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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
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Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Steam train travel that doesn't take up all day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
BravoHobbo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Geelong, Australia
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112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Ross Creek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Yarra Glen
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

My father (a train enthusiast), myself and my 3 kids went on the train from Queenscliff station. Chuffing along next to the bay was fantastic, the kids enjoyed looking at the water and the wildlife in the wetlands. There were places along the way to stop and get out at the station, and watch the engine change ends for the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

A must, must, must if you come all this way and do not hop on for a ride , than you have missed out on a great adventure. This caters for all group ages and is a fun and enjoyable experience I went on it as a historical trip and also came back for the blues train experience OMG the... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

This heritage train does not operate daily so make sure you check before coming here. It is less than a 20km ride from Queenscliff to Drysdale however it travels quite slowly so you really can take in the scenery. The track is the only remaining section of what once used to be a regular public railway and volunteers operate and... More 

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