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The Bellarine Railway

20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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We hired a charter train for our wedding and it was wonderful

We hired a charter train to take us and our guests from Queenscliff Station to the Marine Discovery... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Ellen2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Don't take the 2;30 p.m. trip

Paid $63;00 yesterday (08.04.18) for 1 adult and 2 children and went on the 2:30 p.m. ride to... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Ian C
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A volunteer run organisation offering steam train rides, train driver experiences, charters, as well as family events and specials.
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20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We hired a charter train to take us and our guests from Queenscliff Station to the Marine Discovery Centre (Swan Bay), Laker's Siding and back again for our wedding in March. Even though the heritage railway was on at the same time, Kathleen and Steve...More

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Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hello Ellen2013 Thank you for your very kind review! Our volunteers take great pride and pleasure in ensuring our guests have the best experience possible. We were very pleased to have played a part in making your Wedding Day, just a little bit extra special!

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Paid $63;00 yesterday (08.04.18) for 1 adult and 2 children and went on the 2:30 p.m. ride to Laker's Siding and back. The ride was great BUT on return we found that the Troublesome Truck rides were finished, Visit Henry was roped off for the...More

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Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hello Ian C Many thanks for attending our event and taking the time to let us know your thoughts. The event has always officially finished at 4pm, however in cases of mechanical issues or on the rare occasion a particular event activity is impacted, our...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Bellarine Railway for a day out with Thomas with my little one. Excellent option for a day trip from Melbourne. Nice and friendly staff. Quite a few options for kids to enjoy and learn at the same time.More

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Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hello Amit G Thank you for planning a day trip from Melbourne and for reviewing our Day Out With Thomas event. Our volunteers are always pleased to hear such positive comments, as it makes their time and effort very rewarding! We trust we will see...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

There were at least 6 large carriages packed with families - invariably with you kids. This is our 4th year and the kids still enjoy it and it’s relaxing for us adults. There is face painting, colouring competition, only $1 lucky dip, story telling and...More

Thank David O
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Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hello David O Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. It is wonderful to hear that even after your 4th event, your family still enjoys the day! We like to have different guest attraction/activities to help keep the event interesting for...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We took our kids on the Easter Bunny train today and the kids had a ball. It was a lovely view from the train. Recommend sitting on left side as u walk in so get the water view. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The...More

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Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hello Shannon C Thank you so much for the lovely review. The Easter Bunny Train is one of our favourite family specials each year. Our volunteer staff have just as much fun as the kids and we are very pleased you enjoyed the day. We...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

My 2.5 year old had a wonderful time at Day Out with Thomas. Very well organised event. We stayed around 2 hours which included the 45 minute train ride. Don't forget your camera. Lots of photo opportunities! Recommend the day to any Thomas fan!

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Attended the Santa train prior to Xmas day 2017. Attended with my Autistic nephew, his mother and his grandmother. I booked online and let them know that my Autistic nephew was 18 however his interests in steam trains and love of Santa meant that his...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Took a trip on the Bellarine Railway a couple of weeks ago. I was hoping the train would be stream but it was a diesel engine instead. The trip to Drysdale is very interesting as it you from Sea views to farm land and forests....More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

It's not the prettiest preserved line, but the changing view between Drysdale and Queenscliff makes for an interesting trip. We deliberately picked a day outside the fire danger season when a steam loco was supposed to be running, but the train was hauled by a...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Always a fantastic day out for the family, they run a mix of steam trains from all around Australia, the 11am train departs Queenscliff and heads to Drysdale, you travel allow Swan bay and then head in land when you get to Lakers siding, the...More

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Brenda M
March 8, 2017|
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Hello Brenda M Thanks for your message. We are happy to provide a suitable carriage. Please let us know the day you are planning to visit so can ensure access for you both - 5258 2069. Kind regards Kathleen
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Josephine123456789
March 11, 2016|
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The train runs on Sundays, most public holidays and on other days during school holidays. I suggest that you phone (03) 5258 2069 near to the time.
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Ice800908
March 2, 2016|
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Response from AnnieR437 | Reviewed this property |
The carriages do not turn around, only the engine, so yes, if you want to see the scenery on both sides of the train you would need to change seats. A lot of the carriages have seats that go across the whole width of the... More
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