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“A good way to see Portland”

Portland Cable Trams
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A good way to see Portland”
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 informative. Also if you start from the tram depot you can look around the museum.

Visited January 2017
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City of Greater Geelong, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely”
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.

Visited January 2017
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parham
Level 5 Contributor
29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice relaxing Ride”
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 stunning.

Visited January 2017
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Awesome!”
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

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

Visited January 2017
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A must”
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 as the wind does get cold. The speakers were not in a good position so it was very hard to hear what the tour guide was saying. You children will love it.

Visited January 2017
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Joy H, General Manager at Portland Cable Trams, responded to this review, 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 use them.
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