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City Circle Tram

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 1800 800 007
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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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Njoyable n free

Loved it..coz it crosses main 7/8 stations..n passes through touching main shopping streets and areas..simply loved it

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved it..coz it crosses main 7/8 stations..n passes through touching main shopping streets and areas..simply loved it

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great way for us to bum around the city with kids. The kids loved getting on the train, it was free and fun. You can get off, take a look around and then get on the other train.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As we stayed in Central Melbourne the trams were great to access other parts of Melbourne & the best part was it was completely free.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Jump on,jump off, as much as you like. There's always a tram around the next corner to help you discover the Melbourne CBD.....and it's free! Only way to go! Thanks Melbourne, we will return soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is popular. Full house! Must try! Take a full circle then alight at whichever stops that interest you most. No ticketing. Free. It offers only English commentary.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I always use the free City Circle tram to get around the Melbourne CBD. It's a fun way of doing so and a credit to the Vic Government. Love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Can be crowded at times but a great way to see the city. Very nice thing to do with kids or if you are tired of walking

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We feel very thankful when the city can still preserve this Tram so well. Although you can’t get to any place by this, it is enough for tourists to visit famous destinations within the city. Additionally, it is free, so why not give it a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A top quality restaurant on a tram that moves gently through Melbourne's more interesting locations. A wide variety of meal choices, at reasonable prices, and a delightful atmosphere. This is a must-do experience for any visitor to Melbourne.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The public transport systems in Melbourne are excellent and covers the entire Greater Melbourne. Grab their prepaid Miki card and go for it. Beats driving and Taxis.

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Staying in Central Business District

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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.