. Also, the very popular Cuban 50s funk band, Madre Monte, will be performing live on the day. 

Lose yourself in a feast of creativity in the magical natural surroundings of the hills environment behind Emerald Puffing Billy station.

Return to Belgrave on the 2:40pm train, and continue the adventure back to where the road may lead you...


For more information visit the Hills Art Market website.



We strongly recommend you PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS to avoid disappointment. We allocate a certain number of tickets for each train to online bookings, and these can be purchased up until 8am on day of travel (subject to availability). After this time, or when the capacity allocated to online bookings for a certain train has been reached (whichever occurs first), our online bookings will be listed as sold out below.  A limited number of tickets are available for sale from our stations on the day, however these are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Depending on the time of year, these tickets may sell out very quickly, for instance during school holidays and weekends (especially if the weather is lovely!). 

Online bookings are available for RETURN travel from Belgrave or Lakeside stations only.

Online bookings for Excursion Trains are available until 8.00am on the day of travel, subject to availability. Booking Terms and Conditions.


  • Family fares are valid for up to two adults and up to four children.
  • Child fares apply to ages 4 to 16 years old
  • Children under the age of 4, not occupying a seat, travel free
  • Concession fares are available to Australian bearers of Health Care, Student, Senior, Companion or Pensioner cards. (Verification on the day may be required).
  • All Hills Art Market ticket holders must return to Belgrave Station on the 2:40pm train from Emerald Station. No refunds will be given after the departure of your train – it is your responsibility to ensure you board the 2:40pm train