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Melbourne - Cities, Towns and Localities

Melbourne’s Trams

Melbourne has one of the largest tram and light-rail networks in the world. The city’s first trams, which were horse-drawn, began operating in 1884 on a suburban line. Cable trams were introduced the following year, and Melbourne had its first electric tram in 1889 — running on a two-and-a-quarter-mile line from Box Hill to Doncaster.

The eight refurbished W-class trams currently running on the City Circle Tram line entered service between 1936 and 1956 — the oldest is No. 728 and the youngest No. 1020. All were built at the former Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board workshops.

Information Centre

met link
Ph: 131638 (for information about metropolitan and regional train, tram, bus and coach services and bookings.)
Ph: +61 3 8608 5010 (callers outside Australia)

Metlink is the face of public transport in Melbourne.

Free Tram Service, City Circle - see the website for current information on the free tram service and to download a copy of the City Circle tram route map.

City Circle Tram — Points of Interest

  1. Treasury Gardens — Melbourne’s oldest gardens.
  2. Fitzroy Gardens/Cook’s Cottage — featuring a conservatory, Captain Cook’s cottage, a model Tudor village and the Fairy Tree. Ph: 03 9419 4677
  3. City Museum — the former Gold Treasury Museum features a range of exhibitions and displays. Ph: 03 9651 2233
  4. Parliament House — home of the Victorian Government. Ph: 03 9651 8568
  5. Bourke Hill Precinct — for some of Melbourne’s restaurants and theatres.
  6. Princess Theatre — one of Melbourne’s main musical theatres. Ph: 03 9299 9800
  7. St Patrick’s Cathedral — one of the grandest Gothic revival churches in Australia.
    Ph: 03 9662 2233
  8. Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens — majestic location and home to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Ph: 03 9270 5000
  9. Melbourne Museum — one of the world’s great new museums. Ph: 03 8341 7777
  10. Lygon Street Precinct — Melbourne’s Little Italy.
  11. Post Master Gallery — displaying Australia’s most significant collection of philatelic heritage and artwork. Ph: 02 9204 5021
  12. Old Melbourne Gaol — Melbourne’s oldest jail and scene of 136 hangings., including infamous bushranger Ned Kelly. Ph: 03 9663 7228
  13. RMIT University — main campus of one of Australia’s largest tertiary institutions.
    Ph: 03 9925 2000
  14. State Library — one of Melbourne’s historically significant buildings and cultural institutions. Ph: 03 8664 7000
  15. Greek Precinct — affirming Melbourne’s reputation as the largest and most vibrant Greek speaking community outside Greece.
  16. Queen Victoria Market — Melbourne’s oldest and largest market with around 1,000 traders. Ph: 03 9320 5822
  17. Flagstaff Gardens — established on the highest part of land in the city.
  18. Telstra Dome — Melbourne’s newest sport and entertainment venue. Ph: 03 8625 7700
  19. NewQuay — Melbourne’s first harbourside eating, drinking and shopping precinct.
    Ph: 1800 388 326
  20. History Walks — Seadog Tales and Maritime Yarns. These colourful storyboards bring to life the maritime and industrial past of the Docklands area. Ph: 1300 663 008
  21. Docklands Park — containing wetlands and large grassy areas.
  22. Webb Bridge — bicycle and pedestrian link.
  23. Eagle - 25 m sculptures — by Bruce Armstrong. Inspired by Bunjil, the spirit creator of the Kulin Nation.
  24. Southern Cross Station — (formerly Spencer Street Station) the city’s main terminus for country and interstate trains and buses. Ph: 03 9619 2300
  25. Melbourne’s Maritime Museum — the barque Polly Woodside acts as a dignified concierge for the whole precinct. Ph: 03 9699 9760
  26. Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre — the largest, single-floor exhibition space in the Southern Hemisphere. Ph: 03 9205 6400
  27. Crown Entertainment Complex — boasting a lively shopping promenade, dining and bar venues, and a variety of gaming and entertainment offerings. Ph: 03 9292 8888
  28. Melbourne Aquarium — visit the 2.2 million-litre Oceanarium where giant sharks and stingrays surround you. Ph: 03 9620 0999
  29. Yarra Turning Basin — featuring Enterprise Wharf, the site where the first European settlers landed.
  30. Melbourne Observation Deck — Australia’s tallest office building, offering spectacular 360 degree views of the city. Ph: 03 9629 8222
  31. Immigration Museum — discover stories of people from all over the world who have immigrated to Victoria since the early 1800s. Ph: 03 9927 2700
  32. Southbank Arts and Leisure Precinct — one of Melbourne’s main entertainment precincts with shops, restaurants, cafes and a Sunday market.
  33. Flinders Street Station — Australia’s busiest suburban rail terminus. Ph: 13 16 38
  34. Federation Square — featuring the National Gallery of Victoria’s Australian art collection, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Melbourne Visitor Centre, numerous restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as some remarkable public spaces. Ph: 03 9658 9658
  35. St Paul’s Cathedral — grand Anglican church. Ph: 03 9653 4333
  36. Regent Theatre/Plaza Ballroom — one of Melbourne’s grand theatres. Ph: 03 9299 9500
  37. Bourke Street Mall — the heart of Melbourne’s retail shopping.
  38. Chinatown — home of the best Asian restaurants in Melbourne and the Chinese Museum in Cohen Place.
  39. Collins Street — housing some of the world’s best-known boutique retailers.
  40. Forum Theatre — originally built as the State Theatre in 1929. Ph: 03 9299 9700
  41. Flinders Quarter — Australia’s concentration of commercial art galleries.
  42. Birrarung Marr — Melbourne’s first park in 100 years. A contemporary events space and link from the city to the Yarra River. Ph: 03 9658 9955
  43. Queen Victoria Gardens — the city’s memorial to Queen Victoria and home of the famous floral clock.
  44. Victorian Arts Centre — home to Australia’s premier performing arts companies.
    Ph: 03 9281 8000
  45. Shrine of Remembrance — a tribute form the people of Victoria to the men and women who served in war to preserve our freedom. Ph: 03 9654 8415
  46. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne — renowned as one of the finest landscape gardens in existence. Ph: 03 9252 2300
  47. Melbourne Park — home to the Australian Open Tennis Championships. Ph: 03 9286 1600
  48. Melbourne Cricket Ground — Australia’s most famous sporting stadium and home of the Australia Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum. Ph: 03 9657 8879

Source: Melbourne Free City Circle Tram brochure
available from Melbourne Visitor Centres visitvictoria.com


 
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