Ride an authentic Ballarat tram [most over 100 years old] which ran Ballarat's public transport until 1971. Buy real tickets from our volunteers in authentic uniforms. Travel as people have been doing since 1887 on 1.3km of original track through the beautiful Botanical Gardens on the west side of Lake Wendouree. Return trip 20 minutes. 

Fares: Adult $5, Children $2.
Also (Hop-on / Hop-off) All Day: Adult $8, Children $4.

Tickets: Cash Fares on the tram, EFTPOS at the depot.

When: Trams run every Saturday, Sunday, public holiday and during the Victorian school holidays. Trams run in Wendouree Parade between 11.30am and 4pm. Our heritage tram service maybe suspended during periods of heavy rain, strong winds, lightning or when the temperature exceeds 35 degrees. Our display area at the depot is open from about 11am on operating days and on Tuesdays between 10am and 5pm subject to volunteer availability.

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What's New?

December 12 - Link to the City of Ballarat's Promotional video for our Museum added

December 5 - October 2019 issue of Fares Please! added.

November 8 - Photo Essay of our recent track renewal.

October 18 - Santa Tram 2019 dates added to Events.

October 10 - August 2019 issue of Fares Please! added.

September 7 - Sept. 2019 issue of eNews published

August 23 - Event dates revised for Night Tram and Tramcar Showcase.

August 23 - June 2019 issue of Fares Please! added.

June 18 - April 2019 issue of Fares Please! added.

April 25 - February 2019 issue of Fares Please! added.

February 20 - December 2018 issue of Fares Please! added.

February 5 - Feb 2019 issue of eNews published

January 29 - Floral Tram launch 2pm Sunday 24 Feb. added.


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