No New Notifications

Explore the Garden State

Urban Hiking

Select Option


This 3 hour guided small group tour (maximum of 10 guests) provides a unique way to explore Melbourne's urban parks and gardens, discover their history and contemporary uses and learn about the many native animals that live in the heart of Melbourne.

Your friendly local guide will lead you through seven inner-city parks incorporating several of Melbourne's icons, including the Royal Exhibition Building, Cooks Cottage, the MCG, the Federation Bells, the Botanic Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance. This hike also takes in some fantastic views of the city, so be sure to bring your camera!

Snacks and tea or coffee are included in the tour price. The hike is approximately 7 kms so a moderate level of fitness is required. There are plenty of facilities and water stops along the way.

What You'll Get

Meeting point & time

The tour starts at 10:00 am or at 2:00 pm at the Carlton Gardens, just south of the Royal Exhibition Building.


Includes snacks, tea or coffee and a friendly, knowledgable local guide with commentary.

What to bring

Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress for all seasons with hat, sunscreen and a rain jacket. Please bring a water bottle - there are plenty of rest stops and places to refill along the route.


Your guide will 'talk and walk', describing the history and contemporary uses of the seven different parks and gardens as you go. After leaving the Royal Exhibition Building, you'll walk to Fitzroy Gardens and see Cooks Cottage and the Conservatory, the famous MCG and across the William Barak Bridge, to Birrarung Marr. Here you'll have opportunities for to take photos of the city skyline. You'll visit the Botanic Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance and finish the hike walking through Domain Park back over Prices Bridge to the city. The tour ends at Federation Square where you guide will be happy to provide you with local recommendations for lunch or dinner.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 10 travelers
  • Snacks (fruit, chocolate)
  • Local knowledgable guide
  • Tea or Coffee
  • Snacks

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Centrally located within Melbourne's CBD.

Departure Time
10am Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 2pm Saturdays

3 hours

Return Details
Federation Square

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Urban Hiking in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.

About Urban Hiking