The Blues Train
The Blues Train
4.5
Literary, Art & Music ToursScenic Railroads
Friday
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
About
In 1994, the concept of The Blues Train was the very first one of its kind in the world. Although it was initially one part of a winter concert series of at the historic Suma Park Homestead, patrons and organisers soon decided that there was enough following and enthusiasm for the event to run a couple of times a year. The Blues Train has now brought entertainment and joy to over 300,000 people. It’s also produced hundreds and hundreds of performances, whilst supporting hundreds of artists and entertainers from all over this wide red land, and many from America, Europe and Canada. You just never know who you are gonna see on The Blues Train! The Blues Train experience has become one of the most memorable and unforgettable tourism attractions in Victoria and Australia. The night brings together people from all over Australia and the world to join in a celebration of live music and be entertained by the best Australian and International blues and roots entertainers.
Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Portarlington, Australia1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
What a great night. Four different performers/groups - all terrific. Dinner was simple but good and plenty of it. Also of note was the crowd it attracted - you could tell it was going to be fun long before we pulled out of the station.

It's a much bigger operation than you'd think. Hugo runs it and believe me, it's not just the train that's well oiled!
Written 9 December 2023
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cathy677
Mt Martha, Australia6 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Our second Blues Train experience. Great music rollicking along in the train with four different lots of musicians. Great venue for a group of friends. My only gripe is that by the time we lined up for food last, as we were in the last carriage, they had run out of most of the food. Very disappointing. You’d think they’d have the catering sorted after all these years
Written 12 November 2023
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Bill R
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Nov 2023 • Friends
We had a great time dancing and singing along with the bands, the food was great and so were the drinks (hic) .
Every body on the train were having a fantastic time...
Come on down!....
Written 11 November 2023
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Kevin F
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Oct 2023 • Couples
Terrific night of entertainment and fantastic Blues Music. Hugo and his team were terrific. Great evening of unique entertainment. Highly recommended.
Written 29 October 2023
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Gavin L
Clifton Springs, Australia1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Friends
We just celebrated our 10 year Anniversary on Blues Train with about 30 people and Hugo plus team made for an amazing experience (as always) with a yummy dinner included to get started (enough for seconds if still hungry), Friendly Staff, competitive bar pricing and amazing rocking Artists for the entertainment.
We met on the Blues Train, had our wedding at the station then started celebrations on the Blues Train and have been back many times and always have a rockin Goodtime either with a group or as couple !
Great work Guys and thanks for looking after us yet again!!!

Cheers
Gavin & Samara
Written 15 October 2023
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Grace C
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
We had a fabulous time on the Blues Train. Hugo was the perfect host and brought a smile to everyone’s face! The food was delicious and the music was great in every carriage. Such a unique experience that I will treasure for a long time!
Written 6 April 2023
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Kate O
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Dec 2022 • Friends
We had the most memorable night on the Blues Train with Hugo and the team!! I would highly recommend! Such a special night spent with our family, enjoying unbelievable music, great food and drinks. An absolute must do experience!!
Written 2 April 2023
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Jessica C
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Mar 2023 • Couples
What a blast!! Highly recommend for couples, groups or any music lover. Hugo is a wonderful host; an entertainer in his own right!! Food was great too
Written 27 March 2023
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caramar
Beaumaris, Australia7 contributions
Mar 2023
How Disappointing!.. ! ...! Food was appalling, chat potatoes stone cold, rolls stale, pulled meat inedible,(what was it) chicken was offcuts not breasts, no honey/mustard sauce in sight. No steam locomotive, no photo opportunities, alcohol overpriced.

Having said that the bands were pretty good, and watching the patrons engage in their own personal alcohol induced "slow train wrecks" as the night wore on, was in itself entertaining.

Go for the music, not the food.
Written 27 March 2023
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Anna
Sale, Australia2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Just looking back through my photos and reminiscing about the great night we had on the Blues Train! Amazing music, great food and fantastic company. We had the trip planned for a long time and it certainly didn’t disappoint!
Written 24 March 2023
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