Getting to and from the Bendigo TAFE Bendigo Easter Festival couldn’t be easier with a four day Park ‘n Ride tram ticket that also includes the shuttle tram service to the city centre on Easter Sunday.
The specially discounted tickets are valid from Good Friday April 19 to Easter Monday April 22 and can also be used for the shuttle tram service operating during the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade on Easter Sunday April 21 between 9.20am to 2.40pm.
Parking is available at Central Deborah Gold Mine, the Bendigo Joss House Temple and Lake Weeroona and passengers can use their tickets to hop on and off the trams throughout the four day Easter festival.
Tickets cost $28 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children), $12 per adult (no concession) and $6 per child over 4 years old.
The Easter Sunday Shuttle Trams will run every 20 minutes from 9.10am to 5pm operating between Central Deborah Goldmine to the Cenotaph and from the Joss House Temple to Chapel Street. For those who haven’t got a four day ticket, the shuttle on Easter Sunday is $3 per trip which can be purchased on board the tram.
City of Greater Bendigo Manager Tourism and Major Events Terry Karamaloudis said the tram was a great way to travel to the festivities.
“We’re expecting around 80,000 people this year because of the arrival of Dai Gum Loong. Parking on the outskirts and catching the tram into the city centre is a great option,” Mr Karamaloudis said.
Bendigo Heritage Attractions Marketing Manager Evonne Oxenham said that free all day parking at Central Deborah Gold Mine and the Bendigo Joss House Temple takes the stress out of trying to find a park and navigate the road closures.
“It’s much easier to hop on and off the tram. Your ticket is valid for the whole four days of festivities, including the shuttle so it’s a great way to travel. If you’ve got visitors coming to stay for the holidays why not all get on board the special Easter trams and enjoy a slice of Bendigo heritage too,” Ms Oxenham said.