Enjoy a degustation of exquisite local produce and scenic views in a relaxed atmosphere.
Your journey onboard Geelong’s restaurant train commences at the picturesque Drysdale Railway Station, just 15 minute drive from Geelong. Come early, and you may enjoy a glass of local wine on the Platform Bar prior to boarding. Our bar opens 30 minutes before boarding. Please note, on Thursdays and Fridays during the first two weeks of January 2018, The Q Train will depart from the Queenscliff Railway Station.
When it’s time to depart, our Maitre D’ will welcome you on board and show you to one of The Q Train’s restored Dining Cars.
Once comfortably on board, we invite you to relax whilst perusing our beverage list. The Q Train proudly only offers local, independent wines, beers and ciders from the Bellarine and across Geelong and the Otways. Is your heart set on your ‘usual’? Don’t worry, our staff are trained to recommend a locally owned and made equivalent that we bet you’ll like even better!
As the train whistle sounds your journey begins, travelling along the beautiful Bellarine Railway, offering views of the rolling hills of The Bellarine.
Your first course will be served within 30 minutes of boarding.
Between the set courses of our degustation menu, you are free to walk around the train, or to enjoy a relaxing beer in the Club Loco Bar Car. Feel free to explore the train and soak up the rich history.
The Q Train will pause for a period of time at Suma Park Historic Homestead, then runs alongside beautiful Swan Bay, with another stop to enjoy views while you dine and then continues on to Queenscliff.
Your final dessert course is served on our return trip from Queenscliff to Drysdale, and as The Q Train closes its return journey into Drysdale Railway station, enjoy a final cup of coffee or tea, perhaps with a digestif of your choice?
The waiters are keen to meet your every need; simply ask for any information regarding the train or surroundings and you can guarantee they will know the answer.
The Q Train currently has limited toilets on board, but there are toilets at every station.
Once we arrive at the Drysdale Railway Station approximately 4 hours later it’s time to say farewell and ride with us again soon!
Bookings are essential. Click below to book your journey on The Q Train.
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.