Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne

Cultural and Theme Tours

Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne are the original walking tours of Melbourne’s Laneways, established in 2004.

These walking tours of Melbourne City give guests an experience beyond the stock-standard tour. Hidden Secrets Tours pride themselves on showcasing the hidden gems of the city. They want you to Meet Melbourne, not just look at it.

This contemporary team of tour hosts have designed options for travellers and locals – not just ‘tourists’ – focusing on experiencing the city and all the talent that exists in Australia’s creative hub, with information that’s more current than any guide book.

Tour group sizes are kept to a maximum of eight to maintain an intimate experience and will run with a minimum of two on scheduled tour days. By design, Melbourne is a spectacular city to walk, so itineraries are based in the city centre. Half day tours, or one to two hour experiences can be arranged.

Hidden Secrets Tours have a range of different walking tours covering food, art, fashion, coffee and wine mixed with history and architectural treasures. Indulge in the cultural and sensory essence of Melbourne with these must do experiences.



Indulge in the amazing foodie scene and cafe culture of Melbourne city, with Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne.

You all know about the coffee buzz, but there is so much more to its fabulous cafe scene, there’s tea and other brews, and amazing food too. Tastings and quirky insider stories along the way make this morning outing a ‘something for everyone’ experience.

Hear of the immigrant population’s influences, but also the transformation of the city via its heritage coffee palaces, and passionate barristers. Bring your sweet tooth, but balance it out with a coffee or similar and light cafe lunch to finish.

Disabled Access

From $70 to $200

Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne show you a mix of public art and Architecture, on this Art and Design walk, This tour is offered by Special request only

Melbourne has plenty to offer the culture vulture of all ages, just by walking the streets! The galleries vary every month, as does the public art.

Not into museums or stuffy galleries? Melbourne City has amazing architecture and public art right under or above your nose.

Join a local to discover the contemporary face of this cultural city. Learn the stories behind the works that have become an important part of Melbourne’s rejuvenation.

Discover street art commissions, heritage and contemporary architecture, sculptural installations, and smaller galleries with doors you thought led nowhere.

If you blink, you might miss them. Indulge with a drink to finish, and plenty of ideas to keep exploring.

This tour is for group bookings only.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

From $99 to $144

Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne shows you the best lanes and arcades to explore.

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told of and ended up missing everything? Melbourne’s arcades and laneways hide many of these answers.

Join this indulgent morning ( or afternoon) walk through Melbourne’s beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love.

Discover local designers and specialty retailers, that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways.

See small business, smell the amazing food hotspots, and drink in the atmosphere on this casual stroll and return to those you like best. There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. A sensory experience for all.

A drink stop is included and if you choose the lunch option, the tour is finished with a bistro lunch with a glass of local wine or beer.

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Family Friendly


Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne takes you on a Progressive Degustation Walk (formally Sommelier’s City Walk).

Passion for food and wine is a tradition in this city; chefs are celebrities, and wine masters are finding a voice. Many of Melbourne’s wine focused restaurants are off the main streets, where design of the dining experience is as important as the skills in the kitchen.

Enjoy an early evening walk discovering three unique restaurants and learn of the sommeliers’ influences on menus and cellaring choices. More than a wine tasting, this is a night to indulge in just a few of Melbourne’s many epicurean establishments, and explore a relationship with the often silent hero’s of the wine industry.

Generous wine samples, food tastings, and special offers included.

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A Golden Mile Heritage Walk is a ‘must do’ activity in the city for history buffs and is also a wonderful way for visitors to orientate themselves around the important historical points of the city. With a registered professional tour guide learn about Melbourne’s history and heritage first hand. The walk is approximately two hours duration.

The guided tour provides participants with an opportunity to share in the guides’ great knowledge and particular secrets as the trail marches along Collins Street and takes you for a sneak peek inside the elegant Gothic interiors of the ANZ bank, the plush European-style hotels and into the austere but commanding inner recesses of Melbourne Town Hall, or the Athenaeum.

Please note: The West East section of the route is available on weekdays- and the East section on weekends and public holidays.

The Eastern tour includes the Theatre and Chinatown areas, that are more accessible on the weekends.

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Family Friendly

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