port douglas / far north queensland
Bally Hooley Steam Train Company
We would like to inform customers that due to scheduled maintenance the train will not be running until the 16th December.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
A trip on board the Bally Hooley is a nostalgic adventure that takes you back to gentler times. The Bally Hooley is a collection of historic diesel and steam locomotives that run daily between the station at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and St Crispins Station.
Welcome aboard for an historic tour through Port Douglas.
The trip is enjoyed by visitors and locals alike, of all ages-from tiny tots who have never experienced the joy of steam travel, to wedding guests transferring to the ceremony, to train-lovers-a trip on board the Bally Hooley is an iconic Port Douglas experience.
Departing Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, your leisurely hour journey starts with a panoramic view over the harbour and its collection of sailing charter boats, luxurious superyachts, pleasure craft and trawlers. The train passes through the tropical mangroves nestled behind the busy streets of Port Douglas. The service is staffed by a dedicated team of railway enthusiasts, who love sharing its story, and provide commentary on local history, ecology and culture along the way. After a quick stop at the Sheraton Grand Country Club and at QT Resort, the train heads on towards the St Crispins Station where the vibrant lakeside Choo Choos cafe is located. St Crispins Station is also located close to the Ramada, Rydges Reef and Pool resorts. While the locomotive is un-coupled, and prepared for your return journey, enjoy brunch, a refreshing drink or an ice cream at Choo Choos. The lake and stunning Daintree range view is breathtaking.
Then it’s “All Aboard” for your return journey to the Marina. You may arrive just in time for sunset specials at the new Choo Choos at the Marina, where today's catch of prawns are fresh from the boat!