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The Bellarine Railway

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Address: 20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5258 2069
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Thomas the Tank Engine Visit

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank Gluten4
St Leonards, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Neil Y
Noosa Heads
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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.

Thank Oldjack
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank BravoHobbo
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!

Thank Mel_Cat75
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We took the 11am return train to Drysdale with our steam train crazy 3yo and his little sister (also a lover of all things train)! We arrived a little early and the kids were fascinated with watching the train being filled up with water before being coupled to the carriages. Once on board my intial reaction was that the carriages... More 

Thank Kestrel P
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I was a little disappointed by our trip on the 11.00am train on ANZAC Day. We have recently been on Puffing Billy and the Cockle Train in South Australia and what stood out here was the total lack of interest by the volunteers. There was no interaction between volunteers and the public unless you said something first. No announcements and... More 

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Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this review

Thank you James_is_now for your feedback. We are disappointed that you had a negative experience with us. Our Volunteers are dedicated and passionate people, so it is unfortunate that the issues you have mentioned occurred. At times and especially on public holidays, it can be difficult to have enough Volunteers to provide the level of service we would like to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Recently took my nearly 3 year old nephew to a Day Out With Thomas , it was fantastic really enjoyable. Activities for the kids a ride on the train, great family fun. If you have a youngster at home it worth doing, it also helped that it was a lovely Autumn day.

Thank DeV67
Ross Creek
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

I took our 2 year old Grandson who enjoyed absolutely everything that was on offer from the train rides, unlimited turns on the jumping castle, a colouring & Thomas the tank video watching area & not to leave out some very talented face painters. His excitement when he saw all the different trains was incredible & for him to get... More 

Thank Karen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love steam trains! Our youngest is 4, so has a limited attention span, which is why we were so delighted to find that the steam train rides had a variety of lengths to choose from. We took the short trip to Lakers Siding and loved it. We had a compartment to ourselves, which was clean with... More 

1 Thank Diana H

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