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The Blues Train

Queenscliff, Australia
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About The Blues Train
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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Elizabeth_aka_ERM wrote a review Jun. 2020
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions19 helpful votes
The Blues Train is a fantastic night out (or afternoon as I’ve done a lunch too). Starting with the excellent food, finishing when the train pulls back in. It’s the best foot stomping, hip swinging, singing and dancing fun you can have! And your ears will love all the sweet tunes!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Tony M wrote a review Jun. 2020
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Had a great date night that combined the experience of rail travel with fine dining topped off with great music.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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carnegiegirlcp wrote a review Mar. 2020
Carnegie, Australia480 contributions77 helpful votes
Good music experience, but food and organisation a bit lacking. Do not select to start in carriage B. We were last to board and last for the meal call. You also have to eat off a try on your lap. There are not enough seats in some carriages too, so get someone to queue and save your seats each swap over so that you get one. Standing and dancing on the moving train is very hard on your feet. This is also billed as a dining experience, and whilst the food isnt bad, its not going to win any awards either. A felt the whole thing is a bit overpriced for the total experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TheBluesTrain, Front Office Manager at The Blues Train
Responded 10 Mar. 2020
Hello carnegiegirlcp, we appreciate your honest feedback.
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Jude wrote a review Feb. 2020
Torquay, Australia566 contributions151 helpful votes
How much fun do you want? A train ride with a difference ..... four different bands performing in four separate carriages, dinner (USA style pull-pork, chicken, salads etc), drinks available for purchase, good raging fun especially if you get a group of friends together! Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TheBluesTrain, Front Office Manager at The Blues Train
Responded 10 Mar. 2020
Thank you JudeD862 for your review, so glad you enjoyed your night & we hope to see you again!
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Jennyts wrote a review Feb. 2020
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions19 helpful votes
A fun night out with friends. Food, Wine, Music, Ambience. Laughter & fun with “new friends” met on the train. Good for a once off ( but certainly could go again)
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from TheBluesTrain, Front Office Manager at The Blues Train
Responded 10 Mar. 2020
Thank you Jennyts for your glowing review. we can't wait to share another train ride with you!
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