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“Excellent night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Blues Train

The Blues Train
Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Queenscliff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Geelong, Australia
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“Excellent night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

A really great night out. The meal was simple but tasty, the performers gregarious, talented and well chosen. Drinks were reasonably priced and the range was good. Adequate seating and dance space aboard the train means it's perfect for those who want to dance all night or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the quality music while taking in the breathtaking Bellarine Peninsula.

Visited December 2012
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Geelong, Australia
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“Good night out with the mates!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

Good but not great... very well organised and great entertainment.

You can only by wine by the bottle ($30), not good if you are the only wine drinker in your group and you just want one or two wines. The meal was just ok....I think finger food would suit the experience more.

A good night was had by all in our group!

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Australia
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“Very entertaining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

I went on this train during the queenscliff music festival, so I can't vouch for the meals. The music however was great and I'm keen to rebook for a night session with meal.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Blues Train”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

we went on the Blues Train for a Girls weekend. For the $105 we got a nice meal on the train and 4 carriages worth of Music. Jimmi Hocking was the best and the ride wasnt too rough. As we were dancing a lot and had a few drinks had a bit of travel sickness!
Great night

Visited October 2012
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Owhango, New Zealand
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“Blues train collision”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

We really enjoyed our night, despite the fact that it was the first time in 18 years that the Blues Train had a collision with a car!!! the driver was drunk apparently... he had minor injuries, very lucky. This held us up for approx 1 1/2 hours.... missed out on some good music etc, staff handles the situation very well and kept us informed constantly.

Visited November 2012
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TheBluesTrain, Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had a great night despite the crash.Please visit the Blues Train again soon for what will hopefully be a much smoother journey!
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