Make new memories at Melbourne's most beloved historical spots on a free walking tour.

The Hoddle Hunt

Melbourne has a new street art trail, and it will take you to some of the coolest small businesses in town. The Hoddle Hunt is a self guided walking tour. You'll be guided to 16 locations including galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Keep your eyes peeled, at each stop you'll spot a unique artwork from a local street artist.

Melbourne Town Hall Tours

Take a free guided tour of one of the city's most iconic buildings, Melbourne Town Hall. Learn about the building's unique history as you visit the Grand Council Chambers and stand in rooms once visited by royalty. You may even get to stand on the Portico Balcony where the Beatles stood in 1964, waving to thousands of screaming fans below.

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street.
Melbourne Town Hall

The State Library

The State Library has emerged from a major renovation. Take a free history of the library tour to see what's new. You'll visit galleries, the Ian Potter Queens Hall and the heritage reading rooms, where you can stop to browse the endless books. Aussie history buffs will love the new display of Ned Kelly’s armour, alongside his manifesto, the Jerilderie letter.

The inside of a library with a grand domed ceiling.
The State Library

Parliament House

Head to the 19th century on a public tour of Parliament House. Think Gold Rush-era marble, chandeliers and polished wood. See inside the parliamentary chambers, take a seat in a Member of Parliament's chair and say hello to the statue of Queen Victoria. There are three tours every weekday, except when Parliament is sitting.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Melbourne’s vibrant Royal Botanic Gardens on a free guided walking tour. Discover natural flora and fauna as you wander through rolling landscapes, towering trees and glittering lakes. The daily sessions run for one hour and 30 minutes and the expert guides will share all the hidden gems in the gardens.

Two people walking through a garden
Royal Botanic Gardens

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Walks and itineraries

These self-guided walks and itineraries will help you discover Melbourne's best sights.

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Aboriginal Melbourne walk

Discover Melbourne's Aboriginal heritage and culture on this walking tour of significant sites.

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Take a walk through Melbourne’s lush parks and gardens.

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Christmas Film Photowalks

Take a photography walk around Melbourne’s most iconic Christmas-decorated laneways.

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Indulge and discover the city's hidden charm with Melbourne's original laneway walking tours.

Melbourne Sights Walking Tour

Uncover the stories behind Melbourne's landmarks, gardens and events on this free walking tour.

Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour

Reemerge from a long lockdown and rediscover Melbourne through this entertaining 3-hour tour.

The ultimate guide to walking tours in Melbourne

Guided tours that weave through Melbourne's hidden gems, foodie spots and street art.

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