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City Circle Tram

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 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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Excellent way to see the city!

This is a brilliant idea on the part of Melbourne city council. Running a free tram makes it so easy to get around and see the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a brilliant idea on the part of Melbourne city council. Running a free tram makes it so easy to get around and see the city

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Bundaberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love how the trams are so frequent and easy to catch. It's great that they are free within the city circle as well. As a tourist we really enjoyed this experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Efficient, reliable but expensive if only using it for a short time. We were in port for only a few hours.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free trips inside the zone. Congratulations Melbourne this really encourages visitors to get around.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a while to come, very crowded and slow but a good way to get around the city and it is free. Good info provided on each stop over the pa.

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

We have been on this trip a few times . It is great that it is free,great that there is a detailed description and that it is a heritage tram. The Grand children just love the whole experience as we do. There are other free trams now but just do the city circle , either full of packed to the... More 

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

This free service is a great way to get your bearings around the Melbourne CBD. Highly recommended. Runs regularly.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure why but tried to catch the circle line on 3 different days and it never came... Very frustrating so don't rely on it if you need to be somewhere at a specific time.

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

This free tram carries you around the city centre, although at times it can be very crowded and makes the viewing a bit difficult. There is a running commentary that provides plenty of information for you to decide if a stop is required, or to come back later to investigate.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The free ride goes around the CBD area. There's a running commentary on board informing you of various attractions near the tram stops. My kids found the tram ride fascinating and fun! It can be a little difficult for people with mobility issues to get on. And it's definitely not pram friendly

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