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 Gold fever hit Melbourne in 1852 and the population tripled in the space of three years! Come on a walking tour of the streets of Melbourne and discover the sights and stories for this tumultuous time in Melbourne’s history. 

See where the miners first set foot in Melbourne and hear stories of what their lives were like. Tales of drinking, debauchery and excesses of all kinds are told against a backdrop of poverty, poor sanitation and a seedy underworld. From bowling with champagne bottles for pins and gold bridles for horses all the way to homelessness and death from starvation, Melbournians of the 1850s to the 1880s saw extremes at both ends of the wealth spectrum. See buildings built from gold rush wealth during a time when Melbourne was the richest city in the world! 

Your tour will start on the steps of the Immigration Museum at 400 Flinders St and wind through the streets of Melbourne with plenty of stops for stories and photographs, and will end at the State Library at 328 Swanston St. The total distance is around 4 kilometres. If required your tour host will escort you back to the Immigration Museum. 

We recommend you wear weather appropriate clothing with comfortable walking shoes and carry a bottle of water.

Tour includes: 2.5 hour walking tour with a local guide, photo opportunities, historic commentary

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  • alarm Duration: 180
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $105.00pp

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  • What is the minimum age for Walking Tours at Melbourne?

    The minimum age for Walking Tours at Melbourne is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Walking Tours session at Melbourne last?

    The average Walking Tours session at our Melbourne centre is 3 to 4 hour.

  • Is Walking Tours Melbourne open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Walking Tours is busiest at the weekend - and our Melbourne centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Walking Tours Melbourne open for bookings at weekends?

    Walking Tours at Melbourne is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Walking Tours bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Walking Tours Melbourne center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Walking Tours locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Walking Tours Melbourne center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Walking Tours Melbourne?

    Yes you can buy Walking Tours Melbourne gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Walking Tours Melbourne vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for Walking Tours Melbourne?

    The postcode for Walking Tours Melbourne is Melbourne VIC 3000. Please note that sometimes our Walking Tours centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to Walking Tours Melbourne on your booking receipt.

  • Where is Walking Tours Melbourne?

    The Walking Tours Melbourne center is located at the following address: 14 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Walking Tours centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Walking Tours at Melbourne?

    The average package price of Walking Tours at Melbourne $105.00. The lowest price is $105.00 with the most expensive option being $105.00.

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