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The Blues Train

20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 1300 885 993
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Excellent night

A great night. Very professional delicious food and music was terrific. Would recommended it to... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jonesjennyl
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Geelong & Bellarine, Australia
Great night on the Blues Train

Had an amazing time everything was so well organised, dinner was great, drinks were cold, artists... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jscanlan2018
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Melbourne, 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 music” (32 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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20 Symonds St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great night. Very professional delicious food and music was terrific. Would recommended it to anyone

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an amazing time everything was so well organised, dinner was great, drinks were cold, artists were great, can’t wait to go again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must for anyone that loves a fantastic night out!!! So different and well organized. Very professional musicians of all ages, a wonderful fun atmosphere ,good food, great old train, lots of laughter....get on it!!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a Great Night..Blown away by the Great Music.Plenty of tasty food. Attentive and Friendly Staff.Easy to find, lots of parking. Had to wait in line for toilets, but started talking to people in line. Will be returning for another session

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit with friends was fantastic. Organisation is well done plenty of friendly people to help you. Food was good. Entertainment was great. You need to be aware that you could end up with some loud party group and you have them for the whole...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took my Mother in Law for her 76th birthday and we all had a great time. Between the carriages the music was great. The food served on the platform was simply delicious. It was a bitterly cold night and I would suggest layering up...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking fwd to the nite & it didn’t disappoint. The smorgasbord was delightful & the entertainment was great. What a novel idea, to run the show on a train. ****

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Along with a couple of close relatives (friends also in fact) we had a great journey on the Blues Train. My fave Melb muso, George Kamakawi was on board so the night was indeed wonderful! The catering isn't anything to rave about... Army style, mass...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Booked for night out with friends when we where on holiday. Had a fantastic night out and will remember for a long time. All acts superb, especially enjoyed Miss Whiskey.More

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi GFQ174, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Blues Train. We appreciate all the feedback we receive. It's fantastic to hear that you had such a fantastic and memorable night with us. We really hope that we see you...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I would definitely recommend the Blues Train for anyone who enjoys music and having fun. We are planning to do it again!

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TheBluesTrain, General Manager at The Blues Train, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi 205carlync, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Blues Train. We're really pleased to hear you had a fun night and look forward to seeing you onboard again very soon. Kind Regards, The Blues Train

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Sylvie E
28 February 2018|
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Response from ereeca | Reviewed this property |
Around $100 per person, includes a nice meal.
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agnes17
26 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
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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