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Federation Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

1. Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

Discover Melbourne’s highlights while cruising along the breathtaking Yarra River. Cruise through downtown Melbourne on this sightseeing tour and listen to the on board commentary that will point out passing attractions and provide interesting tidbits of Melbourne’s history. Enjoy an hour aboard the riverboat as you cruise under the Princes Bridge and past top cultural attractions. Marvel at the magnificent riverbank gardens from the outside sun deck or through the panoramic windows from the inside cabin. On this tour you will also see Herring Island, Princes Bridge, the governor's residence, the Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Olympic Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Tennis Center. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea while relaxing and taking in the beautiful city sites. 

Melbourne: Complete City Walking Tour

2. Melbourne: Complete City Walking Tour

Experience Melbourne behind the scenes, uncovering unique and hidden laneways and street art. Explore the city with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. See the real Melbourne on this tour. Conclude your tour near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you will learn about Australia’s most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, stop at a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.

Melbourne: Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

3. Melbourne: Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

Designed to showcase Melbourne’s passion for sports, this tour is led by industry experts and provides a fun day out for sports lovers of all ages. Walk in the footsteps of famous sports stars as you explore Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena. Meet your friendly guide in Federation Square, then set out on your sightseeing adventure to some of the city’s most beloved sporting venues. The first stop of the day is the iconic Rod Laver Arena, which hosts the Australian Open each year. Walk in the footsteps of sports superstars such as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Don’t forget to snap photos of your unforgettable visit. As you explore, learn about Melbourne's range of world class events such as the Melbourne Cup, F1 Grand Prix, MotoGP, and Bells Beach Surf Pro. Discover why the city has been voted the Sporting Capital of the World. The tour continues to the impressive 100,000-seater Melbourne Cricket Ground. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and learn about the many famous faces who have played here over the years. Finish the tour with a stroll around the surrounding Olympic Park precinct, which no trip to Melbourne would be complete without.

3-Hour Digital Photography Workshop in Melbourne

4. 3-Hour Digital Photography Workshop in Melbourne

Learn the art of digital photography on a 3-hour tour of Melbourne's Federation Square and surrounding areas. During the workshop, you will become well-versed with various camera settings and learn how to cleverly and creatively use your camera with confidence. Take notes on the concepts you are learning, and try them out yourself. Learn how to use composition, light, texture, and more, to end up with stunning pictures. You will confidently move from automatic-mode to manual mode in one of Australia's most vibrant cities. Your guide will teach you elements and principles in composition and design, give you a photo critique, share 10 technical points and 10 creative ideas, and provide hands on challenges to put theory into practice.

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What people are saying about Federation Square

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 148 reviews

Our guide, Hugo, was the best!! The tour was informative, interesting & fun. Discovered a newfound appreciation for Melbourne Aus.

I have been to Melbourne many times but learnt so much in this three hour tour. Our tour guide Hayden was informative and fun.

A great river cruise, tour guide was charming and informative. Highly recommend this tour.

It was an interesting and well designed historical walk through central Melbourne!

Hayden was an amazing guide. Very good and engaging storyteller. Highly recommend.