ALL OUR TOURS (100)

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We provide over 100 different walking tours as well as designing and combining tours to meet special requests. Choose your theme  and suggest a time and date of your convenience.  

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SCHOOL EXCURSIONS  e.g Explorer, Sustainability, Federation, Geography, Indigenous, Early Melbourne, Lanes, Literature, ‘Runner’, Street Art and more…

LANES AND ARCADES TOUR:  Explore the fascinating labyrinth in Melbourne’s historic warehouse, fashion, maritime and residential precincts. More….

MELBOURNE STREET ART TOUR:   Melbourne’s back lanes are internationally famous as creative galleries and feature thousands of amazing stencils, posters, paintings, murals, light boxes, graffiti and installations as well as historic typographies.  More...

THE FOUNDING OF MELBOURNE (BEARBRASS)     Explore the original places of colonial settlement in the heart of the CBD… More

ON TOP OF MELBOURNE:  More

‘LOST MELBOURNE’ TOUR… More

MELBOURNE BOOKSHOPS AND WRITERS TOUR – A walking tour of booksellers and books: Melbourne is the world’s second UNESCO City of Literature.   More …

MELBOURNE INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPES TOURS More.

MELBOURNE MURDER AND MYSTERY TOUR:   Explore crimes, cold cases and mysteries in the heart of the city. More

MELBOURNE ARCHITECTURAL TOUR  Visit landmark architectural buildings that tell the story of Melbourne…..More

MELBOURNE SUSTAINABILITY TOUR ….More

MELBOURNE SOCIAL JUSTICE TOUR .....More

MADAM BRUSSELL’S MELBOURNE:  Explore the places, times and 19th-century life of the city’s most infamous ‘Madam.’ …..More

RADICAL MELBOURNE:   A History of troublemakers More 

SQUIZZY TAYLOR TOUR: Visit CBD sites places associated with the notorious gangster, bootlegger, jury rigger, thief, murder, blackmailer and gambler. More

MELBOURNE DUNNY LANES TOUR:    Join an 1880 dunny crew and undergo training in the maze of historic lanes and arcades exploring Melbourne’s hidden infrastructure... More

MULTICULTURAL MELBOURNE  Explore how the iconic places of Melbourne influenced by five ‘waves’ waves of immigrants.  …….. More

ST KILDA MURDER AND MYSTERY TOUR:  More

GREAT MARKETS OF MELBOURNE TOUR
Explore the historic locations, images and stories of ten famous markets from 1842 to 2020. More…

QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET AND LOST CEMETERIES TOUR:    Did you know that there are 9000 bodies of early settlers, Aboriginals, Quakers, and bushrangers buried under the Queen Victoria Market Car Park?   …..More

SIGNS IN THE CITY – A MELBOURNE CULTURAL TYPOGRAPHY TOUR Explore the City of Melbourne’s oldest heritage letterforms. ....More

OP SHOPS BY THE BAYSIDE BY BICYCLE. Cycle to bargains at Op shops in the beautiful basyside suburbs of St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne… More

MELBOURNE ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR:  Two Tours:  1. Explore the archaeological sites of magnificent Half Moon Bay, Black Rock including pre-history wells, ochre site, stone scatters, shell middens, fossils, lookouts and stone tool ‘knapping’. 2.Explore the largest urban archaeological digs in Australia in Little Lon in the CBD. …..More

LAST MAN HANGED – THE RONALD RYAN TOUR…..More

MAGICIANS OF MELBOURNE TOUR:   Visit sites of great 19th century early theatres of Melbourne where the worlds greatest magicians performed such as such as Harry Houdini on his visit in 1910. …… More

WOMEN’S MELBOURNE:  Retrace the historic places and significant buildings which tell the story of Melbourne’s women campaigners for equality and social justice from settlement to today…  More

MELBOURNE HALLOWEEN TOURS
 Experience the lost cities of the dead at Flagstaff Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. .More

WALKING TOUR OF MELBOURNE’S MONUMENTS:  

THE CREATIVE CITY TOUR: .   ……. More

ST KILDA CEMETERY    Explore the history and beautiful monuments of St Kilda Cemetery with Meyer Eidelson, author of Nation Builders, including key Australian identities.. more

LIVING WILD OFF THE LAND: More…

MELBOURNE WILDFLOWERS TOUR:  More...

YARRAVILLE  WALKING TOUR:   Explore the delightful village of Yarraville with its fascinating mix of railways, picture theatre, traders, clubs and community groups. See Pictures

PORT MELBOURNE WALKING TOUR:   More

ELWOOD WALKING  TOUR:   Explore the extraordinary built and natural heritage of Elwood with the author of the ‘History of Elwood’ including the canal, the Ormond Road village, the foreshore, architecture and indigenous sites…. More

ELWOOD POETRY TOUR.…. More

RIPPONLEA WALKING TOUR: Ripponlea’s historic places from indigenous times to heritage village by the author of ‘Ripponlea. The Village’ (2010)….. More

FOOTSCRAY WALKING TOURS (2)   – Take a stroll through the heart of Footscray and explore the fascinating history of its, people, homes, hotels, businesses, immigration, warehouses, transport and changes over time and the Heritage Wharf  precinct.See pictures Footscray 

MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE:    Explore the golden age of the Melbourne boom of the late nineteenth century: the mansions, palaces of commerce, civic buildings, churches, great hotels, vaults, cathedrals, galleries, banks and stock exchanges.

