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The Blues Train

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20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Great night out on the Blues Train

We had a fantastic night on the Blues Train. The staff were very helpful and the bands/musicians... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Jenny H
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Melbourne, Australia
First cold night of the season.

Too long waiting in the cold to get things underway. The carriages were already setup for the... read more

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mikebarnden
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Adelaide, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“great night” (92 reviews)
“great music” (31 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a fantastic night on the Blues Train. The staff were very helpful and the bands/musicians all excellent. Whilst the dinner is not 5 star, it's more than adequate and the wine was good too. We started in Carriage D, which got us off...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Too long waiting in the cold to get things underway. The carriages were already setup for the singers, just getting some piped music going through their systems would have made the waiting for the food line more bearable. Having 2 or more sets of servers...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the best time. Enjoyed all the different music on the 4 carriages. We enjoyed it so much we are already looking at booking again with friends this time!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

fun and casual, but the dinner was a slow part.. took two hours from 6-8 p.m. to just sit there and drink wine..which is okey, but a bit slow.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a wonderful evening on the Blues Train. Great food, terrific music and wonderful people. Enjoyed dancing to the music and sharing jokes and stories with fellow passengers as we sipped our drinks which we kept cold in our Blues Train Bucket. If a journey...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent night out with friends. It was fun moving from carriage to carriage meeting diffrent people

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 164welliott, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. Fantastic to hear that you and your friends had such a good night. Looking forward to seeing you all on The Blues Train again soon. Kind Regards, The Blues Train

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently went on board The Blues Train in beautiful Queenscliff. What an amazing experience it was. The staff, food and drink service was awesome. The entertainment on board each carriage was fantastic, everyone was up dancing and having fun. There were quite a number...More

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi joannev801, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us on The Blues Train. It sounds like you and your friends had a great night, you are quiet right it is a great idea for family groups ( the over 18's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner had a good selection. We had a lot of laughs getting to know our fellow carriage mates waiting for dinner as we started in carriage D. 4 music performers played in 4 carriages and you get to move every 1/2 an hour when you...More

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Heather H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your night on The Blues Train. That is one of the best things about going on The Blues Train is meeting the other passengers in your carriage. Its fantastic to hear...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend to anyone who enjoys music, blues in particular. Great night. Will be going again soon. I loved Jimmy Hocking & the Japanese couple were very funny

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi judygreen9, Thank you for your review and recommendation. It great to hear what a wonderful night you had and that you will be coming back again soon. See you on The Blues Train Kind Regards, The Blues Train

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Allocated seating in the dining carriage is needed. Our party of five had no seats together, thankfully people did move around so we could sit together. Not a great start to the evening and to pay extra for the dining carriage was very disappointing.

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Sylvie E
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Response from ereeca | Reviewed this property |
Around $100 per person, includes a nice meal.
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agnes17
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Response from helbel1107 | Reviewed this property |
All good on the night we attended, no problems.
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Josephine123456789
13 March 2016|
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Response from Koelle1999 | Reviewed this property |
There are no trains in June and July and it re-starts in August. Check out the website!
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