We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bally Hooley

Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed

Bally Hooley
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (153)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steam train”(59 reviews)
“train ride”(36 reviews)
“qt resort”(27 reviews)
The Bally Hooley is an operational steam train in Port Douglas, Queensland. The trains are hauled by our three coal-fired steam locomotives Bundy, Speedy and the new all-star Nelson, built in the early 1950s for the local Sugar Mills. We also have...more
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Wharf St | Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 403 068 505
Reviews (327)
Filter reviews
319 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steam train train ride qt resort choo choo cane train st crispin reef marina return train great fun for the kids sugar cane fun ride minute trip spend an afternoon enjoyable trip cruise ship take photos whole family
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 319 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have a little train fan so decided to do the ride + lunch deal. They only run 2 x a week at this time of year so we had a diesel engine - steam is on Sundays. The drivers were fantastic, friendly and chatty...More

Thank AmyPC
BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi AmyPC, Thank you for your review! The train crew and Choo Choos team love to hear about our guests' experiences on our tours. We are so happy that your little train fan had such a good time and we hope to see you on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the train lunch train combo for a Sunday thinking it would be steam loco driven. Unfortunately they could not get a driver on the day and we had a diesel loco. Still good. The train trip was interesting and the lunch at Choo...More

Thank 2HappyAussies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely train ride on the way to lunch at choo choos. The kids loved looking out the carriage windows and waving to people along the way. It takes about 20 minutes and is reasonably priced

Thank SageSads
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the lunch deal trip to St Crispins and thoroughly enjoyed it as well as being excellent value for money Staff were superb making everyone welcome and touching the controls. Lunch was excellent overlooking a lake and the Mirage golf course. Commentary there and back...More

Thank tonylewis128
BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi tonylewis128, Thank you for reviewing our tour! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time on our tour! Our train crew is very enthusiastic about what they do and they strive for everyone to have the best time on board....More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

THis little train is such a cool experience. It just rambles through the local area with regular commentary about how and where the trains were used. It is a short trip but so sweet. Loved it and certainly recommend it for any/all ages

Thank Maurine R
BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing Manager at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi Maurine, Thank you for your review! I am so pleased that you loved our train ride and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Taylor M. Bally Hooley Rail Tours

Reviewed 1 October 2018

A lovely way to enjoy the history of the sugar train type service which used to run and a good commentary of the area as we travelled. Not expensive and we took advantage of the suggestion to have a lunch at the end of the...More

1  Thank Joe B
SalesBallyHooley, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Joe B, Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our train ride and lunch at Choo Choos @ St. Crispins!

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Choose this experience especially for my 3 year old, and he loved it. My mum came with us and loved the smoke and steam engine. The train took us to the boat and we sailed up the waterways to the Marina. We were the only...More

1  Thank Katesiony
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We were in Port Douglas to wind down & relax so we chose a lazy Sunday To do the touristy thing and rode the Ballyhooley train from St Crispin’s Wharf after our boat trip through the mangroves on Dickson’s Creek. Found a pretty lagoon setting...More

1  Thank Diana P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We took a 3-in-1 package with the first leg being on the Choo Choo Explorer for a leisurely cruise from the Marina through the Dikon Inlet to Choo Choos @ St Crispins. The vessel is a powered catamaran with two levels allowing excellent views of...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was well organised and generally relaxing. We enjoyed our half way stop off where we could cool in the shade and have an ice cream. The return trip seemed to be extra noisy, this with the tremendous heat was a bit tiring for the...More

Thank Rme48
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 nearby hotels
Mantra Heritage
617 reviews
.31 km away
Mantra On The Inlet
302 reviews
.42 km away
The Port Douglas Queenslander
540 reviews
.43 km away
Hibiscus Resort & Spa
400 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 132 nearby restaurants
Grant Street Kitchen
240 reviews
.35 km away
Lotus Leaf Asian Salads
246 reviews
.38 km away
Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar
2,351 reviews
.38 km away
Origin Espresso
588 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 180 nearby attractions
Uplift Watersports
269 reviews
.01 km away
Indigo Port Douglas
216 reviews
.05 km away
Reef Sprinter
1,104 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
6 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from elley-mae | Reviewed this property |
Marina at port Douglas is the last station. The train is turned around on a manual turntable certainly worth watching. Then the train returns to St Crispins Station. Nice cafe there. There is a station at QT resort as well... More
18 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from elley-mae | Reviewed this property |
You can also just walk to QT resort and the train stops there as well.
4 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from GCCM78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes it does.