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  •  Day Trips
  •  Geelong, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne
  •  Great Ocean Road Train Dining Experience - Sail, Rail and Dine Package with First Class Depart from Melbourne CBD or Sorrento

Great Ocean Road Train Dining Experience - Sail, Rail and Dine Package with First Class Depart from Melbourne CBD or Sorrento

  • Geelong, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne
  • 6-7 hours (approx.)
  • 48 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Sail from Docklands in the Melbourne CBD to Portarlington (just over a one-hour journey), arrive in beautiful Portarlington to be transported by bus to The Q Train's Drysdale Railway Station, just 10 minutes away
  • 2. OR Sail from Sorrento on The Mornington Peninsula to Queenscliffe to be transported by bus to the Q Train's Drysdale Railway Station, just 20 minutes away
  • 3. After lunch, you'll be transported back to your ferry to sail to Docklands/ Sorrento
  • 4. A panoramic window seat to enjoy the views of the Bellarine Peninsula during the four-hour (4-hour) journey along the Bellarine Railway
  • 5. A romantic private dining compartment for two
  • 6. Delicious degustation menu, including The Q Train Wine Matching*
  • 7. Fine linen and superior and attentive service
  • 8. Complimentary tea, barista-made coffee, and chocolates
  • 9. The First-Class experience is available for booking of 2, 4, 6 or 10
From AUD
$458.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Sail from Docklands in the Melbourne CBD to Portarlington (just over a one-hour journey), arrive in beautiful Portarlington to be transported by bus to The Q Train's Drysdale Railway Station, just 10 minutes away
  • 2. OR Sail from Sorrento on The Mornington Peninsula to Queenscliffe to be transported by bus to the Q Train's Drysdale Railway Station, just 20 minutes away
  • 3. After lunch, you'll be transported back to your ferry to sail to Docklands/ Sorrento
  • 4. A panoramic window seat to enjoy the views of the Bellarine Peninsula during the four-hour (4-hour) journey along the Bellarine Railway
  • 5. A romantic private dining compartment for two
  • 6. Delicious degustation menu, including The Q Train Wine Matching*
  • 7. Fine linen and superior and attentive service
  • 8. Complimentary tea, barista-made coffee, and chocolates
  • 9. The First-Class experience is available for booking of 2, 4, 6 or 10

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Geelong, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne
Depature point ● Departs*: Fridays, Sundays
* Tour does not run between 21 December and 26 December
● Departure Point:
 - Departure Point 1: Docklands Ferry Terminal (Address: 131 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008)
 - Departure Point 2: Sorrento Ferry Terminal (Address: Esplanade, Sorrento VIC 3943)
● Departure Time^:
 - Departing Docklands on the 09:30 ferry (10:45 on weekends), and departing Portarlington on the 15:45 ferry (16:30 on weekends) with arrival into Docklands at 17:00 (17:50 on weekends)
 - Depart Sorrento Ferry Terminal on the 10:00 ferry (11:00 on weekends), and departing Queenscliff Ferry Terminal on the 16:00 ferry (17:00 on weekends) with arrival into Sorrento at 16:40 (17:40 on weekends)
^ Departure and arrival times are reference only and subject to availability. Precise departure time will be advised in your booking confirmation email.
Address Drysdale Railway Station, 2-10 Station St, Drysdale VIC 3222
How to get there 【Docklands Ferry Terminal (Address: 131 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008)】
● By Car
Located approximately 23km south of Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, takes about 30 minutes; approximately 3km west of Melbourne Federation Square, takes about 15 minutes.

Closest Parking:
- Wilson Parking (Address: 800 Bourke St, Docklands VIC 3008), approximately 4 minutes walk
- Wilson Parking (Address: Enterprize Way, Docklands VIC 3008), approximately 5 minutes walk
- Parking fees apply

● By Public Transport
The closest Train Station is Southern Cross Station
The closest Tram Station is Bourke St/Harbour Esplanade
The closest Bus Stop is Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Please check the Public Transport Victoria timetables (https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/) for more details to plan your trip.


【Sorrento Ferry Terminal (Address: Esplanade, Sorrento VIC 3943)】
● By Car
Located approximately 130km south of Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, takes about 1 hour 50 minutes; approximately 105km south of Melbourne Federation Square, takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Closest Parking:
- Sorrento Beach Carpark (Address: Esplanade, Sorrento VIC 3943), approximately 1 minutes walk
- Sorrento Jetty Car Park (Address: Esplanade, Sorrento VIC 3943), approximately 2 minutes walk
- Parking fees apply

