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The Blues Train

20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 1300 885 993
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A Great Night on the Blues Train

Did the Blues Train last night, the meal was great fresh salads & Pulled Beef & Chicken, great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Margaret S
Curate's egg

Last minute decision as staying the weekend in Queenscliff Probably not the best decision we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joy K
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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+61 1300 885 993
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did the Blues Train last night, the meal was great fresh salads & Pulled Beef & Chicken, great flavours. The music was fantastic, that's what the Blues Train is about, I love hearing the new artists, but have lots of favorites Jimi Hocking was on...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Last minute decision as staying the weekend in Queenscliff Probably not the best decision we made Hard to describe really which is why the curate's egg sums it up Good in parts but essentially off The booking says to turn up at 6 So we...More

Thank Joy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome night out on the Blues Train last Saturday in Queenscliff. Arrival and boarding set the scene with a great pulled beef and salads and a very tight glass of Jack Rabbit red. My wife and I loved the adventure, loved the variety (four different...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We are not blues fans and to be blunt, we did not need to be. Wrong genre but as Frankie Valli sung, Oh what a Night. We had a fantastic meal and as I am a strict vegetarian the caterers bent over backwards to cater...More

Thank Wayne K
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Wayne K, Thanks so much for the great review, and that is exactly what we say to everyone " you don't have to be into Blues music to enjoy The Blues Train, you just have to be up for a great time". That's fantastic...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

first time we have been on the blues train and we had a great time. The musicians were very good and got the crowd going. Was a little disappointed in the drinks options, I think they should have had a couple more choices in their...More

Thank myreviewLT
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi LT, Thanks for your great review and we are really happy to hear you enjoyed your first experience on The Blues Train. Thank you for your feedback regarding the drinks menu. That's fantastic to hear you have recommended us to your friends and family,...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

What can I say - Blues Music and Drinks with Friends on a Steam Train! Four different carriages with four different blues bands to listen and dance to as you travel up the Bellarine Peninsula between Queenscliff and Drysdale with a few stops along the...More

Thank Rod G
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Rod G, Thanks for the great review! We can't wait to have you, and your friends, on next time you decide to jump onboard! Cheers - The Blues Train team 😎

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went on the Blues train in Sept . It was very cold . The wait on the train and platform for two hours was unpleasant whilst dinner was served . The food was lovely but tricky balancing it on a tray on your knee...More

Thank Tania M
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Tania M, thanks for the review. Unfortunately, the weather is one of the things that we are unable to control on The Blues Train. In saying that, on the cooler nights, there are outdoor heaters placed along the platform to keep our passengers warm....More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Third time on the Blues Train, 1st. for 6 years. Food was better than last time but still average. Drinks overpriced, but Blues was a bit of a misnomer. Jimi Hocking, Chris Wilson & Bill Barber certainly fit the bill, but the other 2 acts;...More

Thank John C
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi John C, Thanks for the review, we are glad that you had a good experience on The Blues Train. In regards to the music, each different carriage generally has a different style of Blues music so the crowd on the night can enjoy a...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

You meet the train at Queenscliff station, obtain drinks from the mobile bar and wait to be allowed onto the train which has 4 carriages. You are then called for a meal which was a roast, not bad with more than ample servings. At 8pm...More

Thank petrus3951
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Petrus3951, Thanks for the great review, you have really captured the essence of the night! We hope to have you on the train again soon for another awesome night 😎 Cheers - The Blues Train team!

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Wow going again this was my second trip on the train.Staff great experience fantastic the performers were Awesome.More

Thank Bellataii
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Hi Bellataii, Thanks for taking the time to post a great review ! Great to have you back on The Blues Train and so glad to hear it didn't disappoint. Looking forward to having you and your friends on The Blues Train again soon. Kind...More

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agnes17
26 April 2017|
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Response from helbel1107 | Reviewed this property |
All good on the night we attended, no problems.
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Josephine123456789
13 March 2016|
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Response from Koelle1999 | Reviewed this property |
There are no trains in June and July and it re-starts in August. Check out the website!
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Josephine123456789
13 March 2016|
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Response from keithkez | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that they run every Saturday night. FYI - a few of the hotels down there offer a courtesy bus. Go on The Blues Train website and it has links to the affiliated establishments. Word of warning for your... More
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