Melbourne Audio Tour

    Melbourne audio tour
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    22 Jan 2019
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio 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/

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Birrarung Mar, Federation Square, Hosier Lane, Degraves Street, Bourke St. Mall, Myer, Chinatown, Princes Bridge and Hamer Hall

    Startingpoint 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.

    Tips 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.

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

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 8 months ago
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    Glad that you enjoyed your tour! Yes - there are lots of great ones to try on the Voicemap app :)

    Mitchell Route Creator , 8 months ago
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    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 , 8 months ago
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    So glad you enjoyed it Julia :) Thanks for the review!

    Mitchell Route Creator , 8 months ago

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