● By Public Transport
Unfortunately there is no direct public transport available.
Or please check the Public Transport Victoria timetables (https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/) for more details to plan your trip.
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point /departure point 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time to allow enough time to check in. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable walking shoes, please note that singlets and thongs NOT be worn.
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info Conditions of Travel
● This service is an 18+ years experience. No persons under the age of 18 will be allowed on the service.
● The First Class experience is only available for groups of 2.
● Q Class dining cars provide fixed table seating for groups of two or four, and there're two tables that seat six. Due to structure and space restrictions, there is no provision for moving tables and there is limited fixed space between the front of the table and the back of the chair. If you require more space, please mention this by the time of booking.
● Due to limited kitchen space onboard The Q Train, advance notice is required for dietary requirements. Dietary requests cannot be accommodated without arrangement 48 hours prior.
● The Q Train runs in all weather conditions; however, The Q Train may cancel, interrupt or stop due to dangerous situations, adverse weather, fire danger, mechanical breakdown, or any other causes beyond their reasonable control. The Q Train does not guarantee the train journey as advertised, and reserves the right to change the schedule of the journey at its sole discretion, where The Q Train considers it necessary for the safety and welfare of the train, its guests or its staff. In some circumstances, The Q Train may offer a substitute reservation at another time.
● The Q Train reserves the right in its absolute discretion to:
 a. refuse entry or eject any guest whom The Q Train reasonably deems their behaviour to be unacceptable; including inappropriate attire breaching "smart casual" dress code.
 b. refuse to serve alcohol to any guest in accordance with the Responsible Service of Alcohol laws.
 c. charge the customer a reasonable cost for cleaning and/or repair in the case of damage being caused by the customer's negligence or intoxication.
● The Q Train is a moving vehicle travelling at low speeds. If you are prone to motion sickness there is a possibility you may experience minor motion sickness. We recommend you face the direction of travel while on board.
● Guests bring personal effects onto The Q Train at their own risk. The Q Train will not be responsible for any damage to or loss or theft of a guest's personal property. Any lost property will be kept for one month, after which it will be donated to a local charity.
● Guests board The Q Train at their own risk. The Q Train will not be responsible for any loss, damage (including property damage, personal injury, economic and consequential loss) or injury however else it may arise, including but not limited to being from a pre-existing medical condition, a breach of these conditions or as a result of the guest's behaviour.

Safety
● A safety briefing is given to all guests before departures.
● There are two exit doors per carriage of The Q Train. There is one exit door in the Club Loco Bar Car. Should evacuation be required, guests must follow the instructions of The Q Train and Bellarine Railway staff.
● There are fire extinguishers in the Queenscliff end of every carriage of The Q Train.
● First aid facilities are available. The Train Manager on duty is the First Aid Officer.
● If you have any food allergies, please notify when booking.
● The Q Train does not have an EpiPen or similar on board. If you recognise that you may require one, please ensure you bring it with you.

2 Overview

The Q Train, Port Phillip Ferries and Searoad Ferries have partnered together to arrange this incredible journey that will take your breath away. Diners will then experience The Q Train's amazing degustation, featuring local Bellarine produce, in The Q Train's refurbished carriages. The train will travel a return journey towards Queenscliff or Drysdale with views of Swan Bay and local scenery.

Great Ocean Road Train Dining Experience - Sail, Rail and Dine Package with First Class Depart from Melbourne CBD or Sorrento

The Q Train, Port Phillip Ferries and Searoad Ferries have partnered together to arrange this incredible journey that will take your breath away.

Sail from either Docklands to Portarlington or from Sorrento to Queenscliff on board the ferry, and arrive in beautiful Portarlington or Queenscliff. Then Fergos Bongo Tours will meet you and transport you to The Q Train.

Diners will then experience The Q Train's amazing degustation, featuring local Bellarine produce, in The Q Train's refurbished carriages. The train will travel a return journey towards Queenscliff or Drysdale with views of Swan Bay and local scenery.

After lunch, you'll be transported back to the ferry by Fergos Bongo Tours, then you can sail to Docklands or Sorrento whilst dreaming of your wonderful meal and your next visit.

Please note when booking your ferry tickets it may take 24 hours to be emailed to you. You will receive confirmation from The Q Train immediately.

 

FERRY OPTIONS

  • Depart from Docklands with The Q Train and Port Phillip Ferries
  • Depart from Sorrento with The Q Train and Searoad Ferries!

 

 

SAIL, RAIL & DINE FROM DOCKLANDS WITH THE Q TRAIN AND PORT PHILLIP FERRIES

Depart Melbourne and experience a day on the Bellarine that you'll never forget.

The Q Train & Port Phillip Ferries have partnered together to arrange this incredible journey that will take your breath away.

