Ding ding! Coming or going, you’ll see them trundling down Jetty Road – although they don’t rattle as much as they used to! Melbourne might be famous for their trams, but Adelaide has the fabulous City to Glenelg tramline. Only 500 metres from Seawall Apartments, Moseley Square is the end of the line - and the middle of all the action in Glenelg. During summer kids play in the fountains, families eat fish and chips under the big palm trees.
The heritage listed H-Class trams first made the journey in December 1929. In 2006 the affectionately nicknamed “red rattlers” were decommissioned and replaced by much newer and – thankfully - more comfortable models. These swift new trams make the journey from Glenelg to the city in about 30 minutes.
Get off at Stop 3 to visit the Adelaide Showgrounds, site of the very popular Sunday Farmers Market. Or follow the route through town and along the new extension to The Entertainment Centre to see one of your favourite touring bands play Adelaide.
Trams operate frequently from about 6am seven days a week.
Tickets for the Glenelg to City tram can be purchased from the onboard ticket machines. Alternatively you can purchase re-chargeable Metrocards from newsagencies and Adelaide Metro outlets.