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Portland Cable Trams

Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
+61 3 5523 2831
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Great introduction to town

We did this tour as a group, the audio was terrible but what we could hear gave us a great outline... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Joan M
,
Ballarat, Australia
A great days outing and good value for money

An old restored Cable Tram (converted to a diesel engine) trip around Portland stopping at a number... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
bobherby
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Inverloch, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We did this tour as a group, the audio was terrible but what we could hear gave us a great outline of the attracting of Portland and its rich and I important history. Great idea!m

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

An old restored Cable Tram (converted to a diesel engine) trip around Portland stopping at a number of great attractions including the WW2 water Tower museum, together with a lovely Cable tram Museum, great value for money and ideal foe a family day out.

1  Thank bobherby
Reviewed 2 April 2017

These refurbished old San Francisco cars that are pulled by diesel engines are really unique, a very colorful way to see Portland. Our conductor/guide (Jarrod) was a 17-year old volunteer who does this once every other week when he's home from his high school (boarding...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

For only $17.50 per person, this is a great way to see Portland and to learn about the history of the town. I'm not sure if the staff are paid or volunteers but they are very friendly. We had a look at the model trains...More

Thank Helen9021
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a great way to get the feel of Portland. You can disembark along the route. Full credit to the volunteers, who give freely of their time. They are very helpful and informative on all aspects of staying in Portland. Maureen60

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My partner and l recently travelled on the cable tram, and enjoyed the ride and tour a lot. You can jump on the tram anywhere along the route and buy tickets from the conductor. The tour takes about an hour and a half and very...More

2  Thank Travmac75
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely way to kill an hour. Cruising along the portland foreshore. A small pity the speaker was a bit dodgy as the facts and info we did hear was fascinating. Highly recommend doing this tour to everyone young and old.

Thank jedimullet2002
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great attraction in Portland the Tram museum worth a look! We went back to the WW2 Museum after the tram ride to see it properly. Not enough time on the tram if you don't want to wait for the next tram. Kids loved it. Scenery...More

Thank renes75
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Relaxing, informative and fun! And the museum is very informative on the past, it has model trains too!

Thank lawrence v
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Just a great way to see some of Portland. The depot has a little info section where you can look at the history of cable trams n Portland. On the tram it doesn't matter where you sit you get a good view. Take a jumper...More

Thank Bourkeys14
Joy H, General Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

We are glad that you enjoyed your ride on our cable tram and the views over Portland harbour. We agree that it can be chilly in the wind and so we have a supply of hand crocheted 'Nana' rugs for anyone who would like to...More

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