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  2. Victoria, Australia
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  4. Fitzroy

Melbourne: 3-Hour Fitzroy Walking Tour

Product ID: 274907
Discover the best of Melbourne’s oldest and coolest suburb in just three hours: fascinating history, cool bars, and historic laneways.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Discover the birthplace of Australia's first and only saint
  • Take a step back into Fitzroy's 1920s criminal past
  • Stroll down Fitzroy's Spanish Street
  • Learn about the man dubbed "Australia's Willy Wonka" near where he built a chocolate empire
Full description
Discover how Fitzroy, formally known as Melbourne's down and out slum, has reinvented itself as the Capital of Cool, replete with bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and some of the most expensive homes in Melbourne.

Over the course of three hours, explore the hidden side of Melbourne’s coolest suburb, it’s narrow laneways and hidden corners, all while learning about Fitzroy’s wealthy origins and subsequent descent into crime and extreme poverty, the rise of criminal gangs in the 1920s, its indigenous history, Spanish roots and much more. You'll also learn about Australia's first and only saint, the man dubbed the Willy Wonka of Australia and one of Australia's great indigenous leaders.

Discover three of Fitzroy’s coolest bars then finish the experience with a fantastic meal.
  • Two complimentary drinks
  • Walking tour with guide
  • Photos of the tour (upon request)
  • Bar map of Melbourne (upon request)
  • Mystery gift
What’s Not Included
  • Dinner
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Guests can receive photos of their tour free of charge (upon request)
• Guests can receive an online map of Melbourne's best bars free of charge (upon request)
• Guests receive a special mystery gift to celebrate their time on the tour
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December 15, 2019

First bar The Waverley was fine , the other 2 very poor , in fact NO atmosphere .

November 1, 2019

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Product ID: 274907