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This Heritage Tram is a free public transport tram service provided by the City of Melbourne.

Both Local and Overseas Tourist are able to ride a piece of genuine heritage listed Australian history.

The "W" Class Trams, colored maroon and green, travel in a loop around the central business district of Melbourne taking in all the major attractions that the city has to offer. Get a close up view of all the city's forever changing districts.


As you travel around you pass by some of the Melbourne city great tourist attractions.

One exciting aspect of the journey is the Circle Tram travels through the developing Docklands Waterfront Precinct an exciting, modern and growing area.

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In this bustling and exciting area you can indulge in some of Melbourne's finest cuisine, sit with a delicious coffee and watch the passing traffic or take advantage of the terrific prices and shop till you drop.

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Whilst on board this great little ride you are being guided by an audio announcer who elaborates on the attractions that you are passing by as well as the recommended disembarkation stops and other features that may be of interest.

I personally think this is one of Melbourne's best free tours and you are able to hook up with Melbourne's great rail service at either .... 

Flinders Street Station - This is Australia's busiest suburban rail terminus and home to the world recognized Clocks, a meeting place for Tourists and Locals under the Clocks.

Southern Cross Station - Formally known as Spencer Street Station, this has been rebuilt into the spectacular world class terminus for Country, Interstate and Suburban train travellers.


You are able to ride the Heritage Tram either clockwise in an easterly direction or anticlockwise in a westerly direction. The trams run every 12--15 minutes and the full loop journey can take up to 50 minutes.

For a map of the whole route and particulars of public transport links/timetables just click here ... Inner City Circle Tram

The great thing about the City Circle Tram loop is that you are able to get on or off at any of the stops along the way that may interest you. Because the Route is quite extensive I have divided it into two distinct sections and you can find these here in the website.

Just click onto the links below for more details

The West Loop will deal with the city attractions that you will find travelling along the west side route from Flinders Street Station to The Queen Victoria Market.

The East Loop discusses the great city attractions that you will find beginning at The Old Melbourne Gaol and ending back at Flinders Street Station.

Attractions Along The City Circle Tram's Route

  • The Melbourne Museum
  • The Royal Exhibition Buildings and Carlton Gardens
  • The Princess Theatre
  • Parliment House
  • The City Museum
  • The Fitzroy Gardens and Captain Cook's Cottage
  • Forum Theatre
  • Birrarung Marr
  • Federation Square

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Feel like more of a structured tour?

My travel partner, Viator, has some excellent tours that you can do in and around the city. Check these 3 that I have selected for you.

city circle tram restaurant tour

Highlights

  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Several menus to choose from
  • Free drinks included


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best of melbourne restaurant touring

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Dinner included


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melbourne highlights and tram tour

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Great overview and orientation of the city


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Each Attraction or stop off point along the tram loop is unique in itself, this is truly a great way to travel around the city at your leisure any day of the week.


Historic Sights To Visit On The City Circle Tram

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