Bearbrass Tours

Cultural and Theme Tours

Bearbrass Tours incorporates Melbourne Shopping Experiences and Show Me Melbourne.

Melbourne Shopping Experiences has been in operation for over 10 years and offers a variety of small group, specialist shopping tours for both public and private groups.

Having started with the famous Bargains and Bubbles Outlet Shopping Tour, the company has evolved to include new tours for guests interested in Australian designer fashion, vintage clothing and locally produced products. They also offer bespoke, private tours for any sized group.

Show Me Melbourne offers small group tours in Melbourne, including music tours, historical tours and cultural tours.

All tour hosts are locals, born and bred in Melbourne with a passion for their city and a genuine desire to share their knowledge and favourite places with you.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


Basic Caters for limited mobility Cultural and Theme Tours Disabled access available Family Friendly Food & Wine Full Day Half Day or Less Land - Motorised Land - Self Propelled Luxury Public Toilet Shopping Tours Sightseeing Tours Spa & Wellbeing Walking and Biking Tours



Melbourne Shopping Experiences/Outlet Shopping Tours brings you a relaxed and fun day of discount retail therapy without the worry of carrying bags, negotiating public transport or finding directions.

This small group Melbourne shopping tour explores back-street warehouses, pop-up sales and discount shopping streets such as Swan Street, Bridge Road and Smith Street.

Discover Melbourne’s inner city suburbs including Richmond, Collingwood and Fitzroy as you shop till you drop in fashion discount outlets, accessory, bag and shoe shops and hard-to-find warehouse sales. Discover outlets that you may not find on your own, away from the shopping centres.

Itineraries are flexible depending on the shopping requests of guests. All tours include a shopping focused city tour, lunch and a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink.

Private tour information on application.

You deserve some retail therapy.

Public Toilet


More than just your average walking tour. Melbourne is a shopper’s paradise and this tour gives you the chance to take advantage of it.  Enjoy a three hour walking tour of the hidden shopping gems of Melbourne with time to shop for high quality, locally made items for yourself, or gifts for friends and family at home. 

The tour starts in the heart of Melbourne at Federation Square.  Explore the Koorie Heritage Centre with authentic South East Australian Aboriginal designed and/or crafted products. Visit a gallery featuring glass, sculpture and jewellery all handmade by established and emerging Australian artists.

A short walk takes us to Lightning Ridge Opal Mines for an opal lesson from their highly experienced staff including cutting, polishing and types of opals.  Lightning Ridge carry a great selection of unset opals for all budgets as well as a range of wonderful opal gifts and expertly crafted jewellery.

Explore Melbourne’s famous arcades and laneways, discovering hidden treasures, from delicious locally produced confectionery, jewellery, kangaroo and emu leather products, homewares made from Australian timber and unique souvenirs before finishing up at a shop selling genuine Ugg boots and other sheepskin products.

Family Friendly Public Toilet


Explore the treasure trove of vintage clothing shops in the heart of Melbourne on this three hour walking tour. Upstairs, underground and down alley ways – discover the hidden shops with the best vintage clothing. The tour covers a range of styles and eras from the 1920s to the 1990s with a flexible itinerary depending on what you are looking for.

Learn a little of the history of the areas you visit with interesting trivia and stories from the past.

Whether you are looking for vintage band tshirts, a psychedelic dress from the 60s or a twin set from the 50s your local tour host will help you find just what you want.

Tour inclusions: three hours shopping in Melbourne’s best vintage clothing stores, a dedicated local tour host and a flexible itinerary.

Public Toilet


Melbourne is a mecca for musicians and music fans alike. Tiny basement bars to huge stadiums serve up anything from local independent bands to international superstars, seven nights a week. It is no wonder Melbourne boasts more music venues per person than any other city in the world.

Over the course of this four-hour bus tour guests will learn about the venues and musicians that have transformed Melbourne into the musical haven it is renowned for. The informative tour is both fun and interactive, exploring the places and faces beloved by music fans and Melbournians alike.

Together you will discover some of the venues most cherished by Melbourne music fans and listen to some of their music along the way. Basement bars boasting famous clientele, pubs and clubs that have seen it all and stadiums big enough for the brightest stars. They won’t just drive you past these venues, you will visit a few and even enjoy a drink or two.

This tour also includes an optional finishing point taking in the Australian Music Vault – a free, permanent exhibition of Australian music which includes interactive and digital experiences plus a fantastic collection of iconic artefacts.

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