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Top 10 Melbourne Walking Tours
Part 2

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Part 1 - Walking Melbourne, discussed exploring Melbourne's Architecture, Heritage, Art Deco buildings, Parks and Gardens and Melbourne's Street Art.

Part 2 explores the next top 5 walking Melbourne experiences that are easy, thoroughly enjoyable. These walks certainly will not tire you out and are suitable for all ages.

Most have no mobility issues, although it may be advisable to check it out before you decide to do it.

When walking Melbourne, always be aware that the weather can sometimes be erratic. Check before you go and take appropriate clothing and sunscreen

As in Part 1 - Walking Melbourne, I have divided the page up into sections for your convenience.

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Coffee and Café Walks

 Melbourne Walking Tours For The Food enthusiast

 Melbourne Walking Tours - Photography Walks

 Melbourne Walking Tours Along The River

 Melbourne Walking Tours Along The Beach

docklands newquay in melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne walking tour of the Docklands - Newquay in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Walking Tours - Coffee and Café Walks

The best way to get a sense of what it means to live in this city is to sit quietly at one on Melbourne's cafe's and watch the people passing by. There is a connection to the community that chain stores and shopping malls just can't match.

Italy, coffee and Melbourne have had a relationship dating back to the mid 1800's. Melbourne is known as the 'Coffee Capital of Australia'. Enjoy one of the Melbourne walking tours in and around this area learning about the history of coffee making from early settlers days up till today

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The League of Honest Coffee

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Consider joining in with a small group on this example of some of the small group Melbourne Walking Tours tasting coffee in the city's best spots. Experience Oz, my travel partner, has several that may interest you and each had a professional guide to educate you on all that there is to know about coffee.

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Melbourne Walking Tour - Lanes and Arcades (with Lunch)

Join this three hour walk through Melbourne's beautiful lanes and arcades, and though they may be well known, not all their wonders are easy to find.

Discover local designers and specialty retailers, that often are only found in the city. A little history, and attention to amazing architecture will inspire locals and visitors alike.

See over 30 stores and return to those you like best in the afternoon, make a day of it in Marvellous Melbourne!! "more than your average shopping or city sights tour!"

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Melbourne Walking Tours For The Food Enthusiast

Markets make the best places to discover what Melbourne's food is really all about. 2 of Melbourne's best are the Queen Victoria Market right in the CBD district and just a little further out of the city is the multicultural, historic South Melbourne Market.

Both are excellent to walk around on a self guided tour or for a more interesting look at each market, my suggestion would be to be guided by a local expert. That way the history of the market, the best stalls and food to try is a lot easier to find.

Queen Victoria Market Foodie Tour

As the largest open-air market found in the Southern Hemisphere, the Queen Victoria Market is the heart of Melbourne and is the one-stop destination for food, shops, culture and heritage. Whether you're visiting Melbourne or native to the city, the Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour is an amazing package to dive into the many tastes, flavours and vendors of the esteemed marketplace.

On your guided 90-minute wander through the heritage-listed market food halls, you will visit some of the Market's best food traders, indulging in an abundance of food as you go. On the menu is the freshest seafood, handmade pasta, specialty cheese, cured meats and delicious antipasto. You'll round off your visit with a glass of Victorian wine, a seasonal fruit platter and one of Melbourne's famous food icons, a hot jam doughnut.

You will discover amazing stories about the Market's history, learn secret shopping tips and get to know some of the most beloved traders who have built the Queen Victoria Market into the ultimate destination for foodies.

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Melbourne Restaurants Walking Tour

Melbourne Restaurants Walking Tour

There are so many great restaurants in Melbourne, and when you have not much time, why not do a few in one evening? This Melbourne city restaurants & food tour will take you to some of the best and highest regarded eateries in the city. With clusters of amazing venues within walking distance, we have devised a great way to see them and the city in a wonderful experience.

Three venues, exclusive wine tastings and a few passionate sommeliers to share their favourite drops! Join in and come along to indulge in a flight of wine, and a flight of food to match...in each venue.

Expect much more than a standard sit down dinner, with divine seasonal dishes included to best enhance the wine choices, and some amazingly-designed interiors. For both food and sightseeing combined into one great Melbourne tour - this is it!

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Walk the streets of the city exploring on one of the city's self guided Melbourne walking tours during the day and stop off at Southbank on the Yarra River - an excellent place to enjoy some amazing food and beverages or call into the Riverland Bar for a top meal and refreshing drink after a solid river bank walk.  Use the Information Centre opposite Federation Square to pick up some FREE walking maps.

