Horse Tram Day
Step back in time to the 19th century and ride Australia's oldest operable tram, Horse Tram No. 1.
Ballarat was the second city in Victoria (behind Melbourne) to open a tramway network. In 1887 the first line commenced operation from Ballarat Railway Station to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. The first tram to enter service on this line was Horse Tram No. 1. Today, you can relive part of that journey and experience what tram travel was like, from an era when horse power literally meant just that. Your ticket also includes rides aboard a selection of Ballarat’s electric trams, which were the backbone of the tramway network from 1905 until 1971 and entry to the Ballarat Tramway Museum. At the museum, you can see on display unique trams that date from the early 20th century, which formerly ran in Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne and Launceston.