Take a tour through the laneways of Melbourne with two actors! We'll take in some of the major landmarks of Melbourne as well as exploring some of the other historical and contemporary cultural treats that the city has to offer along the way. We’ll provide a bit of a unique insiders' view of the places we pass along the way. This tour is also a feast for the senses, with suggestions for eating, shopping, sightseeing, theatre-going and more!
To find out more about us, go to www.theactofstorytelling.com.au.
Federation Square, ACMI, Melbourne Town Hall, City Square
Your starting point is Flinders Street Railway Station, the main transport hub of the CBD, located on the corner of Swanston and Flinders Street. Trains running into the city will either stop here, or go around the city loop before ending here. You can also catch a tram up St Kilda Rd or Swanston St. The tour itself starts under the big clocks at the top of the stairs under the entrance to the station.
Places to stop along the way:
We highlight some great places to stop along the way for coffee, meals, shopping and performances. Keep an ear out for directions to Journal Cafe and the Block Arcade for a caffeine stop, shops along Manchester Lane and some theatre and performance venues in the evening like the Butterfly Club and fortyfivedownstairs.
Best time to walk:
We've put this tour together with the idea of an afternoon stroll through the city, leading into early evening for the final leg of the tour. However, it can be enjoyed at any time of the day, although some of the sights in the second half of the tour will only open in the early evening.
Melbourne is a fairly safe space from pickpockets, although it's always best to be aware of your belongings, and to keep an eye out on the road. We'll head down some mostly quiet laneways, but also some major thoroughfares. It is the centre of the city, so best to keep an eye out for cars when crossing the road! And you're in Melbourne now, so a general rule of thumb is to keep left unless overtaking on narrow footpaths and stairs.
This walk will give you a feel for Melbourne via its laneways, arcades and the riverside. You can walk the whole tour in under an hour, or take things at a more leisurely pace by pausing to enjoy the sights and stopping at some of the numerous... More»