Central Melbourne Walking Tour

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Central Melbourne Walking Tour
from USD $37.09
Discover Melbourne from a local’s perspective on a Melbourne city walking tour. Trace the rich history of Australia's cultural capital as you hear stories about traditional landowners and the European settlement and learn about the immigration and migrant policies that have shaped Melbourne's cultural diversity.

Explore Melbourne’s famed laneways; familiarize yourself with some of Melbourne’s iconic architecture; and gain insight into Melbourne’s diehard sporting culture, as well its thriving music and art scene.

Much more than a sightseeing tour, we will give you the history and background you need to understand what makes Melbourne unique.
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In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
3 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

We start at Melbourne's new meeting place

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Birrarung Marr, Batman Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Walk along the Yarra River towards the sporting precinct, discuss ancient and modern settlement history of Melbourne

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: ACDC Lane, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Begin exploring Melbourne's laneway culture and the changes since the 1980s

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Melbourne's most active Street Art site

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Centre Place, Between Flinders Lane and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Melbourne's modern transformation took shape here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Block Arcade, 282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Melbourne most important Arcade

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Melbourne's oldest arcade.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 333 Collins Street, 333 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

See several gold rush era commercial buildings.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Flinders Street Station, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Melbourne's meeting place since 1910

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Yarra River, Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Finish up near the Yarra River

Duration: 5 minutes


  • Experienced local guide
  • Complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • current tips and recommendations


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

7-Eleven Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For last minute bookings it may be best to contact us if you can't see availability here.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

It was very thoughtful of the Tour to change the time of our tour due to an extreme hot day plus poor air quality. Thank you.
• Submitted 17 Jan 2020
Dave our tour guide was engaging and very knowledgeable. Great to have insight into the history of the city .
• Submitted 27 Mar 2019
Our guide was excellent. We spent four hours getting a overview of the history, unique lane ways with a insightful guide
• Submitted 13 Mar 2019
We did the tour with Chris, great knowledge of all the areas of Melbourne we visited and more. Having lived and worked in the city for many years he was able to show us places and buildings we would not have done or noticed on our own. Throughout he tried to keep us away from any large tourist groups, so we could view and listen to his explanations without any hassle, even to the extent of finding shady areas on a very hot day ! His knowledge of the financial areas gave us the opportunity to visit a must if you visit the city, the ANZ bank, some odd but the interior is a fantastic sight and Chris took us to areas we felt sure another walking tour wouldn't have.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2019
The tour was amazing! Our walking guide was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the city that we could have not learned by just walking around. The tour is balanced, walking isn’t too much, as we were stopping and getting info on various places. We also had one 15 min free coffee/drink stop.
• Submitted 27 Mar 2018
Chris was very knowledgeable and very amusing. A great way to see and understand the history of several of the main features of Melbourne. Fun afternoon. I highly recommend. We took tour in mid February.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
It was really informative and our family enjoyed it tremendously! Dave was really accommodative and really helpful, witty and definitely gave us little nuggets of information many locals would not know as well. Not too intense of a tour, just the right amount of walking and duration.
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
Great tour. Saw areas that we would not have otherwise seen, and Steve always had interesting anecdotes to make them come alive.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2018
This is an excellent introductory tour of central Melbourne with lots of history and lots of walking. We actually took this same walking tour four years ago -- liked it so much that we did the repeat -- to relearn things and see new things the lanes in Melbourne are a living changing thing. It is a pretty heavy walking tour so folks with walking issues need to be aware of this. Our guide was excellent funny and informative. I'd recommend this tour for any first time and perhaps some second time visitors like us visitors.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
Wonderful tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the sitting. There weren't too many options for tours, but we wanted to learn some of the background of Melbourne. This tour exceeded our expectations. We viewed beautiful graffiti walls and different alleyways. There was time to take pictures without feeling rushed. Which was great. This is a small company and the owners really care about giving guests a great experience. Highly, highly recommend,
• Submitted 25 Dec 2017
Tour guide Chris is so knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Melbourne.Amazing tour.
• Submitted 21 Dec 2017
This was superb, great tour guide and excellent fun
• Submitted 14 Sep 2017
I had a great time and learned a lot about the history and changes of Melbourne. Chris was a passionate and knowledgeable guide and even treated the group to a nice coffe midway through the tour. Time and money well spent and I would recommend the tour.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
Chris was brilliant, knew everything and all the wee hiding places. Excellent pace, loved the street art and really felt like I saw way more of Melbourne doing this tour.
• Submitted 07 Jun 2017
This was an excellent tour. We walked through interesting lanes, had a great chocolate morning tea and lunch at a restaurant we would otherwise never considered or found. It was great. Our guide was knowledgeable and witty and we made friends with our fellow walkers and caught up with them every few days as they too were attending Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas. It was a good way both to learn about Melbourne's history and get a good grasp of the layout of the central city.
• Submitted 26 Feb 2017
It was excellent value and Chris was a great guide. We learnt so much more than we ever could have done wandering around on our own. Highly recommended. Joan and Vicki
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016
We learned a lot, interesting throughout and very knowledgeable guide
• Submitted 08 Oct 2016
Very informative and fun.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2016
Highly recommended! I'm really glad I did this given the short amount of time I had to experience Melbourne. I saw buildings, lanes and arcades I probably wouldn't have stumbled upon if left to my own devices. Tons of great Kodak moments and I learned a lot about the history and architecture of Melbourne. Very informative!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2016
Have been to Melbourne many times but this was the first time we did the walking tour. Chris was outstanding and so knowledgable. His passion for the city shone through on a drizzly Melbourne day. I recommend it to all visitors.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2016
This was a great tour , our guide Chis was very knowledgeable, it was a great way to learn about Melbourne and its history, very enjoyable.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2016
I booked this in an effort to push through the jetlag on my first day in Melbourne and it was fantastic. For a modern city there plenty of history to learn. Graffiti sites are brilliant and our guide was so helpful in making recommendations for the rest of your time there
• Submitted 13 Jul 2016
A thoroughly enjoyable tour, we saw and visited place/things we never would have seen without a guided walking tour. Our guide Chris was really interesting and had a vast knowledge of all things 'Melbourne'. I would thoroughly recommend doing this tour on the first day of a trip to Melbourne, then heading back to investigate the interesting little arcades and laneways that intrigued.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
I have done a number of walking tours in different places and find them a great way to find out more about a location. This was another such experience and I was able to learn about the history of the areas we walked through with certain features identified that the casual eye may not have noticed. Chris was able to share info re Melbourne past and present and with the speed of turnover in the street art in the Laneways even he was treated to something new! He was able to keep diverse interests tweaked from the different folks on the tour. Thanks, Chris for an enjoyable few hours. :
• Submitted 08 Jul 2016

In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
3 hours

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