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from US$ 62.04 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • A quirky dining experience like no other: Dine and wine in a Victorian setting, while on the move
  • The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is an iconic Melbourne attraction that just cannot be missed!
  • Choose between lunch, early dinner or late dinner options: whatever suits you!
  • Liberal sprinklings of Melbourne sightseeing, history, culture and finger-licking Aussie grub
  • Plenty of soft drinks, beer and fine local wines to go around
  • One of the highest rated Melbourne experiences on TripAdvisor
  • Four-time winner of the Australian Tourism Award
  • Overview

    Treat yourself to a lavish Australian meal as you cruise around the city of Melbourne in The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, a delectable dining experience in a quaint old-world setting. Enjoy a throwback to the Victorian age in a snug colonial style tramcar as you tuck into a seasonal menu complimented with excellent wines.

    The colonial tramcar dining experience isn’t a star Melbourne attraction for nothing! It’s a delightful Melbourne sightseeing expedition which combines dallops of Aussie cuisine, history and culture where you wine and dine in a colonial setting while the beautiful city of Melbourne whizzes past your window.

    Choose from a fine selection of prime eye fillet of beef or char grilled chicken breast. For vegetarians, the fare is lavish with a main-course selection like tian multiple layers of grilled vegetables and garden polenta baked and served with risotto along with a tomato-basil sauce. Indulge in a 3, 4 or 5 course meals (depending on whether you choose lunch, dinner or weekday/ weekend dinner), complemented by select Victorian red and white wines. You could also choose from a range of liqueurs available at the well-stocked bar.

    Sample Menus of the meals:
    Lunch Sample Menu
    Early Dinner Sample Menu
    Late Dinner Sample Menu
    Wine & Beverage Sample List

    So enjoy a trip down Victorian history even as you enjoy a fabulous gastronomic experience on the streets of modern day Melbourne, WHILE ON THE MOVE!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Lunch/Early Dinner: Approx 2 hours
    Late Dinner: 3 hours

    Start time

    Lunch: 1:00pm
    Early Dinner: 5:45pm
    Late Dinner: 8:35pm

    Meeting Point

    The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant departs from Tramstop # 125 Normanby Road, near the corner of Clarendon Street, South Melbourne.  Located diagonally across the road from Crown Casino and adjacent to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
    Please reach at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • City Tour in 1948 air-conditioned tramcar
    • Luncheon – 4 Course Meal (as per option chosen)
    • Early Dinner – 3 Course Meal (as per option chosen)
    • Late Dinner – 5 Course Meal (as per option chosen)
    • Unlimited drinks (open bar)


    • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Please note

    Kindly print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is unfortunately not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Maximum party size is 6 passengers per tram.

    Dietary requirements must be advised no later than 24 hours in advance. Smoking is not permitted onboard.

    Additional info

    Contact details for the local activity operator will be found on your confirmation voucher.Vegetarian meals can be available only on request at the time of booking the tour.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Brilliant experience

      Fantastic experience - highlight of our trip to Melbourne! Excellent service Excellent. Meal Excellent ambience Highly recommended for special occasions or just a nostalgic...

      Lesley bridges, United Kingdom, 01/Dec/2017

      Food and service were excellent! Had such a great time!!!...

      Fay Anixiadis, Australia, 10/Sep/2017
    • Fun Evening

      My husband and I enjoyed the evening dinner on the Colonial Tramcar. The food was good and the pickup by the tram was on time and efficient. A fun night....

      Janet Peters, , 22/Apr/2017
    • Only disappointment was the fact of traveling 3000kms to join two other friends for dinner being four of us for the booking and were placed at two separate tables & not a table of four, so dinner date was a small disappointing in this fact.

      Micheal Ward, Australia, 04/May/2016
    • Excellent food, superb staff who never tired of taking photos and gave us a cake for the birthday being celebrated. Yes expensive but well well worth it..

      Gillian Wignall, United Kingdom, 10/Apr/2016
    • Amazing experience. Moving from daylight into night with beautiful views. Great staff and wonderful food.

      Arthur Brunton, Australia, 08/Apr/2016