The Bellarine Railway is operated and maintained by the dedicated
volunteers of the Geelong Steam Preservation Society, a not-for-profit
organisation founded in 1970. Recognised as the oldest Victorian branch
line still in operation, the railway provides a great, fun-filled day out
for people of all ages.
Regular scenic trips along Swan Bay and across the Bellarine, operate on
selected days throughout the year and additional days during the school
holidays. A dedicated rail trail allows passengers to cycle or walk one
way and travel the other as a passenger on-board the train. Bikes are
carried free and group bookings are advised. Private Carriage Hire is
available whenever the regular service is running and offers the benefits
of a private charter without the cost.
Special family events are held, such as Day Out With Thomas, Easter Bunny
and Santa Trains.
The Driver Experience Program gives a unique opportunity to fulfil a
childhood dream or celebrate a special milestone of driving a steam
locomotive. No previous experience is required and participants may
invite family and friends to join them as their passengers.
Visit the website or telephone for further information.