MULTICULTURAL MELBOURNE:   Explore iconic cultural places of Melbourne influenced by waves of immigrants.  More

WILLIAM BUCKLEY’S MELBOURNE – In the footsteps of the ‘wild white man’:   Retrace the escape route of convict William Buckley who lived with Aboriginal people for thirty-two years before settlement in 1835. 

MELBOURNE GEOGRAPHY TOUR...  More

BLACK ROCK :  Explore fabulous colonial and First People history of Half Moon Bay.

YARRA BEND :   Explore the archaeological and natural history of the Yarra River and Merri Creek junction. 

THE MARIBYRNONG VALLEY:  Explore the archaeological and natural history of the Maribyrnong Valley, one of Australia’s great pre-history locations.

MELBOURNE’S KAKADU:   Explore the archaeological, artistic and natural history of Heidelberg/Bulleen.

St Kilda, the Dark Side:   Walk the back lanes of St Kilda at night to discover 175 years of murder, arson, prostitution, slygrog, cannibalism, bushrangers, theft and the redoubtable Squizzy Taylor…..More

Acland Street:   Walk the length of legendary Acland Street to visit the amazing architecture, history, cafes, cake shops, pubs, mansions, theatres, churches, artists, writers, and more.

Literary St Kilda:   St Kilda is Melbourne’s greatest setting for thrillers, books, screenplays and writers.  Experience places used in up to fifty Australian books and films.

In Pursuit of Ronald Ryan:    On 3 February 1967 Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker escaped from Pentridge to an Elwood hideout, triggering a reign of terror resulting in murder, bank robbery and the last hanging in Victoria. Investigate the locations of pivotal events in this extraordinary saga….More

Elwood: Fire Flood and Fever:   Explore the Elwood village and streets to discover the history of its early settlers, wetlands, poets, landscapes, homes, transport, businesses and local identities.

St Kilda Hill:   Walk St Kilda Hill from the Astor down to theCarlisle Streetvillage to explore a crowded landscape of theatres, churches, army base, cottages, mansions, synagogues, pubs, parks, post office and drain

East St Kilda Heritage: Explore the designated heritage precincts and how they operate from Alma Road to Inkerman Street from Queen Anne streets, to former mansion estates, Victorian cottages mission bungalows, heritage trees, a war hero’s home and a rabbinical college.

Art Deco St Kilda:   Visit the great art deco buildings of the St Kilda foreshore.
Art Deco Elwood Visit the delightful art deco flats and buildings of Elwood

Bushrangers to Biopolis:  Explore the fascinating history of the St Kilda Road precinct.

Marvellous Middle Park:   Discover the fascinating range of architecture, streets, building styles and historic personalities revealed in the landscape.

Poetry Streets of Elwood:   Take turns to read the poetry of the thirty or so authors and poets whose names are borne aloft on street signs such as Dickens, Tennyson, Byron, Browning, Barrett and Gordon.

The Charge of the Light Brigade:   Relive the events and personalities of the Crimean War by traveling the score of war-named streets such as Odessa, Malakoff, Nightingale, Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman.

The Spirit of St Kilda:   Discover 180 years of spiritual heritage of St Kilda’s places of worship established by Aboriginals, settlers, refugees, today’s communities and the persecuted for ‘matching, hatching and dispatching’

St Kilda Hill:   Explore St Kilda’s architecture since settlement from its wealthy seaside mansions, great hotels, amusement palaces, seabaths, boarding houses, flats, brothels, punk venues and immigrant cafes.

Historic Pub Crawl  St Kilda:   Discover fascinating stories behind St Kilda’s great 150-year-old hotels including The Gorge, Esplanade, Elephant and castle, Prince of Wales and others.

Elwood Canal:    Explore the Elwood canal (formerly Elster Creek) at Point Ormond near its junction with the sea and discover the history, wildlife, flora, early settlement, and indigenous places of this ancient swamp and coastline.

Walk the Western Wetlands to the Sea:   Circumnavigate Cherry Lake, Altona and travel down Koroit creek to the Bay. Discover the extraordinary waterbird population as well as the striking natural history of the Altona Saltmarsh.

Merri Creek Meander:   Travel down the Merri creek valley from Northcote to its confluence at the Yarra and discover the amazing, natural, indigenous and cultural heritage of this urban waterway

The Stony Creek. The Journey of a People’s Waterway:   Follow the creek’s serpentine journey from Yarraville to the Yarra and discover historic landscapes, quarries, wastelands, waterways, bridges, wetlands, and parks.

Walk the Mullum Mullum:   Explore amazing history and natural environment including wildlife, wildflowers, Schwerkolts cottage and Deep creek reserve.

Bridges of the Yarra:   Explore the Yarra valley from Hawthorn to the City and discover the fascinating variety and beauty of over twenty bridges as well as the natural history of Melbourne’s major waterway

In the Footsteps of the Dunny Man:   Explore the maze of 19th century lanes in historic Albert Park as a night soil worker and discover extraordinary workers’ cottages, bluestone, chimneys, characters and the great Australian outhouse. A time travel journey to the rear end of Victorian architecture and working life.

Housing the Poor and the Privileged:   Garden City is home to five extraordinary housing estates including ‘Baghdad’ or Fishermens Bend and the heritage Bank Houses built to an English visionary ideal.

To the Mouth of the Yarra:   Take a walk at night to the mouth of the Yarra River and experience the reconstructed MelbournePort and the extraordinary lightscape of the Melbourne coastline. Learn about the explorers and colonists who arrived via this historic gateway. Explore the indigenous landscapes and dunesof SandridgeBeach and discover the use of indigenous plants and animals.

Further Reading about Melbourne’s history

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