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Bellarine Railway

Journey into yesteryear whilst enjoying a peaceful and relaxing journey on a heritage steam train.

The Bellarine Railway has been operated and maintained by dedicated volunteers since 1979 and features a unique collection of heritage locomotives and carriages from around Australia.

Throughout the year we offer a variety of regular activities, special and events including                        

Heritage Train Trips                                                Private Carriage hire

Locomotive Cab Rides                                    Steam and Diesel Driver Experiences           

Day out with Thomas events                                    Santa Train Specials

Group and school visits welcome                        Special Occasion charters

Travelling through the peaceful, rolling hills of the Bellarine Peninsula between Queenscliff and Drysdale. Trains run most Sundays of the year including public holidays, with additional services during school holidays.

Timetable – from 1.6.2012
11.00am Dep Queenscliff                     11.45am  Arr Drysdale
12.00pm Dep Drysdale                        12.45pm  Arr Queenscliff

1.15pm  Dep Queenscliff                      1.27pm   Arr Lakers Siding
1.40pm  Dep Lakers Siding                   1.52pm   Arr Queenscliff

2.45pm  Dep Queenscliff                      3.30pm   Arr Drysdale
3.45pm  Dep Drysdale                         4.30pm   Arr Queenscliff


Easter Bunny Special – Easter Sunday
Everyone is invited to join the Easter Bunny for a special family trip on Easter Sunday!
Children are encouraged to create an Easter Bonnet or Hat at home and wear on the day to be in the running to win 1 of 3 prizes and every child will receive a certificate. Activities during the trip in Easter Bunny’s Carriage include:
§  Listening to ‘Peter Rabbit’ stories
§  Children can make an egg basket
§  Easter Bunny will have a special surprize to collect
§  Parents are invited to take photos of their children
At Drysdale Station children are welcome to take part in the Egg Hunt and swap carriages for the trip back to Queenscliff.

Adults                         $30.00            
Seniors                       $20.00
Children (4-17yrs)       $25.00
Toddlers (1-3yrs)         $ 5.00
Family  (2a/up to 3c)   $80.00
Bookings are essential for both the morning and afternoon session. Tickets are now available for the 11am carriages and when fully booked, Easter Bunny has promised to return for the 2:45pm train.

NEW: Queenscliff Station History Tours
Guided tours (30 minutes) of the Queenscliff station precinct, will give an insight to the railway's long history and its importance to the township - available selected Tuesdays and Thursdays in January at 10am and 2pm

NEW: Locomotive Cab Rides
Cab Rides give passengers the chance to up-grade their heritage train ticket and ride with the crew. Rides last for a ‘section’ (one way) and then return trips are as ‘regular’ passenger.

Day out with Thomas
Thomas will make a special appearance at the ‘Day out with Thomas’ event at Queenscliff on

October 10 & 11, 2015

Enjoy a great day out with a 40 minute steam train ride, unlimited activities, displays, photo opportunities galore and more! Characters include Thomas, Douglas, Henry, Oliver, Salty, those Troublesome Trucks and Sir Topham Hatt.

The event starts at 10am - 4pm and bookings are highly recommended, to avoid disappointment

Gift vouchers
Vouchers are available for the Heritage service, Locomotive Cab rides, Day out with Thomas events and Steam or Diesel Driver Experiences.


Further information, website calendar, bookings are vouchers are available from our website or calling during office hours.

Symonds Street, Queenscliff

Station Street, Drysdale

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