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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

living in Melbourne now trams are part of my normal life - however there are trams and there are trams - Bendigo has the real thing if some what dated but trams as I remember them when I grew up in Sydney. Today while we had hoped to take the tram out to the Joss House they were doing some... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Immaculate and brilliantly preserved trams. The talking tram tour is a must do in Bendigo. The stops are convenient and the trams very clean.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great tour on an historical icon. Not too expensive and very informative. The trams run along what was a major tram line in years gone buy and pass through the centre of Bendigo. The narration was great and the crews very engaging. They begin at the old Central Deborah Mine, an impressive site and great tour in itself. Worth a... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was a relaxing way to see the sights of Bendigo and take in some of the history. There is a large collection of trams to see at the depot half way through the journey. Your ticket covers two days and you can hop on and hop off as often as you like. All the staff are clearly very passionate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Bendigo trams offer a wonderful way of travel, a throwback to yesteryear. There is commentary available which gives an interesting history of the city of Bendigo.Passengers can hop on and off whenever they like and it visits attractions including the Central Deborah Gold Mine,Tramways Depot and Workshops,Lake Weerona and also the historic Chinese Joss House. Sites that can be... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

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

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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Additional Information about Bendigo Tramways

Address: Address: 1 Tramways Avenue, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5442 2821
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Bendigo
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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