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Good use for an old train

This attraction uses an old train including an engine and about six carriages which are used as a... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Chris F
Ipswich, Australia
Unique place for lunch and browsing

The Margate train in the Channel area south of Hobart is a unique place to browse the carriages... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Wendy M
Hobart, Australia
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1587 Channel Highway, Margate, Tasmania 7054, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lolly shop should be on the weight watchers danger list. I enjoyed the bric-a-brac section. Coffee and 2 different types of eateries on site.

Thank SirGaw
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I had a big train breakfast. Very. Very .Disappointing. The toast was as hard as a rock. The beacon had burnt ends. But then the snags was underdone. To make matters worse the wife and i watched 7 other people arrive and got served before...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

This attraction uses an old train including an engine and about six carriages which are used as a shop, cafe etc. It is worth a look as it is reminiscent of an old railway station. One of the carriages is a lolly shop while another...More

1  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 27 July 2018

A novel concept of an old train with each carriage containing a shop, cafe, bar etc. A good little side stop if you need a cuppa and a browse.

Thank starmagnolia
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Went here primarily to catch the brewing company Devils. Rocked up little early toilet facilities clean. Coffee and scones at the café very nice. Brewing not open at 11 not open at 12. Rang the number we closed last week sorry. Well you would think...More

1  Thank TasmaniaLovesydney
Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Margate train in the Channel area south of Hobart is a unique place to browse the carriages with their eclectic offerings -cider tasting, retro clothes, lolly shop, plants and so much more. We enjoyed lunch in the Pancake carriage - King Island beef pies...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This delightful place has many facets that might draw in tourists and locals. A real train (out of commission) that children (and adults) can swarm over, explore and enjoy forms the main structure. Every train carriage's been converted into shops of some kind. These converted...More

1  Thank Taffy T
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The Margate Train was formerly the Tasman Limited and ran between Hobart and Launceston. It is now set up as a series of shops with a craft brewery, barber, sweet shops, clothing etc. The train is under cover with what looks like a station. There...More

Thank 9waynep
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had good tea and scones at the Pancake Train which has quite a few different carriages. There is Devils Cidery situated there as well as a lolly shop,a retro clothes shop,a shoe shop and a gift shop. A fun and novel idea and there...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 24 February 2018

A black steam engine and carriages, going nowhere, but we plenty to see and sample on the journey. Beer, liquorice, rock and roll skirts, coffee, and much more. And a great antiques barn, with Tassie timber for sale for your next project.

Thank Michael S
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Every day I believe. I went during the week.