The Southern Lights. This is a Christmas Illumination Train that operates before Christmas and on New Year’s Eve.

Enjoy the night on the Southern Lights with our three car heritage Red-Hen Railcar set decorated in lights and decorations in and out!

Operating Nights:
Friday 13th

Saturday 14th

Friday 20th

Saturday 21st

Sunday 22nd

Monday 23rd

Limited Parking At Goolwa Railway Station! Please Arrive By 7:45pm!!

The Southern Lights train will depart Goolwa at 8:15pm and run at a leisurely pace nonstop arriving at Victor Harbour around 8:55pm.

• At Victor Harbor, the local band will play Christmas Carols whilst passengers have the
opportunity of taking “Selfies” and photos with the Illuminated train.

• Illumination Sticks/Lights Stand, Food & Drink Trucks and Fairy Floss Stand

• Free entry to a “Festive” National Trust Museum

• Father Christmas will then join the train at Victor Harbor, handing out some goodies
on the return journey.

The Southern Lights will depart at 9:30pm and run non-stop to Middleton. The train will stop at this intermediate location allowing passengers the opportunity to detrain whilst the train undertakes a “run-by” allowing passengers to take photos. Once passengers have joined the train passengers will be taken to Goolwa; arriving around 10:15pm.

Online Bookings Coming Soon!


Fares include on train activities, free entry to National Trust Museum (Victor Harbor) with a special festive theme.

Trains have limited wheelchair capacity. Please call 1300 655 991 to make arrangements.

Online Bookings Coming Soon!

A BIG “thank you” to our Sponsor – The Bendigo Community Bank who is supporting the Christmas Illumination Train project!