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Address: 20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 885 993
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6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Description: For something decidedly different and entirely enjoyable, Queenscliff's...
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.
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A very entertaining evening, well worth a visit, every body on board the train was enjoying the music and fun. The meal at the Queenscliff station at the onset of our trip was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Drysdale, Australia
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Drysdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A very entertaining evening, well worth a visit, every body on board the train was enjoying the music and fun. The meal at the Queenscliff station at the onset of our trip was average, but then I was not expecting silver service ...the rest of the trip made up for everything plus.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What a great night out. The concept is brilliant and it works very well in practice. It's extremely well organised. Music great, the dinner also good. Can't wait for my next trip aboard the Blues Train.

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TheBluesTrain, Public Relations Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Thank you hailsfromHighton for taking the time to let us know how much fun you had on The Blues Train! We're looking forward to welcoming you back when next you travel with us. All the best from The Blues Train team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The music was great, and we really enjoyed the performances, but the level of drunken behaviour really let's this experience down. I spoke to one of the staff on the night, and said sometimes it's the luck of the draw if you get a crowd who are intent on a 'big night out'. While it's clear they try and manage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went as a family with our 21 year old son and teenage daughter. Some great toe-tapping blues ... we all enjoyed the evening!

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TheBluesTrain, Public Relations Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time, Gunther, to review you recent experience with us on The Blues Train. The Blues Train is an over 18 event and is suitable for everyone from 18 to 80 (and beyond!). You don't have to like blues music as such, you just have to be open to having a great time. We look forward to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

An amazing evening. Fantastic music and dancing. It would be great with a group of friends, but all the people in our carriage got on famously. The photos with the engine and steam at night awesome. Love to do it again during daylight saving to see the view would be great. Awesome idea.

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TheBluesTrain, Public Relations Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Thank you Lilijana for taking the time to post your review of your recent experience with us on The Blues Train. The scenery around Swan Bay is spectacular during daylight savings - and we look forward to welcoming you again when next you travel with us on The Blues Train. More 

Morwell, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Loved most of the acts, didn't have enough time to enjoy any one act, as you only had about 30 minutes with each act. Not enough room to dance.

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TheBluesTrain, Public Relations Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of your recent experience on The Blues Train. We appreciate all kinds of feedback and yours is no different. Our acts play four sets a night and we have found in the past that this works well for all concerned. The Blues Train utilises the heritage engines and rolling stock of the Bellarine Railway. There is... More 

Sale, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

They were very organised, have security, the bands were fantastic! Casual clothing, would be even better during daylight savings so you can enjoy the view also. We had 25 for a birthday and there were other groups also. Only thing is we are still waiting for the new toilets to be built but no bother just a queue. No-one is... More 

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TheBluesTrain, Public Relations Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience with us on The Blues Train, Carlz65. We go to great lengths to make sure that everyone has a great time with us - and this includes having our regular (and very friendly!) security guards. Looking forward to welcoming you again when next you travel on The Blues Train. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a fantastic experience had the best time music was awesome and luckily the people in our carriage were great. It is best to finish in cabin floor with the dance floor but all the cabins are fun. Great for couples or groups

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TheBluesTrain, Public Relations Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks Beeliebob for your review. We are very happy that you had a great time with us on The Blues Train. We go to great lengths to ensure that everyone has a safe and entertaining experience. We look forward to welcoming you again out on the rails very soon. All the best from The Blues Train team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Was an experience not to be missed. If you have the chance take the train to experience great music in a truly unique setting. Will definitely be back to ride the train again.

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TheBluesTrain, Public Relations Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks Nadine - we really appreciate you taking the time to post about your experience on The Blues Train. A lot of thought, work and common sense goes into making sure that each and every one of our 200+ patrons have such a great time that they'll come back time and again. To this end we look forward to seeing... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We've been on the Blues a Train a number of times over many years, it never gets tired. If anything it just keeps getting better. There is always a great variety of acts to see, you really don't need to be a blues fan to enjoy the music or the fun. It's not all blues, there is always a good... More 

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TheBluesTrain, Public Relations Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Woohoo! Thanks Doug - we love it that you 'get' what The Blues Train is all about. As we often 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 are always refining and looking at ways to make the experience the best we can.... More 

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Address: 20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 885 993
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Queenscliff
Open Hours:
Friday 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 97 - 97

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