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Bendigo Tramways

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Address: 1 Tramways Avenue, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5442 2821
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Sit back, relax and let your tram do all of the talking... Be delighted by...
Sit back, relax and let your tram do all of the talking... Be delighted by the remarkable sights and sounds of Bendigo as your tram tells you about the golden past of the city founded on one of the world's richest goldfields. This hop-on, hop-off tour stops throughout the city allowing you to explore many of the parks, attractions, shopping and dining facilities that Bendigo has to offer. Your Vintage 'Talking' Tram Tour Ticket is valid for two consecutive days. You'll be in awe at Australia's oldest operating Tram Depot as you are taken on a guided tour, dwarfed by the many trams which live there, each with their own story to tell. From trams that have been used for housing and have carried royalty, to trams that have survived two world wars, you will discover the colourful history of this iconic tram fleet. You will also be able to see first-hand the craftsmanship and techniques that are involved in restoring each tram to its former glory and will find out more about the unique characters of the Tramways.
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Great way to see Bendigo

The hop & off talking tram & a must when visiting here. You get a pass which allows you to travel for 2 days $17.50 for adults which is great value for money. A great way to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The hop & off talking tram & a must when visiting here. You get a pass which allows you to travel for 2 days $17.50 for adults which is great value for money. A great way to see Bendigo & hear more history of this great town with the excellent commentary. The staff & very friendly & helpful,you can on... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a relaxing way to see parts of Bendigo and with the "talking trams" learn about the history of Bendigo. The staff are friendly and helpful and the tour allows you to hop on and hop off and includes a stop off at the Tram Barn to see the other Trams in preservation along with the workshop, and they... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This tour is a good way to learn a little about the history of Bendigo and to become oriented to some of the town's attractions. The commentary was entertaining and the driver and conductor helpful. The tram itself was identical to one I used to catch in a Perth (Western Australia) suburb in the 1940s - such a trip down... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Did this great little historical tour back in early April 2015. Unfortunately due to an electrical fault the commentary broke down... ENTER Steve the tram driver. Steve took over the commentary doing a fantastic job adding his own colour to the historical aspects of the tour. The electrical fault also meant manually opening the doors creating another touch of realism.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you are interested in finding out about a little taster of Bendigo's history in a relaxed fashion,this tour is one you shouldn't miss. We climbed aboard a beautifully maintained vintage tram at the Central Deborah Mine and trundled all the way to the 'end' at the Joss House or middle way if doing a round trip. During the trip... More 

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We didn't ride the tram but visited the restoration museum. This was a brilliant one hour guided tour given by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer. We saw trams being restored and learned much about the history of trams in Australia. I was able to have many technical questions answered. You don't need to be a tram buff to enjoy this... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Enjoy the trip on an old tram so many would not have experienced it the have a loud speaker telling you the history and information about different sights. So much to see you can get off at spots you like and wait for the tram to take you back. Very enjoyable the driver took us over to see the very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was a great way to see Bendigo and mark off some return spots. Darrell gave some fascinating anecdotes about Bendigo. The tram was comfortable and fun. Kids even of our age (mature!) and the littlest really enjoyed this

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Brisbane, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The first tram of the day today was the ANZAC special and told of the role that Bendigo and its residents played in WW1. Fully restored and a pleasure to go round on this hop-on hop-of tram. Well worth a ride and not too expensive.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I would recommend to anyone visiting Bendigo to add the Bendigo Tramway tours as the MUST DO activity. Firstly, purchasing tickets for the "talking tram" allows the purchaser to unlimited rides on the beautifully restored historic Bendigo and various Australian trams for two days. There are several tram stops with many points of interest for the tourist nearby. Hop off... More 

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