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Blues Train

20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
03 5258 4343
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Ranked #5 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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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had been looking forward to this and were not disappointed. The music was excellent in each of the four carriages, the smorgasbord meant you could eat as much as you liked and we had a really fabulous time. We were so pleased that we rearranged our caravanning trip to include this.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

As long time fans of the Blues Train we traveled again on 11th Oct. 2nd half was ruined by a boozed up party. They thought they were the entertainment. Rest of carriage could not hear or enjoy the artists. Security personnel were useless.If the Blues Train wants to book large parties then improve the security. We pay good money for... More

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

the food was delicious and the music great , we rattled along the train tracks to the sound of the blues, even had a little dance and a song, will never forget this experience and would certainly do it again , in fact we plan to give our children each this as a Christmas gift, all ages will enjoy this... More

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience with us on The Blues Train. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us - as we say, you don't necessarily have to like blues music to travel with us, you just have to be open to having a great time! We look forward to welcoming your children out... More

Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Travel to Queenscliff Station Waited for taxi that we had been advised would arrive to pick us up for dinner at 1840. It arrived and collected us at 7.10pm. We arrived at Queenscliff station at between 1915 and 1920. Arrival at Queenscliff Station We arrived and were greeted by a prominent security present at the platform gate. The presence of... More

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TheBluesTrain, Manager at Blues Train, responded to this review

Firstly, we would like to acknowledge you taking the time to give a comprehensive response to your recent experience on the Bellarine Peninsula and The Blues Train. Given you have gone to great lengths to outline your experience, it is disappointing that you chose not to approach the manager on the night, or our company via the Contact Us link... More

Werribee, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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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
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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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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

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