Hi! I'm John, and I manage the team at Walks 101. Walks 101 is Melbourne's largest and best-reviewed tour company. The team and I spend our days walking Melbourne's laneways and sharing its history with groups of school kids, conference participants, and families. We host tips-based walking tours each day, but we wanted to be able to host VIP customers, too - that's where you come in. Join in…
Join one of our popular walking tours as a VIP guest and spend a few hours exploring the city centre, seeing historical buildings, learning about history, marvelling at street art in laneways, browsing through arcades, and exploring Chinatown. Learn about the historical events that shaped Melbourne, and learn what the culture is like today. Our guides weave together a comprehensive picture about…
At the start of the tour, I'll bring you to my favourite local cafe and buy you a classic Melbourne "flat white" (lactose- and caffeine-free options also available). We'll end with a pot of beer at a historic Aussie pub.
Weather-Appropriate Clothing: Melbourne is known for having four seasons in one day, please come prepared
Your Camera: If you’d like to take photos and make memories all over our amazing city - which we highly recommend!
Water - It would be a good idea to bring a water bottle with you on the tour, especially on warmer days.
Comfortable Shoes/Clothing: It’s called a walking tour for a reason! Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes, in preparation to be on your feet for a few hours.
Sun Protection: Our Australian sun is VERY strong, and walking around the city for 2-3 hours will definitely expose you to some sun. We recommend putting on sunscreen and bringing sunglasses and a hat to stay protected and comfortable.
We'll start by learning about the Victorian Gold Rush and marvelling at historic buildings around our start point, then get going into the city to gain a deeper understanding of what we consider the most amazing city in the world. On the tour we'll cover Gold Rush Architecture + History; Melbourne Laneways + Street Art; Melbourne Arcades; Chinatown; Melbourne Coffee; the Old Melbourne Gaol and much more.