Melbourne’s tram system dates back to 1885, and some of the trams are vintage wooden vehicles dating back as far as the 1920s. The vintage City Circle tram is a free service that runs in a loop along Flinders, Spring, Nicholson, La Trobe and Spencer sts. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is a converted 1927 tram offering a traditional silver- and white-linen restaurant service as you trundle around Melbourne.

City Circle tram

Daily (except Christmas Day & Good Friday) every 12min. Timetables and maps available on w ptv.vic.gov.au.

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Starts at Normanby Rd near the Crown Casino, South Melbourne. The restaurant (no-smoking) offers a three-course early dinner and a 5-course dinner, plus a 4-course lunch. All drinks are included. You’ll need to reserve at least 2 to 3 weeks ahead, or up to 3 or 4 months in advance for Friday and Saturday evenings (tramrestaurant.com.au).

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