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.

A couple standing in a colourful street art laneway taking photos

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. 

Four people being led by a tour guide into a small brick bar

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. 

A couple walking through the deli hall of a market

Queen Vic Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

7 Jan - 17 Dec

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. 

A couple shopping at a small bakery in a laneway

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

22 Oct - 31 Aug

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Take a spine-chilling journey back in time and explore the rich paranormal realm of Old Melbourne.

18 May - 31 Dec

Shrine Tours

Experience more at the Shrine with a guided tour

Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour

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

28 Apr - 28 May

Heritage House Tour: Robin Boyd's Walsh Street

Tour the house Robin Boyd designed for his own family in 1957.

Fox Classic Car Collection

See some of the most iconic cars in the world.

Best Melbourne foodie tours

Chocoholic Tours

This chocolate walking tour visits some of the city's best chocolatiers with exclusive experiences.

29 Apr - 31 Aug

Drinking History Tours

Award-winning experiences of Melbourne’s secret laneways, colourful history and hidden bars.

13 Nov - 31 Jul

History and Donuts Walking Tour

Discover the sweeter side of Melbourne on this walking tour.

Boat tours and waterside experiences

On a Boat

Experience the Yarra River by boat - skipper yourself or choose a skippered cruise.

GoBoat Melbourne

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.

Kayak Melbourne

Guided paddling tours through Melbourne along the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour.

19 Nov - 31 May

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.

Melbourne Water Taxis

Limousine-style service with pick-up and drop-off points along the Yarra River.

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