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City Circle Tram

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 1800 800 007
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Well worth taking the City Circle Tram

We took the full circle late in the day so enjoyed the city coming to life at night with all the... read more

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Lisa B
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Darwin, Australia
Great orientation to central Melbourne, and free

This antique tram encircles the CBD with a detour to the new, smart Docklands district. On a Sunday... read more

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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 1800 800 007
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the full circle late in the day so enjoyed the city coming to life at night with all the lights as we went. Worth more than one circuit if you have the time by day and by night. Enjoyed the character of the...More

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This antique tram encircles the CBD with a detour to the new, smart Docklands district. On a Sunday afternoon it was packed, but we were lucky enough to get seats. It runs every 12-15 minutes and along with transfer information there’s occasional tourism commentary for...More

Thank boybanker
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free tram which takes you around the city circle. Nice old interiors with ongoing commentary. My dad who is 68 loved it. Do not travel during peak periods - it’s very very crowded! ‘Must do’ attraction when you are in Melbourne.

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Reviewed yesterday

Loved the accessibility and route of this free tram, it really helped us get around the city and get a good overview of where things were and saved a lot of walking!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is not the only free tram in the central city, as they all are free now. Where it stands out is that it is an historic tram (80 years old) and has narration pointing out the historic places where you can alight to see...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The free trams that run around the center of Melbourne are great. Just hop on and off at locations that suit you. There is a narration that tells a little about each stop. If you just want to check out the city, this transportation method...More

Thank dawn h
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

How fabulous can it be...took my wife out to dinner in the rain. The rain was pouring, but the tram was warm and the night view of city life was vibrant with lights, cars, buildings etc. But all that mattered was the sound of rain...More

Thank Sage S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I Used the tram around the city whilst visiting last week, I was Able to purchase a Myki card from a 7eleven store without any problems plus using my WA seniors card for concession fare. The city circle is free, well marked and easy to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very convenient and easily accessible from the tourist attractions!! They even have an audio commentary of the places of interest.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's awesome that they have this trams still running through the city centre for free! Really cool old vibes inside

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HolidayFun2017
24 July 2018|
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Response from BrightStar32 | Reviewed this property |
From tram stop number 5 on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street in Melbourne, take the tram towards Vermont South, Route 75.
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dianecr0ss
20 July 2018|
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Response from Lees1967 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The trams travel around the cbd area which would be a few kilometres from the cruise ship terminal. Not being from Melbourne I couldn’t really say the exact distance and which would be the closest tram stop sorry
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dilipdkg
10 July 2018|
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Response from lovetimeaway | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of info available on app, tram stops, trams have digital/recorded update of next stop and tourest sites. Most locals happy to help!
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