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Portland Cable Trams

Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
+61 3 5523 2831
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Run by very friendly and informed volunteers. Not a long trip but worth doing at only $15 pp... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2015
cinogirl
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Canberra
Thanks to the Volunteers!

This is a great attraction. The museum is also very well kept and informative. The volunteers are... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2015
silver_libran
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Melbourne, 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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“hop on hop” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

Run by very friendly and informed volunteers. Not a long trip but worth doing at only $15 pp. Kids especially will love being on the old fashioned tram, with the conductor ringing the bell to warn pedestrians and vehicles of its approach.More

Thank cinogirl
AmyPCT, Public Relations Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2015

Thanks for your review cinogirl and that you enjoyed your journey on the Portland Cable Tram! Next time don't forget you can hop off or hop on at any of our stops and enjoy any of the attractions along the Portland foreshore. The volunteers are...More

Reviewed 8 March 2015

This is a great attraction. The museum is also very well kept and informative. The volunteers are doing a great job in keeping this place going!

1  Thank silver_libran
AmyPCT, Public Relations Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2015

Thanks for your review silver_libran. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum! The contributions made by our volunteers are invaluable!

Reviewed 8 March 2015

This took only 2 hours.mit is run by passionate volunteers, and doesn't cost the earth to do. Obviously best on a sunny day, but a light rainy day wouldn't be too bad either

Thank Hongkong_sun
AmyPCT, Public Relations Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2015

Thanks for your review Honkong_sun! Our volunteers are very passionate and knowledgable and we're pleased you felt it was value for money. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 18 February 2015

For a great nostalgic ride, hop aboard the Cable tram from the depot in Henty Park off Cape Nelson Road and enjoy the ride up to the memorial tower north of the town. This former water tower was transformed into a world war memorial and...More

Thank idatev
AmyPCT, Public Relations Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2015

Thanks for your wonderful review, idatev. We're pleased you enjoyed the journey onboard our restored cable tram and in particular, the visit to the World War II Memorial Tower and its display of local military history and spectacular views of the Portland bay. Hope to...More

Reviewed 15 February 2015

Run from a quaint authentic feel tram station manned by enthusiastic volunteers. The history of Portland was bought alive by a very knowledgeable guide and gave us an understanding of what Portland is all about - a very interesting place! I can highly recommend it...More

Thank Fliss55
AmyPCT, Public Relations Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2015

Thanks for your lovely review Fliss55. Our volunteers are all very enthusiastic and we agree their commentary is such a highlight of the journey. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 10 February 2015

Loved the tour around Portland and very informative. Loved the fact it was hop on hop off at any spot you wanted to explore a bit further. Highly recommended

1  Thank nan-popb
AmyPCT, Public Relations Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2015

Thanks for your positive review, nan-popb. We agree our volunteers have great local knowledge and being able to hop on and off as you please at some of Portland's best tourist attractions is an added bonus!

Reviewed 10 February 2015

Yum!!! Loved the strawberry liquour. and the strawberries themselves are so sweet. Wish I could have bought some seconds to take home for jam, but they had run out.

Thank jollygwen
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Just lovely if you get a chance and your in the area its well worth the time, Its very relaxing run by people who care and have worked very hard to save the Trams.The Museum is wonderful there are model trains and rocks something you...More

1  Thank blyth1969 .
AmyPCT, Public Relations Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2015

Thanks so much for your review Blyth1969! We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip on the Portland Cable Tram and your visit to our museum. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 24 January 2015

must do because you get to relax, see the whole town, and each stop has its own delights - world war two museum, the tram head office which has model train sets vintage cars and coaches and a mix of rocks to excite any geologist....More

Thank 821george
AmyPCT, Public Relations Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2015

Thanks for your review 821george and we agree a visit to the Portland Cable Tram Depot is a must before or after exploring the Portland foreshore on our tram. Grown ups and kids alike love the model train sets and the opportunity to get up...More

Reviewed 22 January 2015

born and raised in the great town, it is now a pleasure to come back and take my own children for a ride (each and every visit!!!). Manned by passionate locals who have the time for a chat as well as pass on history and...More

Thank Helen B
AmyPCT, Public Relations Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2015

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and ride on the Portland Cable Tram with your children, Helen B. It is a fun way to take in the beautiful scenery along the foreshore and our volunteers love sharing their knowledge and passion for Portland's history....More

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