Melbourne Laneways Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 2.5 hours
Indians first came to Australia’s shores many years ago, and with them they brought culture, spices, and delicious food. Explore the flavors of India on this 3-hour walking tour of Melbourne’s Central Business District, and sample dishes from across the regions. Your guide will tell the story of the arrival of the Indian community in Australia, explaining how their aromatic spices were stirred into modern Australian cuisine. Learn about the use of spices in different foods, and about their health and flavor benefits. Explore the subtly spiced, rice-based cuisine of South India, as you travel through the various cuisines in all their diversity. Taste rich Punjabi food, spiced with garam masala from the north of the subcontinent. Along the way, you will visit an Indian grocery store and discover more Indian ingredients. Conclude with an offering of Indian desserts to experience a taste s...
Capture the essence of the Australian coastline and this incredible region in the luxury comfort of a Mercedes Benz custom-fitted tour vehicle. In a group of no more than 11 guests you’ll enjoy a personalized door-to-door experience that ensures plenty of leg room on a long journey. During your adventure, your expert guide will help you explore a host of gorgeous locations including the costal townships of Lorne and Apollo Bay. You’ll stop off for a delicious morning tea at a secluded beach setting before enjoying a guided walk through the ancient Otway rainforest and then feasting on a tasty lunch at a modern cafe in Apollo Bay. After lunch, you’ll marvel at the breathtaking 12 Apostles and magnificent surroundings on the coastline, spotting unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, and an array of native birds. All the while your expert guide will share local knowledge ...
Great tour, tour guide was funny and had a lot of humour highly recommend him Paul his name make it fun even though the trip is pretty long.
Enjoy a guided cycling tour along the Murray to Mountains bike trail which follows the scenic route of a former railway line. Benefit from an all-inclusive experience, complete with an on-call support vehicle. However, the route is easy and relaxed so this is rarely needed. Day 1 Make your own way to Beechworth on Friday evening and enjoy a group dinner at a local brewery in order to get to know your fellow cyclists and guests. Spend the night at a hotel in Beechworth and get a good night's sleep before your cycle begins the next day. Day 2 Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast to energize before your 43-kilometer cycle to Myrtleford begins. Throughout the day, enjoy wine tastings at several local wineries and sit down to a delicious lunch at one of these wineries before arriving in Myrtleford, where you will spend the night. Day 3
Learn about the history of Victoria's first national park on a guided walking tour of Tower Hill Reserve. First, hear about the geographical creation of Tower Hill Reserve and how it became one of the world's largest nested maar volcanos. Discover the importance of the site to the Gunditjmara people who lived here for tens of thousands of years before European settlement. Learn about aboriginal lifestyle and the tools they used. Try throwing a boomerang and playing the didgeridoo while on the tour. Throughout the tour, be on the lookout for native Australian wildlife and flora. The reserve contains emus, wallabies, koalas amongst many other animals.
Recently named the official sports capital of the world for the 4th time in the last 10 years, uncover every aspect of Melbourne's world famous sporting culture on the only interactive sports walking tour in Melbourne! From stadiums, events, athletes, media, history and more – this tour covers the lot and also includes unlimited access for the day to the National Sports Museum - the largest of its kind. On this tour you'll learn all about Melbourne's incredible sporting stadiums and arenas including the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena, Olympic Park & AAMI Park as well as the famed National Tennis Centre – home to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal every January. Along the way you'll also get exclusive insights into Melbourne's many global sporting events including the Australian Open, The Ashes, Olympic Games and the AFL Grand Final and discover exactly how they work behind-the-scene...
Excellent guide Michael. Very imformative and happy to answer questions and even take photos.
Day 1: Melbourne CBD Touring and Transfer Choose from 5 central meeting points departing between 9:20 AM and 9:40 AM. After a 1–hour transfer to Yarra Valley, enjoy your first tasting at Steels Gate Wines. Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then enjoy an extensive tasting at an iconic Yarra Valley cellar door. Move on to Balgownie Estate to discover the history of winemaking. Taste some great wines before you move into the striking Rae’s restaurant for a delicious 1–course lunch, including a glass of wine and tea or coffee. Stay overnight at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa. Enjoy complimentary access to the Health Club. Day 2: Yarra Valley Touring and Transfer Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast for 2 at Rae’s Restaurant at leisure. At 1:15 PM, make your way into the cellar door to meet your AWTC driver-guide. Take in the sights of the rust...
