South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour (with South Melbourne Market)

On this small group tour you’ll discover the delights of the inner-city suburb of South Melbourne. Explore its food, fashion and famous market, which has been a cherished part of the wider city’s culinary landscape since 1867.

5 stars

Mariannes936 (via TripAdvisor)

‘Our guide Isabel was passionate and knowledgeable about Melbourne’s history and the local South Melbourne markets, and has a great relationship with the local vendors. She had organised a range of tastings and provided fantastic background stories that were delivered with a genuine love for the community. It was the best tour we have ever been on. We will be back!’ mariannes936

  • Duration:

    5 hours (approx.)

  • Runs:

    Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

  • Departs at:

    9.30am

  • Departs from:

    Southbank

Featured guest review

'Our guide Isabel was passionate and knowledgeable about Melbourne’s history and the local South Melbourne markets, and has a great relationship with the local vendors. She had organised a range of tastings and provided fantastic background stories that were delivered with a genuine love for the community. It was the best tour we have ever been on. We will be back!' mariannes936- Mariannes936 (via TripAdvisor)

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$165.00
  • Travel on one of Melbourne’s iconic trams
  • Learn the history and heritage of South Melbourne
  • Explore the South Melbourne Market
  • Enjoy included tastings, samples, an espresso coffee and a superb lunch
  • Browse the wares of local designers and artisans
  • Maximum group size: 8.
  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • All food tastings and samples
  • Espresso coffee and bottled water
  • Shared platter lunch with fellow guests
  • Local beer, cider and wine tasting
  • Souvenir gift.

  • KirstyI45 – Via TripAdvisor

    The tour was a great way to feel like a local when you're a tourist, and our guide Isabel quickly felt like an old friend. At each place we stopped the business owners welcomed us and took time to tell us about their food/drinks, as if this was the first time they'd been asked rather than something they do regularly. Oh and it all tasted great! I'll definitely be back to see more of the South Melbourne Markets, and to do another tour.

  • Unearthed_travel – Via TripAdvisor

    We really enjoyed this South Melbourne experience. Highlights included a coffee tasting and a variety of locally sourced goodies, including one of the best croissants I have ever tasted! This is the perfect tour for anyone interested in learning about the history of Melbourne, and a short cut to the best places to shop at the South Melbourne Markets. So much to see and do in half a day, and worth every penny!

  • Mariannes936 – Via TripAdvisor

    Our guide Isabel was passionate and knowledgeable about Melbourne’s history and the local South Melbourne markets, and has a great relationship with the local vendors. She had organised a range of tastings and provided fantastic background stories that were delivered with a genuine love for the community. The best tour we have ever been on. We will be back!

  • Tour Highlights
    • Travel on one of Melbourne’s iconic trams
    • Learn the history and heritage of South Melbourne
    • Explore the South Melbourne Market
    • Enjoy included tastings, samples, an espresso coffee and a superb lunch
    • Browse the wares of local designers and artisans
    • Maximum group size: 8.
  • What's Included
    • Guided small group walking tour
    • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
    • All food tastings and samples
    • Espresso coffee and bottled water
    • Shared platter lunch with fellow guests
    • Local beer, cider and wine tasting
    • Souvenir gift.
  • Guest Reviews

    • KirstyI45 – Via TripAdvisor

      The tour was a great way to feel like a local when you're a tourist, and our guide Isabel quickly felt like an old friend. At each place we stopped the business owners welcomed us and took time to tell us about their food/drinks, as if this was the first time they'd been asked rather than something they do regularly. Oh and it all tasted great! I'll definitely be back to see more of the South Melbourne Markets, and to do another tour.

    • Unearthed_travel – Via TripAdvisor

      We really enjoyed this South Melbourne experience. Highlights included a coffee tasting and a variety of locally sourced goodies, including one of the best croissants I have ever tasted! This is the perfect tour for anyone interested in learning about the history of Melbourne, and a short cut to the best places to shop at the South Melbourne Markets. So much to see and do in half a day, and worth every penny!

    • Mariannes936 – Via TripAdvisor

      Our guide Isabel was passionate and knowledgeable about Melbourne’s history and the local South Melbourne markets, and has a great relationship with the local vendors. She had organised a range of tastings and provided fantastic background stories that were delivered with a genuine love for the community. The best tour we have ever been on. We will be back!

What You Can Expect

This small group South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour will take you on a delicious journey of discovery through one of the city’s most diverse suburbs.

You’ll meet your guide and the rest of your group in Southbank. From there it’s just a hop, skip and a jump (onto an iconic Melbourne tram!) to neighbouring South Melbourne and its fabulously bohemian, gourmet and cafe culture.

As you make your way around the suburb on foot, your South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour guide will share the intriguing history of one of Melbourne’s oldest residential and commercial precincts. You’ll learn about its ancient Aboriginal heritage, its days as an infamous tent slum for gold prospectors and their families, right up to its contemporary incarnation as a colourful market village and one of Melbourne’s most desirable locales.

You’ll visit the famous South Melbourne Market and sample delicious gourmet produce as you explore the historic market halls. Your guide will also take you to speciality boutiques and retailers that only the locals know. Enroute you’ll enjoy a coffee at one of the suburb’s many superb cafes.

This South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour finishes with a mouthwatering shared platter lunch of local specialties at one of the precinct’s top alfresco eateries, along with a local beer, cider and wine tasting.

For those who want to step off the beaten tourist track and into one of Melbourne’s most fascinating suburbs, this South Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour is a must-do!

 

Important notes

  • This tour has one central meeting point. Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour has one standard price for adults and children. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 13.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift certificate, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
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