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The Blues Train

Queenscliff, Australia
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About The Blues Train
For something decidedly different and entirely enjoyable, Queenscliff's legendary Blues Train is one of Victoria's most spectacular entertainment and dining experiences.The Blues Train departs Queenscliff between the months of August and May, offering a unique musical meal and show. With a capacity of 200 (50 in each of the four carriages) it has become enormously popular as a function venue and can accommodate and provide catering for parties of one to 200 people for a unique dinner and show - including weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions, christmas celebrations and special occasions. The Blues Train event begins at the historic town of Queenscliff. Patrons tuck into a hearty meal prepared by our Blues Train caterers. Drinks to take on the journey are available on the platform from the T-bar in the guard's van, open at each of the four stops.At each stop revellers swap carriages to find a new band tuning-up ready for the next act. One of the carriages only has seating running along each wall. The seating arrangement and up-beat music in this carriage leaves little option other than getting up for a bit of a boogie.But you don't have to dig the blues to enjoy the Blues Train, you just have to be open to a really good time.The Blues Train runs along the old Geelong train line, stopping in turn at Suma Park historic homestead and winery, and then at Drysdale before turning around and making its way back to Queenscliff, again via Suma Park.The Blues Train has hosted many great musicians since its inception, including Aussie blues legends Jimi Hocking, Chris Wilson and Lloyd Spiegel and Aria Award winners Collard Greens and Gravy and Mia Dyson.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Held captive with sky high bar prices and a rude and aggressive owner Hugo. $150 a ticket for the worst night out in years. Avoid The Snooze Train at all costs!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rickhowe1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fine time last night on the Blues train. Bit of a cold start but we soon warmed up with some Jack Rabbit wines and a good meal. But the music was really good. From Jazz/blues through to good old rocknroll. Staff were excellent...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tim492665
TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tim, Thanks for the good rap. Here's to more parties.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

food ,good, music excellent, but dont stand in front of the speaker at rear of car D without ear plugs LOUD , on the night we went it was bitterly cold wet and miserable outside but really enjoyed the experience . Do yourself a favor...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
Thank S3200LAbobs
TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi S3200LAbobs, Thanks for the review. Yes indeed it is loud in front of the speakers. Roll on warmer weather, we say. Hope to see you back sometime.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent time. Music fantastic. Will do it again but only in summer. Weather very cold and sometimes it rain during night. If rain was continual we woulod have been soaked as no shelter. Overall great night.

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Date of experience: August 2019
Thank maryrosemag
TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi maryrosemag, Thanks for the review, glad you had an excellent time.

Reviewed August 12, 2019

We had a group of us planned for months and this did not disappoint! Stayed at the gorgeous Vue Grande, fab accom with great clean, comfy rooms and breakfast included as well as our Blues Train tix! The Blues train was fab. The food was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kimbalee007
TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Hi Kimbalee007, Thanks for the review, it was indeed a freezing night, but we all managed to have a great night, staff included. See you next time. Toot toot to you too

Reviewed August 12, 2019

Even though it was wet and cold, a great night was had by everyone. Good food, drinks and great music, a real must do.

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Date of experience: August 2019
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TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Howdy Flyer786158, Thanks for the pat on the back. It matters. Cheers,

Reviewed August 6, 2019

I thought the night was fantastic, the only negative would be how long we stayed at the Station at the start of the night when everyone was having their meals. Everyone was really friendly and the music was great.More

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Date of experience: August 2019
Thank russelltrickey
TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Hi russelltrickey, We hear your feedback. Some nights it does feel like a long time (especially when it's cold), but that's how long it takes to feed 200 odd people and we run to a timetable that accommodates the Q train also on a single-track...More

Reviewed August 5, 2019

Great night expect for bad language from other groups. No respect for being out public. Not the organisers fault but it does put a dampener on the night.

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Date of experience: August 2019
Thank karenjephcott
TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Hi karenjephcott, It is a shame isn't it, but it happens everywhere. What happened to old fashioned manners? Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed August 5, 2019

What a fun night of blues and jazz and a once in a lifetime experience! The artists were fantastic, the food was hearty and the night was filled with much laughter and dancing! Add gorgeous Queenscliff to the mix and you have a weekend to...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Caren W
TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Hi Caren, A night to remember every time! hope to see you again this lifetime!.

Reviewed June 12, 2019

We are a local business, Summer is our busiest seasons so we don't get any time off!!! As a special thank you to staff we did an end of season party on the blues train and found it FANTASTIC !!! All the train staff were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

Wow, love that pat on the back, thanks so much.

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slymest
March 11, 2019|
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Response from glennk20142017 | Reviewed this property |
I have travelled on the Blues Train twice, paying my own way. It is a great experience.
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Response from Shirley S | Reviewed this property |
We had the best night on the blues train great music good food plenty to eat and more offered later in the night great people we would do it all again If you didn’t have the best fun it’s your own fault!
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Shirley S
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Response from justynr2016 | Reviewed this property |
For a stay in historic Queenscliff it would be hard to go past the old world charm of either The Vue Grand at 46 Hesse St. (Reception Call 03 5258 1544 hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm) or for a more intimate setting Athelstane House... More
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