Start your tour at the Eureka Skydeck, an 88-story skyscraper that is home to stunning views of the city. Your guide will bring you to the top of the tower, pointing out key points of interest in the city and previewing where you will go next. After coming back down to earth, it’s time to explore Melbourne’s famous street art scene. What used to simply be called “graffiti” has become a trendy artistic style and the laneways of this city are filled with constantly evolving murals. Your guide will explain how the movement has developed, exploring the work of these back alley artists until you’ve worked up an appetite. Your guide will take you to their favorite local restaurant for a hearty sample of one of the many cuisines Melbourne is known for. Here, your guide will tell you about the numerous waves of migrants, who have helped to create the Melbourne we see today. After you’ve finishe...
Discover the African animals of Victoria’s Werribee Open Range Zoo during a hands-on group tour before the zoo opens. Follow an expert keeper around the zoo as they do their morning rounds. Assists with food preparation, watch a training session, and more. Enter the zoo before opening time and meet the expert keeper that you will be exploring the zoo with. Get welcomed on board their deluxe safari adventure vehicle to start the morning rounds. After assisting with food preparation, watching a training session, and doing other activities, head out to set up the lower savanna. After your morning duties, take a break and enjoy morning tea overlooking the animals as they start their day. Life on the savanna can be quite dynamic, so be prepared for interesting surprises.
Designed to showcase Melbourne’s passion for sports, this tour is led by industry experts and provides a fun day out for sports lovers of all ages. Walk in the footsteps of famous sports stars as you explore Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena.
Meet your friendly guide in Federation Square, then set out on your sightseeing adventure to some of the city’s most beloved sporting venues. The first stop of the day is the iconic Rod Laver Arena, which hosts the Australian Open each year.
Walk in the footsteps of sports superstars such as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Don’t forget to snap photos of your unforgettable visit. As you explore, learn about Melbourne's range of world class events such as the Melbourne Cup, F1 Grand Prix, MotoGP, and Bells Beach Surf Pro.
Let one of Melbourne’s top-rated ghost tour guides take you on the exploration of the haunted and horrific past of Melbourne. Traverse through historic streets that tell tales of their gruesome past and learn of the city’s most haunted sites. Explore and potentially unlock the mystery of one of the world’s most notorious killers. Could the infamous Jack the Ripper have been Melbourne murderer Frederick Bailey Deeming? Who are the spiritual beings said to inhabit the city? Learn of them, including Dame Nellie Melba’s eerie presence and of her parties that are thrown at one of Melbourne’s most historic venues, The Hotel Windsor, almost a century after her death. Retrace the footsteps of The Singing Strangler, A U.S. marine stationed in Australia during WWII fixated with the voices of young women. Uncover the ghastly Melbourne underworld and hear salacious stories of prostitution and f...
Our guide was full of amazing stories and it made see a side to our own city that we’d never seen before. We loved it!!!
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Our guide Suki was very knowledgeable & friendly. The street art was AMAZING!! So great to wander laneways that I have never been up & feel the vibe of each one. Thoroughly recommend this. Wear comfy shoes for lots of walking. The studio tour & refreshments at the end adds to the experience of a small tour group & meeting the artists is very interesting.
John was absolutely fantastic. So knowledgeable and easy to get along with. The bars we went too were amazing and nothing like we’ve seen before. The staff at the bars were super friendly and had a great connection with John also We can’t recommend this tour and John highly enough Josh & Kelly
Born and raised in Melbourne we decided to take the hidden bars tour and had John (an American) take us on our tour and we had a thoroughly good time. Thanks very much John
Excellent tour, unique and interesting bars. The host was very knowledgeable and a pleasant host. There was only two of us in the tour but he made it fun and relaxing.
What a brilliant tour, John was a brilliant guide and the places we went to were outstanding