Sail from Docklands to Portarlington on board the ferry, arrive in beautiful Portarlington to be transported by Fergos Bongo Tours to The Q Train. Diners will then experience The Q Train's amazing degustation, featuring local Bellarine produce, in The Q Train's refurbished carriages. The train will travel a return journey towards including views of Swan Bay and local scenery. After lunch, you'll be transported back to the ferry by Fergos Bongo Tours, then you can sail to Docklands with Port Phillip Ferries whilst dreaming of your wonderful meal and your next visit.

You will depart from Docklands at 09:30 on Fridays (10:40 on weekends), and will arrive back into Docklands at 16:55 (17:40 on weekends).

 

Travel Times

  • Docklands Ferry to Portarlington – 80 minutes
  • Fergo Bongo Tours – 20 minutes to either Drysdale Station or Queenscliff Station depending on where The Q Train is departing.
  • The Q Train – 3 hours
  • Fergo Bongo Tours – 20 minutes from either Drysdale Station or Queenscliff Station to Portarlington Ferry Terminal.
  • Portarlington Ferry to Docklands – 80 minutes

Please note that all times are approximate.

 

 

SAIL, RAIL & DINE FROM SORRENTO WITH THE Q TRAIN AND SEAROAD FERRIES

Depart Sorrento and experience a day on the Bellarine that you'll never forget.

The Q Train has now partnered with Searoad Ferries, to make this amazing experience accessible to residents and holiday makers on The Mornington Peninsula.

Sail from Sorrento to Queenscliff on board the ferry, arrive in Queenscliff to be driven to The Q Train by Fergos Bongo Tours. Diners will then experience The Q Train's amazing degustation, featuring local Bellarine produce, in the refurbished Q Class carriages. The train will travel a return journey including views of Swan Bay and local scenery. After lunch, you'll be transported back to the ferry by Fergos Bongo Tours, then you can sail to Sorrento whilst dreaming of your wonderful meal and your next visit.

Departing Sorrento Ferry Terminal on the 10:00 ferry (11:00 on weekends) Departing Queenscliff Ferry Terminal on the 16:00 ferry (17:00 on weekends) with arrival into Sorrento at 16:40 (17:40 on weekends)

 

Travel Times

  • Docklands Ferry to Portarlington – 80 minutes
  • Fergo Bongo Tours – 20 minutes to either Drysdale Station or Queenscliff Station depending on where The Q Train is departing.
  • The Q Train – 3 hours
  • Fergo Bongo Tours – 20 minutes from either Drysdale Station or Queenscliff Station to Portarlington Ferry Terminal.
  • Portarlington Ferry to Docklands – 80 minutes

Please note that all times are approximate.

 

 

THE Q TRAIN DINING EXPERIENCE

The Q Train has four dining carriages, and two bars. Each dining carriage offers a unique experience for The Q Train's patrons.

The first of the carriages is called the Q Class Dining Car. Seating forty-two passengers on tables of two, four or six, this carriage is the main dining 'room'. Diners in the Q Class Dining Car will experience The Q Train's amazing degustation, and have the opportunity to enjoy beer, wine and cider from the finest local breweries and wineries. This is the only carriage to have six-seat tables, of which there are two. This carriage takes inspiration for its décor from the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. The second dining carriage on The Q Train is the Q Class Bar and Dining Car. This carriage provides the same excellent level of service as the Q Class Dining Car; however it also features its own bar, displaying heritage railway artefacts.

 

FIRST CLASS INCLUDING WINE MATCHING* (FOR GROUPS OF 2,4,6 OR 10)

The most prestigious dining option on board The Q Train is the First Class Private Dining Car. Originally a first class sleeping car from Queensland's famous Sunlander train, you will dine in your own private compartment. This intimate compartment, with seating for two, creates a unique, romantic atmosphere; ideal for that romantic treat, anniversary, birthday or special occasion. There are fourteen compartments available on each train. First Class guests experience the delicious degustation menu, with matching wines*.

 

What's included in your First Class journey:
  • A panoramic window seat to enjoy the views of the Bellarine Peninsula during the three-hour journey along the Bellarine Railway.
  • Varying dining vistas along the way, including a dining stop right next to Swan Bay, which is spectacular at sunset.
  • Drink on arrival
  • A romantic private dining compartment for two
  • Delicious degustation menu, including The Q Train Wine Matching*
  • Fine linen and superior and attentive service
  • Complimentary tea, barista-made coffee and chocolates
  • The First Class experience is only available for groups of 2

*Wine matching is the process of pairing food dishes with wine to enhance the dining experience. In many cultures, wine has had a long history of being a staple at the dinner table and both the winemaking and culinary traditions of a region will have evolved together. The main concept behind pairings is that certain elements in both food and wine interact with each other, and thus finding the right combination of these elements will make the entire dining experience more enjoyable. The premium wines used in the matching are sourced locally, and in line with Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) are served as per the Australian average, which is around half a standard drink with each course.

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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