Walking Tours around Town

The Shrine

The City of Melbourne is laid out on a rectangular grid, so it’s very easy to walk around and not get lost. We are surrounded by beautiful parks & gardens - the lungs of the city - so any walks can end up or start in one of our great parks. Here are a few ideas...

  1. Melbourne’s Golden Mile Heritage trail is  easy to follow.  There are gold discs embedded in the pavement for you to follow. You can do this walk as a guided tour for just $20.  Here is the link.

  2. There are two great self guided walks including some of our gardens & parks at this link.  You can pick up a brochure for these walks at the Melbourne Visitor Center at Federation Square.

  3. Melbourne Lanes & Arcades and wonderful, but it’s hard to see all the highlights unless you have a guide.  It’s so easy to miss some wonderful sights.  Here is a company that offers a Lanes & Arcades Tour.  It is popular and can include lunch with a glass of wine, so it is a civilized half day!

  4. The Shrine of Remembrance is a tribute to the brave Aussie soldiers who died in wars.  It is a beautiful monument and worth a visit.  You get there by walking past Flinders St Station and Federation Square and down St. Kilda Rd.  You can’t miss it.  From there I suggest a walk back through Kings Domain to Sidney Myer Music Bowl and then into the Botanical gardens.  You can come back into the CBD along the river.

  5. DOCKLANDS: Our new Docklands area,right on the water, is a great place to spend a few hours walking around.There are great coffee bars and restaurants, shopping, outdoor sculptures,Docklands park, the Southern Star Observation Wheel and of course thecalming vista of boats bobbing on the water at the marinas. On a hot day, a great place to chill out. Docklands is where I live so I am roaming around here all the time. Well worth a visit!