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City Circle Tram

Melbourne City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #23 of 209 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Melbourne is easy to navigate with the added advantage of the tram. Like going back to the past and a great way to see the city by hopping on and off wherever you want. Worth it just for the experiance of a tram ride. Good to see its being used as an eco friendly mode of transport rather than being... More

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent would be better if it was for tourists only always full of business types going from one end of town to the other

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a brilliant idea for tourists...it is free...you have a map...you can get on and off at different stops..it is free so there are locals on the tram also.We went the complete circle then worked out our stops.Take your time ...this is a great way to see the city

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was the first activity we undertook when visiting Melbourne December 2012 - January 2013. Very informative with full details of all the destinations on route. It's a fee service and was a valuable source of information on our first visit to Melbourne. Highly recommend.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

City circle tram goes about every 10 minutes and it is free. Inside tram there is record playing about different interesting facts about city and it's history. Sometimes tram can be very full.

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Mornington, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This gives tourists background information about a variety of classic sites in Melbourne and they tell you before each stop what you will see.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

our first trip to Melbourne in 2010 we took this tram many times - got off when we wanted and got back on again to go somewhere else - a wonderful way to have a look around before you step into the busy city - highly recommended for first time visitors and anyone who wants to sit for a while

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While I did find the tram crowded at times (it's free, so I can't really complain), it was extremely helpful in getting around Melbourne's CBD. It's not easy to get lost because the route is rectangular, and trams go in either direction. I was definitely able to see more of Melbourne by taking the free tram and only wish I... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The great old trams circle the inner city from 10.00am to 6.00 or 9.00pm (depending on the day of the week). The "hop on hop off" service is free and a commentary is provided. This service provides a great way to orientate yourself as well as a means of travelling around the city centre.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Informative and great way to get from one end to the other end of the CBD if you're tired. However beware that it could be quite slow and jammed packed in the weekends. They don't have a lot of open-able windows inside so it could get a bit stuffy.

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