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Portland Cable Trams

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Fun for all ages.

Enjoyable activity, especially with young kids. Try and go when the sun is out and it will much... read more

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What a Hoot!

We did this tram ride today in inclement weather!!!! We started on the outside tram but along the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Tidal V
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Portland's Cable Tram provides a 7.4km scenic ride along the picturesque Portland Bay foreshore, while also visiting many historic destinations and some of Portland's best tourist attractions along the way.
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Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
+61 3 5523 2831
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyable activity, especially with young kids. Try and go when the sun is out and it will much more enjoyable.

Thank VichyS2D
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We did this tram ride today in inclement weather!!!! We started on the outside tram but along the way the weather turned and we ended up inside!!!!!! However there were still a couple of leaks inside!!! We loved this hour long journey and the Commentator,...More

Thank Tidal V
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The trams run pretty much along the foreshore both down at sea level and also up on the cliff top. They provide a great view of the coastline, with an informative commentary and the final stopping point is the old water tower which has been...More

Thank camerachick3000
Reviewed 11 July 2018

OK so this is different for both me and the museum - we used it for a meeting facility - and guess what? It was great! The manager (Joy) was a fantastic host to all those who attended the meeting and warmed the place us...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived just after the last scheduled tour although the volunteers kindly offered to put on an extra run. Sadly, due to tome constraints we had to decline. It takes one hour for the tram to do the full circuit. Instead we had a lovely...More

1  Thank Sue-Maree W
Reviewed 27 May 2018

While the cable tram naming refers to the original use of the carriage rather than its current mode, this is a great way to have a look around the features of Portland while getting tips from locals who are keen that you should love their...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the cable tram tour. A ride through history. It’s great that you can get off the tram at key spots and the catch the next tram. Informative guide and excellent driver

Thank Fran1712
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Visited with young children during the Easter school holidays and they had a blast. It really added an extra something to our day trip.

Thank VTBanh
Reviewed 1 May 2018

A great way to see & find out about Portland. Great commentary & view. You find out a lot about Portland on the Tram. Live commentry

Thank KenShadler
Reviewed 23 April 2018

What a great way to see the busy Portland foreshore and to see this major port in action. The ride lasted for almost an hour so you definitely get value for money.

Thank Darryl S
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Might be awkward unless it's a service dog