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Local Experiences in Melbourne

Local Experiences in Melbourne

Melbourne has long been proud of its status as Australia’s cultural capital, and as a city that is constantly changing, the help of a local guide is invaluable. Whether you venture off the tourist trail, see a different side of the city, or get the scoop on where to eat, shop, and party—here are some ways to see Melbourne like a local.

 

Highlights

  • Explore Melbourne’s laneways, arcades, and alleyways on a guided walking tour and discover quirky shops, historic landmarks, coffee houses, and street art masterpieces.

  • Discover Melbourne’s renowned foodie scene and sample tasty regional delicacies on a walking tour of the city’s markets and street food stalls.

  • Leave the sightseeing cruises to the tourists and instead hire your own boat or go kayaking along the Yarra River.

  • Watch an AFL football game at Etihad Stadium or a cricket match at Melbourne Cricket Ground—or better yet, go behind-the-scenes on a guided tour.

  • Learn about local legends, haunted houses, and spooky happenings in Melbourne on an evening ghost tour.

  • Escape the winter sun for a day in the snow at Mt. Buller ski resort, a popular weekend escape for Melbournians.

  • Take a scenic road trip with friends, and enjoy camping and surfing along the Great Ocean Road.

  • Get glammed up for a day at Melbourne Cup Carnival, one of the most hotly anticipated events of spring.

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Melbourne Sunset Kayaking Experience with Dinner

Melbourne Sunset Kayaking Experience with Dinner

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Experience Melbourne at sunset from the water on a 2.5-hour kayak tour on the Yarra River. Your guide takes you around Victoria Harbour and along Southbank where you pause to see the fire-ball display at Crown Casino. Enjoy an on-the-water dinner of fish and chips, then see downtown Melbourne before your tour ends next to Princess Bridge. Includes guide, use of equipment, light dinner, and kayak tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.92
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Half-Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour Options

Half-Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour Options

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For sports lovers, Melbourne is hard to beat. With so many major stadiums packed into one metropolis, there’s always a game on and excitement in the air. Get an insider’s look into the city’s athletic obsession with a behind-the-scenes tour of several of its famed venues. Visit the site of the Melbourne Cup horserace at Flemington Racecourse and cruise around the Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park. For more, upgrade to one of three different options to explore the Melbourne home of your favorite sports.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.57
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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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Explore Melbourne’s charming laneways and opulent arcades on a small-group walking tour. Uncovered tucked-away gems like specialty boutiques and local fashion designers, and savor Melbourne’s café culture with a stop for coffee or tea, a chocolate tasting and an optional lunch at a local eatery. Tour numbers are limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$71.92
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Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour

Melbourne Cafe and Coffee Culture Walking Tour

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Discover Melbourne’s unique café culture that thrives among the city’s iconic laneways and arcades. Follow your local guide through charming backstreets and learn about the city’s growing foodie scene as you visit several unique caffeine outposts. Sip your joe like a local with an included cup of coffee and light café lunch. This small-group walking tour of no more than 8 people ensures a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$82.82
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Multicultural Food Tour in Melbourne Markets

Multicultural Food Tour in Melbourne Markets

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Discover Melbourne's multicultural heritage with your taste buds on a walking food tour that takes you out of the CBD and into the neighborhoods, where the city’s real culture thrives. Ride the tram alongside locals and visit markets to see how residents shop, sampling delectable bites along the way. Learn how Melbourne evolved into a foodie destination as you chat with vendors and cooks at a range of ethnic eateries, and cap it off with a drink at a cozy pub.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.07
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2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

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Enjoy a private 2-hour cruise on the Yarra River with this self-drive boat rental in Melbourne. No license is required to drive this vessel, which has a fully enclosed cabin option if needed. Bring up to 10 friends and family members on board for a relaxing and scenic cruise. Create your own sightseeing tour by passing top attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Federation Square and the Docklands. You can even disembark at Herring Island Park to walk around its outdoor sculpture park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.79
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