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Bally Hooley

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“steam train”(58 reviews)
“train ride”(36 reviews)
“qt resort”(27 reviews)
The Bally Hooley is an operational steam train in Port Douglas, Queensland. The trains are hauled by our three coal-fired steam locomotives Bundy, Speedy and the new all-star Nelson, built in the early 1950s for the local Sugar Mills. We also have...more
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Wharf St | Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 403 068 505
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All reviews steam train train ride qt resort choo choo cane train st crispin reef marina return train open carriage great fun for the kids sugar cane great ride minute trip fun trip spend an afternoon cruise ship take photos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

THis little train is such a cool experience. It just rambles through the local area with regular commentary about how and where the trains were used. It is a short trip but so sweet. Loved it and certainly recommend it for any/all ages

Thank Maurine R
BallyHooleyRailTours, Sales & Marketing Manager at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maurine, Thank you for your review! I am so pleased that you loved our train ride and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Taylor M. Bally Hooley Rail Tours

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely way to enjoy the history of the sugar train type service which used to run and a good commentary of the area as we travelled. Not expensive and we took advantage of the suggestion to have a lunch at the end of the...More

1  Thank Joe B
SalesBallyHooley, Sales & Marketing at Bally Hooley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joe B, Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our train ride and lunch at Choo Choos @ St. Crispins!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Choose this experience especially for my 3 year old, and he loved it. My mum came with us and loved the smoke and steam engine. The train took us to the boat and we sailed up the waterways to the Marina. We were the only...More

1  Thank Katesiony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Port Douglas to wind down & relax so we chose a lazy Sunday To do the touristy thing and rode the Ballyhooley train from St Crispin’s Wharf after our boat trip through the mangroves on Dickson’s Creek. Found a pretty lagoon setting...More

1  Thank Diana P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a 3-in-1 package with the first leg being on the Choo Choo Explorer for a leisurely cruise from the Marina through the Dikon Inlet to Choo Choos @ St Crispins. The vessel is a powered catamaran with two levels allowing excellent views of...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was well organised and generally relaxing. We enjoyed our half way stop off where we could cool in the shade and have an ice cream. The return trip seemed to be extra noisy, this with the tremendous heat was a bit tiring for the...More

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this as grand parents with our daughter and her 5 year and 6 year old children It was great!! Friendly staff who interacted with the children the meal we had at Choo Choo was tops and a 3 yr old croc came into...More

1  Thank lynette953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable experience with attentive staff on the Cruise and other staff at the restaurant and train. Felt it was overpriced for what we received.

Thank waynejeanetter
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon on the Bally Hooley train followed by a relaxing river cruise. Very surprised by how big the boat was and enjoyed a complementary glass of champagne. So glad we took the time to do it.

1  Thank Qlarqe
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Trip from Choo,choos restaurant,went to St Crispons for lunch travelled by boat back, saw crocodiles

Thank jennifeiss
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5 October 2017|
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Response from elley-mae | Reviewed this property |
Marina at port Douglas is the last station. The train is turned around on a manual turntable certainly worth watching. Then the train returns to St Crispins Station. Nice cafe there. There is a station at QT resort as well... More
18 May 2017|
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Response from elley-mae | Reviewed this property |
You can also just walk to QT resort and the train stops there as well.
3 May 2017|
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Response from GCCM78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes it does.