This small group Melbourne walking tour provides a unique opportunity to explore one of the world's most renowned Art Deco cities with an expert guide. You'll encounter a host of magnificent period buildings, and learn the backstory of this elegant era.


Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour
Runs: Selected Sundays
Departs at: Various
Departs from: Manchester Unity Building, 220 Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

4 stars

Editor's summary:

‘Step back in time to an era of angular elegance and style in Marvellous Melbourne. This Art Deco walking tour of the CBD with an expert guide is a fascinating experience! The tour is suitable for anyone with an interest in Melbourne’s vibrant heritage.’

Tour highlights

  • Enjoy a guided walk through Melbourne’s CBD
  • Visit the city’s most beautiful Art Deco buildings
  • Learn more about Art Deco design influences and construction methods, and how to recognise the Art Deco style
  • Maximum group size: 10.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Expert commentary
  • Comprehensive itinerary that includes several key buildings from the Art Deco period.


Adults/children: AUD $54pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. Families with young children are requested to book a private tour.

What you can expect

This Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour begins in the city centre, where you’ll meet your expert guide at the wonderful Manchester Unity building on the corner of Collins and Swanston Street. It’s one of the city’s best examples of Art Deco architecture.

From there, you’ll visit a number of buildings from the Art Deco period, and learn how Melbourne’s centenary in 1934 gave the city the impetus to sustain a six-year building boom that transformed the urban landscape. [More]

The itinerary for this Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour includes the most famous Art Deco buildings in the city — such as the celebrated Majorca building — and some lesser known examples as well. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will point out each building’s unique features.

Throughout this Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour you’ll have the opportunity to compare the design elements of various buildings from the period, and learn how many of Art Deco’s trademark features evolved. It’s a fascinating two hours — and a fabulous introduction to the Melbourne CBD!

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

Please wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.