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Meander Melbourne - half day

Melbourne, Australia

Experience hosted by Karen

4 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

On this diverse walking tour, you’ll get to experience a few of Melbourne's iconic laneways; meander through the Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens; walk to the Melbourne Cricket Ground; get some great views of Melbourne’s biggest sporting precinct (including Rod Laver Arena), and gain an appreciation of indigenous culture at Birrarung Marr.

The experience is designed specifically for small groups so there is more opportunity for you to learn about Melbourne and enjoy time with other like-minded people. You will also get to experience Melbourne's 'coffee culture', as we'll take a break in one of the many cafes tucked away in the lanes. Maximum of 6 guests.

Highlights include:
• Walking through colourful laneways in the heart of the city.
• Finding cafes and bars that are hidden in mysterious locations.
• Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens, including Cook’s Cottage.
• Indigenous artwork at Birrarung Marr.

I have a personal connection with many of these places & look forward to sharing those stories with you. I also have a full-day Meander Melbourne, so if you have more time to spend check this listing as well: https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/298465
Other things to note
The emphasis of the tour is to enjoy good company while seeing some sights. The walk is approximately 7km so please make sure to wear comfortable shoes. I look forward to exploring Melbourne with you.
On this diverse walking tour, you’ll get to experience a few of Melbourne's iconic laneways; meander through the Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens; walk to the Melbourne Cricket Ground; get some great views of Melbourne’s biggest sporting precinct (including Rod Laver Arena), and gain an appreciation of indigenous culture at Birrarung Marr.

The experience is designed specifically for small groups so there is more opportunity for you to le…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea, coffee or a cold drink on a morning break.
From $64
/ person
Sat, 17 Apr
$64 per person
$64 per person
Sun, 18 Apr
$64 per person
$64 per person
Sat, 1 May
$64 per person
$64 per person

Meet your host, Karen

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 25 Reviews
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I'm an outgoing person who loves to travel & explore. My background is diverse. I’m a freelance travel writer, photographer & editor. I host Airbnb guests in my home & work part time at a Melbourne college. I volunteer in crisis intervention. Having lived in Melbourne for 30-plus years, I'm passionate about what this city has to offer & keen to show visitors some of the places I love. This tour is flexible, depending on participant interests, and I'm able to add some dates if required (please enquire via direct message). I'm also happy to take photos of you & give some tips during the tour.

Please note: I've added this half-day experience as an alternative to my full-day Meander Melbourne Airbnb Experience (see this listing for reviews and the full-day option: https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/298465).
I'm an outgoing person who loves to travel & explore. My background is diverse. I’m a freelance travel writer, photographer & editor. I host Airbnb guests in my home & work part time at a Melbourne college. I volunteer in crisis intervention. Having lived in Melbourne for 30-plus years, I'm passionate about what this city has to offer & keen to show visitors some of the places I love. This tour is flexible, depending on participant interests, and I'm able to add some dates if required (please en…
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Where you'll be

We will begin at Federation Square, where we'll discuss the history of Melbourne, Flinders Street Station, historic pubs and St Paul's Cathedral. Then we'll walk through laneways including Hosier Lane, Degraves Street, Centre Place, Block Arcade, Royal Arcade, Postal Lane (and Melb GPO), Chinatown, ACDC Lane & others. Finally we'll meander through Treasury & Fitzroy Gardens to the MCG & walk across the William Barack bridge to Birrarung Marr.
Kartik
March 2021
Well worth the half day. Karen is extremely knowledgeable about everything. It was a comfortable speed and easy to understand. It was a lot of fun. See Melbourne like you’ve never seen it before.
Brian
December 2020
I had an awesome half day experience with my partner, brilliant for tourists and people from the country who want to discover the hidden gems of Melbourne 🙂
Rod
March 2020
The tour was very comprehensive and we learned a lot about Melbourne including its history. It was enjoyable, interesting and fun. Karen is very knowledgeable about Melbourne and could answer all of the questions we had along the way. If you can only do one walking tour in Melbourne this is the one. Be prepared for all the walking and you will have a blast.
The tour was very comprehensive and we learned a lot about Melbourne including its history. It was enjoyable, interesting and fun. Karen is very knowledgeable about Melbourne and c…
Taryn
March 2020
Our Melbourne Meander was simply brilliant! Loved all the fascinating lanes, street art, beautiful buildings and historic arcades we meandered our way through (and past). Karen took her time sharing her love of the city with us. A well-thought-out route, insightful stories, and plentiful fodder for future visits.
Our Melbourne Meander was simply brilliant! Loved all the fascinating lanes, street art, beautiful buildings and historic arcades we meandered our way through (and past). Karen to…
Janessa
February 2020
Lovely experience, lots of walking (heads up) but definitely worth it. It rained off and on our whole walk but was still fun and had a few indoor moments. Definitely wouldn’t have noticed half that amount without Karen- really nice spots hit including the graffiti art.
Lovely experience, lots of walking (heads up) but definitely worth it. It rained off and on our whole walk but was still fun and had a few indoor moments. Definitely wouldn’t have…
Arturo Alfredo
February 2020
Karen, además de amable, fue muy diligente en su trato y en el recorrido, que permitio observar a Melbourne desde una óptica como ser humano. Muchos detalles interesantes que si uno no tiene uno la atención personalizada y atenta como lo ofrece Karen, dificilmente podria uno conocer el corazón de la ciudad de Melbourne en tan corto tiempo. Me agrado mucho el recorrido, y creo que Karen es una gran persona. Muy recomendable si tienes poco tiempo para conocer la ciudad.
Karen, además de amable, fue muy diligente en su trato y en el recorrido, que permitio observar a Melbourne desde una óptica como ser humano. Muchos detalles interesantes que si un…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water

Umbrella or raincoat