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“Tram around Melbourne.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of City Circle Tram

City Circle Tram
Melbourne City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #21 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Trams
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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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Tram around Melbourne.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great to be able to hop on and off around the city of Melbourne. It is free, and you can see tourist attractions around Melbourne without walking your legs off.

Visited January 2013
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“Fabulous freebie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

A free unlimited hop on hop off tram ride around the city with informed narrative from staff can't be bettered. Other Cities should learn from this.

Visited February 2013
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“A great way to get around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

It is free and you can get on and off where ever you liked or it is interesting to get on and do a tour of Melbourne.

Visited February 2013
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“free service for Melbourne CBD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This service will help you get your bearings. It travels around the perimeter of the Melbourne CBD and is free. The trams are a different color (brown) to the rest of the Melbourne trams, so they do stand out. Normally wait around 15 – 20 between trams. Only downside is they are the older style and if you have prams or a disability, they may be hard to get in and out of.

Visited January 2013
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“These teams need a good clean and a refurb!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Last time I was on Melbourne (Oct 2011) and this time I rode this service to enable my Mum to experience a tram- but never again.
They may be free but you pay a price.
They're hot/ crowded and grubby.
Stops are limited and drivers couldn't care less about driving right past you leaving you stuck somewhere til the next team arrives.
The circuit is pretty boring too.
It's pretty obvious that people who aren't tourists ride it cos its free and with no conductor it can get pretty nasty if someone is being aggressive.
After riding teams in San Francisco these were just awful!

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