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The Blues Train

20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 1300 885 993
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Awesome night of great music and fun. My 4th visit!!!

The Blues Train is a fun and unique experience! 4 lovely old steam train carriages, each with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JudyN1234
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Melbourne, Australia
Group of twenty friends

Very well organised, good music, good food, alcohol was not over priced. Very friendly, happy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ipadisie
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Drouin, 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 good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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+61 1300 885 993
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blues Train is a fun and unique experience! 4 lovely old steam train carriages, each with different talented musicians, sharing their blues skills with everyone for 30 mins or so. You stop and change carriages to experience each of them after having dinner in...More

Thank JudyN1234
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi JudyN1234, thanks for the fantastic review ! We love hearing about everyone's experiences on The Blues Train. So 4th trip done and dusted, really looking forward to seeing you and your friends for your 5th trip on The Blues Train, toot toot. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well organised, good music, good food, alcohol was not over priced. Very friendly, happy staff. We started in the A carriage and finished in the D carriage. Everyone had a great time and we are all looking forward to going again.

Thank Ipadisie
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Ipadisie for taking the time to write such a great review. It's really great to hear that your group had a good night. Looking forward to seeing you and your friends on The Blues Train again very soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although we live in Scotland we have been lucky enough to visit Australia every year. We have been on The Blues Train at least 6 times and enjoy it every time! Love the bands, and being able to change carriages to hear the bands is...More

Thank arthur863376
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow great review, so good to hear that you manage to fit a trip to The Blues Train when you visit Australia. Really looking forward to seeing when you come to Australia again for another great night on The Blues Train.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Blues Trains is a fun night. I'm not even really a fan of blues music, doesn't matter, we all had a ball. 4 different carriages, get to mix things up and sit with different people each time.

Thank Gail C
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Gail C, thanks for the awesome review ! Great to hear that you and your group all had such a good time, hopefully we'll see you all on The Blues Train again soon. Kind Regards, The Blues Train

Reviewed 6 May 2017

It's a pity that such a nice event is tarnish by people drinking too much and a lack of organization. I had the bad experience with dinner. I left my table in the carriage allocated, with two full glasses of wine in order to get...More

1  Thank FranciscaBonilla
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Francisca, thank you for taking the time to place a review. It's a shame to hear that your night on The Blues train was such a big disappointment. We are sorry to hear you had an altercation with a group of patrons when seating...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

It was very fun indeed It was worth it As it was very fun And I recommend it to all people That come down to Qweenscliff

1  Thank Jonathan J
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks Jonathan J for taking the time tor write a great review. So good to hear you had a fun night, looking forward to seeing you on The Blues Train again soon, toot toot.

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Was a really fun night out and so well organised too no rudeness from anyone at all and the food was yummy too I'd happily highly recommend this to anyone !

1  Thank Ellen C
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks Ellen C for taking the time to review us and happy birthday to your friend. Great to hear you had fun night and a yummy meal. Looking forward to seeing you an friends on board The Blues Train again very soon.

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Let me emphasize something right at the outset. The bloody music in carriage D was way too LOUD. It was uncomfortably LOUD. It was LOUD and DISTORTED. I have been to many concerts in my lifetime but this was amateurish, the placement of speakers made...More

4  Thank slymest
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Slymest, thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your time on The Blues Train. We acknowledge your concerns and unfortunately we accept that we had a volume issue in that carriage on the night of the 28th. Whilst, this issue was...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

All started on a good note. BUT security did not step in when two couples were obviously hyped up by excessive alcohol. The owner gives a safety talk at the start saying that bad behaviour would not be tolerated but that's exactly what happened. These...More

3  Thank agnes17
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi agnes17, thanks for taking the time to leave a review about your experience on The Blues Train. We’re sorry that the night didn’t quite live up to your expectations and that another customer verbally abused you. We by no means condone the behaviour of...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

We were really looking forward to the Blues Train experience but sadly it just didn't quite get there. First up, the music and the performers were great and made the whole weekend trip worthwhile. Dinner is included and the meal was tasty, but certainly functional...More

2  Thank annek3040
TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Annek3040, Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate all the feedback we receive! We pride ourselves in having the best of the best when it comes to our musicians, so it’s fantastic to hear you loved it they are the...More

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agnes17
I agree with this review. When dancers are up you cannot see the performers and it was these same four people who caused problems on the rest of the carriages. Talking over the performers and being obnoxious while security watched it happen. Did anyone else experience this behaviour
25 April 2017|
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Response from helbel1107 | Reviewed this property |
All good on the night we attended, no problems.
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Josephine123456789
Will the train be running in September
12 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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Josephine123456789
Hi. We are having a girls week end to Queenscliff. The week end of the 2/9/2016--5/9/2016 will the Blues Train be running that time of the year.
12 March 2016|
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Response from keithkez | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that they run every Saturday night. FYI - a few of the hotels down there offer a courtesy bus. Go on The Blues Train website and it has links to the affiliated establishments. Word of warning for your... More
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