This tour reveals the history behind the Gold Rush witnessed by Melbourne from the 1850s. We will trace this history of Melbourne from its growth beginning with a visit to the Old Treasury Museum, before we dive off down laneways and arcades. In the company of a local expert, we’ll uncover how this sleepy sheep town became one of the largest cities in the British Empire. We begin at the Old Treasury Building, one of Melbourne’s oldest and finest buildings and symbolic of the financial impact of the Gold Rush. We’ll look at this through the lens of the treasury building and other icons of Melbourne’s built environment, including the so-called “Gothic Bank” where ANZ Bank makes its world headquarters today.
We will also explore Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades, most of which date to the end of the 19th century and are a direct result of the boomtown atmosphere here.
What You'll Get
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Pass By: Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Start the tour off at the Old Treasury Building
Pass By: ANZ Bank Museum, 380 Collins St Gothic Bank, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Visit the ANZ Banking Museum
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please send supplier of tour the ages of all participants at time of booking
- Near public transportation
- Tour operates rain or shine
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Hotel pick-up cannot be accommodated
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Privately Guided Tour
- Expert Guide
Returns to original departure point
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