Best of Melbourne Self Guided Free Walking Tour

Melbourne, Australia

See the best of Melbourne on this self guided free walking tour around and through the city.

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Hosier Lane ©

Hosier Lane

The lanes and arcades of Melbourne, Australia, have collectively become culturally important.
The Melbourne central business district's numerous lanes mostly date to the Victorian era and as a result of the original Hoddle Grid, they evolved as service laneways for horses and carts. In some parts of the city, notably Little Lonsdale area, they were associated with the city's gold rush era slums. Among the most notable are Centre Place and Degraves Lane. Melbourne's numerous shopping arcades reac... More on Wikipedia

Federation Square ©

Federation Square

Federation Square is a mixed-use development in the inner city of Melbourne, covering an area of 3.2 ha (7.9 acres) and centred on three major public spaces – St. Paul's Court, The Square, and The Atrium. Built on a concrete deck above busy railway lines, it is located at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street/St Kilda Road in the city's central business district, adjacent to Flinders Street station. More on Wikipedia

Degraves Lane ©

Degraves Lane

Degraves Street is a pedestrian precinct and thoroughfare in Melbourne, Australia. It is a short, narrow laneway in the Central Business District that runs north-south from Flinders Street to Flinders Lane and is situated in-between Swanston Street and Elizabeth Street. Degraves, as the street is colloquially known, is famous for its alfresco dining options and because it epitomises Melbourne's famous coffee culture and street art scene. For these reasons it has also become a popular tourist des... More on Wikipedia

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Little Bourke

Little Bourke Street (abbreviated to Lt. Bourke St) in Melbourne's CBD runs roughly east–west within the Hoddle Grid. It is a one-way street heading in a westward direction. The street intersects with Spencer Street at its western end and Spring Street at its eastern end. Melbourne's Chinatown, which extends between the corners of Swanston and Exhibition Streets, is a major feature of the street.
Major department stores Myer and David Jones along with upscale shopping centre Emporium Melbourne h... More on Wikipedia

Melbourne Library ©

Melbourne Library

Chinatown ©


A Chinatown (Chinese: 唐人街; pinyin: Tángrénjiē; Jyutping: tong4 yan4 gaai1) is an ethnic enclave of Chinese or Han people located outside mainland China or Taiwan, most often in an urban setting. Areas known as "Chinatown" exist throughout the world, including Asia, Australia, the Americas, Africa and Europe.
The development of most Chinatowns typically resulted from mass migration to an area without any, or with very few Chinese residents. Binondo in Manila, established in 1594, is recognised... More on Wikipedia

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Parliament House

Parliament House, Melbourne was constructed between 1855 and 1929 and is located on Spring Street in East Melbourne, Victoria. It has served as both the seat of the Parliament of Victoria (1855–1901, 1927–present) and as the seat of the Federal Parliament of Australia (1901–27).
The building is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2005–6. More on Wikipedia

Melbourne Museum ©

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.
Located adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building, it is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere. The museum was opened in 2000 as a project of the Government of Victoria, on behalf of Museums Victoria who administrates the venue.
Melbourne museum is a rich response to Melbourne’s urban condition, and provides a place for education, history, culture and society to engage with e... More on Wikipedia

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Queen Victoria Markets

The Queen Victoria Market (also known locally as Vic Market or Queen Vic) is a major landmark in Melbourne, Australia, and at around seven hectares (17 acres) is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Queen Victoria Market is the largest and most intact surviving 19th century market in the city. The Melbourne central business district once hosted three major markets, but two of them, the Eastern Market and Western Market, both opened before the Queen Victoria, and were both... More on Wikipedia

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