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Address: 20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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+61 1300 885 993
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18:30 - 23:30
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Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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For something decidedly different and entirely enjoyable, Queenscliff's...

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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Bluesy Birthday Bash

Thanks for a great night and an even bigger thanks for giving so many local musicians an opportunity to showcase their talents. Great concept, fantastic music. Read the website... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thanks for a great night and an even bigger thanks for giving so many local musicians an opportunity to showcase their talents. Great concept, fantastic music. Read the website and you will know exactly what you are in for. One minor suggestion. It was my birthday and it seemed half of our carriage was celebrating their birthday too. 3 of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always fantastic! Been going on the Blues Train for years (last night was my 9th trip!) and I still love Hugo's welcome speech. It's just a great night with awesome music and fun vibes. If you haven't done it yet make sure you get onboard...toot toot!...🚂...and I hope you're lucky enough to hear the incredible John McNamara!...

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Started with a great feed and a couple of drinks before heading off on our journey.We really loved the music and the whole experience seeing different types of music on different carriages.The schedule over the night was great with enough time during the breaks to be ready for your next adventure.A defininate must for music lovers.

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Thank m0ppa
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Wow, what a great review! We love you had an amazing night and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Like others, we welcome you to come back again in the very near future! Thanks for the review m0ppa. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 4 had an enjoyable night tonight. Great music in each of the 4 carriages. Definitely recommend it!!

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Woop, woop! So glad to hear you loved your night on the Blues Train Stacey S. Would love to see you on the train again! And a very Happy Birthday to you! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over priced. Given one piece of meat and then told to 'come back for seconds'. Went up for more food and declined. Not able to eat on train, eating on trellis table. Living off brand, no substance.

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Thank Simon W
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Simon, Normally I would thank you for what is clearly your first review, although I can't say that I would even deem this a review. It is completely irrational to claim that anyone would ever be offered only one piece of meat on the Blues Train, especially being the bulk of the food is a buffet. The proteins are dished... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very entertaining however due to train figuration of seats unless you were quick to get on to get a forward facing seat you had your back to the entertainment & it was difficult to turn around. Food was buffet style & was good however I feel for the price a sweet should have been included (you could buy an... More 

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Hi Jennyjoy55, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. It's fantastic to hear that your night was full of great entertainment. We hope that you join us again for another celebration. More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous evening lots of laughs smiles and fun, the music was just incrediable, the meal was nice it was basic good food. I will be going again I truly loved it. Highly reccomend if your thinking about it stop! just go.

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for the Fanbloodytastic review Teanie B! It's great to hear that your night was thoroughly enjoyed. We can't wait for you to join us again sometime soon in the near future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last Saturday night we were thoroughly entertained by The Blues Train in Queenscliff, Victoria. It was one of the better nights of entertainment I have had in a long time. The whole activity was well run with everyone attending wanting to have a good night, so it had a great atmosphere. The event starts around 7.00pm and goes to about... More 

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Hi Bill D, Woohoo! Thanks for the amazing review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this. The entertainment is the star of our event and we pride ourselves on the incredible acts we put on week in week out and the atmosphere generally takes the whole night to a another level! Love your feedback on one our... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely better to do this with a group of friends. We were a couple and not drinking as heavily as most of the other patrons. Food was perfectly ok. Prices for drinks seemed fair. Concept is good and some of the people on our night were extremely exhuberant. Bands were all quite talented but disappointingly didn't actually hear a lot... More 

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate that you had an enjoyable night and wish to assure you that the Blues Train caters for both groups and couples. It is great to hear that the crowd was exuberant. Regarding the choice of musicians on the night, The Blues Train prides itself on having Australia’s best blues musicians. That said, blues... More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great concept...a moving feast of different blues styles...but could have been much better. Firstly the food was very basic... beef n'gravy, pasta, salads.. no dessert ..all served up like factory /school canteen meals..unimaginative ! Only one of the carriages was arranged to allow dancing which everyone enjoyed. The music in the other carriages was generally a good standard but became... More 

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent trip advisor review. It's true, The Blues Train is a moving feast of different styles of blues music. Regarding the food, we are confident the menu (that is described in detail on our website) reflects what is served. More research prior to travelling on the show would have also given you an insight into the style... More 

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