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City Circle Tram

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Central Business District
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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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+61 1800 800 007
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The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of...

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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Great way to get around

A wonderful way to get around the city. Great for tourists and takes the hassel out of finding a park. Very relaxing and easy to hop on and off. Timetables are great. Enjoyable... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mixed feelings about the City Circle tram. I think it is a great concept to have free transport within the city. As visiting tourists, we wanted to ride the entire loop to view more of Melbourne. But the tram was overcrowded when we boarded and all the standing passengers were packed in tightly. It was so uncomfortable that we got... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A wonderful way to get around the city. Great for tourists and takes the hassel out of finding a park. Very relaxing and easy to hop on and off. Timetables are great. Enjoyable time

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Thank OllyGirlCanterbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Convenient to circle around the city ! Helps the tourists to get on and get off easily ! It is a Free service offered by the City for the population and the visitors ! But the trams maintenance is overlooked ! Needs more frequent clean ups !

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Thank 832helenag
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tram was a great way to get around the city and the free zone made it so easy for a visitor, not having to get a transport card.

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Thank Stephen B
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent way to see the city. Really old style trams, no AC but didn't matter. Highly recommend.

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Thank Coolcookingteacher
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cool old train. Jump on for free and listened to the, at times, strange historic tour. Just try to avoid peak times when it is filled with work commuters.

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Thank Alice W
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant idea to make the i city trams free, first thing you must do is get on circle tram and see the busy city then plan on what to see first. There is so much to see get a map and do all the free rides inner city then work out until you have to pay.

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Thank Sue N
Belleville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tram takes you by all the key sights in Melbourne; recommend doing the "circle" to see what the City has to offer and then decide what it is you want to see and visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a ride well worth doing. Melbourne has a free tram zone in its historic /CBD core and the vintage vehicles make for a nice way to travel. The pre- recorded commentary is fine, although if you make more than one journey you will get to know it off by heart. One thing; you may well find you have... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great initiative but each time we tried to travel, you couldn't get a seat and the sound quality of the voice over was poor. Maybe we were unlucky with the time of year?

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