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Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

1. Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

Discover the recently named 13th coolest suburb in the world, Footscray, and explore the diverse suburb through all the amazing food on offer. Treat your tastebuds to a freshly prepared Banh Mi sandwich and a traditional Sicilian cannoli for a sweet treat. Visit the lively market and learn more about the heritage-rich suburb and its community.  Footscray has undergone significant changes in the last 150 years and waves of migration have led to Footscray becoming one of the most diverse suburbs in Australia which is evident through the amazing food on offer. From Vietnamese Bahn Mi to Sicilian Cannoli, this tour is definitely a treat for the taste buds. As you walk around the neighbourhood you will learn about the history and demographic of the area and take in some amazing street art and views of the city. Make visits to the lively Footscray Market and down to the banks of the Maribyrnong River. Learn about the amazing non-profits and social enterprises supporting the local community and the passion that the locals have for their neighborhood. This tour is accessible for all including those with mobility impairments and wheelchairs.

Footscray Trail

2. Footscray Trail

Meet at the Footscray Train Station on Irving Street, where your guide will be waiting to begin this African food tour. Start the walking tour by visiting a cafe and sampling some traditional food and tea while the guide talks you through their own African history and answers your questions. You will then make various stops at local African stores. The last stop on the tour will be at a local restaurant, popular for its African cuisine. Sit down for a meal, during which you will hear more stories from your guide and information about the food. You will definitely not leave the tour hungry.

Melbourne: Nighttime Private City Tour with Transfer & Stops

3. Melbourne: Nighttime Private City Tour with Transfer & Stops

Melbourne Drive by Night is a unique sightseeing tour proposition since it's a low cost, great introduction to the beauty of Melbourne after dark. Sit back, relax and enjoy Melbourne in a private tour, as we cruise around for 2 hours at night with stops for photo shoots and exploring. This tour begins with a you being picked up by your driver and guide in a luxury vehicle. You will be chauffeured through various locations around Melbourne that have been specially selected to give you the opportunity to experience a diverse array of scenery within 2 hours. We will drive along the Formula 1 track before heading through East Melbourne past the historic churches and Princess Theatre to make our way through the elegant Collins Street. Leaving the Melbourne CBD we head through the centre of Docklands stopping by the Stadium for a photoshoot of the area. Making our way to historic Williamstown we go deep into Melbourne Ports for an amazing night-time experience. On return we drive over the West Gate Bridge from which you will see all of Metropolitan Melbourne in lights. This tour is not simply about seeing great views and lit up skylines, but also to visit the parts of Melbourne which offer the best experience at night. There will be multiple stops and breaks to provide plenty of opportunity to walk around and take photos.

Melbourne: Western Suburbs Tour with Dinner and Ice Cream

4. Melbourne: Western Suburbs Tour with Dinner and Ice Cream

The Western Suburbs Tour of Melbourne will take you to parts of Melbourne which few tourists get to experience. You will be immersed in a diversity of climates from industry to beach, and even a secret boat harbour! You will be driven through a seriously industrialised area where you will see huge cargo ships being loaded and unloaded. We follow this up with an explore of a deeply multicultural area where few shops have windows with writing in English. This is a great place to purchase some bargains. You will have the opportunity to buy some fresh fruit and vegetables at the local market...or maybe some spices! The final destination is an extremely old and quirky suburb. If you want extremes, how about some ice cream from a selection of 72 flavours. You choose the flavours and we pay for it. Then there is the secret boat harbour. It is so secret that no one has ever seen a boat enter it or depart from it.

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Great informative walk with coffee and food! Perfect way to get out of the CBD and experience more of the local vibe.