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Address: Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5442 2821
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 shares entertaining stories 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 giving you the opportunity to explore many of the parks, attractions, shopping and dining facilities that Bendigo has to offer.

Your Vintage Talking Tram Tour ticket also includes the Anzac Centenary Tram which shares the story of Bendigo as it was during World War One. Through stories of bravery, resilience and courage in the face of adversity, the Anzac Centenary Tram explores the impact of WW1 on the local Bendigo community. The Anzac Centenary Tram departs at 10:00am daily from Central Deborah Gold Mine.

Your tram ticket is valid for two consecutive days.

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A fun talking tram tour

If you don't want to do the whole Deborah mine tour, you can just go on the talking tram. The tram has a recorded commentary about the history of Bendigo as it wends its way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jan R
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Albany, Australia
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A part of Bendigo history, lovely to revisit, and the information from the depot was really interesting. The crew were very helpful, especially as we were travelling with an elderly lady, they helped her on & off the tram, which was most helpful.

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Thank Anne B
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't want to do the whole Deborah mine tour, you can just go on the talking tram. The tram has a recorded commentary about the history of Bendigo as it wends its way towards the tram depot where you can alight for a quick inspection of the workshop and tram shed. There is an opportunity to get off,... More 

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Thank Jan R
Port Macquarie, Australia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just did the Talking Tram ride in Bendigo and were lucky enough to have a tour of the Tram Depot where they are refurbishing lots of old trams from all over Australia! Frank, the Conductor a volunteer, took us over all the trams in the depot and explained where they came from, who owned them and what work was... More 

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Thank Wolfie41
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoy old trams and this was no exception. Very helpful drivers and a good way to get an overview of the town. Would have preferred it if the commentary was delivered by the driver rather than a recording. Also would have like one more stop - near the Golden Dragon Museum.

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Thank Elliot G
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well run Museum. Some track issues forced them to shorten the tour for several days, thank you Vic Roads your delays were not appreciated. They changed the talking tram route to include a tour of the museum and it was both interesting and educational. Your ticket lasts two days and we rode three different trams. Everyone on board... More 

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Thank MichaelandTherese
Naracoorte, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One hour trip on the tram with quirky historical commentary. You could get off and on again at any stop but we stayed on for the tour in one go. My teenagers loved the stories of the naughty things kids used to do to the tram drivers (like mixing oil and kerosene and making the tracks burn). On our visit... More 

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Thank dowsa2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cost $51 dollars for a family ticket.. Two adults and four children .. The tram trip is an hour long but you can depart at each stop to look around and then get on the next talking tram. The conductor was classic he really engaged with the adults and children alike. The ticket is valid for two days and to... More 

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Thank Chelle B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It lasted for about 2 1/2 hours and was well worth it. We were worried that it might be cold, as we were up there during a really cold snap. But it was fine, the sun shone in and warmed us up. As did the fabulous music. There was a solo musician and singer who... More 

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Thank Faye47_11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So easy to find the stop and had a good chat with the tram driver. Reminded me of going to school on the same trams in Melbourne in the late 70s / early 80s. Very easy to get tickets and very enjoyable. A great way to see the sights of Bendigo.

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Thank Heather B
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The personality of the tramcar staff is what makes this a highlight of your stay in Bendigo. There is a variety of trams so don't be shy about taking advantage of the 2 day pass.

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