Tram Museum Adelaide

Tram Technology in Australia During History

Things to do

St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre

This award-winning playground is like no other. Offering a range of unusual, specially designed play equipment, the St Kilda playground is full of excitement for all ages.

For the adventurous, a flying fox, spiral slide, giant wave slide, monorail and maze are sure to keep you entertained.

And if you still want more, why not cross the drawbridge to explore the castle or jump aboard to captain the ship.

Entry to the playground is free and the availability of toilet, barbecue and picnic facilities in addition to ample parking space means that the whole family can enjoy an afternoon of adventure!

At the southern end of Fooks Terrace, the St Kilda Mangrove Trail comprises a 2km boardwalk that meanders through the mysterious mangrove forest of the Barker Inlet Aquatic Reserve, allowing visitors to explore this fascinating ecosystem.

The Trail is also complemented by an award-winning interpretive visitor centre which enhances the educational role of the facility by helping visitors discover the beauty and significance of this coastal wetland system and its inhabitants.

The Trail is open from 10am, seven days a week for self-guided walks. Extended opening times are available upon request, simply phone the resident rangers for an early morning bird-watching expedition, an inspiring sunset or the experience of a high-tide walk.

For admission fees and more information, go to the City of Salisbury web site www.salisbury.sa.gov.au and click on the Community navigation tab, or phone the St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre on 08 8280 8172.

School and group packages are available.

The tram museum has over 20 preserved electric trams. Many of these trams are on display in our two tram display buildings, or are in use on the museum tramway. Most trams on display can be accessed (excepting the driver’s compartments).

Adelaide trams which may be displayed include:

• Combination tram No. 1 – Adelaide’s first electric tram which opened the service in 1909.
• Open Crossbench (Toastrack) tram 42 of 1909.
• Bogie Saloon tram 111 (rebuilt in 1936 from the Bogie Open Combination style of 1910).
• Bogie Closed Combination tram 192 of 1912.
• Desert Gold Combination tram of 1918-19.
• Dropcentre trams 264 and 282 – the most common trams on the streets of Adelaide between the 1920s and 1958.
• Birney Safety tram 303 – a one man car from the isolated Port Adelaide system.
• Glenelg trams 360, 362 and 364 built specifically for the Glenelg interurban line in 1929.
• Prototype tram 381, the only tram built from a projected order of new trams in 1952, the order was cancelled in favour of diesel buses.
• Restaurant tram 378 – a Glenelg tram converted for an ill-feted restaurant service in the 1990s.

There are also trams from Ballarat, Melbourne and Sydney which may be displayed.
Many of the trams are displayed in our purpose built Electric Tram Depot which has been specifically designed with wide aisles to view the trams and associated interpretive displays. Kids will love to put their foot down hard on the tram gong and play with the controls of the demonstration driver cabin.

Electric trams are also displayed in our Horse Tram Depot which also has a wide aisle for easy viewing.

In addition to the trams you can see our associated tramway street furniture which includes a waiting shelter, a signal cabin, a time clock and a safety beacon.