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Alternative culture & street art

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Join one of our local insider guides on a 3.5 hour walking tour around Melbourne's most eclectic and fascinating neighbourhoods, Fitzroy and Collingwood. From incredible street art murals to inspiring urban garden projects, symbolic indigenous locations, hidden cultural gems and amazing social enterprises, The Alternative will show you a side to Melbourne you may never knew existed. 

Small-Group Tour is limited to a maximum of 8 travelers.

About This Deal

After meeting your friendly local insider guide at the main entrance of the Melbourne Museum you will be led on 3.5 hour walking tour through the cultural melting pot neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Collingwood.

We will begin our tour with an insight into the local Aboriginal history and culture, and talk of the devastating effects of colonisation. Your guide will point out significant Aboriginal meeting places and talk of local Aboriginal hero's who fought hard for Aboriginal rights.

As we are walking, we will cross the trendy and ever buzzing thoroughfares of Brunswick Street and Smith Street, but our tour will stick mainly to the backstreets and laneways where you will discover a treasure trove of amazing street art murals and hear stories of the alternative culture these neighbourhoods are famous for. 

You will get an insight into the grungy underground post punk scene from the late 70's. Hear of the effects of the invasion of the 'suburban refugees' in the 80's and 90's. And learn about what makes these neighbourhood unique to this day. From urban gardening projects to a former chocolate factory turned fancy apartments, a burger restaurant in old trains on a rooftop and the beautiful 19th century buildings, this tour will expose you to the beauty and the beast of suburbia. 

We will take a short break at a volunteer run ethical food co-op cafe created by a world famous environmental activist group and we will conclude the tour at one of our favourite local markets (weekends only).

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Myki public transport card is not required for the tour, but you may require one for travel pre and post tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Departure Time
10:00 AM

3 to 4 hours

Return Details
Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

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 Wayward Wanders 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.

Need To Know

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.