Melbourne Walking tours

Our most recommended Melbourne Walking tours

Melbourne: Pentridge Prison Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

1. Melbourne: Pentridge Prison Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore Pentridge Prison in Coburg on this walking tour that focuses on the macabre. Uncover the secrets of this location where 44 bodies are buried. Hear about the key members of Australia’s criminal underworld who called Pentridge home. Enter the site and begin your tour of Pentridge Prison, D Division which has been standing since 1850. Trace the history of this site since the first prisoners arrived at the prison in 1851.  Immerse yourself in the dark side of Australia's most famous prison as you hear the harrowing tale of Ronald Ryan, the last man executed in Australia. Find out how this prison relates to Chopper Reed and Ned Kelly through spine-chilling stories. 

Melbourne: Melbourne Cricket Grounds (MCG) Guided Tour

2. Melbourne: Melbourne Cricket Grounds (MCG) Guided Tour

Meet the guide at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds for this behind-the-scenes tour. Visit parts of the stadium that the general public doesn't get to see with a guide who is an MCC member. Highlights of this tour include: The famous MCC Long Room MCC Library (founded in 1873) MCG Tapestry Player changing rooms Cricketers’ viewing room Ron Casey Media Centre Portrait of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar A walk on the arena Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre Ponsford Stand City Terrace with views of Melbourne’s skyline Experience the history and world-class facilities of the MCG.

Melbourne: MCG and Australian Sports Museum Guided Tour

3. Melbourne: MCG and Australian Sports Museum Guided Tour

Experience the highlights of the Melbourne Cricket Ground on a tour including a visit to the famous MCC Long Room, the players’ changing rooms, the cricketers' viewing room, and the Ron Casey Media Centre. After your guided a walk through the arena, take in the Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre, and head to the Melbourne City Terrace for views of the stunning skyline.   Next, visit the all-new Australian Sports Museum for a truly memorable experience. This isn’t your typical museum: it’s an exciting, interactive, and ever-changing experience where the latest technology has been used to create immersive exhibits and galleries.

Melbourne Laneways Tour

4. Melbourne Laneways Tour

Immerse yourself in the local culture and make the most of your visit to Melbourne. Explore the city’s cool laneways on a tour with a local guide. Discover a selection of secret galleries, hidden shops, and laneway cafés. On this unique walking tour of Melbourne you’ll get a feel for the city that only comes with spending time with a knowledgeable local. During the small-group tour, experience a mix of history, architecture, street art, galleries, shops, interesting stories, and more.

Melbourne 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

5. Melbourne 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

Your tour departs at 8.30pm, please arrive at 8.20pm for check-in outside Young & Jackson Hotel Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street for the start of a tour that will take you back to the 19th-century and reveal some of the city’s favourite haunts. Dive down hidden lanes and past iconic landmarks, including Flinders Street Station, Hosier Lane, and Parliament House. Hear stories from when the spices of China Town masked the smoke of the opium dens. Discover poor houses and the home of the genteel who did anything necessary to advance medical science. Visit the locations of Melbourne's most tragic crimes, such as the Gun Alley murder. Try to make contact with the city’s most famous ghost, the opera singer Federici whose most dramatic performance saw him plummet to his death in front of the audience. Explore whether Jack the Ripper lurked the streets of Melbourne. Then, end the night in Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown of the Western world. Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.

Melbourne: 3-Hour Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

6. Melbourne: 3-Hour Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

Explore the food and wine scene of Melbourne on an exciting culinary walk, and experience a gastronomic culture that borders on the obsessive! Sip a delicious cup of coffee, sample some sublime dumplings and sneak in a sweet treat (or two!) before finishing it all off with a drink at a bar the locals love. Discover some of Melbourne’s hidden highlights, tucked down lanes, alleys and arcades off the main streets. Hear about the history of the city and the future of the city while tasting some delicious morsels along the way. Your expert guide will provide the key to a variety of fun spots. Even locals may discover a few new sites! Go to one of the city's grand 19th-century arcades, and dive down grungy looking alleys filled with street art. Venture into small lanes steeped in local history and filled with cafés and boutique stores. Encounter an underground art gallery, and end with a drink to toast the end of the tour at a bar the locals love! 

The Ghosts of Williamstown: 2-Hour Walking Ghost Tour

7. The Ghosts of Williamstown: 2-Hour Walking Ghost Tour

Explore King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria, on a 2-hour walking tour accompanied by your very own ghost host. Begin your evening at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre in historic Nelson Place, Williamstown, and meander through the hidden alleyways accompanied by your local guide as you try to feel the spirits and ghosts that make this district so notorious once upon a time. Visit Victoria's oldest morgue, where the ghosts of children and young men still linger, and step into the opium den used in the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Series for a taste of 19th-century decadence. Next, make your way to the one remaining operational time ball tower in the entire world and meet the spirits who protect it. Tours run every Friday and Saturday evening.

Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

8. Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

Melbourne is one of the world's great bar cities, but you'll have hard time finding these bars. Tourists frequent Flinders Street, Swanston Street, and Elizabeth Street — places that can be the worst tourists traps in Melbourne.  To find the truly great bars, you must venture out into the areas your mother told you to avoid — dark, dingy, scary laneways. Inside, you'll find secret speakeasies, some marked only by a simple light post. Some bars masquerade as something else, and access is only granted if you know the secret password.  These bars don't advertise because they don't need to — word of mouth carries their business. To find the best bars of the moment, you need a local with a finger on the pulse of what's hot...  Join your local guide and discover 4 great bars in 3 hours. Get access to drink specials available only for your group. Meet local bartenders and bar owners and hear about what makes them so passionate. Get a special, customized map with recommendations for other bars to visit in Melbourne. Whatever you do, come thirsty!

Melbourne: Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

9. Melbourne: Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

Designed to showcase Melbourne’s passion for sports, this tour is led by industry experts and provides a fun day out for sports lovers of all ages. Walk in the footsteps of famous sports stars as you explore Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena. Meet your friendly guide in Federation Square, then set out on your sightseeing adventure to some of the city’s most beloved sporting venues. The first stop of the day is the iconic Rod Laver Arena, which hosts the Australian Open each year. Walk in the footsteps of sports superstars such as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Don’t forget to snap photos of your unforgettable visit. As you explore, learn about Melbourne's range of world class events such as the Melbourne Cup, F1 Grand Prix, MotoGP, and Bells Beach Surf Pro. Discover why the city has been voted the Sporting Capital of the World. The tour continues to the impressive 100,000-seater Melbourne Cricket Ground. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and learn about the many famous faces who have played here over the years. Finish the tour with a stroll around the surrounding Olympic Park precinct, which no trip to Melbourne would be complete without.

Melbourne: Complete City Walking Tour

10. Melbourne: Complete City Walking Tour

Experience Melbourne behind the scenes, uncovering unique and hidden laneways and street art. Explore the city with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. See the real Melbourne on this tour. Conclude your tour near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you will learn about Australia’s most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, stop at a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 308 reviews

Excellent tour if you have never been to Melbourne before. The Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and very nice. Don’t eat before you go as I had tastings at 4 places and had 3 drinks which was very filling but certainly value for money. Highly recommend this tour.

Hugo was an amazing tour guide. Took us to some fantastic bars that were never would of seen if we didn’t book the tour. Also gave us some great tips for other bars that we never got to on the tour. 11 out of 10!

Very nice tour, we visited on a rainy day but still were able to cover the entire tour

Informative around not only the history of the prison but also former inmates.

Great energetic, fun and informative guide. Thank you Hugo!