Ten top Melbourne walking tours

Melbourne offers a plethora of guided walking tours, led by passionate locals who are keen to share the secrets of the city they love with visitors. Here are ten of the top options...

Ten top Melbourne walking tours

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No Australian travel destination offers a wider variety of guided walking tours than marvellous Melbs.

The city’s history, culture, food, shopping, street art and social scenes can all be explored with a local guide, to ensure you get the most from your time in this amazing city.

Here are ten top Melbourne walking tours that will show you the very best of the Victorian capital.

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

First time visitors to Melbourne will absolutely love this tour. Wandering the inner city’s cosmopolitan laneways is infinitely fascinating, and this stalwart of Melbourne walking tours leads guests on a three-hour merry dance. Discover cool cafes, boutique chocolatiers, fashion incubators, street art sites and much more. There is something for everyone on this tour.

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Ten top Melbourne walking tours

Ten top Melbourne walking tours: Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

This small group guided afternoon stroll is an extension of the Melbourne laneway tours theme, with an emphasis on the city’s plethora of inner-city boutique chocolatiers. Prepare yourself for a whole host of sweet taste sensations. You’ll visit a number of chocolate salons, taste-testing their wares as you go. Your guide will share insights on the history of the city and its chocolate industry.

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Ten top Melbourne walking tours

Ten top Melbourne walking tours. Image courtesy of Chocoholic Tours

Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

Melbourne’s cafe culture is legendary. You’ll literally find an espresso bar stuffed into every inner-city nook and cranny. This small group Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour will introduce you to some of the best inner-city options. You’ll enjoy a brew at each venue, and meet some of the proprietors to hear what it takes to stay at the top of Melbourne’s competitive coffee game. A delicious cafe lunch is included, and you’ll learn some of the city’s general history along the way.

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Ten top Melbourne walking tours

Ten top Melbourne walking tours: Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

Melbourne Hidden Shops Walking Tour

If you’re a visitor shopping in Melbourne, it’s not what you know – it’s who you know! When you have the services of an expert local guide on a shopping expedition to the inner city, trust us, you are going to see a side of the CBD few visitors ever discover. If you’ve got a passion for fashion, accessories and homewares, this small group Melbourne Hidden Shops Walking Tour through the inner-city maze of laneways and arcades is for you!

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Ten top Melbourne walking tours

Explore historic Melbourne shopping precincts like Royal Arcade on a guided shopping tour. Image: Bigstock

Rooftop Bar Walking Tour

Melbourne’s rooftop bar scene is undoubtedly the ‘in-thing’. These hipster hangouts perched atop many of the city’s older low-rise buildings (we’re not talking the rooftop of the Eureka Tower here) are lots of fun, but you really need to know where to look. This three-hour Rooftop Bars Walking Tour takes in four venues. Each offers a bird’s eye view of a different part of the city. A tipple at each bar is included.

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Ten top Melbourne walking tours

Ten top Melbourne walking tours: Rooftop Bar Walking Tour. Image: Adam Ford

Melbourne Street Art Tour with a Street Artist

Melbourne is famous for its laneway street art and there’s no shortage of tours that visit the key sites. However, to get a real understanding of Melbourne’s street art scene, you need to talk to a street artist. On this fascinating tour, you’ll explore the network of inner-city back streets and laneways with a working artist. View the latest works and learn about Melbourne’s rise as one of the most important urban centres for street art worldwide. The tour concludes with a guided visit to The Blender Studios – one of the city’s foremost shared creative spaces.

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Ten top Melbourne walking tours

Ten top Melbourne walking tours

African Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour

The gritty inner-west Melbourne suburb of Footscray is not one that tourists generally frequent, but it is home to a large percentage of the city’s migrant African population – and an array of superb African restaurants, including Sudanese, Egyptian and Ethiopian options. This fabulous guided food tour leads guests to several of the most interesting options for a progressive-style lunch, and breaks down social barriers in the process.

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African Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour. Image: Adam Ford

Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour

Melbourne’s urban landscape reflects a series of architectural eras and styles, but none are more intriguing than the Art Deco period. This small group walking tour provides the unique opportunity to explore the Victorian capital’s Art Deco heritage with an expert guide. As well as encountering a host of magnificent period buildings, you’ll learn about the history and culture of this elegant era. This tour is suitable for anyone with an interest in Melbourne’s history.

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Ten top Melbourne walking tours: Melbourne Art Deco Walking Tour. Image: Bigstock

Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

What’s on your Melbourne culinary bucket list? The Victorian capital is absolutely renowned for its food scene and you’ll get a taste of many of the most exciting trends on this relaxed small group Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour. Sample the signature dishes of five fabulous eateries across the CBD, and get the lowdown from a local foodie on top spots to eat during the remainder of your stay.

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Ten top Melbourne walking tours

Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

Melburnians love their dumplings, and this small group Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour will introduce you to the inner-city’s most delectable options. You’ll visit four dumpling houses (including two located in Melbourne’s historic Chinatown precinct) – all of which offer something very different. Generous tastings at each venue are part of the deal!

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Do you have any suggestions to add to our list of ten top Melbourne walking tours? We would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

Additional images: Bigstock


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