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Address: 20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5258 2069
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Best rail trip in Victoria

Quaint, lovely train trip around Swan Bay and to Drysdale. Also home to the Blues Train and Thomas weekends.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quaint, lovely train trip around Swan Bay and to Drysdale. Also home to the Blues Train and Thomas weekends.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train trip would have been perfect for my kids 4 or so years ago when they were about 7. For older children maybe not so interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant with a lovely old steam engine and friendly conductor/guard. Well worth the money. Recommended. Have been there other days with vintage diesel locomotive. Still very enjoyable.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The Bellarine Railway is one of my favourite historical railway trips. Yes it dawdles along, goes nowhere and the seats were not in the best state, but the view as you head out along Swan Bay, just above the waterline, is amazing. Then rolling hills as you move up into the hinterland and even a flower farm along the way.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

2yr daughter loved being able to play around a real train! Great experience and definitely will visit again!

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St Leonards, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

What a great day out with the grandkids. Not overly expensive and joy on the faces of children and adults alike is great. About a 1/2 run from Drysdale to Queenscliff. Plenty of parking at Drysdale. Walk around the shops in Queenscliff. A Anderson to Queenscliff Harbour. A pie at the Queenscliff Roolling Pin bakery Tops off a great outing.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

the trains are old and the station is well renovated and presented and the rail trip along Swan Bay is an excellent way of attracting tourists to Queenscliff. Even if you do not take a train ride a stroll around the station is worth the effort.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We took the Bellarine Railway on our recent stay in Queenscliff. A step back in time, staffed by volunteers and only open on Sunday it was an entertaining return journey from Queenscliff to Drysdale. The carriages were truly from a bygone era with windows that opened and doors that required a healthy push to open (there was a conductor to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

A beautiful part of Australia and this is a great way of seeing it - my favourite trip though was the Blues Train to Drysdale where you can enjoy wonderful bands whilst enjoying the countryside.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

A fantastic opportunity for children who love vehicles - trains in particular! This gorgeous old steam train puffs its way from Portarlington to Drysdale. The children loved hanging their heads out the window, watching the scenery go by!

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