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Bally Hooley

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Perfect for a lazy Sunday

We were in Port Douglas to wind down & relax so we chose a lazy Sunday To do the touristy thing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diana P
Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
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Clickety Clack with a little bounce

We took a 3-in-1 package with the first leg being on the Choo Choo Explorer for a leisurely cruise... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert B
Townsville, Australia
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“qt resort”(27 reviews)
The Bally Hooley is an operational steam train in Port Douglas, Queensland. The trains are hauled by our three coal-fired steam locomotives Bundy, Speedy and the new all-star Nelson, built in the early 1950s for the local Sugar Mills. Check out our...more
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Wharf St | Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 403 068 505
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were in Port Douglas to wind down & relax so we chose a lazy Sunday To do the touristy thing and rode the Ballyhooley train from St Crispin’s Wharf after our boat trip through the mangroves on Dickson’s Creek. Found a pretty lagoon setting...More

Thank Diana P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a 3-in-1 package with the first leg being on the Choo Choo Explorer for a leisurely cruise from the Marina through the Dikon Inlet to Choo Choos @ St Crispins. The vessel is a powered catamaran with two levels allowing excellent views of...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was well organised and generally relaxing. We enjoyed our half way stop off where we could cool in the shade and have an ice cream. The return trip seemed to be extra noisy, this with the tremendous heat was a bit tiring for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this as grand parents with our daughter and her 5 year and 6 year old children It was great!! Friendly staff who interacted with the children the meal we had at Choo Choo was tops and a 3 yr old croc came into...More

Thank lynette953
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable experience with attentive staff on the Cruise and other staff at the restaurant and train. Felt it was overpriced for what we received.

Thank waynejeanetter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon on the Bally Hooley train followed by a relaxing river cruise. Very surprised by how big the boat was and enjoyed a complementary glass of champagne. So glad we took the time to do it.

Thank Qlarqe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip from Choo,choos restaurant,went to St Crispons for lunch travelled by boat back, saw crocodiles

Thank jennifeiss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The train is lovely and the staff were good but the journey is poor for the price. Seemed expensive for a short trip that passed a rubbish tip, sewerage works, abandoned site and more hidden gems best left unseen.

Thank padambear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode Bally Hooley from the Marina to St Crispins where we had lunch, then rode the train back to the Marina. A fun 'touristy' thing to do. We enjoyed it.

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That was a great way to get to the marina from the QT hotel. Its a great idea, cute, and the kids will love it. At both ends there are cafes that serve great food.

Thank Sherpa503702
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October 5, 2017|
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Response from elley-mae | Reviewed this property |
Marina at port Douglas is the last station. The train is turned around on a manual turntable certainly worth watching. Then the train returns to St Crispins Station. Nice cafe there. There is a station at QT resort as well... More
May 18, 2017|
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Response from elley-mae | Reviewed this property |
You can also just walk to QT resort and the train stops there as well.
May 3, 2017|
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Response from GCCM78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes it does.