At night, after one of the Melbourne walking tours, wander back to the arcades and tuck into some of Melbourne's delicious international cuisine, perhaps Chinatown is the go?

Cafe Culture on Southbank

Degraves Street Cafes

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Melbourne Walking Tours - For The Photographer In You

The city provides so many excellent opportunities for the avid photographer to capture some amazing shots. With beautiful parks and gardens scattered throughout the CBD, our Yarra River meandering through the city and the buildings either side, huge skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle of city living, there is something for everyone.

Melbourne Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

Melbourne Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

The perfect way to photograph the Melbourne sights as you can hop on and hop off along the way to take your photographs.

See the best of Melbourne at your own pace with a hop on/hop off sightseeing bus pass that will allow you to experience its wide array of great restaurants, landmarks and much more firsthand - and at your leisure! With a variety of key stops on the bus itinerary around the city's major sightseeing hubs - including such essentials as the Arts Centre, Federation Square, the MCG and Sports Precinct, University of Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance and much more (see the "more info" section below for a full list of stops) - you'll ensure that you don't miss out on any of the must-see attractions in Melbourne.

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Southgate at Night

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The hard part is choosing where to walk to around. Take a look at the maps that Melbourne City have to offer here - Free City Maps. The Melbourne city map (PDF 4.2MB) is very informative and easy to use to plan your own set of self guided Melbourne walking tours.

Head on out a little further into St Kilda and there you will find so much to capture on camera. 

  • Luna Park
  • The Palais Theater
  • St Kilda Baths
  • Ackland Street
  • St Kilda Community Gardens
  • St Kilda Pier
  • St Kilda beach
  • The Sunday Foreshore Market and so much more

Melbourne Walking Tours Along The River

The Yarra River is the main river that runs through the Melbourne CBD and walking east or west along either side of the banks will provide spectacular walks. You will pass by huge sporting stadiums to the east and modern shopping, residential and office buildings to the west.

As evening approaches a walk along Southbank can be a spectacular experience with the setting sun reflecting on the buildings facades and on the water beside you.

Southbank Walking Track

Walking The Yarra River


One of Melbourne's best 'longer' walks has to be the Capital City Trail which circles the Melbourne city centre and some inner eastern and northern suburbs of Melbourne and is in total 29 kilometres in length. 

It takes in such landmarks such as ...

Southbank

Alexandra Gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne Park and Melbourne Cricket Ground

Yarra River

Yarra Bend Park

Collingwood Children's Farm

Hardy Gallagher Reserve

Merri Creek

Rushall Garden, a community garden in North Fitzroy.

Princes Park, location of the Ikon Park football stadium

Royal Park

Melbourne Zoo

Moonee Ponds Creek

Docklands Stadium

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Start Of The Capital City Walking Trail

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Yarra River Beside The Capital City Trail

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Melbourne Walking Tours Along The Beach

When you think of Melbourne you don't necessarily think of Beaches, however just a few kilometres from the CBD you will find 2 beaches that provide easy walking tracks for you and your family.

  • St Kilda Beach (6 kilometeres from Melbourne) Accessible by public transport. For a self guided tour download this guide. The basic foreshore trail is about four kilometres and can be walked within an hour and fifteen minutes.

St Kilda Foreshore




  • Port Melbourne Beach (5 kilometres from Melbourne) Accessible by public transport. For a self guided tour around this area, download the Immigrant's Trail guide. Starting at Station Pier, this is a 4 kilometre walk taking in all the early immigration history of Melbourne. A truly fascinating and different walk to enjoy for locals and tourists.

Port Melbourne Beach Foreshore

Station Pier Port Melbourne

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  • Another fascinating walk that takes in both the St Kilda foreshore and the beach at Port Melbourne is the Solar System Self Guided Walk. This is a 5.9 kilometer walk starting at St Kilda and finishing at Port Melbourne. In 2008 artists and scientists constructed a model of our solar system to a scale of one to one billion between St Kilda and Port Melbourne.

    Navigate the solar system from the sun to the outer planets by following the bike and walking trail on the City of Port Phillip’s foreshore.

This selection of Melbourne walking tours is only a small section of walking tours that can be found, be it a self guided waking tour or a more organised and professionally guided tour I am sure that my hometown of Melbourne will provide you with hours of walking fun.

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