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The Blues Train

20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 1300 885 993
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Cracker of an evening

We are not blues fans and to be blunt, we did not need to be. Wrong genre but as Frankie Valli... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wayne K
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Melbourne, Australia
great night

first time we have been on the blues train and we had a great time. The musicians were very good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
myreviewLT
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Geelong, 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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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
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“great music” (24 reviews)
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20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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+61 1300 885 993
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blues Train, Queenscliff was such a fabulous night! My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary and had such a fantastic night, The atmosphere was great and each act in each carriage was really enjoyable. The organisation of the night was very well...More

Thank The-Holtkamps
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi The-Holtkamps, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your wedding anniversary with The Blues Train and for taking the time to write such a great review. We're really happy to hear you had such a fantastic night and are looking forward to you returning to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are expecting a historic steam engine driven classic locomotive like the flyers depict then you will be disappointed. Just a diesel, noisy drafty carriages and over priced drinks, mediocre food. Luckily I was only picking up gullible family members at the conclusion due...More

Thank slymest
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Slymest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review, but I do note however you didn't actually travel on The Blues Train and experience the show, the meal , the bar or the wonderful acts for yourself. Yes there was a diesel...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my wife and had a great time with friends. the artist were very talented and food was amazing. thamks for a great night out will definatley do again big thumbs up.

Thank jspr1977
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We pride ourselves in having the best of the best when it comes to Blues musicians so its great to hear amazing feedback like this! Can't wait to have you on board again on The Blues Train 😃

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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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