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Address: 20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 885 993
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Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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Absolute, complete fun, great music

Music was fantastic, good variation from carriage to carriage..and great party atmosphere in the last carriage. Food was ok, drinks plentiful, but lots of queues, especially for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Simone H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Music was fantastic, good variation from carriage to carriage..and great party atmosphere in the last carriage. Food was ok, drinks plentiful, but lots of queues, especially for the toilets on the 2nd stop! (We used the mens and no-one seemed to care) The trip is good value, and excellent fun, for friends, couples, and all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well done to the crew of the Blues Train . What an awesome night of music , dance and drinks . Oh and the food 😀. Very well organized . Your staff were very helpful . Recommend as a must do for anyone !

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Thank Jane L
Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have traveled on the Blues Train 5 times previously and always had a great time. We subsequently decided to celebrate my 50th birthday on the Blues Train booking the whole carriage. Everyone had a fantastic time – we had people from NT, QLD, NSW and VIC all of whom can’t wait to come back and do it again! Many... More 

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Morpeth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great time. Well organised, staff helpful and friendly. Music and atmosphere in each carriage was unique.The party atmosphere was awesome. Situated in a lovely town with a great pub.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Blues Train last Saturday night with friends. Whilst we had a good night due to our group, not sure if I would recommend to everyone. The good, the music and the trip along the coast as sun setting and we had a good bunch of people in our carriage. The not so good, the food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, I wish we had discovered how wonderful the Blues Train is years ago! A well run and totally worthwhile experience! Fun, entertaining and great value!

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Thank Rob H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful night. Well done in all areas. 4 carriages each with great entertainment. Pre trip food basic but certainly plentiful. Well organized stops despite restricted female toilet facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic night. Amazing time had by all. Music was awesome. Highly recommend it for a company social club outing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We were a group of 6 that enjoyed this night for the first time this weekend and it didn't disappoint. We stayed at the Big 4 Caravan Park that had a courtesy bus to and from the blues train which meant we could all enjoy the night as much as each other. It had everything: food, drink and entertainment.The BT... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The Blues train on Friday night was the best Christmas party in our 20 year history! Everyone was chilled out, smiling and in party mode from the get go. Great music, scenery and train trip along banks of beautiful Swan Bay! Really a unique experience and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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