Private tour

Private Melbourne: Best of Fitzroy & Collingwood Experience

Private tour

Private Melbourne: Best of Fitzroy & Collingwood Experience

From US$ 53.07 per person

Discover one of Melbourne's most vibrant inner-city neighborhoods and explore its history, culture, and street art. Visit a social enterprise café to enjoy a delicious coffee.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Explore the diverse suburb of Collingwood and learn how it has evolved into the hipster area of Melbourne
  • Visit a social enterprise café that employs and supports, disadvantaged youth
  • Enjoy a great coffee baked an in-house
  • Discover some of the best street art in Melbourne
Full description
Get to know the story behind two of Melbourne’s most loved neighbourhoods, Fitzroy, and Collingwood, on this 3-hour ultimate walking tour. From working class origins, these two neighbouring suburbs have gone through highs and lows to become the hip epicentre of Melbourne’s live music, street art, coffee, and food cultures. Brunswick St, Smith St and Gertrude St have long been considered some of the coolest streets in Australia, if not the world, and on this tour, you’ll discover them all with a local guide by your side. Exploring the backstreets, which change from leafy and charming to industrial chic, we make out way to STREAT, a social enterprise café that supports disadvantaged youth. Melbourne claims to have the best coffee in the world and here you will get to try one for yourself, direct from their in-house roastery. Walk through historic brewing sites and factory complexes of the area to see how they’ve been transformed for sustainable contemporary uses and learn how Collingwood has transformed into a hub of modern craft beer and alternative fashion. Discover how migrants have turned these areas into some of the most diverse in Melbourne and view an impressive mural on the nearby housing commission towers - one of the largest of its kind in the world. Visit the new Collingwood Yards Arts Precinct to learn about another amazing social enterprise and see one of the most iconic live music venues in Melbourne with the incredible Keith Haring mural nearby. As the tour continues back through the leafy streets of Fitzroy you’ll find more hidden gems, amazing street art, and learn about the many colourful characters of the area’s bohemian history. At the end of this ultimate inner-city walking tour, we’ll grab a refreshment at a truly ‘locals know’ watering hole, depending on the day it could be a charming historic pub, a trendy bar, or a late closing boho café. Armed with our recommendations, you’ll be ready to continue your exploring, shopping, or eating in the area or nearby back in the centre of Melbourne.
  • Local English-speaking guide,
  • Coffee (or similar alternative drink),
  • AUD $1 per person donation to our social enterprise partners
  • Additional food and drinks

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Meeting point

Outside Fitzroy Town Hall (main entrance), 201 Napier St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • This tour will run rain, hail, or shine.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 can join this tour free of charge, but please let us know in advance.
  • This tour can accommodate special dietary restrictions. Please notify at the time of booking of any dietary needs.
  • In the event that one of the planned venues will not be able to accommodate the group, a suitable alternative will be offered.
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I very much enjoyed the tour- Tristan was a great informative guide and the walk had heaps of variety about Collingwood... its early history, sport, the arts, how its changed taking us to some of the projects that are helping to recycle some of the older buildings for modern use in the community

November 1, 2022

Product ID: 389109