- 3 hours
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On the fringes of Melbourne, we’ll introduce you to Fitzroy – a feisty neighbourhood that proudly celebrates the city’s rebellious past. Tales of Melbourne’s most infamous gangsters and cultural radicals echo through the backstreets and alleys of Fitzroy. And yet, you’ll find that its gritty character has blossomed into the quirky charm found in its cafes, art galleries, and watering holes.
* Get the lowdown on the dubious characters that shaped Melbourne’s oldest and most infamous suburb
* Sample local beers and learn how they’re made in the city’s coolest dining hall
* Check out some of Melbourne’s most impressive graffiti and street art galleries
* Meet the unusual individuals behind Fitzroy’s quirkiest independent shops
* Taste the local fare of a little-known gourmet food truck over a cocktail at a classic Fitzroy watering hole
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Melbourne Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions on the day. Please keep in mind that Melbourne’s weather can be unpredictable and the tour will run rain, hail, or shine so bring layers.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Fitzroy is a place of legends, but not the kind you may think. Only in Australia could a city’s criminal history be something to celebrate and inspire awe. With its curious mix of fringe communities, Melbourne’s first suburb has undeniable character rich with hidden gems.
We begin our Melbourne walking tour in the heart of Fitzroy, admiring the incredible architectural contrasts that underline the periods of boom and bust that shaped the city. From grand administrative buildings to historic workers’ pubs, this unique blend of conflicting forces is fascinating to explore and discuss. The tales of Squizzy Taylor and other infamous Melbourne gangsters will draw in even the most reluctant history student.
A quick stop to have our thirst quenched with local beers at Melbourne’s coolest dining hall and we’ll be back to exploring the backstreets and alleys that give Fitzroy its unique character and charm. Pay attention to the walls of these passages as they display the work of Fitzroy’s prolific artist community. We’ll stop into a gallery or two to see the contrasting exhibition of local street art.
Fitzroy is home to some pretty radical characters, so we’ll make a couple stops to get a rare, and reliably strange, insight into the local community during our Melbourne neighbourhood tour. From there we’ll explore the latest chapter of Fitzroy’s rich history before grabbing a cocktail and gourmet food truck snack at a local watering hole. This Fitzroy classic is a great place to finish a tour, or start a night out, or both! Your local guide will have plenty of recommendations for where to eat and drink, and maybe even get into a little trouble in Fitzroy.