The Bellarine Railway

A volunteer operated organisation, offering heritage train rides and experiences between Queenscliff and Drysdale, on-board a collection of steam and diesel trains originating from most Australian states.

Heritage Train Service

Jump on-board our heritage steam and diesel locomotives to experience the simple pleasures no longer possible on modern railways, such as opening the window to wave to people as you pass by!

Private carriage hire is offered as part of our Heritage Service and is perfect for children’s birthday parties or groups of 20+.

Family specials and events

  • During the year events and specials can be found on our websites on-line calendar 
  • Magic Show and Workshop specials: During the June/July School Holidays
  • Teddy Bear Special: During the September School Holidays
  • Halloween Special: During October each year
  • Day Out With Thomas events: During January, Easter Holidays and October
  • Santa Trains: selected weekend in December
  • Easter Bunny Specials: On Easter weekend each year

Experiences and charters

  • Steam and Diesel Train Driver Experiences
  • Special Occasion Charters
  • Mid-week steam and diesel trips
  • Tailored group and school tours.

Call us if you would like to sign up for our newsletter which will give you advance notice of events and specials.


Listing details

Postal address: Wadawurrung Country, PO Box 166, Queenscliff 3225 VIC Australia
Organisation type: Community group or not-for-profit – incorporated
Reserve: Drysdale Railway Station Picnic Area
Affiliations: Tourism Greater Geelong and Bellarine member
Languages spoken: English
Service area: City of Greater Geelong

Contact: Kate Kenny
Phone: 03 5258 2069
Email: [email protected]

Cost: Applicable fares, charter cost, event prices and other services, activities or specials offered through out the year.
Volunteer opportunities: Yes - Volunteers are also welcome and we can offer a wide range of roles depending on the person's interest. Shop assistant, selling tickets, family event roles, workshop, train to become part of the train crew, painting and other general maintenance tasks.
Wheelchair accessible? Yes
Public transport access: Yes - McHarrys Bus service from Geelong-Queenscliff Station and Geelong-Drysdale Station. There are bus stops close to each of these stations. Searoad Ferries from Sorrento to Queenscliff Ferry terminal with a short level walk to the Queenscliff Railway Station.