Easter Weekend 2024

GOOD FRIDAY TRIPS

29 MARCH 2024

Trains depart Queenscliff:
11am – 12pm
1pm – 2pm – 3pm

Take a scenic trip along Swan Bay for an enjoyable way to contribute to The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal! The Bellarine Railway will donate proceeds from passenger fares. 

EASTER SPECIALS

30-31 MARCH 2024

Trains depart Queenscliff:
10.30am – 12pm – 1.45pm – 3.15pm^

^3.15 trip is dependent on demand

Take a scenic trip from Queenscliff Station,
along picturesque Swan Bay to Lakers Siding
for a 30-minute stopover. The Easter Bunny
will be waiting to greet patrons, offering photo opportunities and a small treat for children.

SWAN BAY EXPRESS

1 APRIL 2024

Trains depart Queenscliff:
11am – 12pm – 2.15pm – 3.15pm^

^3.15 trip is dependent on demand.

Take a scenic train trip along picturesque Swan Bay in carriages that are fully enclosed, yet offer the time-honoured option of raising a window to really become part of the passing landscape.

 

Online bookings close at 10am on each running day, with tickets available at the gate, unless sold out prior.
While the advertised service is generally hauled by a steam locomotive, we reserve the right to use a diesel locomotive, on days of Total Fire Ban and when repair and maintenance are needed.
BOOKING INFO - CLICK HERE

Our trains depart from the Queenscliff Station: 20 Symonds (bottom of Hesse) Street, Queenscliff 3225 VIC

Toilets are located at Queenscliff Station, not onboard the train or at Lakers Siding

PRE-BOOKING

  • Online bookings close at 10am on each train running day.
  • Tickets are not refundable unless the operator cancels the service outright.
  • When booking tickets you agree to receive an email requesting optional feedback after your visit, to give us valuable information on ways we can improve.
  • Pre-booked patrons must present their tickets at the booking office window before boarding the train, to confirm their arrival and collect the souvenir ticket(s).
  • Patrons arriving late, accept that they will be moved to the next scheduled service, however, this is subject to availability.

VOUCHERS

  • Booking requests for voucher holders are only accepted within business hours – Send email details about what you wish to book HERE
  • Alternatively, present the voucher at the gate, however, tickets are subject to availability.

COMPANION CARDS REQUESTS

  • A companion can travel on the Swan By Express event free of charge when their client purchases a ticket online.
  • To arrange a companion ticket, please book all paying passengers and note any special requirements, then forward the confirmation email, with a scan of the companion card HERE
  • Requests will be processed within business hours.
  • On train running days, our Booking Officers will be available at Queenscliff to assist with requests.

PURCHASING TICKETS AT THE GATE

  • Tickets may be purchased at Queenscliff Station unless sold out prior – please check with the booking officer for availability.
  • Any available tickets are sold to walk-up patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • No telephone bookings are possible.
TRIP INFO & TERMS - CLICK HERE

CARRIAGE SEATS

  • Currently, there are no allocated carriages or seats, we reserve the right to ask to share ‘sets’ of seats,  to accommodate fellow passengers.
  • Patrons are advised that our heritage carriages may not be accessible to all wheelchairs, depending on the width of the chair.
  • We recommend calling 5258 2069 during business hours (at least 48 hours prior) to discuss how we can best meet your needs. Wheelchair users may ride with the Guard, however, space may be subject to availability.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOS

  • From time to time The Bellarine Railway carries out photography and/or video recording which may feature visitors on its premises. By booking, you agree that The Bellarine Railway may use such images in perpetuity in any promotional, advertising or publicity material in any format whatsoever. You further agree that copyright in these materials rests with The Bellarine Railway.

DISCLAIMERS

  • Service timetables, calendars, motive power (steam/diesel), and fares may be altered with little or no advance notice.
  • We reserve the right to operate the scheduled service with a diesel locomotive due to maintenance requirements, Other reasons may include but are not limited to unforeseen circumstances and on days of Total Fire Ban. On days of extreme weather, we also reserve the right to cancel the day’s service.

BOOKING TERMS

  • Tickets are non-refundable unless the operator cancels the service outright.
  • Requests for day-of-travel changes will only be considered when received via email – HEREno less than, 48 hours before the pre-booked date. 

GOOD FRIDAY FARES

Queenscliff / Lakers Siding / Queenscliff
$17 Adult
$15 Concession (Pension/Seniors)
$13 Child (4-17 yrs)
(0-3 years do not require a ticket)
$55 Family1 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
$65 Family2 (2 Adults & 3 Children)

 

EASTER SPECIAL FARES

Queenscliff / Lakers Siding / Queenscliff
$19 Adult
$17 Concession (Pension/Seniors)
$15 Child (4-17 yrs)
(0-3 years do not require a ticket)
$63 Family1 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
$75 Family2 (2 Adults & 3 Children)

 

SWAN BAY FARES

Queenscliff / Lakers Siding / Queenscliff
$17 Adult
$15 Concession (Pension/Seniors)
$13 Child (4-17 yrs)
(0-3 years do not require a ticket)
$55 Family1 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
$65 Family2 (2 Adults & 3 Children)

 

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