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The Bellarine Railway

20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5258 2069
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Queenscliff
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Drysdale, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We took our 12 yo grand daughter for a ride from Drysdale to Queenscliff. There was a magician on board, Dan the Magic Man, and he kept other kids amused on the 40 minute journey. We chugged across the countryside, ending at Queenscliff where we walked to the ferry terminal, enjoyed an icecream, and caught the train back to Drysdale.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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406 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Having in my youth enjoyed the summer Sunday Excursion trains operated by the long gone (from Queenscliff) Victorian Railways around 1974-76, it was a pleasure to return to the now narrow gauge, mostly volunteer Bellarine Railway. The heritage Drysdale station is impressive, as is Queenscliff. Both are beautifully presented without being tacky. The path to the toilets at Drysdale could... More

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Geelong, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Kids liked the train ride. Got to see things that we would never normally see while in the car. Good value for money and well worth the trip down to Queenscliff for the day.

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Geelong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Steam engines with faces are a big hit with the kids, and the train ride relaxing for parents. Plus bouncy castle slide/ double decker bus ride/ certificates. Not the cheapest day out but the railway's run by keen volunteers, so support all their hard work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The only place to hire bikes is at the Big4 caravan park. We found out about this package and thought it looked good value (57 dollars pp). This package is great and includes all day bike hire, one way trip on the Bellarine rail and a picnic. We picked up the bikes at 10 am from Big4 in Queenscliff, rode... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Fabulous scenery on the trip from Queenscliff to drysdale and you can take great photos from the train.

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Ballarat, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Our grandchildren love taking a ride on the steam train. There is always great anticipation and enjoyment. They also love to look around at the old engines and to sit and watch the train being loaded with coal or wood and water and getting up steam for the journey. The children have also been on 'Thomas' when he is in... More

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Sarvar
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

What a great place, well maintained and operated by a team of enthusiasts. Views of swan Bay as you choofl past, plenty of wildlife to observe as well as such a lovely destination as Queenscliff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

For my 60th Birthday, my Best Friend Nicolette paid for me to have the Diesel Train Driver Experience on the Bellarine Railway. This was to be a 32km day of fun and excitement and even had lunch for two at the Victoria Hotel included! . We started off with Lindsay (who was to be my "Driving Instructor") giving us a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Did the driver experience thing.. for all frustrated engine drivers this is the go.. A full day with tank engine Pozieres and men who truly love the era of steam. Gritty and sooty with the smell of hot oil and burning coal. Ticked off my bucket list.. but I think I might revisit it again before the cheap chipboard lid... More

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