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Rightly voted the world's most liveable city for the seventh year in a row, Melbourne is a must visit destination for any visitor of Australia.  The stylish art, sporting and cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne has 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.

When you first arrive to Melbourne, why not take a free walking tour to get your bearing of this brilliant city. Explore Melbourne through the eyes of a local. Follow your tour guide past the enchanting street art, vibrant laneways and arcades in this cultural and sporting capital as you take in the sights and hear stories of Melbourne through the years.

Each 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.

Some of our favourite tours listed are free which means they have no upfront cost. Some tours may operate on a tips only basis where if you like the tour, you can pay your guide how much the tour was worth to you at the end. Didn't like it? No obligations. This motivates your guide to give you the best possible tour of Melbourne – always! Note the tours listed here are not operated by Buddy Free Walking Tours.

Most tours 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).

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Free Walking Tours of Melbourne

Depot Adventures

*See details on Melbourne tour operator website for any COVID-19 restrictions currently in place

Daily Free Walking Tours of Melbourne!


The tours serve as an excellent introduction to Melbourne's history, culture, food, laneways, street art and more. Operating for a couple of years, Depot Adventures (previously known as Walks101) is now the largest walking tour operator in Melbourne and with nearly 2000 positive reviews on TripAdvisor, they're sure to make your 2.5 hour tour through Melbourne worthwhile.


The tour concludes near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where Australia’s most infamous bush ranger was hanged. After your tour is finished, your guide brings the group to a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food (keep in mind there may be some changes given current COVID-19 restrictions).


Click here to book now and for more information about the tour


*Spanish tours have operated in the past and may restart soon — see website for details

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Other Melbourne Tours (not free but highly recommended)

Melbourne Tours

"The best way to explore Melbourne city"

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The tours of Melbourne 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. Ensure to read the conditions we advise for all of the walking tours  and day trips/excursions. You will find a link to these listed in the top menu.​

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