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The Bellarine Railway

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

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Great views of Swan Bay

This was a fabulous day out. We popped our bikes on the train, and took a gentle ride up to Drysdale. There is a great rail trail back to Queenscliff, a really nice ride... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous day out. We popped our bikes on the train, and took a gentle ride up to Drysdale. There is a great rail trail back to Queenscliff, a really nice ride. Wonderful for train buffs, and fabulous for those who like to do a bit of bike riding as well.

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell of coal smoke and steam together with the puffing tank engine took us more years into the past than we care to remember. A wonderful way to spend a few hours trundling from Queenscliff to Drysdale in the the lovely old carriages. Very helpful volunteer staff. A great experience.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a trip in carriages pulled by Oliver from Queenscliff to Drysdale. Lovely track alongside the water. Also a short ride in one of the Troublesome Trucks pulled by non other than Thomas. It's a perfect day out for little fans of Thomas & Friends and Dad & Nanna had a ball!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great journey back in time and to another place. Nothing about this railway is native to Victoria. The steam locomotive used, Pozieres, was built for use behind the allied lines in the First World War, the rail gauge is 3'6" (Tasmania, Queensland and WA) and the carriages are ex Tasmanian. However everything is beautifully maintained. The tracks... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very relaxing ride, we took the train from Drysdale to Queenscliff. A steam loco pulled the train which added to the experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Our family of six rode our bikes from Queenscliff to Drysdale. For the return trip we caught the train. The bikes were carried in the luggage wagon; there are no bike racks, you just prop them up as best you can. The train travels at a gentle pace and the scenery is nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We booked as a family of 5 to join the Santa train special and couldn't be happier with the experience. The booking system was easy, the service at the station was lovely and very organised. We had Christmas carols, story time and then a great opportunity for a photo with Santa (where you could use your own camera so you... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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 November 22, 2016

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 November 6, 2016

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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