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Hidden Secrets Tours

Melbourne, Australia
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About Hidden Secrets Tours
We can’t wait to see you!! — We are back operating tours in small groups with plenty of new insights. We even have tours only available direct from our site. We are Melbourne's Original Laneway Walking Tours. Indulge in a vibrant city with our award winning walking tours through Melbourne's back streets and Laneways. We know our city, and it’s amazing creatives, sharing their skills, stories and sensations since 2004!! Small groups ( usually up to 8) with creative local hosts you will enjoy the urban landscape that many locals miss. Discover intricacies of the past and the modern day in food and wine, fashion design, architecture and so much more. Just a few hours with us and so much of the city makes more sense. If you think you know Melbourne, then think again! We have been designing tours for locals for over 18years. You may not be able to travel far but view the world with us on our inspiring walks. With international guests now joining us, the conversations are bold and fun too.
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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne’s atmospheric lanes and beautiful 19th-century arcades are one of the city’s highlights. On this walking tour Melbourne’s historic lanes and arcades, benefit from a small group size of just eight people and pick up tips and recommendations from a local guide. End your tour with coffee and chocolates at a local cafe. Plus, add an optional lunch upgrade.
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Bianca L wrote a review Apr 2022
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Fiona was amazing guiding us along Melbourne CBD. She explained everything in really good detail and took us to places we would never have discovered on our own. Thanks for an awesome tour! Can’t wait to come back bringing other family members!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from HSTOURS, Manager at Hidden Secrets Tours
Responded 4 Apr 2022
What a lovely review, we are all so excited to be back touring, and though we have been doing this for so many years, these little unexpected notes of thanks are so appreciated by all the team, as well as Fiona. The small HST team would love to see you back with your family too - each tour is a little different than the last - even if walking the same path. We love sharing the evolutions of Melbourne. thank you.
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Benicio17 wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
It was fabulous!! I highly recommend. The three venues were great and their foods and wines were delicious. I will definitely visit the restaurants again and will aim to go on the tour again in about a year's time.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from NB-Melbourne3000, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours
Responded 16 May 2021
Dear Benicio17 How wonderful to have you on a walking tour with us, and see some of your own city. We cant wait to see you next time, and will work to have some new venues for you too. Kindest regards Fiona and the team at HST
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mckric wrote a review Apr 2021
Gold Coast, Australia64 contributions12 helpful votes
Loved this walking tour . We found out so much about the street art and music culture of Melbourne along with the history and architecture highlights . Our tour guide Harriet was so easy to listen to and chat with . Her knowledge of the area was exceptional . The hot chocolate break was perfectly placed in the middle of the walk. The walk was easy and we clocked around 6 km over the three hours .
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Response from NB-Melbourne3000, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours
Responded 12 Apr 2021
Dear Lyn M. So lovely to see your review of your tour with Harriet. We love hearing such feedback. Our walks are about 6k steps and across 4 blocks of the city, in and out of the laneways and smaller streets. Small groups with space for conversation and observations have been lovely for our guides as we share Melbourne and all its quirks. Thank you so much for taking the time. Kind regards Fiona, Harriet and the team Hidden Secrets Tours
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lu s wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia38 contributions39 helpful votes
melbourne is my favourite city, and this tour shows exactly why. i went on this tour 15 years ago and we saw shops and secret alleys and street art, they’ve just returned now we are out of lockdown and they showed the best restaurants, street art, MORE secret alleys i never knew about, and the history of the city... you didn’t even notice the shops weren’t open, most of the cafes are, and places like CRAFT victoria are real gems you can discover through wandering these streets and laneways. this is how even a melbourner can rediscover the best of their city.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Fiona S, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours
Responded 11 Dec 2020
Dear Lushr77, what a true delight to have you join us again after so many years and even more special after the stillness of 2020. We are so pleased you enjoyed our regular new additions, and loved the photos you shared. We are looking at new tours for 2021, so perhaps we can entice you to join us again sooner - not sure we need to wait 15 years again - and hopefully your mum can join too. Kindest regards and thanks from Harriet and myself. Fiona Owner HiddenSecretsTours
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hspe2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Vejen, Denmark12 contributions14 helpful votes
A very fine tour, where our guide, Nicole, opened Melbourne for us and showed us to great spots and places of interest. Accompagnied with very relevant and interesting informations about both the history of Melbourne and and all the places we were shown. We would never have foundation the Hidden Lanes and Archades on our own!! Very much recommendable!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from NB-Melbourne3000, Owner at Hidden Secrets Tours
Responded 4 Nov 2020
Dear Hspe2016 Your thoughts here and the care an observations of our tour are really appreciated. Nicole is such a fine guide, we are so pleased to have her join our team in 2019, her city knowledge, global experience and own personal use of the city and its amazing hospitality industry are such a treat for our guests. We cannot teach what she knows, and that is the delight we have in employing local tour guides who work in other industries such that their knowledge and storytelling is enhanced by their other relevant and contextual experiences. We are so pleased you enjoyed the laneways, and arcades, such a fan we are of these. Kindest regards, safe travels when you can again. Fiona, Nicole and all the team at Hidden Secrets Tours. Melbourne
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