West Melbourne History and Laneways Walking Tour

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Step back in time as you visit the western side of Hoddle's 1837 Grid and the central city area of Melbourne. You will learn about the unique creation and development of Melbourne over the last 180 years and see examples of the wonderful architecture that grew from the 'Marvellous Melbourne' of the 1880s in particular the superb commercial buildings.

Description

This tour starts where European settlement all began near the natural turning circle of the Yarra River at Enterprize Park.

From here, walk through the old commercial side of town and into old banks built during the 19th Century Gold Rush, discover some of the hidden laneways and classic arcades that Melbourne is famous for while hearing the amazing story of settlement. This tour sets the scene for your discovery of the history of this fabulous city with a friendly guide.

Please Note

  • Children 12 years old and below are not allowed on this tour, but they may join private tours. Please inquire for the rates.

  • Please call to inquire about private tour.

  • Please wear clothes and shoes that are appropriate for walking.

  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide
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West Melbourne History and Laneways Walking Tour

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide

Very friendly and knowladgible guide. Leant quite a bit about Melbourne buildings and history that we didnt know.

Jeff

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Schedule

  • 13:45

    Check-in at Immigration Museum

  • West Melbourne

    Head to the part of the city where most of its development began. See impressive architecture dating as far back as 1880. The tour offers a unique glimpse into the history and culture that has evolved around this beloved city.

  • Walking Tour

    See the town's former commercial district and old banks from the 19th century boom. Make your way off the beaten path that leads to hidden laneways while your guide narrates various stories of settlements in the area. Gain intimate knowledge about Melbourne's growth as a city and its locals.

  • 16:00

    Check-out near St. Paul's Cathedral

  • (For Check-In) Immigration Museum (Immigration Museum, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Time: 13:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) St Paul's Cathedral (St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Time: 16:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Immigration Museum (Immigration Museum, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Time: 13:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St Paul's Cathedral (St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Time: 16:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

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Reviews

Very friendly and knowladgible guide. Leant quite a bit about Melbourne buildings and history that we didnt know.

Jeff

John the Laneways guide was very good and adapted the tour so as not to cover the same ground we had seen in the morning

Derek

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 14:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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