Visiting Us

googleimage of the MTPA site

The MTPA’s Haddon Tramway as viewed by Google Maps.  Click on the image to link directly to the Google Maps references for the site. 

Photo courtesy Google Maps


The Haddon Tramway site as viewed from the entrance on Sago Hill Road, during the COTMA Conference visit in November 2006. 

Photo courtesy Troy Thomas.


A group of visitors participating in a guided tour of the Carbarn, hosted by the Association’s General Manager Anthony Smith. 

Photo courtesy Gary Rowe.



The Association relies heavily on its small and dedicated volunteer member base to maintain the trams and tramway, and as such operations at Haddon are primarily only open to the public on scheduled open days.

The next scheduled public open days at Haddon are:

  • Sunday 10 May 2020, 1pm to 4pm.
  • Sunday 25 October 2020, 1pm to 4pm.

Admission: Adults - $10, Children - $5.

Visitors may also wish to combine their visit to Haddon with a visit the Ballarat Tramway Museum

Donations of $2.00 and over are tax deductible.

Visits to the Association’s Haddon Tramway on other days can also be arranged by appointment, subject to volunteer availability.  Smaller groups are preferred due to limited facilities at the site (additional portable toilet facilities and/or on-site catering can be arranged at cost for larger groups).

Haddon has a General Store that has a small range of takeaway food and drinks for sale.  The General Store is about five minutes drive from the tramway.

The Association provides basic tea and coffee services for visitors on open days, and has cans of soft drink available for purchase. 

We also have a small barbeque area that can be used by small groups on request.

Haddon is not effectively serviced by public transport, however small groups may be able to utilise V/Line’s Ballarat to Warrnambool bus service to get to Haddon on weekday visits, returning to Ballarat by pre-booked maxi-taxis.

For further information on visiting our tramway or to enquire about a group visit, please e-mail us at

Note: Trams will not operate at Open Days if there is a Fire Ban declared for the Central Fire District, or on days of high winds. Visitors are still welcome to inspect the trams, and admission will be free when trams are not operating due to weather conditions.

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