Private tour

Melbourne Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

4.4 / 5

7 reviews

Melbourne Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

From US$ 35 per person

With these tours, transform your way of travelling to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
You can start the tour at a hotel in the city center, a local will meet you in the hotel lobby or meet you outside your Airbnb as long as it is centrally located.
Private group


  • Get to know Melbourne through the eyes of passionate locals
  • Make travel about friendly people, not just places
  • Learn about the city's many tips and tricks and best-kept secrets
Full description
Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Melbourne, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.
  • Local guide ("Lokafyer")
  • Customized private walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Meals and drinks
  • Local transportation around the city (It’s a walking tour, car transportation isn’t included)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge.
  • There's a 50% discount for children between 3-12.
  • In case travellers would like to include a visit to an attraction, they would need to cover the cost of entrance for the Lokafyer (local guide).
  • Travellers can request a specific time for the tour.
  • This is a walking tour. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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A very nice individual way to explore a city

Although lokafy always emphasizes that they are not trained guides, our guide Liz was in no way inferior to that. We walked through Melbourne with her for 5 hours and she explained a lot of historical and current background to us. She responded to our requests and we never had the feeling that she was "reeling in" a well-trodden route. She was able to answer all of our questions. We took a lot with us and it was a lot of fun. We recommend. Thank you.

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October 26, 2018


We had a super friendly German guide. André was very well prepared and put together a wonderful tour despite the pouring rain. Nothing was too much for him and he was very committed. We can warmly recommend it.

November 25, 2018

Mediocre at best. Boring and uninspired.

I want to provide some feedback on our tour today. Our guide Jessica was shy and soft spoken, she did not seem to know much about the city. She did take us to a few of the main sites in Melbourne but she did not seem to have much knowledge or interest in knowing about the city or its history. In short we were quite disappointed with our tour- frankly we could have done much better with a lonely planet guide book. I am hoping this would help you improve your service- you need to find guides who have outgoing personalities and an interest in their city. I will not ask for a refund since Jessica did spend time with us. But I can imagine many people would ask for their money back in this kind of situation.

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March 27, 2018

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