One of the best things to do in Melbourne to take in all the city's top attractions, is to ride on the FREE tourist No' 35 City Circle Tram.
This is a heritage listed, burgundy tram, that transports you around the city in either an easterly or westerly direction.
This ride is totally free and most times you will have a conductor on board who will be able to point out some of the best Melbourne attractions that the city has on offer.
You are now going to travel anticlockwise around the city, these are some of the points of interest you can find along the way.
Jump off at any time, go have a look at the attraction and its surrounding places of interest. Take lots of photos and then jump back on board the No' 35 when you want to continue your journey.
To begin your City Circle Tram West Loop tour of the Business District of Melbourne, you will hop on board at the Flinders Street Station Tram stop.
This can be found on Flinders Street, adjacent to the train station's world famous clocks. Just look out for the sign or ask one of Melbourne's friendly passers by.
This Museum is your first Melbourne Attraction. Here, are housed stories of people from all over the world, who have arrived in Australia since the 1800's.
Explore the displays and perhaps trace your own ancestry.
The City Circle Tram West Loop passes close by The Rialto Towers.
This building offers 360* views of the City and is one of Melbourne's Tallest Skyscrapers.
The public used to be able enjoy the viewing experience on the Observation Deck, however this in now closed.
If you would like to take in the city from such a vantage point, then the Eureka Skydeck is now available to do so.
The City Circle Tram west loop takes you to where you can find Giant Sharks and Stingrays that float overhead in this huge Oceanarium.
Live Coral flutters in front of your eyes as little clown fish play in and out of their fronds...a beautiful and educational experience for the whole family.
Sharks and stingrays swim overhead as you view these sea creatures from the safety of the viewing tunnels.
Hopping off here at the Dockland precinct we find this bicycle and pedestrian link which is a truly amazing award winning design.
From here we can now explore the exciting, new and modern Docklands precinct.
Continue your City Circle Tram West Loop Tour through this great grassed and reclaimed wetland area.
Here you can find lots of wonderful modern sculptures and sitting here, looking around you can actually feel the excitement of a growing City.
Modern buildings for business and living constantly being built all around you. Big boats, little boats, hustle and bustle...wow what an exciting area of Melbourne!
Look for the great Storyboards telling tales of the Maritime and the Industrial past of this growing area.
The Etihad is one of Melbourne's Sport's and Entertainment Venues. The venue is used for concerts and major sporting events throughout the year. Suitable for indoor and outdoor events as the roof is an amazing piece of engineering, as it has the ability to be retracted.
The gardens are a beautiful place to enjoy a Picnic on the manicured lawns under beautiful majestic trees. Surround yourself with all the noises of this mighty bustling city.
You are halfway around the Route on our City Circle Tram West Loop and this is where you might like to pause and check out Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market.
This is the city's oldest and largest market, offering you an exciting and varied shopping experience.
What an amazing shopping experience. The sights, sounds and smells will be a delight to all the Family, quite out of this world.
Now that you have eaten, shopped and rested, you can continue along this route and end up back at Flinders Street Station.
How about extending your fun and enjoyment and check out the
City Circle Tram East Loop.