Portland Cable Trams
Portland Cable Trams
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Portland's Cable Tram provides a 7.4km scenic ride along the picturesque Portland Bay foreshore, while also visiting many historic destinations and some of Portland's best tourist attractions along the way.
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Hoo S
Millicent, Australia2 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
Such a pleasant experience. The tour guide was very informative about the town. Working as volunteers on a sunday, they should be paid. 😀
Thank you.
Written 12 November 2023
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Deb S
178 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
My husband and I had been here on our honeymoon and wanted to return to experience this tram ride. It didn't disappoint.
Written 8 June 2023
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yazitravels
Bordeaux, France415 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
We went yesterday, it was a beautiful day. There was parking on the side, we managed to park out car and box trailer directly at the tram depot. It is 22$ per adult and the employees are all volunteers. The ride was nice and smooth. The lady gave us clear explanations while driving. We stopped at the water tower world war memorial for an hour and then caught the tram the following hour. I would definitely recommend to live a different experience.
Written 19 April 2023
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abvwilson
Bexleyheath, UK25 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Friends
The tram ride is a lovely activity. You pootle through the town and along the harbour front at a very gentle speed. You are provided with a commentary throughout the ride which was great as you get to learn more about the local area.

Although sightings are not guaranteed, there is a possibility of seeing wild koalas. We were lucky enough to find one and were let off the tram to take photos/videos.

The tram ride itself is definitely worth a go if you are passing the area and have time!

I wouldn’t necessarily say to make sure you leave plenty of time to see the museum. It isn’t very big (2 rooms) and there isn’t a lot to see.

The video being shown about trams in the museum was very interesting though!
Written 12 April 2023
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Jacki B
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Friends
What a wonderful way to spend an hour looking around Portland with an excellent commentary from the tour guide. We were very pleasantly surprised to find out that they would let our dogs ride on the tram , initially they said on the open carriage but then the weather came in very wet and cold but without our knowledge they very kindly asked the other travelers if they minded if the dogs could travel in the closed in carriage with everyone. We were very thankful and our girls just laid down and went to sleep .
Highly recommended. The three volunteers on duty were very friendly and extremely helpful.
Well worth the $20 fee .
Well done Portland .
Jacki and Paul Balmer and Cilla and Deb Winter and Gypsy-Rose
Written 18 September 2022
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Frog-Aus
Box Hill, Australia393 contributions
Aug. 2022
we spent a very relaxing and informative hour on the cable tram riding through Portland on a bright but cold sunny day. We were given a blanket to cover our knees as we decided to be outside for a better view. The commentary was very interesting if hard to hear at times ande the museum fascinating
Written 3 September 2022
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Takeahat
Springwood, Australia285 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
We’ll set up operation and a credit to the volunteers who run it. Trip takes an hour and options to sit inside or out. Beautiful crochet rugs for those cold days. Ticket is a keepsake of the tour and before/after tour, there’s a shop, museum display, miniature train track and toilet facilities. Parking is level and close. Fun and informative.
Written 18 August 2022
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Tony B
Melbourne, Australia78 contributions
Aug. 2022
Great trip - if you're visiting Portland don't skip this. Good recorded commentary on the points of interest and history of Portland supplemented by lots more from our friendly conductor. Note that the tram currently operates as a round trip from the depot and back again, not as a hop-on hop-off services serving the intermediate stops. Lots to see at the depot too. To all the volunteers that make this happen, thank you.
Written 14 August 2022
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Glenn W
Hamilton, Australia602 contributions
Jun. 2022
On a nice sunny day its a great ride from one of two to the the other, lots of things to see and the yet get to hear a very good history of Portland and the area. Can be chilly so if its cold take a coat.
Written 19 July 2022
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,636 contributions
Jan. 2022
This organisation shows just what volunteers with passion can do. Beautifully restored trams running right through town along the waterfront. Great commentary during the trip provides a nice history of the city and the harbour. Overall a must do activity when in this fantastic port city.
Written 1 April 2022
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