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Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Co-op Ltd

T L Cooney Ave, Ipswich, Queensland 4304, Australia
+61 7 3103 0871
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Fantastic night out with the most amazing staff!

A fantastic way to spend a Saturday night! We were treated to a wonderful meal, all cooked onboard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peta W
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Australia
Murder mystery train ride dinner - a great night out!

We were welcomed at Swanbank station by the friendly volunteers who gave us a champagne and took... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allthatglitters123
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All aboard for a historical steam train journey along the former industrial coal line built in the late 19th century. Feel and hear the train rumble from inside the carriages, over a short 30 minute bushland journey or longer trip from Bundamba Racecourse to Swanbank by the Lake.
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T L Cooney Ave, Ipswich, Queensland 4304, Australia
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+61 7 3103 0871
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic way to spend a Saturday night! We were treated to a wonderful meal, all cooked onboard the train, by a volunteer chef. The staff are wonderful, and made the evening extra special. They are very happy to take photos of groups, but are...More

Thank Peta W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed at Swanbank station by the friendly volunteers who gave us a champagne and took plenty of photos of our group in our 1960’s costumes. Once aboard we were served a delicious 3 course dinner that we had chosen a few days before....More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

A ride on the steam train brought back memories of my childhood, both in the steam engine and the Sunlander carriages. Great trip. Amazing volunteers, extremely knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. Very well organised. Terrific value for money. I’d recommend this fir families. It would also...More

Thank tarla
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Great way to celebrate with friends and family. The whole trip is so well organized and the volunteers are so well organized. Everything just flows. The food was delightful. The chocolate brownie dessert will leave you breathless. Such a lovely and enjoyable evening. So well...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of experiencing a great night out with friends on the QLD Pioneer stream railway. I wasn't aware it was run by volunteers until we were seated and the entrees were served. What an amazing job they did. Plenty of smiles and...More

Thank Craig K
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Plenty of food and drinks in a fun filled night. Table service throughout the trip with some excellent acting during the Three Act murder mystery ! Thanks for a great night 👍

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Travelled on the steam train out to Box Flat today and had a fantastic 30 minutes. Love the fact the train does a loop so it doesn’t matter what side you sit you get to see everything. Also great that kids under 5 are free!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Our family of 8 throughly enjoyed the Luncheon today on the Sunlander Dining Car to celebrate my mother’s 82nd Birthday. It was a very special time for her as it was a unique opportunity for her to reminisce about a very happy and enjoyable time...More

1  Thank 860ros
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Last night went on the murder mystery train. Volunteers were very informative. The actors were such great fun. Food good. Would certainly try another train trip. Only thing i would have liked was a cup of tea or coffee and i would have liked to...More

1  Thank linda12r
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Recently completed the steam train driver for a day experience. I cannot begin to explain how amazed I was with the experience. The volunteer staff were professional, knowledgeable and made the day one I will never forget. If I could give more then 5 stars...More

1  Thank Christopher B
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old44
29 May 2018|
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Response from DriverRobS | Property representative |
Hi old 44 how old are the children? under 5's travel free on all services
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Çlaire L
5 September 2017|
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Response from DriverRobS | Property representative |
Hi There Claire, Sorry we missed this one. Tickets can be bought through our website (link should be at the top of the listing or search in google - Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway). We operate our regular steam trains on... More
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