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The Blues Train

20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 1300 885 993
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Great time

This our third trip on the blues train cant fault it , great music , great crowds we'll be back... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
maxiesmightystorm
Great to Share with Old Friends

Five old school friends had a ball on the Blues Train. The food, weather, novelty of moving from... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This our third trip on the blues train cant fault it , great music , great crowds we'll be back again

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Five old school friends had a ball on the Blues Train. The food, weather, novelty of moving from carriage to carriage and of course the music made for a memorable night. The staff were welcoming yet unobtrusive so we could just really enjoy the whole...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

we have now been 6 times over the past 4 years. it just gets better each time. The acts continue to entertain the patrons

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything was fabulous .. the staff were friendly and courteous and the music was amazing in each of the carriages

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A night of music in a fun and unusual setting. A different musician in each of the 4 carriages, and the passengers move to the next carriage at each stop along the way. The friendly staff ensure that the event runs safely and smoothly.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

great night but dubious of voucher as remaining money on voucher was unable to be spent on the night, the suggestion by website was to use excess money in merchandise shop pre tour, however when I went to shop online I was unable to purchase...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

All good until each stop provided frustration with lack of adequate toilet facilities for the Ladies and big delays/lines for their relief ...... along standing problem that needs addressing

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Reviewed 6 days ago

From the moment you arrive at the station the Blues Train adventure is fun! Great staff, good food, plenty to drink, varied co-passengers and wonderful music.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great night of amazing music, beautiful scenery, delicious dinner and great drinks! A well organised event and very memorable. Wear flat shoes to enable easy dancing on a moving train!!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a great fun night out. Food was tasty and plentiful, alcohol wasn’t over the top cost wise, and of course the music was very entertaining. I suggest maybe some acoustic music or similar while waiting for dinner and during dinner would be an added...More

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi ereeca, What a great review, thank you for taking the time to write it. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your night. We really appreciate your feedback on background music during dinner. I hope we see you and your friends...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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