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The Bellarine Railway

Address: 20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5258 2069
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Queenscliff
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Attraction details
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Melbourne
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

“Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine” Early start from Melbourne to the Bellarine Railway in Queenscliff for the 10:30am train ride with Thomas friends.. sorry i do not know their names... but well worth it. We had our 2 grandsons with us, 22 months & 19 months. Both the boys love Thomas the Tank Engine. They both have his... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had a wonderful trip on the Blues Train in December. Very well organised, lovely food, excellent music. Shame about the wines - $30 for a very, very average bottle of wine..........possible $8 in the bottle shop. Not sure what happened to the icecream promoised for dessert too.....????? The organisers are very attentive to disruptive passengers - one was ejected before... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A great family activity with wonderful old trains! Fantastic staff great scenery. . A must do activity when staying in the area. And if the kids love Thomas the Tank... even more fun!! Thanks for a great day!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We booked the "Santa train" for our 3 children aged 4, 8 and 18 months. I would recommend purchasing tickets to the special events early as they sell out very fast. Families were allocated a time with Santa either on the trip to Drysdale or the return trip to the Queenscliff station and it was all very well organised. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I like how the old railway station in town has been restored and re-purposed to be a tourist service. If only it went all the way to Geelong and not just to Drysdale. I like the old carriages and steam locomotives, although one day I would like to ride on the diesel rail motor or the Jazz Train. At a... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A nice old fashioned carriage sauntered through the peninsula countryside giving plenty of time to observe the wildlife, including the cyclists who over took us on a parallel track. I'm sure the mighty old steam engine in front could go a lot faster but probably not stay on the bouncy rails if it did. Great value and a good way... More 

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Portarlington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went from Drysdale to Queenscliff. Then had lunch in Queenscliff and took the kids down the beach to look at the ferry to Sorrento and Queenscliff Harbour. They had a ball and it filled a whole day of the school holidays. On board the train were steam enthusiasts from England who had come just to ride on the train.... More 

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Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Three times a year the Bellarine Railway kits out the steam trains to look like Thomas the Tank Engine trains. There's a steam train ride, marshalled by the Sir Topham Hat, dressed up volunteers, continuous Thomas Engine episodes in the theatre. Excellent for young children.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Recently my daughters arranged for me to have another driver training experience on the BPR, this time on the diesels. A few years ago on my 60th birthday, they had given me this wonderful present of driving a steam train on the same railway (the Vulcan 0-6-0ST). The diesels did not disappoint, in fact it turned out to be equally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As a passionate steam enthusiast the chance to actually drive a steam loco was too good to pass up, and these guys didn't disappoint. Everything was incredible: oiling the engine, lighting the fire, marshalling the rolling stock, learning the controls, discussing engine design, learning the intricacies of the different components... and then getting out on the rails with full control... More 

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