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Melbourne Trams

If you're visiting Melbourne, Victoria, you will no doubt see plenty of the iconic Melbourne trams bustling through the city and suburbs.

Melbourne is the only city in Australia where trams still operate, with the Melbourne tram network making up a large portion of the Melbourne public transport system.

Most Melbourne tram routes go to or from the city, but there are also services that journey across the inner southern and inner eastern suburbs.

The City Circle tram is a free tourist tram that operates around the Melbourne CBD. This tram service runs between 10am and 6pm every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday. It departs every 12 minutes, from a number of stops around the CBD perimeter, and takes in many of the sights and landmarks of this beautiful city.

Some of these amazing landmarks include: Fitzroy Gardens (Captain Cook's Cottage), Princess Theatre, Federation Square, the Melbourne Aquarium, St. Paul's and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Queen Victoria Markets, Telstra Dome and Docklands. If you have enough time, it's well worth investing a whole day exploring these places. Because the City Circle tram is free, you can hop on and off at any of the stops along this route.

Much of the accommodation in Melbourne is close to tram lines - even more reason to utilise the trams in Melbourne. Melbourne tram times are available from Metlink or you can grab Melbourne tram timetables from most newsagents.

Judging by their huge popularity, Melbourne trams will be around for a long time yet!

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