Come with us on a journey through the beautiful city of Melbourne and do as the Melbournians do! This historical Melbourne tour with a twist will teach you all you need to know about this Australian gem, from the legendary stories of how the city came to be, to the secret tales that only the locals know.
You’ll meet your local guide in Federation Square, Melbourne’s cultural hub. You’ll start your Melbourne tour here with a little lesson about this fascinating square, from its controversial construction to its current uses. From here, you’ll wind your way along the Yarra River, learning about the Aboriginal people who were the original owners of this land. Discover the trials and tribulations of Batman & Fawkner, Melbourne’ founding fathers, and be enthralled by the story of Melbourne’s settlement. We take you right back to where it all began!
The next part of this Melbourne city tour will take you to the east, to marvel at Melbourne’s sporting precinct. Here you’ll learn all about the die-hard sporting culture of the city and the evolution of Aussie Rules football, which grew from a local Melbourne sport to national phenomenon. At this point your guide will teach you some local Melbourne lingo, which will put you in great stead for all those conversations you’ll have with Melbourne’s football lovers!
The next stop on this Melbourne tour will take you through the grungy back alleyways of ‘The Quarter’, which is home to small fashion designers, cosy music venues, and an abundance of Melbourne street art. Here you’ll learn all about Melbourne’s iconic graffiti scene, whilst you meander through the lanes with your local guide.
Next you’ll weave through Centre Place, a local haunt for coffee addicts and all day breakfast grazers. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a European city as you explore this area of town, and enjoy a favourite Melbourne past time – people watching.
In stark contrast to the back alleys of ‘The Quarter’, this tour then turns to the elegance of post gold rush Melbourne. Here you will visit grand arcades and quaint alleys as you marvel at the preservation of these century old buildings. This Melbourne city tour really is a tour of contrasts that will show you so many different sides to the city.
One of the final stops on the Melbourne walking tour will be a stroll over the Sandridge Immigration Bridge, where you’ll discover the rich history of Melbourne’s citizens. Hear how events like the gold rush, world wars, and technology boom have shaped the multicultural population, the fabric of the city’s cultural diversity.
This Melbourne tour will finish up where it began, at Federation Square, completing your full loop of Melbourne history! Here your local guide will be able to give you a few tips about where to continue your Melbourne adventure, or help you find your way back to your accommodation.
Inclusions: One drink at local bar/café, a list of current events, bars, restaurants, and things to do.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities for your local guide.
Dress standard: Please ensure you are wearing a comfortable pair of walking shoes. A hat, sunscreen, and adequate protective clothing from the sun are required during warmer months. Carrying a small umbrella will be useful in the event of light showers. Weather in Melbourne can be quite unpredictable. Please prepare for versatile conditions.
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
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Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively, children under the age of 6 are not permitted on the tour.