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The Bellarine Railway

20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 2069
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Great Train Trip

Visited Sunday 18th June and was disappointed to be told that they would be running a diesel engine... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Caloundra, Australia
A relaxing day on the Train

The trip takes around 2hr 15 min but one can make a day of it by stopping for a picnic at one end... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Tom D
Melbourne, Australia
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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 St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 2069
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Visited Sunday 18th June and was disappointed to be told that they would be running a diesel engine instead of steam that day. As we were visiting the area we decided to do the trip anyway. The return train to Drysdale takes about 2 hours...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The trip takes around 2hr 15 min but one can make a day of it by stopping for a picnic at one end & waiting for the later train. The train is great and the scenery to die for. They appear to regular family days...More

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Our kids enjoyed enormously travelling on the train with Mrs Santa Clause, changing carriages at Lakers Siding, meeting Santa Clause himself back at the station, having their face painted, some refreshments and a family photo taken. A good time was had by all

Thank David O
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Leave home early - the train leaves on time! Got stuck in 40km traffic on the Westgate Bridge and found ourselves behind schedule. Called the very helpful Henri on (03) 5258 2069 and they held the train for 10 minutes while we parked hastily on...More

Thank venesiamontaign
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Second time we attended the Thomas day out, great day out with family, kids had a ball, lots of goodies and friendly staff. We missed our train but they were more than happy to get us on the next one without a problem. Must do...More

Thank sab and jay k
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was a fabulous day out. We popped our bikes on the train, and took a gentle ride up to Drysdale. There is a great rail trail back to Queenscliff, a really nice ride. Wonderful for train buffs, and fabulous for those who like to...More

1  Thank ajames6364
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The smell of coal smoke and steam together with the puffing tank engine took us more years into the past than we care to remember. A wonderful way to spend a few hours trundling from Queenscliff to Drysdale in the the lovely old carriages. Very...More

Thank jimc352
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Take a trip in carriages pulled by Oliver from Queenscliff to Drysdale. Lovely track alongside the water. Also a short ride in one of the Troublesome Trucks pulled by non other than Thomas. It's a perfect day out for little fans of Thomas & Friends...More

Thank Glenfree
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a great journey back in time and to another place. Nothing about this railway is native to Victoria. The steam locomotive used, Pozieres, was built for use behind the allied lines in the First World War, the rail gauge is 3'6" (Tasmania, Queensland...More

1  Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A very relaxing ride, we took the train from Drysdale to Queenscliff. A steam loco pulled the train which added to the experience.

Thank Brad134
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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 Annie R | 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