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City Circle Tram

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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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A fantastic and FREE way of seeing Melbourne CBD.

When Melbourne do yourself a favour and take this FREE tram ride in the CBD. It is very old and has character. Sometimes can get very busy but it is FREE. The loop takes about... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

When Melbourne do yourself a favour and take this FREE tram ride in the CBD. It is very old and has character. Sometimes can get very busy but it is FREE. The loop takes about 45 minutes

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Melbourne trams are a fantastic way to get around this large city. Most of the routes are free and those that aren't are very cheap. We spent 3 days in Melbourne and travelled everywhere by tram. Brilliant!!!!!!

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Perth, Australia
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Hop on and off easily and convenient .A good way to get around the city centre and orientate yourself with the stress and buildings

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Thank Hamid H
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What a great way to get around the city. If only every city was that easy to get around. Limited waiting time and takes you to all the great places

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Thank Maria C
Redlands, California
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We used the City Circle tram a lot while visiting Melbourne. You can use the City Circle tram to get to different parts of the CBD such as Parliament House (St. Patricks Cathedral nearby), Flinders Street Station, Docklands etc. Its free and its fun. Do it!!

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Free tram ride which covers all most all the sites to be seen in Melbourne and it is free. Time taken 45 mts with a running commentry.

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Thank Nazily J
Wellington, New Zealand
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All trams in the CBD are free and you can easily get around hopping from one tram to another. The tram no. 35 is an old wooden type tram and goes around the outside of the CBD and the narrative gives good information as you go around. If you want to go out of the CBD area you need to... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yeah, the city circle trams are old but they still work. It's great to use for a tourist to see some pre determined sights and enjoy the old school authenticity of a tram ride. They are loud, slow and sometimes do break down. But it's awesome! Get on and get off wherever your TripAdvisor app says is a good place... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Classic old tram that takes you around the City with a taped recording of the various stops as to what is around that stop. The tram is free and is a good way to get an idea of the area around the city.

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Visiting friends from Darwin enjoyed the main blocks of our wonderful town Trams are so Melbourne and it's living history

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