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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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A super way to see Bendigo. Lovely trams painstakingly restored at the oldest operating team depot in the World. Some cheaper options for sine trips are needed. Also funding to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A super way to see Bendigo. Lovely trams painstakingly restored at the oldest operating team depot in the World. Some cheaper options for sine trips are needed. Also funding to extend routes from train station and through Rosalind Park and past the new theatre would be a massive draw card for Bendigo.

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A light hearted, sometimes humorous recorded narration informs you of the sights as you pass them as well as some other interesting facts. The tram conductor has a great sense of humour also, giving us a chuckle along the way. Relaxing and enjoyable, even on a cold winters day. We had a visitor from France with us and she loved... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A must when visiting Bendigo as it provides a potted history of the town and stops at a couple of important points along the way. Just like the old days when trams were the only means of transport. Staff were friendly and helpful and made the journey worthwhile. Given that your ticket is valid over two days, this can enhance... More 

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Mount Barker, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Arriving in Bendigo quite late in the afternoon & having limited time, we decided to do the 4pm Talking Tram tour. This meant that we were unable to hop on/hop off, but as the ticket covered two consecutive days, we could return the following day if we wished. We were the only 2 people on the train for the whole... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Although not a long ride, this is an attraction worth the visit. The commentary was informative and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this to elderly couples.

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had the opportunity with my wife to go on the Blues Tram (which runs on occasions). Excellent time with nice music and licensed bar. A great way to spend an evening. Only addition I would suggest is a toilet stop at the depot at the half way point. Bookings essential.

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Brighton East
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took our grandson on the Talking Tram. We had the return journey from Central Deborah Mine to the Joss house and back, including a stop at the Tramways Museum. The commentary in the trams was great, and our guide , Emily, at the Tramways Museum, was replete with knowledge. Enjoyable experience for all.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Loved this. Friendly and knowledgeable local guide as well as the commentary on the tram. Fun way to spend time in Bendigo!

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Hay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

After paying $17 each, was very disappointed in this tour, way overpriced. Quite a rip off really, for the little information played over the pa, that's if you could hear it. The driver when stopped was knowledgable, but other than that, could not recommend. It stops for 20 minutes at the depot, but they wAnt more money to walk through... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A few of us stayed overnight in Bendigo in transit to the Yarra Valley. We can thoroughly recommend a trip on the Talking Tram as a way to get an insight into both the history and current life of the city of Bendigo . It was fun and inexpensive. Although mainly run by volunteers , the organization repairs and maintains... More 

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