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Local Guide To Melbourne offers a walking tour of Melbourne. Starting outside the State Library of Victoria, the tour snakes through the city's street art laneways and café laneways, offering information on Melbourne's history and culture. 10:30am...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Melbourne, Victoria 328 Swanston St | By the Redmond Barry Statue, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
I was lucky enough to have Matt all to myself, since it was raining when we set off. This meant that I could ask him as many questions as I liked that he patiently and enthusiastically answered. Matt is very knowledgeable and I learned a...More
Matt just loves Melbourne.
He stands, with his red umbrella, a rather lonely figure amongst all the commercially-run walk tours of Melbourne starting at the State Library building. I joined because it was a small group and this suggested that the tour would be personal....More
Dont pick any other walking tour. Matthew
Surely is the bomb!!such passion and knowledge he has of the history of Melbourne. This was an easy 2.5 hours walk.
I cannot tell you enough to book this tour,
I took a lovely walk with Matt this morning around the marvellous streets of Melbourne. Matt offers great local insight mixed with extensive historical knowledge and a passion for his city, its history, and for all the wonderful cultural elements it offers to locals and...More
Blonde_Matthew, Manager at Local Guide To Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for coming Naomi! Glad you had a great time.
Matthew is quite possibly the greatest tour guide in "the southern hemisphere"! Had our own private tour of Melbourne, during which Matthew was so enthusiastic, engaging and informative. Can't wait to return to all the places of interest highlighted during this tour! Thoroughly recommend :)...More
Thank Sophie W
Blonde_Matthew, Owner at Local Guide To Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018
Thanks for coming, Sophie. It was so much fun introducing the city to you and Amber. Hope to see you at Quick Bites Comedy some time soon!
I’ve lived in Melbourne for several years but found this tour fascinating. Mostly I think because Talaska spoke passionately of central Melbourne and made it interesting. It’s the best 4.5km exercise I’ve had that I can recall. Three hours well spent learning about my city...More
My wife and I were planning on going on a walking tour with a different popular company, along with dozens of other tourists, when we saw Matthew standing with his red umbrella and maps.
We started talking to him and learned about his extensive experience...More
Blonde_Matthew, Owner at Local Guide To Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018
What a brilliant review! Thanks so much for taking a chance on me!
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.