Melbourne audio tour: Melbourne Audio Tour

About the Tour

From the traditional land owners of what we know as Melbourne today, to the very recent history when Melbourne's street art culture was born - this GPS-triggered walking tour has interviews, music and a diverse range of topics packed into a one hour stroll (and one tram ride) through Melbourne's CBD.

Hi, I'm Mitch and I'll be your host for this lovely little jaunt. Along the walk, I'll introduce you to a few people I spoke with from around Melbourne to try to give you a feel for what makes this city tick, and how it came to be.

You will be engaged from start to finish and the walk will give you a good foundation of knowledge and appreciation of Melbourne so that you can go out and explore it on your own afterwards.

All music credited to https://icons8.com/music/

Tour Producer

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Mitchell Secrett

Hi I'm Mitch - an audio producer, voice-over and podcast specialist.

I'm also a huge fan of the city I live in - Melbourne. That's why I spent close to a year interviewing people, researching and producing this audio tour of the city.

Come join me!

Major Landmarks

  • Federation Square

  • Bourke St. Mall

  • Princes Bridge

  • Hamer Hall Melbourne

Directions to Starting Point

Open the tour on the Voicemap app, press start and then click "Get Directions". This will open Apple or Google Maps with directions to get to the exact starting point.

The five shields that the tour starts from are located just across from the Artplay building on the banks of the Birrarung Mar.

Make your way to Fed Square first and then walk down the river, down the closest bank, for about 200 m. You'll see the red brick Artplay building on your left. The starting point is on the other side of the path to the Artplay building up opposite to the furthest edge.

You can get to Fed Square by tram (stop at the corner of Federation/Swanston) or train (Flinders St. Station) and then use the walking instructions above to get to the starting point. You're directed everywhere to go once you find the starting point.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

The Koorie Heritage Trust building, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Hosier Lane, Centre Place, Degraves, Bourke St. Mall, Myer, Chinatown, Hamer Hall welcome desk

Best time of day

Anytime between 9am and 5pm as the Centreway Arcade closes at 6pm most days.

During the day on a weekday would be best so there are less people around!

Precautions

There are a couple of small set of stairs that need to be climbed.

Always look for the green light before crossing the road!

It's better to be too slow than too fast.

Comments

Really fun and well produced tour. We’ve lived in Melbourne for years and this was such a fun thing do to while in lockdown.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 5 days ago

So glad that you enjoyed and thanks for leaving a review. Hopefully we'll all be out of lockdown soon!

Posted by Mitchell , 5 days ago

This is an absolutely fabulous audio tour. It takes about an hour and is really interesting, informative and sometimes funny! It's well worth investing the $$ and time to learn a lot more about the great city of Melbourne. The 'guest' speakers add a really good level of parochial interest to the experience.

Posted by Debra Ruggiero , over 2 years ago

The tour was great. I’m keen to use these tours in all the places I can.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

Glad that you enjoyed your tour! Yes - there are lots of great ones to try on the Voicemap app :)

Posted by Mitchell , over 2 years ago

An absolute ripper of a tour! A really interesting and unique introduction to the city of Melbourne. The audio production was outstanding as well - fun, humourous and with clear instructions to make it an easy and enjoyable experience!

Posted by Julia , over 2 years ago

So glad you enjoyed it Julia :) Thanks for the review!

Posted by Mitchell , over 2 years ago
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