Margate Train
Margate Train
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Mike O' Brien
Melbourne, Australia179 contributions
June 2023 • Couples
Bit underwhelming to be honest. Had a great brekkie at the restaurant there but. Not as many shops as i expected and half closed. Antique store worth a squiz.
Written 1 July 2023
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Niccers16
Bundaberg, Australia377 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Visited the train on our way down to explore the Huon Valley. Cute little set up. Visited the lolly shop, old school lollies, relatively expensive, but still nice.
Written 7 April 2023
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,256 contributions
May 2022
After a day driving around the Huon Valley we made our last stop at the Margate Train, permanently parked by the Channel Highway, south of Hobart. The train, built in England in 1950, had its final passenger service between Launceston and Hobart in 1978. The idea of the tourist attraction sounded interesting, when in fact it was rather dull apart from being able to climb into the drivers seat, a fun thing for children to do also. Each of the carriages operate as a commerical business but with little appeal to us unfortunately.
Written 30 May 2022
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Kasia
Launceston, Australia93 contributions
Apr 2021
We called into the Margate Train on Easter Saturday, and found most of the boutique carriage shops not open. Given that Easter is one of the busiest tourist times in Tassie, it was most disappointing to find that most of the carriage shops were closed.
Written 6 April 2021
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,217 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Came here to have a good look around, some great shops to browse and you can also climb on the train...if only it actually went somewhere. Spent some time here as I had been past it on many occasions, do call in.
Written 14 March 2021
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Beck1996
London, UK6 contributions
Jan 2021
Visited the Margate Train today and enjoyed a good coffee and great pancake. We went into the Choo Chew Lollie Shop and our visit ended there unfortunately. I have never been served by such a rude, miserable 'no customer skills' woman in all my life. Will return for coffee and a browse but will never purchase from the lollie shop again if she's in there.
Written 13 January 2021
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John L
Broadstairs, UK218 contributions
Feb 2020
Stopped here for a mid day snack. The tea and scones were fine, but there were a number of empty carriages. This could be a fantastic experience but need a bit of TLC.
Written 19 February 2020
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wengen bound
Burwood East, Australia87 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited the Margate Train mid week in January, the very time you would think this attraction would be jumping. But alas, only three businesses were operational. The Pancake Restaurant was busy and there was also an interesting Tasmanian wood business operating. There is also a huge shed packed with memorabilia and all kinds of vintage stuff that was interesting. But the whole attraction has seen better days with some carriages in a sad state of repair and most carriages devoid of any business. So sad because it has potential.
Written 22 January 2020
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W3557OOpatrickc
Hobart, Australia390 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Grandson wanted an icecream so drove to here. Wow Bridestowe Lavender icecream available.. I did boysenberry manna lavender and chocolate for grandie. All gone in record time.
Written 8 January 2020
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Linda M
Hobart, Australia14 contributions
Oct 2019
Use to love going here to buy our ice cream in a waffle cone, really good ice cream. For our particular order the price went from $5 to $6 a cone. When we ordered the guy, the only guy stated that Muir’s in town is still more expensive than him. We haven’t been back since for lack of customer service to locals to the area. We now buy our Valhalla ice cream in tubs from the Snug Servo up the road from the train and use our own waffle cones. It use to be nice and friendly going there, it seems they are just interested in the tourists now.
Written 31 December 2019
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