Things to do in Melbourne City


Take a journey through the red gates of Chinatown and enter into a fascinating precinct bursting at the seams with renowned Asian restaurants, exciting nightlife and laneways with hidden storefronts to discover. Today, Chinatown stands as one of Melbourne’s most vibrant and colourful cultural hubs with a long history spanning back to the 1850s.

Delve deeper into the history of Chinese immigration to Melbourne at the Chinese Museum or dive into one of the many karaoke bars that line the street for a night you’re sure to remember.

Old Melbourne Gaol

If stories of daring prison escapes and infamous criminals strike your fancy, then come along on an adventure with us back in time with a visit to the Old Melbourne Gaol. Here you’ll have the chance to uncover the history of Melbourne’s darker side as well as discovering what life was like for a prisoner back in the 1800’s.

It’s at this Gaol that you will learn the story of Australia’s most notorious bushranger Ned Kelly. But be warned, the gaol is known to have a few ghostly sightings every now and then!

Melbourne Laneways

Follow us down cobbled streets as we take you through Melbourne’s iconic laneways bustling with cafes that spill out onto the street boasting some of the city’s most impressive coffee hotspots. From grungy bars and quirky shops to luxurious arcades and elegant architecture that showcase the height of Melbourne’s golden era, there truly is a laneway bound to leave a memorable mark on anyone who crosses their path.

Take for example Hosier Lane, a mecca for impressive street art that amasses countless visitors each day with its sprawling graffiti art and hauntingly beautiful murals. Join us for a walking tour as we explore the very best of what these influential laneways have to offer.

Royal Exhibition Building

Australia’s first World Heritage listed site is a stunning homage to 19th-century architecture, boasting the privilege of being one of the world’s oldest standing pavilion halls. Home to countless exhibitions since the start of its impressive opening in 1880, this site is a must-see for all travellers who come to Melbourne to view its grandeur status.

With its impressive artistry and manicured gardens, this stunning building should be at the top of your Melbourne to do list which is why on our Melbourne City tours we make it a priority to visit it.

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