Ten Melbourne tours – explore the unfamiliar

Experience city sights that you cherish and search out the unknown. Walking, wheeling and boating tours reveal Melbourne’s secrets spots, uncover new food treats and show you the city anew.

On the pavement

Capture the day with  DJB Photography Walks. Bring along your digital camera or smartphone and learn from the pros on these intimate photo tours of Melbourne.

People standing in a row in front of the Yarra River. The city is in the background.

DJB Photography Walks

Take a tour of Melbourne’s hidden food and coffee scene and get a real taste of Melbourne’s unique flavour. Join the Hidden Secrets tour which reveals caverns of caffeine throughout the city on the Cafe Culture Walk.

Spend two hours exploring the gastronomic delights of the Queen Victoria Market on a Hunt and Gather Food Tour. Try produce, discover the history of the market and finish with complimentary coffee.

Hunt and Gather Food Tour

Peckish? Book in for a Dumpling Discovery Walk. Sample dumplings at four handpicked venues around Melbourne. During the 1.5-kilometre adventure, a guide provides tips on the history of Chinese cuisine and the Melburnian twists perfected in local restaurants. Wear stretchy pants and comfy shoes.

The Blender Art Studios have strong links to street art, and some of the more famous and prolific artists call the complex home. Regular tours are offered by Blender, which comprises 15 studios, an artist in residence program, the Blender laneway street art project, the Melbourne Projection Window, Dark Horse Experiment and Melbourne Street Tours.

ON THE WATER

Enjoy Docklands as you’ve rarely seen it before. Kayak Melbourne hosts tranquil guided kayaking tours on the Yarra River, offering new glimpses of the city you thought you knew.

Kayak Melbourne

Kayak Melbourne

A punt on the lake is a rare pleasure at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Relax in a traditional wooden punt (boat) as your professional punter meanders past the islands and bays of the ornamental lake and relates the history of the popular botanic gardens.

ON WHEELS

Melbourne has benefited from a huge rise in the popularity of cycling with many new bike paths and scenic routes appealing to regular and casual cyclists. For a tour using pedal power, contact Freddy’s Bike Tours or Melbourne By Bike.

Melbourne at a Glance also offers extensive tours, a fun way to see the main sights of Melbourne and get your bearings. Ride through the arts precinct, the sports precinct, Federation Square, Melbourne Town Hall, Parliament House, Yarra River, Flinders Street Station and much more. Bike and helmet provided.

Tours on Trike offers you a three-wheeled option with a bit more grunt in its motors. Choose from nighttime, short and all day tours.

Find even more tour options here.

Punting on the Lake