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Melbourne: Private Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

Melbourne: Private Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

From US$ 62.98 per person

Explore diverse and multicultural Footscray with its rich history and try a Vietnamese Banh Mi and Sicilian Cannoli as you discover the incredible local community here.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Explore the multicultural suburb of Footscray and learn about its international history
  • Try a fresh Vietnamese Bahn Mi and traditional Sicilian Cannoli.
  • Discover the strong sense of community in Footscray
  • Enjoy Traditional Ethiopian coffee
  • This tour is carbon-neutral, operated by travel B Corp accredited company
Full description
This tour is a true local adventure, giving you insight to the real multicultural side of Melbourne that many tourists don’t experience. After acknowledging the traditional owners of the area we begin by taking in the sights and smells of the Footscray market. From Vietnamese Bahn Mi to Sicilian Cannoli, this tour is definitely a treat for the taste buds. As you walk around the neighbourhood you will learn about the history and demographic of the area and take in some amazing street art and views of the city. We'll then venture towards the Footscray Community Arts Centre passing street art on the way and hearing tales about a local legend, Franco Cozzo. Discover indigenous artwork at the Arts Centre and learn about how this centre supports the local community. We’ll pass political street art and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to hear about how migrants and refugees have helped shaped Melbourne to be what it is today. Finally, on this tour you’ll also visit a local Ethiopian restaurant where you will be able to enjoy a traditional Ethiopian coffee and discover how injera, a type of flatbread, is made. After the tour, we’ll give you recommendations for some delicious lunch spots and other places of interest you may like to explore. This tour is accessible for all, including those with mobility impairments and wheelchairs.
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Vietnamese Bahn Mi
  • Sicilian Cannoli
  • Coffee at one of the best local venues
  • 1 per person donation to the local community organizations visited on this tour
  • Additional food and drinks

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Meeting point

Outside Footscray Train Station, 37 Irving Street, Footscray, VIC 3011 (near main entrance steps) Google maps link:

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The price of the tour includes a $1 donation per person to the local community organizations visited on the tour
  • This is a child-friendly tour and children under the age of 6 may join the tour free of charge, but please let us know at the time of booking
  • This tour can accommodate most dietary restrictions if notified in advance
  • In the event that one of the planned venues will not be able to accommodate the group, a suitable alternative will be offered
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Simply awesome snd so informative - thank you Tristan !!!

December 18, 2022

November 23, 2022

This is such a fascinating area of Melbourne. We would never have know the history of the immigrants in this city without this adventure. We learned so much on this tour. Tristen did a terrific job and the food samples were so interesting, especially the coffee ceremony.

October 21, 2022

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