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All Aboard: Sleep in a Converted 1930s Melbourne Tram

Words by Gwen O'Toole
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A few years ago, the Victorian Government decided to find homes for 134 1930s – style retired tram cars, decommissioned in the 90s. Two of these went to the Big4 Yarra Valley Park Lane in Healesville and have since undergone a super luxe transformation to become some pretty swish accommodation for up to eight.

Each tram offers a king-sized bedroom, a double bedroom, and bunk beds all with their own private ensuites, a full kitchen and a luxury private spa bath.

Shaking off the dated childhood memories of old-school caravan parks, the two new additions are now accepting bookings. Big4 Yarra Valley Park Lane has made a lot of changes including upgrades to facilities to include tiny-house style glamping pods, glammed-up luxury cabins with gas fireplaces and these luxury refurbished tramcars to appeal to a whole new style of traveller.

“Many people have no idea the extent of our options for their next trip,” said Big4 Yarra Valley’s operations manager Michael Boyd.

“We have everything from glamping pods to superior cabins to our new tram accommodation and can find something to suit just about any holiday need.”

We love seeing people rediscover holiday parks and learn to expect the unexpected from their next visit.

The retro beauties are perfect for families with teens and children or a group of friends and include a full kitchen, lounge with 75″ TV, included laundry facilities as well as an outdoor deck with BBQ, a private outdoor wood-fired hot tub as well as access to all the amenities within the park such as games rooms, playgrounds with skate ramp, a firepit, swimming pool, tennis court and more.

Healesville also offers a huge range of options for enjoying an incredible stay in the Yarra Valley.


What: Caravan & Accommodation options
Where: BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park, 419 Don Road, Healesville
When: Now
More Info: Big4 Yarra Valley Park Lane

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