We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 407 380 969
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Stride into Melbourne’s blue stone laneways; whether its just yourself,...

Stride into Melbourne’s blue stone laneways; whether its just yourself, couples, groups of friends and families, corporate groups or school students, we will show you all of Melbourne secrets and hidden gems!

For such a young city, Melbourne has packed so much into such a short period to become one of the world’s great places to visit. Let us help you see, hear, taste and feel the best of what Melbourne has to offer in our great laneways, arcades, hidden bars and cafes.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 53.94*
and up
Laneways Walking Tour of Melbourne Including Chocolaterie
More Info
USD 85.21*
and up
Melbourne Hidden Bar and Cocktail Walking Tour
More Info
USD 93.03*
and up
Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 225 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 185
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
Laneways tour

We went on a MELTours laneway tour on the weekend with a work group. Despite us being all Melbourne based, we learned so much about Melbourne and got to see laneways, street art... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Betty K
Melbourne, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 225: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a MELTours laneway tour on the weekend with a work group. Despite us being all Melbourne based, we learned so much about Melbourne and got to see laneways, street art, shops, bars and cafes we'd never known about! We also got a lot of history and background information about Melbourne and about the places we visited. Eben... More 

Thank Betty K
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the tour was most enjoyable, the guide was excellent - very knowledgeable and entertaining. She took us to many places associated with the TV series and extra points of interest in the city. I learnt a lot of Melbourne history. The only negative was spending the first hour in a cafe, the food was good but I don't think... More 

1 Thank Pam H
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this tour. Besides getting insights into how the series is filmed, you learn a lot about Melbourne's history. The guide is very knowledgeable.

1 Thank Janne B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mum & I decided to spoil ourselves for our birthdays by doing the Taste of Melbourne walking tour, and we were not disappointed! Cathy our guide was vibrant, enthusiastic and so informative about the history of food in Melbourne. We learnt so much about the city we have visited so often, and now know where to find some great... More 

1 Thank Heidi M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend the Laneway Tour. We have been visiting Melbourne for years and walking past the locations that we went past on our tour and was blown away with what we have been missing all these years. The doorways that we never noticed, the laneways that had no significant meaning to us and the shops that we never gave... More 

1 Thank Marni B
Port Sorell
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute must for people who regularly visit the Melbourne CBD and never ventured from the main streets, or are curious about the history of the City (art, architecture, shops and bars that are hidden gems) Our relaxed casual walking tour with Cathy from MELTours was worth much more than the $$$ paid. She has so much knowledge and was... More 

1 Thank ern356
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the Laneways Walking tour! My mum and I had such a lovely few hours with our guide Kathy, learning about the history of Melbourne, the laneways, street art, architecture and finding places I never knew existed throughout the city (having lived in Melbourne for 7 years). We were really impressed with Kathy's knowledge and enthusiasm for Melbourne!

2 Thank AllieBacs
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are both Melbournians and love spending time in the city, but we realised that we hadn't really taken enough time to truly investigate our home town. So we have started doing day trips and exploring and we chose to do a MeLtours walking tour of the laneways that we have grown up knowing of but hadn't... More 

2 Thank DavKez5566
Adelaide South Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent 3 hour plus tour with Stan as our guide. On a beautiful sunny day we were guided through the laneways of Melbourne. Street art, hidden shops, great architecture.-Stan's knowledge and commentary was outstanding. Highly recommended.

1 Thank HMP1
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great way to see some very interesting places in Melbourne, that you may not have seen otherwise!! The history behind Melbourne was also very interesting and John told it to us in a very relaxed manner. The only thing we didn't enjoy so much (group of 5 ladies) was the lunch that was included. After being past so... More 

1 Thank loreeng2015

Travellers who viewed MELTours also viewed


Been to MELTours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from MELTours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
Explore this neighbourhood