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The Bellarine Railway

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A volunteer run organisation offering steam train rides, train driver experiences, charters, as well as family events and specials.
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20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 2069
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful experience of the return trip from Drysdale to Queenscliff. We treated ourselves to the 1st class dining experience, which was a 6 course degustation meal highlighting local produce and matched with wines from the area. Our waiter Matthew was fantastic with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BramptonTragics
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We did the train ride with some friends from out of town and our kids and everyone absolutely loved it. It's a slow ride that is excellent for taking in the scenery and vistas and making you think about the surrounds and having questions that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank benvict0ria
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We chartered a private carriage on the normal 11am Queenscliff-Drysdale and return service for my daughter's 21st birthday event and had a wonderful morning! Kate in the office and the train volunteers were all so friendly and helpful, the semi-restored 1930's carriage (leather buttoned seats...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KTBC_Family
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Ride the historic train from Drysdale to Queenscliff and return. Unfortunately the steam engine scheduled was out of service and was replaced with a diesel electric locomotive, X20. Lovely day on the line and strolling around Queenscliff. Visted the Fort where navel guns protected the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank James B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We hired a charter train to take us and our guests from Queenscliff Station to the Marine Discovery Centre (Swan Bay), Laker's Siding and back again for our wedding in March. Even though the heritage railway was on at the same time, Kathleen and Steve...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ellen2013
Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hello Ellen2013 Thank you for your very kind review! Our volunteers take great pride and pleasure in ensuring our guests have the best experience possible. We were very pleased to have played a part in making your Wedding Day, just a little bit extra special!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Paid $63;00 yesterday (08.04.18) for 1 adult and 2 children and went on the 2:30 p.m. ride to Laker's Siding and back. The ride was great BUT on return we found that the Troublesome Truck rides were finished, Visit Henry was roped off for the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Ian C
Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hello Ian C Many thanks for attending our event and taking the time to let us know your thoughts. The event has always officially finished at 4pm, however in cases of mechanical issues or on the rare occasion a particular event activity is impacted, our...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the Bellarine Railway for a day out with Thomas with my little one. Excellent option for a day trip from Melbourne. Nice and friendly staff. Quite a few options for kids to enjoy and learn at the same time.More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hello Amit G Thank you for planning a day trip from Melbourne and for reviewing our Day Out With Thomas event. Our volunteers are always pleased to hear such positive comments, as it makes their time and effort very rewarding! We trust we will see...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

There were at least 6 large carriages packed with families - invariably with you kids. This is our 4th year and the kids still enjoy it and it’s relaxing for us adults. There is face painting, colouring competition, only $1 lucky dip, story telling and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David O
Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hello David O Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. It is wonderful to hear that even after your 4th event, your family still enjoys the day! We like to have different guest attraction/activities to help keep the event interesting for...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We took our kids on the Easter Bunny train today and the kids had a ball. It was a lovely view from the train. Recommend sitting on left side as u walk in so get the water view. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank shannanigin
Kathleen K, Manager at The Bellarine Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hello Shannon C Thank you so much for the lovely review. The Easter Bunny Train is one of our favourite family specials each year. Our volunteer staff have just as much fun as the kids and we are very pleased you enjoyed the day. We...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

My 2.5 year old had a wonderful time at Day Out with Thomas. Very well organised event. We stayed around 2 hours which included the 45 minute train ride. Don't forget your camera. Lots of photo opportunities! Recommend the day to any Thomas fan!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jody J
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Brenda M
8 March 2017|
Response from Kathleen K | Property representative |
Hello Brenda M Thanks for your message. We are happy to provide a suitable carriage. Please let us know the day you are planning to visit so can ensure access for you both - 5258 2069. Kind regards Kathleen
11 March 2016|
Response from Betula103 | Reviewed this property |
The train runs on Sundays, most public holidays and on other days during school holidays. I suggest that you phone (03) 5258 2069 near to the time.
3 March 2016|
Response from AnnieR437 | Reviewed this property |
The carriages do not turn around, only the engine, so yes, if you want to see the scenery on both sides of the train you would need to change seats. A lot of the carriages have seats that go across the whole width of the... More