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City Circle Tram

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Central Business District
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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 1800 800 007

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of...

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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Great introduction to Melbourne

After finding out that these were free "tram free zone" we used these to navigate our way around Melbourne. We felt safer on these than walking around after someone tried to steel... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

After finding out that these were free "tram free zone" we used these to navigate our way around Melbourne. We felt safer on these than walking around after someone tried to steel our wallet. They have information sessions on them. This helped us to work out what was around us. They were easy to catch and there seemed to be... More 

Thank Bididee
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Sound system needs upgrading, but the information was excellent for the main attractions. Great to travel from attraction to attraction. Quaint older trams used.

Thank thewilsonz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a wonderful evening on this lovely restaurant touring Melbourne with my wife and two very close friends - both couples celebrating wedding anniversaries. Wow. Service was excellent, good was excellent and drinks service was fantastic. Yes it is a bit costly but i feel for a special occassion well worth the expense. Hope to repeat the experience with the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have a free sections for us to enjoy the trams. It is a must to try if you are in Melbourne. It is only in this city that has very classic colonial type of trams in Australia. Yes, you must spend time to figure it out which areas are free. Luckily my niece took us there so we dont... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved you could jump on this tram and take in your surroundings before you decide where to get off. Loved that it was free loved that they were constant. Helped us immensely

Thank Kim F
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The slow Tram that runs through the centre of this city gives you a sudden feeling of ease and relief from the fast paced life outside it. Awesomeness epitomized.

Thank ArjunRadhakrishnan
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free tram travel around the 'free zone'. Regular service, with a running commentary from some of the Tram drivers. Easy and efficiernt

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Useful way to get orientated to the city, free, regular and well worth using. Hopping on and off is great to see more sights.

Thank Peter H
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Melbourne city tram is well connected in part of city and it’s free to travel in city centre …so it’s a befit for tourist staying in city centre you can ask the concierge desk about the tram.

Thank Himanshu T
Speyer, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The City Circle Tram is the best way to discover the city of Melbourne. Ride takes about 1 hour and at every station the highlights of the surrounding area incl. some historical facts are bein explained. Tip: tram ride on the circle line and ALL trams within the city circle line area are free !

Thank Frank B

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.