Bendigo Tramways
Bendigo Tramways
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Whether you're in Bendigo for a few days or just have an hour to spare, a Vintage Talking Tram Tour is the quickest way to get your bearings, learn about Bendigo's history and see the city's key landmarks and monuments. Your ticket is valid for one day, allowing you to take your time discovering the city by hopping on and off the tram to explore the many parks, attractions, shopping and dining facilities that are within walking distance of each tram stop.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia17,111 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Tram driver Steve has been employed for 41 years carrying passengers between North Bendigo's Chinese Joss House, Charing Cross (Pall Mall) and the other tram terminus at the Central Deborah Gold Mine.

The Bendigo Trust has a fleet of 30 trams. Major renovations are underway at the depot, which is closed to visitors but may reopen at some stage in 2024.

Steve drove expertly. Given the tram travels along a major road, some motorists fail to allow sufficient room for the tram to pass, with motorists' inability to judge how far their mirrors extend from their car (or truck!) something tram drivers must watch for.

The Birney car (tram) on which I travelled, a single truck tram (i.e. small) had much lateral sway, adding to the enjoyment, especially when the driver put the controller in full parallel (i.e. maximum speed).

There are several tram stops where one can alight for historic buildings, Lake Weeroona or other Bendigo attractions.

An improvement would be to discontinue politically correct, fake liveries and return trams to their original liveries. For instance the ex-Melbourne trams ought be painted externally in green and cream.

That said, the day ticket price of A$12.50 is good value given that trams normally operate hourly.

Written 29 November 2023
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Thank you for the wonderful review! Steve will greatly appreciate the kind words; he is very passionate about the work he does at the Bendigo Tramways and is always enthused when he can share that with others. We're glad to see you enjoyed your tram drive with us and hope we can see you again soon.
Written 30 November 2023
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Donna M
Melbourne, Australia77 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
Our group of 13 decided to take the VLine train from Sunbury to Bendigo. It was a comfortable and smooth day return trip and cost us $5 as seniors.

We hopped on a bus from the station to the very well appointed RSL for lunch and then back into town to take the Tram for a 45 minute circle of Bendigo. It was an experience. Funny, informative when you could hear over the rattle and shake. The driver and conductor were very nice and helpful, with comedic responses to our questions.

We thought we'd stop at a Cafe before heading to the train station but everything closes at 3pm. So after 1 hour of searching in 30degrees heat for a cafe without luck, we got back on the train and had a pizza dinner at 'Italhia' Restaurant in Sunbury.
Great day out.
Written 13 November 2023
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Hey Donna, thanks so much for the great review! We're glad to see the group and yourself enjoyed their time in Bendigo and our Vintage Talking Tram. We hope to see you all again sometime soon.
Written 16 November 2023
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springbanktraveller
Callgary870 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Solo
As the Bendigo Easter Festival was underway the Talking Trams were not going on their complete tour of the area. However, it was lovely to ride the old tram to the Festival area and back. They are kept in excellent condition and a pleasure to ride. They leave from outside the Central Deborah Mine Centre .
Written 13 October 2023
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Thanks for the great review of the Vintage Talking Tram. We hope to have you back at another time and enjoy the full experience of the tour!
Written 16 November 2023
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Noi-Pip
Brisbane, Australia527 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our trip on the tram so much that we did the entire route a second time on the other tram. Our ticket covered the whole day, so it didn't cost any more to do the extra trip. Getting off in the Bendigo CBD area meant we could walk around and see the sights without having to worry about parking. We used to catch trams in Brisbane when we were little kids, so it brought back many happy memories. A lovely day.
Written 12 August 2023
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So wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time in Bendigo and took full advantage of the all day tram tickets! Thank you for the great review, we hope to see you again.
Written 16 October 2023
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Tee
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
They welcomed my giant dog and myself on the tour. They made us feel welcome and were very engaging. You can buy a ticket for the day and jump on and off as you wish. We purchased a ticket and completed the loop in one sitting which was great for our needs.
Written 20 May 2023
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Bec S
6 contributions
Jan. 2023
Have been before & enjoyed but recently the drivers are arrogant. The way they speak about cars around them is just rude. Saw a person in a turn lane & our driver got so close to them, they couldn’t see around tram & we were scared there would be an accident.
I get it must be frustrating for them but trying to cause an accident won’t help either.
Will watch tram go past next time. Would not bother again
Written 24 February 2023
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Aussie_2012
Melbourne, Australia827 contributions
Jun. 2022
We took the tram along the length of the route and learnt so much of the history of Bendigo. The tram takes in the old tram depot too for 15 minutes where you get to see many of the historic and restored trams. Of note is that the trams are all decorated in amazing ways. Our one for example is literally covered entirely in crocheted blankets and bunting. Extraordinary sight to behold and added to the excitement of riding on these wonderfully restored icons.
Written 9 January 2023
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MadventuresBuderim
Sunshine Coast, Australia83 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
We pulled into Bendigo to stretch our legs and saw the trams and thought it might be a unique way to see a few of the sights of Bendigo rather than just driving though it. We bought a ticket off the driver and did the round trip which took about an hour. Our driver, Steve, was really friendly and a wealth of knowledge on top of the talking tour. Glad we took the hour out to do it and would recommend to others.
Written 9 January 2023
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Gary Buckley
Waurn Ponds, Australia243 contributions
Oct. 2022
We went on the talking tram and went from one end and Back and we then went and visited the places we wanted too.
Written 12 October 2022
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Caz G
Adelaide, Australia235 contributions
May 2022
Trams run regularly with plenty of info and great commentary. Seats are a little uncomfortable for boney bums.
Written 10 October 2022
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