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Blues Train

20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
03 5258 4343
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Queenscliff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Scenic Railroads
Owner description: For something decidedly different and entirely enjoyable, Queenscliff's legendary Blues Train is one of Victoria's most spectacular entertainment and... more » Owner description: For something decidedly different and entirely enjoyable, Queenscliff's legendary Blues Train is one of Victoria's most spectacular entertainment and dining experiences.The Blues Train departs Queenscliff between the months of August and May, offering a unique musical meal and show. With a capacity of 200 (50 in each of the four carriages) it has become enormously popular as a function venue and can accommodate and provide catering for parties of one to 200 people for a unique dinner and show - including weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions, christmas celebrations and special occasions. The Blues Train event begins at the historic town of Queenscliff. Patrons tuck into a hearty meal prepared by our Blues Train caterers. Drinks to take on the journey are available on the platform from the T-bar in the guard's van, open at each of the four stops.At each stop revellers swap carriages to find a new band tuning-up ready for the next act. One of the carriages only has seating running along each wall. The seating arrangement and up-beat music in this carriage leaves little option other than getting up for a bit of a boogie.But you don't have to dig the blues to enjoy the Blues Train, you just have to be open to a really good time.The Blues Train runs along the old Geelong train line, stopping in turn at Suma Park historic homestead and winery, and then at Drysdale before turning around and making its way back to Queenscliff, again via Suma Park.The Blues Train has hosted many great musicians since its inception, including Aussie blues legends Jimi Hocking, Chris Wilson and Lloyd Spiegel and Aria Award winners Collard Greens and Gravy and Mia Dyson. « less
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Werribee, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A fun evening for all who travels on the train. Music is not to loud that you can still hear each other speak. Meal was great.

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of your experience on The Blues Train. We like to make sure that everyone is comfortable and enjoys their time with us & we're pleased that you did! All the best from The Blues Train team. More

Geelong, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was our second trip on The Blues Train. It was a great night with 4 excellent acts. The meal was exactly as it is advertised, but the real reason for going is the music and this was great! If you want a fun night of live music and a unique experience, then give The Blues Train a go! (and... More

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience on The Blues Train - & thanks for riding again with us! As you know, you have to be open to having a great time. Look forward to you riding the rails with us again & see you at Motor City! All the best The Blues Train team. More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The experience started out back in Big 4 Beacon. It was our 1st Blues Train experience and we met seasoned revelers who took us "under their wing". They shared past experiences with us that put our expectations up high. It was a clear winter's day and night. The atmosphere and people were great. The music even better! The roast was... More

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for you fantastic review & great to hear that there were seasoned Blues Train / BIG4 Beacon travellers to steer you right! Next time don't be afraid of asking for seconds at dinner as generally there may be more to help take the edge off. The kiosk at Drysdale Railway Station is always opened at the half-way point as... More

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a fantastic night. We started off by getting our drinks from the 'Bar'. The cheapest bottle of wine was around $30 and had probably never seen a grape in its life. We then bought a $38 bottle that was quite good. The meal was very good and hot. We were in a very friendly carriage and the party... More

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your time with us on The Blues Train. As we like to say, you don't have to like blues music to enjoy The Blues Train - you just have to be open to having a great time & we're happy that you did! All the best from us here at The Blues Train. More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

They tell you at the start to enjoy but don't ruin it for others. Had a loud mouth in our second carriage but were relieved she didn't come back and the rest of the night was great.

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience on The Blues Train. We want to make sure that everyone has a great time; that's why we have friendly & helpful security guards to ensure that everyone has fun. More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My partner and I loved our experience on the Blues Train. Everything was well organised, the food was great. We had roast, veggies and salad. Our carriage was "B" carriage to start with so we had to eat our meal on our lap but a tray was provided. The music was fantastic and being up close to the musicians was... More

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of your experience on The Blues Train. It's great to be able to get 'up close & personal' with the musicians - makes it that bit more special. We hope to see you out on the rails again soon! More

Melbourne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a great night on the Blues Train.It was unexpected because we were aware it been sold out. We were at the station at 4.30 on the Saturday afternoon and came across those setting up. We asked if there were any cancellations and told to come back around 6.15 as it may happen. Luckily we managed to get on... More

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Thank you - we appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us on The Blues Train, especially given you were able to secure seats on a sold-out show. We look forward to welcoming you again in the not-too-distant future. More

Australia
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47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Bbq on platform, wine and beer to buy at each stop, variety of artists in each carriage, all made for a great evening.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I along with 11 of our good friends attended the Blues Train for hubby's 50th. We had always heard it was a good night and wanted to attend for ages. We were not disappointed, the night was better than we expected. We all had a such great time that intend making it an annual event. Kim

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Great to hear your husband's 50th was a big success! And we look forward to seeing you again in 12 months' time. All the best from The Blues Train More

Rome, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our combined 50th birthday by inviting 52 friends on board the blues train. Well, from the time we boarded the train, everyone was in great spirits and really looking forward to the entertainment on the blues train. When we arrived, we were welcomed by the operator and crew. The dinner was very average, being in... More

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to detail your experience with us on The Blues Train. We are thrilled that your combined 50ths were a big success, especially given you had what we like to call "the party run"! See you again out on the rails soon. More

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