The Q Train is a travelling restaurant departing principally from the historic Drysdale Railway Station, just an easy 15 minute drive from Geelong. The Q Train will take you to Queenscliff via Suma Park and then return to Drysdale, where you will alight approximately 4 hours later*.
Never before has Australia seen a heritage rail line used for showcasing local food, wine, beer and cider. We’re inviting locals and visitors alike to come aboard our restored carriages and enjoy a gastronomical journey unlike anything else you have experienced.
We are serving local produce on every journey from the comfort of our refurbished dining cars; providing every customer with a delicious rail journey, and unique views of Swan Bay and the Bellarine.
Wine and dine in style with The Q Train.
*The Q Train reserves the right to alter the departure station. We will advise you if this occurs and details will be on your ticket.
A couple of years ago, two blokes who’d worked with trains for the better part of 50 years purchased several historic carriages from Queensland Rail. They sought the expertise of a hospitality pundit, and then our team was born. We’ve spent the last year or so refurbishing the old carriages, and have transformed a part of the old “Sunlander” into a new boutique rail restaurant called “The Q Train”. How’s that for recycling?!
If you live around the Bellarine area, you may have seen us working on restoring the carriages over the last 12 months.
As long term homeowners on the Bellarine Peninsula, we have dreamed of creating a Restaurant Train to showcase the beautiful Bellarine and Swan Bay scenery, whilst offering premium local food and beverages. The Q Train is the realisation of this and we are proud to share this vision with Geelong, The Bellarine and beyond!
Celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, work functions, Christmas parties or any other function YOU can think of, by chartering a carriage or the entire train for your exclusive use.
Why not private charter The Q Train to take care of everything!
Wonderful food, gorgeous scenery (we were treated to a beautiful sunset) and excellent service, we had a fantastic experience on The Q Train. A unique dining experience and a perfect inclusion to a weekend escape from the city. Make a booking as soon as you can!
Wonderful evening on the Q Train last night. Beautiful food and atmosphere, scenery and a lovely sunset to view. So relaxing, highly recommended.
I was lucky enough to be a part of the second trip, the Q Train team has done an amazing job restoring the carriages, the food was very much fine dining and presented beautifully. A great night had by all.
Had matching wines, first class carriage and had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend.
Very unique and amazing experience. We had to best time aboard this amazing train. Food was incredible � would highly recommend locals and anyone visiting the area to book a table for sure!
Do yourself and a loved one (or ones) a favour and take a trip to Drysdale and enjoy the Q-Train.
We enjoyed six magnificent courses of local produce accompanied by some of the best beers found in the area, I'm jealous just thinking about that Sage Farm Salted Beef (the highlight for me)
Watching the sunset over the water as we drank and dined in delight was incredible.
This an experience I couldn't recommend higher
The food was amazing and everything was gluten free!!
The wait staff were lovely and the train was wonderful!
Would definitely like to try first Class next time!
What a fantastic experience. I tried The Q Train for the first time on Friday night and it was amazing. The fine dining degustation was just fabulous.
Awesome staff and the local boutique beers were great!
I will be back!
Absolutely amazing will definitely be back. The staff were so friendly and the food is incredible.
Really fun night!! It was great for a Birthday celebration!
We proudly showcase local food, wine, beer & cider from Geelong, the Otways, and the Bellarine. Taking a journey with us on The Q Train allows you to discover the best of what our region has to offer, while enjoying its beautiful scenery as an ever-changing vista through your train window.
We have restored and refurbished our dining cars to create the ultimate in rail dining experiences.
Have a browse through our gallery and then come and experience a train journey you’ll never forget. We look forward to welcoming you!
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The Q Train has been awarded an AGFG Readers Choice award for 2018 in the Modern Australian Category for the Geelong & The Bellarine Peninsula region.