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Portland Cable Trams

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Portland Cable Trams
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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 1 week ago

Thanks to the many volunteers involved in the renovation and running of these old trams we were able to enjoy a leisurely hour or so riding around town. The volunteers have done a great job in renovating/rebuilding the old cable trams. The station is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tram ride is well worth doing if visiting Portland. The trip takes about an hour and is reasonably priced for a family. Staffed by mainly volunteers who are very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AJ T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its nice to keep these things going all run on volunteers enjoyed the whole thing nice ride would go again

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindyseamons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Portland this is a must, the trip takes around a hour, with on board commentary, the cost is $18 for a adult there are family passes available, well worth the $18

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

you must go its well worth the ride the hop off and hop on is great the men that are volunteers are great with knowledge and its nearly an hour trip

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 100GillianR
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Really great concept but if you want more patrons, you need to get sponsors and drop your prices. $18 pp is way too much! I’m sure locals would appreciate the convenience of tram to and from the shops to the hospital too. Portland Chamber of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The Portland Victoria cable trams regularly travel the full length of the town along the beach front. Picking up and dropping off passengers of all ages along its way. During inclimatic weather blankets are provided to all aboard for warmth, while guides explain all about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Raelene65
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is a cable car that originated from Melbourne with a tram converted as the enclosed carriage which we went in since it was cold. If you are going to sit on the open cable car make sure you rug up – they do have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Gaylene L
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Might be awkward unless it's a service dog