The Blues Train
Address: Departs from Queenscliff Railway Station, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225
Phone: 03 5258 4343
Victoria's historic coastal town of Queenscliff is home to the world's one and only Blues Train. It is a unique experience that combines four of Australia's best live acts and the beautiful scenery of the Bellarine Peninsula on the Drysdale Railway line while aboard a real moving vintage steam train. It is one of Australia's most spectacular entertainment experiences - it is a mini festival in one night and a progressive party you'll never forget.
Nothing captures the spirit of the blues quite like a steam train. Listening to the train whistle and the clickety-clack on the tracks you can imagine the old blues masters jamming it up on Mississippi freight trains as they were 'ridin' the blinds' around America's deep south.
The Blues Train leaves Queenscliff Railway Station after guests have enjoyed a delicious meal complemented by fine Australian and local wines. The steam train then makes its way along 16 kilometres of track, gently rocking from side to side, seemingly in beat with the music.
At each of the stops, Suma Park and Drysdale, revellers swap carriages to see another of the acts, so by the end of the night patrons have seen all four acts performing on the train. Drinks are available from the mobile bar that miraculously appears on each platform (from the converted guard's van). You can sit back, relax and listen to the music with a drinking on one of the seated carriages or get up and boogie the blues away in one of the dance carriages.
Please visit the website for the different show dates.
Content: The Blues Train
Price & booking
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1 - 19 tickets
20 - 52 tickets
- Car park
- Access With Assistance for the Disabled
- Toilet facilities for the Disabled
Please check website for up to date schedule. The Blues Train departs Queenscliff Station Saturday nights August to May and Friday nights in December
Contact operator for further details.
Additional business information
The Blues Train - Small Business Regional Hero
Queenscliff's The Blues Train and owner Hugo T Armstrong is one of sixteen small businesses from Provincial Victoria to have recently been featured in the Small Business Regional Heroes photographic exhibition. Each year, Small Business Victoria coordinates and presents Energise Enterprise - Victoria's Small Business Festival. This annual small business month consists of more than 400 events providing inspiration, ideas and information to start or grow a business. A regular highlight of Energise Enterprise is the unique photographic exhibition 'Small Business Heroes'. This year, the theme is Regional Heroes celebrating the inspiring people running successful businesses in Provincial Victoria. Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Ms Jacinta Allan, said the Small Business Regional Heroes photo exhibition recognises and celebrates the significant contribution regional small business makes to all Victorians. "The sixteen businesses selected to be part of this year's Small Business Regional Heroes exhibition are great local success stories and serve as positive business role models for our regional and rural communities," said Ms Allan. Hugo T Armstrong, Proprietor of The Blues Train describes his business as a "fifteen-year overnight success! "I'm very proud of The Blues Train - it combines many of my loves and proves that, while it can be tough to run a business in regional Victoria, there are so many interesting and worthwhile experiences outside of cities".
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