Ready to enjoy everything Melbourne, Australia has to offer – on and around trams? You’ve stumbled on the right article. Time to ride a piece of Australia’s heritage in none other than the City Circle Tram in Melbourne’s district. This crowd-favorite leisure transportation takes both locals and tourists to Melbourne’s different attractions and major events.
Tram tricks before you get started
You can take the City Circle Tram for free, though you can also purchase a Myki Explorer card, which allows you to explore other areas of the city after traveling on route 35. Trams operate in both a clockwise and anti-clockwise with the frequency of 12 minutes between 10 am – 6 pm Sunday –Wednesday and 10 am – 9 pm Thursday – Saturday. You can catch the City Circle Tram by waiting at any marked tram stop along the City Circle Tram route.
Start off in Melbourne Central, which does a good job of capturing the heart of the city. Choose your destination from stylish boutiques, entertainment, watering holes, and great restaurants. Here, you’ll get a quick idea of what this active city has to offer. It’s a good idea to hop off at the Melbourne Central stop to visit the State Library of Victoria.
For those who want to escape the busy nature of Victoria’s capital city, the best place to do that is under the sea. You can jump off at the Melbourne Aquarium stop to get up close and personal with approximately 10,000 aquatic animals, and that even included one of the world’s largest saltwater crocodiles!
Waterfront City, Docklands
The Waterfront City of Melbourne boasts fine dining, shopping, and entertainment for everyone who wants to experience the buzzing tourist precinct. Don’t forget to visit Harbourtown Melbourne, where it’s possible to shop til’ you drop with hundreds of stores waiting. Want to see the city from above and have an adrenaline high while you’re at it? You can jump on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel to satisfy that need – or just head there to take in that panoramic view.
Also known as ‘the grand old dame’ of Melbourne’s theatres, the marvelous Princess Theatre is a historical architecture that showcases the best entertainment the city has to offer. It was built back in the1886, but despite its age, it frequently hosts some of the best shows happening in town, including the famed The Book of Mormon.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Known as a favorite strolling location anywhere in Australia and the world, the Royal Botanic Gardens offer one of the world’s best gardens. It features a picturesque landscape for everyone to enjoy. See rare and gorgeous plants and iconic buildings that line the gardens, nestled on the banks of the Yarra River.
When discover leads to serendipity
It’s not unusual for a tourist or even an Aussie living in other cities to fall in love with the beautiful, diverse, and dynamic city of Melbourne. If you find yourself wanting to stay full time and go beyond where the trams lead, then check out the land for sale in Melbourne, especially in top communities like Aurora.
Aurora is a growth location that’s poised for even better development with its close proximity – only 25km from Melbourne. There’s sure a range of block sizes on offer where you can build the house you want in a place you love, surrounded by the best of the North.
Time to book that ticket ride and enjoy the wonderful city of Melbourne. Have fun!