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Portland Cable Trams

Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
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Surprisingly little gem in Portland

I'm into anything railways or trams. Had heard about Portland Cable Trams and always meant to... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
OzDrGreg
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Melbourne, Australia
A must for all visitors

What to know more about Portland take the just over one hour return trip. The driver are... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Matthew V
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
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"vintage car museum"
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"excellent commentary"
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"beach front"
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"water tower"
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"botanical gardens"
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"war memorial"
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I'm into anything railways or trams. Had heard about Portland Cable Trams and always meant to visit. Didn't expect too much but was really, really pleased to have visited. The little museum/display they have is quite good too, but it was fun to travel so...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

What to know more about Portland take the just over one hour return trip. The driver are informative and helpful on what to see and do

1  Thank Matthew V
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The tram looks the part but is very slow and noisy. The commentary would be good if it could be heard above the noise of the engine. The price for the trip is too much for such a short, slow trip. Fun for the kids...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our front rower seats on this restored cable tram. Informative guide and a pleasant way to see and hear about Portland.

Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

There were only four trips each day and it was expensive. Disappointing. Hopping on and off was impractical.

Thank denzil53
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

On a hot day we were happy to be lazy and be transported along Portland front in a vintage tram. There was an informative commentary as we gently went up and back down the track. At one of the stops we all got off to...More

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A really great ride, especially for kids. The tour guide was very informative, giving us a lot of historical information about each sight as we went. They were even small-dog friendly, allowing us to sit outside with our canine camping companion! The views are stunning...More

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This is a must do for all of the family, young or old. I started at the tram museum, and had a over an hour tour through Portland at a slower pace, which you can take plenty of photos and there is a guide who...More

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Our grandchildren aged from 8 down to 2 really enjoyed the tram. It wasn't cheap but the return trip took over an hour.

Thank Loraine28
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely tram ride through a beautiful town. Suitable for kids of all ages. One can get on and off at several tourists spots during the day.

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Gaylene L
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