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City Circle Tram

Address: Melbourne City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #13 of 481 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
Owner description: The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the...
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Type: Trams, Transportation
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.

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's great to jump on and off the trams to get you around the city especially when you are loaded up!!

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Coopernook, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There seems to be a tram going around the city circle every 10-15 minutes. Trams are of the older style but this adds more charm. Being in the city they are always being used so it can be hard to get a seat, however you can stand up. Great free way to see the city also

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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Pleasant, free tram ride which takes around the heart of Melbourne in an hour or less. Tourists and locals love it because it is free and the old tram is well functioned and classy!

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great way for Tourists to get a general idea of the central Melbourne area. Unfortunately it is still very crowded despite all inner city trams being free now. I found that big groups use it and you can't hear the commentary because of the very loud talking.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent something different to travel around Melbourne in a luxurious tram at night eating a fabulous and well present meal.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Rode a tram after years. Really enjoyed it, especially the free tram zone, which is very convenient for the tourist who dont have a myke card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Melbourne has this free tram zone where it is free to take any tram within the area. This really saves me a lot of time and money! City Circle Tram basically pass by most of the major attractions in the city. Highly recommended!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I took this many times, and it was always easy to catch one in the CBD, especially on Collins. It would go very close to my hotel, and was a great alternative to walking a ton (which I did in the early stages of my visit).

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Myki cards were good being able to top them up at the 7/11. With the tram ap I was able to negotiate myself around the city. This is a must to download on your phone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

if it looks daunting it isn't. You can't really go wrong, trams go clockwise and anticlockwise so you will always end up where you were heading eventually even if it took longer than it should. Most trams have a conductor to answer questions , there is a commentary. It's free!! It can get very crowded so timing is everything and... More 

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