Duration: 2.5 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

This small group Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour is one of the best ways to get the most from your visit to the Victorian capital. Enjoy popping street art, and explore the city’s secret nooks and crannies and maze of interconnected laneways and arcades with a local guide. Discover a mix of the old and new, visit hidden galleries, shops and cafes, and experience the city’s wealth of historical architecture. This tour will show you a side of Melbourne that most tourists miss!

☆ Visit the hidden lanes and alleys of the city only locals know

☆ Local, historical and architectural commentary

☆ Sample the city’s best coffee and chocolates

☆ View the eclectic street art of the lanes and back alleys

☆ Maximum group size: 10.

☆ Guided small group walking tour

☆ Friendly and knowledgeable local guide

☆ Engaging commentary

☆ Chocolate tastings at a local artisanal chocolatier

☆ Coffee, tea or hot chocolate in an iconic laneway café.

This Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour starts in the city centre, where you’ll meet your friendly local guide and the rest of your group. No two tours are ever the same, but depending on your guide you’ll start by exploring areas of the authentic ‘underbelly’ of the city, where hidden alleys harbour a wealth of grungy street art.

Your guide will lead you around the city’s well-known and hidden inner-city laneways and alleys, providing commentary on the history and architecture. You’ll discover countless quirky cafes, secret shops and tiny galleries, and see parts of the city that most tourists miss.

Towards the end of this Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour you’ll have the opportunity to sample some delicious artisanal chocolates at one of the city’s best chocolatiers, and then wrap up the experience with a coffee at one of Melbourne’s famous laneway cafes.

This Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour is a great way to get a feel for the ‘real’ Melbourne – the old and the new. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to get the most out of the experience.

  • Michael C (20/3/2018) - Via Tripadvisor

    Our guide Kathy was brilliant she was a wealth of knowledge about the history of Melbourne’s architecture, wall art and everything in between. We enjoyed her stories as we walked around the various lane ways seeing and smelling all good things. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see another side to Melbourne well worth it.

  • Munro1984 (10/4/2018) - Via TripAdvisor

    We have lived in Melbourne for 11 years now but have never really explored the city. This tour was a great insight into some of the wonderful laneways in the city. Our guide, Kathy, was so knowledgeable and interesting. We got to see so many little places tucked away in chapter houses and basements you would never know we there. I feel much better equipped to take vising friends and this area. Thanks Kathy for a great afternoon.

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Melbourne Laneways Walking Tour
Runs: Tuesday to Sunday
Departs at: 10am
Departs from: Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

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Important information

This tour has one central CBD meeting point, which is easily accessible by public transport. 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.

Minimum numbers are required for this tour to operate, and there is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. If this happens, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.

Tours can be booked at other times by arrangement.

Please wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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