in Melbourne's attractions riding the east route sitting in the free
City Circle Tram, Melbourne's heritage listed burgundy tram.
Remember that you are able to hop on or off at any stops along the way.
If you are strapped for time then listed here are the top 5 attractions I suggest you visit using this option.
Otherwise do all the City attractions along the way.
Give yourself plenty of time to explore. I know you will love what you find.
There is no need to worry as another City Circle burgundy tram will be along to collect you once you have finished exploring.
The Old Melbourne Gaol
Open now to the Public, this gaol was the place for the unfortunate hangings of 136 persons.
The Notorious Bushranger Ned Kelly ended his life here at the end of the Hangman's Rope in 1880.
The Gaol is also said to be Haunted....no wonder!
The Melbourne Museum
Hop off the City Circle Tram East Loop Tour here and take a short stroll up to the new modern Melbourne Museum.
Here you can find some great interactive displays, incredible artifacts, some of Melbourne's history and a great educational experience for the whole Family...take along a picnic or snack at the yummy Museum Cafe.
For information on what is on display go to...
The Royal Exhibition Building And The Carlton Gardens
On the City Circle Tram East Loop and surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns and delightfully planted garden beds is the unique and very Queen Victorian looking building...the Royal Exhibition Building.
With its huge high ceilings, elaborate decorations, light fittings and majestic open spaces reminiscent of those Palace Ballrooms of a bygone era the place exudes elegance, class and majesty.
An excellent reference book on the heritage building can be found here on Fishpond
The Princess Theater
Continue your City Circle Tram East Loop Tour with a visit to The Princess Theater.
This beautiful theater was built in 1854, home to the Ghost of Frederick Baker (Federici).
The theater has been the venue for wonderful Stage Productions including....
I have a personal empathy with this dear old theatre as my darling Grandmother used to take me to the theater when I was a young girl.
Every year we would go along to enjoy the children's Pantomime...no TV/Videos or DVD's back then, just great down to earth interactive stage fun and games.
Peter Pan, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, the Ballet, the costumes the sounds and the stage sets were enthralling.
Parliament House is home to the Victorian Government. A majestic old building at the top of Bourke Street.
Free tours operate when Parliament is not sitting.
City Museum at The Old Treasury
There are always different Exhibitions and Displays being held here in this amazing old Building.
The Old Treasury Building offers an exciting exhibition experience on Melbourne's history, particularly from the Gold Rush era.
Come visit the gold vaults!
Open Sunday through to Wednesday.
For more information go to.... Old Treasury Buildings Museum
Fitzroy Gardens and Cooks Cottage
The City Circle Tram east loop passes the Fitzroy Gardens.
In these beautiful gardens you will find...
You may like to investigate more on Captain James Cook. I have chosen a selection of books from Fishpond that may interest you.
The Forum Theater
Originally built in 1929.
Now redeveloped and now used as a film and concert venue. The theatre is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
It is also a venue for the annual Melbourne International Film Festival.
For information on what is showing go to..... Forum Theater
Birrarung Marr - Federation Bells
This park is Melbourne's most newest and home to some great artworks, intriguing plantings and wonderful modern garden designs.
Home to the fascinating Federation Bells and The Angel Sculpture, a place well worth visiting.
Federation Square houses...
So here we are back at Flinders Street Station having completed the City Circle Tram East Loop and there are of course so many more attractions within the City of Melbourne that we have not even addressed.
The City Circle Tram offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a great family getaway, a bargain weekend break and a very unique day trip idea.
Whether it be a City Circle Tram East Loop , the City Circle Tram West Loop or a combination of both I believe that the Free City Circle Tram is a fantastic way of enjoying the amazing City of Melbourne.
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