The gift of The Q Train
Fine dining complemented by a shifting landscape of spectacular views and scenery. Here at The Q Train we present an experience like no other. Never before has Australia seen a heritage rail line used for showcasing local food, wine, beer, cider and the natural environment. And with Christmas just around the corner, what better gift is there than the gift of an exceptional encounter. For the grandpa that adores trains, for the sister who fancies herself as a bit of a foodie, for the Uncle who loves his vino or for the mum who appreciates a spectacular sunset, we have an experience and a memory waiting to happen…
For the Train Enthusiasts
Climb aboard our meticulously restored and devotedly run train carriages. Steeped in history, The Q Train was once part of the old ‘Sunlander’; a long distance passenger service that transported its patrons across the Queensland landscape from 1953 to 2014. Nowadays, a selection of these carriages find themselves on a different track, arguably just as picturesque, if not more so (absolutely no bias). These refurbished beauties run along the beautiful and bountiful Bellarine Railway line, acting as the magnificent centrepieces of our Q Train journey.
For the Foodie…
Our head chef and her expert team proudly, skilfully and exquisitely incorporate the finest and freshest produce of the Bellarine into our myriad of dishes. Our degustation menu has been specifically designed to allow you to savour a veritable feast of smaller courses, a satisfying sampling of magnificent Bellarine flavours. From the sweetness of Lonsdale Farm tomatoes to the richness of Lard Ass Butter to the tart berries of Lomas Orchard, the seasonally adapting menu is incredibly vibrant, deliciously indulgent and will, without a doubt, exceed the fussiest of foodies expectations.
For the Wine Connoisseur…
Banks Road, Baie Wines, Teddy & The Fox, Oakdene Vineyards, Scotchman’s Hill, Terindah Estate, Queenscliff Brewery, Curlewis Winery – the cup is certainly full when it comes to the taste and quality of Bellarine’s wineries, distilleries and cider houses. The region is ripe with gins, pinots, lagers and so much more. Here at the Q Train, we embrace our local beverages. Our bar is well stocked and the staff waiting to pour you a glass of Bellarine’s finest. Opt to pair your degustation menu with impeccably matched local beverages or simply choose your own, either way, the beautiful bouquet of Bellarine beverages is waiting to be sipped and savoured.
For the Nature Lover
Adding to the sips and the savours is the journey itself. Travelling between Queenscliff and Drysdale, we pass many a superb sight and scene. The varying vistas along the way, transform before your eyes. From the lush green paddocks of Drysdale to the water eutopia of Swan Bay to the rolling hills of the Bellarine to the stopover at the stunning vineyard, historic homestead and gardens of Suma Park. Our journey takes you by way of untouched and awe-inspiring areas of the Bellarine, accessible only by way of rail. Around every bend and through every stretch, the shifting sights will amaze. Landscape lovers best have their cameras handy.
A visually stunning journey, culinary finesse, sensational sips and service that is second-to-none – we give you the experience, you create the memory. Give your nearest and dearest The Q Train experience this Christmas. Gift cards are now available online and start at $50.