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Explore Melbourne, one of the world's most liveable cities, with a free walking tour.

Melbourne is Australia's stylish art, sporting and cultural capital. Take a walking tour of Melbourne to explore the street art and vibrant laneways.


See our favourite Melbourne tours. Some are free with no upfront cost and operate on a tips only basis, while others have associated costs.

We only list tours we'd personally use. If you click links on our site, we may earn a small commission. Tours not operated by Buddy Free Walking Tours.

Free Walking Tours of Melbourne

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Local Melbourne free walking tours. Daily (confirm times on their website) tours offering Melbourne sights and cultural walks. For more information including starting times, length well as meeting points, please visit their website.

Audio Guided Tour of Melbourne

An alternative to a classic tour and highly recommended, this low cost (not free) 3 hour guided audio tour of Melbourne guides you through the major sights of Melbourne. Learn more.

Self Guided Walks in Melbourne

Another free option to explore this amazing city at your own pace. Follow a self guided tour of Melbourne. 


I recommend having a look at the City of Melbourne walks and itinerary page or Melbourne Buddy's sightseeing walks in Melbourne for inspiration. 

Other Melbourne Tours (not free but highly recommended)

Melbourne Tours

"A walking tour is the best way to explore Melbourne city"

Samantha, visitor to Melbourne in March 2023

Melbourne - something for everyone

Whether you are looking for top class dining, bars or cafes, art galleries, museums, fashion, shopping or sports events, Melbourne is unlikely to disappoint.

Melbourne has some of the best activities, events, restaurants and coffees in the world, which can easily stand head to head with the likes of New York, Florence, Rome, London or Paris.

I am sure you will have an amazing time during your stay. If you have any Melbourne related questions, please feel free to send us a message.

When you arrive to Melbourne, take a walking tour to get your bearings. Follow your guide past the enchanting street art and vibrant laneways of the cultural and sporting capital.

Each Melbourne tour and each guide has their own favourite tracks to follow but most of the tours will cover most of the following: 

  • Federation Square,

  • Yarra River,

  • Melbourne’s Laneways and Arcades,

  • Street Art and Graffiti,

  • Flinders St Station,

  • Gems including secret bars and Melbourne's famous cafes

  • The sporting district of Melbourne,

  • Chinatown, State Parliament of Victoria,

  • Bourke Street Shopping District and the State Library of Victoria.

Melbourne free walking tours generally operate in English but some tours may be available in other languages including Spanish (tour gratis de Melbourne en español), Mandarin / Chinese (免费城市徒步之旅), Italian (tour a piedi gratuito di Melbourne in italiano) and French (visite gratuite de Melbourne en français).

The free walking tours of Melbourne and other tours and day trips listed here are not operated by Buddy Free Walking Tours. Therefore, we advise you to visit the respective tour websites and find out directly the details of their Melbourne tours. Be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully for all walking tours and day trips/excursions. Buddy Free Walking Tours takes no responsibility for tours operated by other providers. Please do your research.

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