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Address: Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5442 2821
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 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.

Our heritage fleet of trams are maintained as a living museum for the city of Bendigo. Be sure to explore the Tram Depot Workshops to see more of our museum trams and speciality trades that maintain the trams.

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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Decided to have a good look around Bendigo and got on the talking tram. The tram runs from the mine to the Joss House stop via the depot for a look at the other trams and the tram... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to have a good look around Bendigo and got on the talking tram. The tram runs from the mine to the Joss House stop via the depot for a look at the other trams and the tram being resorted. The commentary is good as you get to learn something about what you are seeing and the history of Bendigo.... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to find out about the history of Bendigo. The running commentary is very informative and the tram driver also was a mine of information. Definitely worth a visit as it is one of the longer tram track rides still running that is out of a Metro area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I decided to go to Bendigo and do some sight seeing and were quite taken aback with the wonderful hospitality every where. We did a hop on hop off Vintage Talking Tram Tour and felt like a couple of kids again swerving through the streets of Bendigo in a gorgeous Tram, the commentator was also very enthusiastic and... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touristy - yes but informative about Bendigo's history and well worth the journey to enjoy many of the city's restored buildings and its founders. Excellent commentary and the driver was also well informed. We also enjoyed a brief tour of the tram depot housing many of the very old relics of days past as well as rebuilding the old green... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Bendigo Tramways, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - It is great to see you also explored our tram depot that does restorations of trams from around the world. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 'Talking Tram' provides a commentary and insight into a bygone era. We stoped in at the Tramway Museum as well and were treated to a wee tour of the place. Well worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely time we had riding the Bendigo Tramways, with passionate, friendly, informative, helpful, tram drivers and connies. We rode on the special Anzac Centenary Tram with WW1 commentary, 102 year old tram, and the talking tram. Also loved the Schaller sponsored tram, with armchair, standard light, suitcases, paints, pencils, and drawing materials and colourful ceiling. Also enjoyed the... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My young children take great delight in going on the talking tram it's excellent when the weather is sunny & they love listening to the tram telling them about local landmarks , fun & learning :) as a mum you can't ask for much more!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This tramway gives you the opportunity of viewing the lovely old buildings prolific in the CBD of Bendigo. Admission includes a tour of the tram depot, a commentary and the ability of getting off and stroll the streets or enjoy Weeroona Lake precinct before hopping back on another tram to complete the journey. A tram ticket is valid for two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Well preserved and well run tourist tramway. Good collection of trams from Bendigo and other places around Australia. The staff on duty were extremely helpful and their customer service skills were exemplary. The volunteers who spend countless hours restoring the trams are to be admired for their skill and dedication. It is reassuring to know that my grandchildren will have... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Bendigo Tramways, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your admiration for our staff and volunteers skills. Yes our depot workshop restores trams from all around the world to ensure lots a grandchildren can ride a tram with their parents. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We did the round trip between the Central Deborah Goldmine and Lake Weeroona. Because of track works we were not able to go all the way to the Joss House, but the trip was a great way to find out about the history of Bendigo. The tram was on old bone-rattler but the way it told us about how Bendigo... More 

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Peter A, General Manager at Bendigo Tramways, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our trams do have character and of course provide a relaxing way to tour our beautiful city. More 

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