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Bally Hooley

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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
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Wharf St | Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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All reviews steam train train ride qt resort choo choo cane train st crispin return train sugar cane great ride lovely lunch enjoyable trip minute trip whole family all ages take photos few hours couple of hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the Bally Hooley steam train to the last stop then came back on the river by boat to the harbour, close to the starting point. Cafe, toilets and near to restaurants and shopping at the start. Can include stop for lunch if you want;...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cathryn S
BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Cathryn S, Thank you very much for your review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our Train & River Cruise tour. We agree the train is a great way to see Port Douglas and our calm water cruise down the Dickson Inlet...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience for the little one. Nice and welcoming atmosphere and the team. Absolutely loved it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alfiya P
BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alfiya P, Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed a ride on our steam train. We hope to see you back on the train again soon! Kind regards, Taylor M. Bally Hooley & Choo Choos

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Go on a Sunday so you can experience the steam train! What a cute train this is with the super narrow tracks. The 20-minute ride time (each way) is nice and short so the non-train-fans in your group won't get too bored. I'd recommend taking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeremy512
BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jeremy512, Thank you for your review and recommendation of our steam train and St. Crispins! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the train and the views at our cafe. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Taylor...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019

This was our 4th train trip on the Bally Hooley, so it is clear that our family enjoys this activity. Our son is train mad, and so an opportunity to ride on the train is not one to be passed up. The crew were so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Hi Shivchand J, Thank you for your review! We love meeting young train buffs and are so thrilled that you all had such a great ride. Thank you so much for supporting Bally Hooley. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Taylor M....More

Reviewed 15 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AmyPC
BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

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 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SageSads
Reviewed 18 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tonylewis128
BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!

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c_j_dulieu
6 October 2017|
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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
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Finnit
18 May 2017|
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Response from elley-mae | Reviewed this property |
You can also just walk to QT resort and the train stops there as well.
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4 May 2017|
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Response from GCCM78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes it does.
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