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Bendigo Tramways

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Address: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 5442 2821
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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Not a bad way to spend an hour or so. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Not very many stops along the way but takes you to the main things

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a bad way to spend an hour or so. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Not very many stops along the way but takes you to the main things

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We boarded a tram at the Central Deborah Gold Mine where we had purchased our tickets (discount for including the mine, Joss House and tram). The narration for the sights on the route was very informative. At the tram yard we unboarded to take a tour of the facility and saw the antique trams that were being restored. This was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to spend the day on the talking trams great commentary as we were new to area didn't know much about Bendigo great way to see the town hop on and off at 6 different stops loved driver Frank in period costume pass valid for two days great price at $17 the trams were beautifully restored and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great thing to do when in Bendigo. We did the Anzac tour and it was so informative and very inspiring.

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

Thank you for the comments on our ANZAC Tram which was a special project to mark 100th commemoration of landing at Gallipoli. More 

Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting way to learn about the buildings and history of Bendigo. It runs regularly and you can get on and off as needed. The ticket allows you for 2 days of use. There is also an ANZAC Tram but we didn't go on this. Your ticket for Vintage Tram also covers this. The commentary could be a... More 

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

Thank you for the comments. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable trip through Bendigo. The guides are knowledgeable, friendly and polite and take pride in their jobs. One thing you must see is Birney the tramways cat. He graced us with his presence today when I paid the museum a visit. He likes to pose for the cameras.

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

Yes Birney loves being on camera. More 

melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took some friends from UK to Bendigo for a weekend in a big country town. I purchased tickets online for the talking tram, no hassle very easy, runs on the hour from the mine. We enjoyed our conductors sense of humour and the soundtrack proving the history on the tour. The stop at the tram museum brought back memories... More 

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

Thank you for bringing your friends on the trams. And yes we love trams also. More 

Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we live in Bendigo, we decided to be tourists in our own town. We really enjoyed the Talking Tram ride, particularly the tour of the tram depot. I highly recommend this to Bendigo residents, you will learn some new and interesting facts about your own city!

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

Great to hear you travelled in your own city - Thank you for taking the tram tour and hope you enjoyed other parts of your own town. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a trip today and it was very interesting and presented well to the visitors. The tram depot has a selection of old trams that have been renovated and trams being renovated. A good half day visit.

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

Hello - Thank you for your review - Its great to get your feedback and that you enjoyed the visit. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was something different and well worth doing when visiting Bendigo. Easy to get to at the starting point and you can pick it up on the route through the city centre. The commentary on the tram is very good and it is a relaxed way to see the city. The stop at the tram museum was informative and interesting.

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

Thank you for your visit and review. Glad you enjoyed the tour. More 

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