Ride the Bendigo Talking Tram

 
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Ride. See. Learn. An Unforgettable Experience.

The best way to see all that Bendigo has to offer. Hop on the Bendigo Talking Tram right down the road from the Oval Motel!

Here for a day or two? This is a must.

Take a ride on a beautifully refurbished Bendigo Talking Tram and see the sites of historic Bendigo.

The Vintage Talking Tram runs multiple times daily and tells stories of Bendigo’s rich history.

You’ll pass prominent landmarks including the Alexandra Fountain and the Sacred Heart Cathedral.


What To Expect

Expect to be entertained and the hour to go quick!

If you have kids under two they’re likely to be a bit startled when the tram starts.

Our granddaughter was nearly two when she had her first ride on the tram. She was a bit shocked for the first few minutes...then she loved everything about it.

When you board the tram, sit on the left hand side. The audio recording will talk about the landmarks on the left so you’ll have the best vantage point 😉.

Once you settle in, it’s a very relaxing and therapeutic ride. There are some amazing things to see along the way and the sites are augmented with a narration of Bendigo’s history.

Passing another tram. A rare moment. The other driver looks pretty happy about it though :)

Passing another tram. A rare moment. The other driver looks pretty happy about it though :)

How Long Does It Take?

A round trip on the Bendigo Talking Tram takes approximately one hour.

If you want to stop along the way you can easily turn this into a half day out. It’s by far the best way to see what Bendigo has to offer.

Timetable

You’ll find an up to date timetable on the Bendigo Tramways Website.

The below timetable (added in FEB 2019) will give you a bit of an idea…

Bendigo Talking Traam Timetable from  Feb 2019 . For up to date times  click here .

Bendigo Talking Traam Timetable from Feb 2019. For up to date times click here.

Your First Stop : Charring Cross (CBD)

The Alexander Fountain in Bendigo. This is right next to your first Bendigo Talking Tram stop. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

The Alexander Fountain in Bendigo. This is right next to your first Bendigo Talking Tram stop. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

Your daily ticket allows you to hop-off and on the tram as much as you like.

If you hop-off at the first stop (Charring Cross, CBD), you’ll be able to explore many of the great things Bendigo has to offer including:

  • Restaurants

  • Shopping

  • The beautiful Rosiland Park

  • Bendigo Art Gallery

  • The Golden Dragon Chinese Museum.

(GETTING YOUR BEARINGS: The Charring Cross stop is just down from the Oval Motel :)

Your Second Stop : The Bendigo Tram Depot

If you hop-off at the next stop, you’ll find yourself at Bendigo’s Tram Depot.

This is the oldest operating tram depot in Australia. Here, you can take a self-guided tour of the Depot and see where trams from all over the world come to be restored.

Each trip stops at the historic tram depot for 10-minutes.

Entry is included with your ticket.

Your Third Stop : Lake Weeroona

Looking from the walking track towards the Boardwalk Cafe. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

Looking from the walking track towards the Boardwalk Cafe. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

Lake Weeroona is a gorgeous spot to hop off the tram and have a look around.

There’s plenty to do:

  • Have a coffee overlooking the water at the Boardwalk Cafe

  • Take a stroll around the lake. It’s 1.2 KM around and it’ll take you about 20-minutes

  • Got kids? Check out the playground. It’s huge. Might want to set a time limit or you’ll miss your tram on its way back through :)

Your Final Stop : The Bendigo Joss House

An important part of Bendigo history and architecture, the Bendigo Joss House is the final stop.

This is where the tram turns around to make its return journey.

Where Do You Board?

76 Violet St, Bendigo VIC 3550


Feel free to give us a call if you'd like more information.

Gary.