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Melbourne Street Art Tour provided by Melbourne Street Tours

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Overview
Melbourne is world-renowned for its cutting-edge street art. On this tour, walk Melbourne’s historic streets and laneways with a guide—and bona fide street artist—who shows you the most memorable murals and vibrant artworks, and offers a personal insight into the city’s street art scene. Finish with a tour of legendary Blender Studios and a chance to meet more of Melbourne’s artists.
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You'll start at
ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaOur tour guide will be waiting for the group at front of ACMI on Flinders St. (Near the double deckers bus). If you find yourself the only person waiting for the tour you might be in the wrong spot as we normally have 4-10 guests waiting at the ACMI sign.
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    Australian Centre for the Moving Image
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    Hosier Lane
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Melbourne
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    State Library Victoria
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Blender Studios
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
The Blender Studios
33-35 Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, AustraliaBlender Studios is a 7min walk to Queen Victoria Market or Southern Cross Station, and the Free Tram Zone.
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Highlights
  • Discover Melbourne’s best street art in its historic streets and laneways
  • Join Melbourne’s only street art walking tour led by a local artist guide
  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Blender Studios and meet its artists
  • Includes wine, beer, and snacks during the studio tour
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Federation Square and set out on foot to discover Melbourne’s famous street art scene. Stroll down the Central Business District’s historic streets and laneways, stopping to admire some of the city's most impressive artworks and bold murals.  As a local street artist, your guide not only knows all the best places, but also offers insight into Melbourne’s strict policies on street art versus graffiti, points out unique techniques and styles of the different artists, and advises you on the best angles for photographing the pieces. End your tour with a visit to Blender Studios, a warehouse transformed into a studio where some of the city’s most talented street artists are based. Enjoy a wine or beer accompanied by some cheese and snacks, then explore the studio on a guided tour and have a chance to meet some of the artists.
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Important Information
Departure Point
ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Duration
3h
Return Details
The Blender Studios, 33-35 Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia
Inclusions
  • Afternoon tea
  • Beverages
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travellers with limited mobility. Please enquire with us for alternative options.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cindy M wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
On the actual tour itself, it was the street that had the Legacy art that was quite impressive because it wasn't just stenciled or sprayed on like most of the rest of the street art. There was also an area - an alleyway of sorts between some shops that had an assortment of
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Alex S wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Having an artist as the tour guide was what made this tour. Having someone in their field with the knowledge and insight is a master stroke. The tour was very enjoyable and opened my eyes to the world of street art, and that street art is more than just paint. If you're looking
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jan M wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
With a street artist able to provide a unique insight into the culture, art works and artists, we experienced the laneways of Melbourne which has changed our appreciation of street art forever! There are hidden gems with a history that only a tour guide with first hand
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from doyleblender, Owner at Melbourne Street Art Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Jan, Thanks so much for your review and for sharing your experience of the tour! That is amazing to hear that it has changed your appreciation of street art, that has made our day! Thanks again for coming along :D
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sagallag wrote a review Mar 2020
Victoria, Canada6 contributions
This was an excellent tour. So informative. Having Ben our guide, a street artist himself, made the information so authentic. Seeing the studio at the end of the tour was an added bonus.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from doyleblender, Owner at Melbourne Street Art Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your review! It is so great to hear that you had an excellent tour with Ben, we will make sure to pass this onto him! Thanks again for joining us on a tour, we loved having you here!
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Gabrial T wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
My boyfriend and I enjoyed this street art tour, and was impressed with how much it taught us about the gentrification issues in the city, classism, and the dynamics between residents and the city government. It was eye opening for us to learn, since we are from the US. We were
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from doyleblender, Owner at Melbourne Street Art Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Gabrial, it was such a pleasure being able to have you and your boyfriend join us for a tour, and we are so happy to hear that it has been a highlight of you trip to Australia! Thank you for sharing your experience of the tour, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time here! :D
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By: Melbourne Street Tours
cheddyanne
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Unique Tour
A friend and I, seniors, were led on this tour by artist Barak. A wonderful day walking through vibrant Fitzroy, be
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carobu888
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Highly recommended tour for locals and travellers
My sister, brother and I had a “siblings day out” participating in the Fitzroy Street Tour with Ben as our guide. A
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Peggy K
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Who knew Melbourne's CBD was full of street art?
I had only been to Melburne's Central Business district to find a specific restaurant or go to the theater, so goin
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389karenm
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Well worth it.
Dan was a very entertaining, informative guide. I’ve always wanted to know about the artists behind street art and
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Roni123abc
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11 year old bday party
The girls had a blast and were so excited to take home incredible graffiti canvas creations. Would highly recommend
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sapi22
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Super interesting
Definitely worth the money. Amazing Tour with many different types of Street Art to see. When you like Street Art a
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157gretac
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Fantastic street art tour - highly recommended!
I can't recognise this tour highly enough - Ben was an excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining guide. I enjoyed l
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TGSYD
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Must see
This is a must for any visitors to Melbourne as unless you know where the art is it is easy to miss. Our guide Ben
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Marc S
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Intro to Street Art in Melbourne
Highly recommend this off the beaten path walking education about Melbourne Street Art, its variety, unwritten rule
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Brad F
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Street Art -- CBD and FItzroy -- Don't Miss Either!
I went on two amazing Street Art tours in Melbourne. One of the CBD and one of Fitzroy. As these tours are led by w
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jessmcconnan
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Do it!!!
This tour was excellent (I did the Fitzroy tour, but I’m sure the CBD one is great too). Street art is ubiquitous i
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Kylie P
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there was so much to see in this neighbourhood!
Fitzroy and Collingwood have the most detailed and varied styles of mural street art, our guide Dan was able to als
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MelH1112
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Our favourite Melbourne experience
This tour was literally our favourite experience visiting Melbourne! We were in Melbourne on a girl’s trip from N
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kiwi051
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Really good CBD tour
If you have any interest in cultural things do this tour. We were lucky enough to have our tour lead by the artist
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sylviasG7173UK
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Fun tour
The tour was different to other tours. The art work was amazing. Our guide, a local street artist, gave lots of inf
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