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City Circle Tram

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Central Business District
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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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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An easy loop of the city.

The free city loop is an easy and nostalgic way to see the majority of the city and orientate yourself. We were there just before Christmas so it was busy. The normal trams are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Noosaville, Australia
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Noosaville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The free city loop is an easy and nostalgic way to see the majority of the city and orientate yourself. We were there just before Christmas so it was busy. The normal trams are also free in the inner CBD.

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singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to explore the city centre and get your bearings. It does a loop service. Stop at major tourist site, like Queen Victoria Market, Burke Shopping Mall, Federation Square, Docklands and many more. Be aware that there is some walking involve in many of the stops.

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Newcastle West, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tram does stop at about midnight so be aware of this. Otherwise, it is a great way to get to parts of the city without walking too far.

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Thank Fran M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Trams are efficient and clean plus best way to see city. Buy a central ticket that saves money and time. Directions are good where to go and get off and we found drivers very amusing and helpful.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used the trams on 8th November, 2016, we had 2 days in Melbourne and walked everywhere, thought we had better use the free trams on the morning before we went on to Sydney. We did the full route, it was great, local people using it for their daily shopping, getting to work etc, a really great free service, keeping... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They are free in the city which makes this a great way to get around and see the city. Easy and they run all the time. There is always another one and you can get basically everywhere you need!

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Geraldton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a great way to see the city Especially if you want to travel with a old fashioned mode of transportation But remember all trams in the CBD are free

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the food and atmosphere on this unique dining experience around Melbourne. Highly recommend for a special night out.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A not to miss, this tram is free and takes you around a circute of the city. You can get on and off as you please when you see something you'd like to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good to get on get off, to get your bearings around the city central. Mostly the central business district and shopping area, but you go around as many times as you like.

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