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Ready to rediscover Melbourne? Let the experts lead you on a meandering journey through the city. Or scroll down to gain your sea legs on a boat cruise.
Melbourne Street Tours
Everyone knows Melbourne is famous for colourful and ever-changing street art, but did you know that famed street artist Banksy called our art ‘more diverse and original than any other city in the world’? The best way to find it is with a local Melbourne artist. On this tour you’ll go beyond Hosier Lane and into secret laneways where the paint is still drying. Then, head to Blender Studios to see resident artists in action. Walk up an unsigned cul-de-sac to find every wall covered in stencils, art and paste-ups. Inside, you’ll see no space in the studio has been left untouched.
Hidden Bars tour
Many visitors never discover some of Melbourne’s best bars. That’s because they’re hidden down laneways and behind camouflaged doors. Find your way on the Hidden Bars tour. You’ll learn the city’s history while indulging in a progressive dinner at four secret drinking dens. Try local craft beer out of a shipping container. Peruse an epic cocktail menu down a tiny alley. Or munch on canapes while you take in the city skyline views. There’s no shortage of places to discover.
Queen Vic Market Ultimate Foodie Tour
Home to hundreds of small businesses, the Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. On this tour you’ll be guided through bustling food halls to taste the freshest produce on offer. Sample everything from fresh oysters, to vine-wrapped dolmades and local Victorian cheeses. The tour even includes a shopping bag so you can carry all your purchases home.
Hidden Secrets Tours
Melbourne is full of hidden gems just waiting to be found. If you’re unsure where to start, a Hidden Secrets tour might be just what you’re after. Uncover the quirkier side of the city while you weave through stunning laneways and arcades. Discover independent designers, local makers and specialty stores. And hear all about Melbourne’s iconic coffee culture.
Ticketed tours and guided experiences
Old Melbourne Ghost Tour
Take a spine-chilling journey back in time and explore the rich paranormal realm of Old Melbourne.
Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour
Reemerge from a long lockdown and rediscover Melbourne through this entertaining 3-hour tour.
Heritage House Tour: Robin Boyd's Walsh Street
Tour the house Robin Boyd designed for his own family in 1957.
Best Melbourne foodie tours
This chocolate walking tour visits some of the city's best chocolatiers with exclusive experiences.
Drinking History Tours
Award-winning experiences of Melbourne’s secret laneways, colourful history and hidden bars.
Boat tours and waterside experiences
On a Boat
Experience the Yarra River by boat - skipper yourself or choose a skippered cruise.
Be your own captain by renting a picnic boat, with no boat licence required.
Melbourne River Cruises
Sit back and relax as your captain details the history of Melbourne on a river cruise.
Guided paddling tours through Melbourne along the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour.
Punting on the Lake
Glide between the bays and islands of Ornamental Lake on a guided boat cruise.
Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat
Cruise Melbourne on the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat, offering a range of cruising events.
Classic Steamboat Cruises
Public and private cruises and transport to events along the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers.
Last updated on Wed 20 Apr 2022
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Yarra River discovery walk
Take a walk along Melbourne's vibrant waterfront to discover history, art and culture.
Melbourne music walk
Discover Melbourne’s music highlights, from music venues to busking hot spots and historic sites.
Melbourne Greeter Service
Discover what locals love about Melbourne with a free walking tour of the city.