at Studio 813, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne , 3000
The Original small group laneway tours Melbourne city.. book online www.hiddensecretstours.com
Hidden Secrets Tours are the ORIGINAL laneways tours of Melbourne centre. We love to share the City that locals use, rather than the main tourist monuments.. This contemporary team of tour hosts have designed options for travellers and locals - not just 'tourists', focusing on experiencing the city and all the local design talent that exists in Australia's creative hub with information that's more current than a guide book!. Half day tours are offered for first time and repeat visitors, to enjoy the life and soul of the city that's often missed. By design Melbourne is a spectacular city to walk, so most itineraries are confined to the city centre. Meet the independent store owners and local characters, indulge in the cafe culture, enjoy the diversity of cuisine and find the best designer shopping solutions that only Melbourne can provide! Tour group sizes are kept to a maximum of 8 to maintain an intimate experience, and will run with a minimum of 2 people on scheduled tour days. Food, art, fashion and wine mixed with a little history and architectural treasures. Indulge yourself in the cultural essence of Melbourne with these must do experiences.
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Still some of our favourite coffee hotspots. - but its the culture of the cafes we really love - thepeople,the spaces, the passion and care... Join our #CafeCultureWalk to see more http://www.australiantraveller.com/vic/melbourne/5-exceptional-cups-of-coffee-in-melbournes-cbd
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Very pleased - The Hopetoun Tea Rooms will open again after some reno's - not sure what that entails, but walls and mirrors still there. so will be open this Thursday.. #IconicMelbournePlace
And yes, Madame Brussels is one :)
One of our favourite local haunts with a big heart is set to close at the end of the month. We are saddened Shebeen and from what we have read it's complex. But we hope to see another incarnation soon.. We talked often about this spot on tour. A business that really shone a light on social enterprise and the opportunity to do good with a commercial business. More info re closure... http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2016/06/08/shebeen-not-closed-for-noise-complaints,-conflicting-reports-emerge/
Another place we sometimes visit on tour is having to consider its future... When a state owned asset needs to move an innovative business in its prime (that took a while to be understood) it seems horribly out of step with the community. It's just had a great summer with weddings and open day last week ( in the rain) - we will keep you in the loop #popuppatchtostay Pop Up Patch
Explore your own backyard - sunrise, balloons, laneways AND coffee!! Sounds good?! Well our Melbourne flight & Cafe Culture Walking tour with Hidden Secrets Tours may be the perfect start to your day.
Pretty excited for Melbourne on this #worlds50best2017 #restaurantaustralia #yum
The Big Issue Australia turns 20 this month, we are proud supporters of their magazine. Here Fiona says hi to Marcus and Paul, both of whom we have chatted with on our tour path for over 10years. Well done gents. Both of them are in the latest issue. The Big Issue - helping people help themselves. #Lovemelbourne #walkingtours #melbmoment #thebigissue
New Zealand sisters shared their Melbourne adventures with their readers... We are chuffed to be on their list. Thanks #Juliaandlibby #seemelbourne
Great work team at The Soup Place, we are proud to share your efforts on our #lanesandarcadeswalk #melbournecares
Our own CEO is going to sleep rough next week - we wonder if you may support her - any donation is valuable. Its been a cold week, so on a piece of cardboard outside on the Yarra River on June 23rd, Fiona will try and imagine just a little bit, what those who are homeless must face tonight and everynight... #CeoSleepoutAU https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/ceos/vic-ceos/fiona-sweetman
When just little moments of Australia come to you - USA. The rest of the Story, you will need to come to us. #localstyle, #Aussiedesign #designmatters
It's cold! It's seems Melbourne is often surprised by its ever-changing weather. Those who sleep out in it are battling issues of safety, warmth, loneliness, mental and physical health concerns, hygiene, embarrassment, and that's before they even think of money. We operate an indulgent, premium personally engaging business of and about our city. We share stories of our people, we cannot/willnot whitewash it. We are devastated that the homelessness within our city is growing, devastated for those who cannot get out of a cycle they did not plan to be in, devastated by the venom of some who judge from a distance. It's complex, we are not skilled in this area, solutions are most certainly needed, but as Jill Dupleix said at a Destination Melbourne Tourism conference this week - BE KIND. We have, as a city community, the opportunity to lead in how we greet people to and in our city. BE KIND BEFORE WE JUDGE.
Congratulations to one of our team! Nicholas Jones exhibition opened on Saturday and is a beautiful encounter. Open at Kozminsky until July 8th #Melbournecreatives #teamhstmelbourne
Some delightful comments from a school group we took out this week #walkingtours #storytelling #observations
Yes it's been cold, but look at Saturday and Monday - we still have spots available for this Saturday www.HiddenSecretsTours.com/book-now/
Whoooo well done #PeninsularHotSprings - Victoria is rocking the world just now! We love it! #visitVictoira
Wintery weather is not always about hot chocolates! Yum! One of our favourite laneway haunts
The sporting capital of the word produces another! Well done #Melbourne
We love our city!!! Look at this amazing Melburnian starting her entrepreneurial pathway with such class. #melbournecreatives #designmatters #melbmomet
its always fun to see how others interpret our walks and our city - thanks to many of our good friends for participating in this PR video with Tourism Vic and us. #Walkingtours #lovemelbourne #melbmoment #seeaustralia
Enter here - https://contest.io/c/opkfjycc to win a getaway for this amazing spot in Hepburn Springs Victoria - #visitvictoria
We have many clients in from Overseas this week, be safe, and remember the sun is hot and burns.. stay hydrated everyone.. - 5 tours out today - our guides are amazing! thanks Team Hidden Secrets Tours!
Thanks for the chat 3AW we love to share the laneways of Melbourne during these amazing event times.. #ausopen
Yesterday we had a pretty spectacular day.. We took 230 newly arrived to Melbourne uni students on a short walk around the city.. 12 groups, 9 guides including friends from The Golden Mile - Heritage Walks of Melbourne Localing Tours Melbourne @ptgaa all working together!! Awesome day
Great news! Melbourne Visitor Shuttle important update From 1 July 2015, the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle fee structure will change from a $5 one day ticket, to a $10 ticket valid for up to two days. Children under the age of 10 will continue to be entitled to travel for free. There have been no changes to the route or timetable and the shuttle continues to offer a great value service for exploring the diversity of inner city Melbourne. The $10 ticket includes unlimited trips on the day of purchase or validation until the last service the following day. Tickets are available over the counter at the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre and from automated ticket machines located at each of the 13 stops (coin or credit card only). The service now includes free Wi-Fi, encouraging passengers to discover more about the destination and share their experiences through online channels.
Are you all ready for tomorrow? We have full tours, but its also MELBOURNE's Birthday - 30th August - Melbourne was "settled" on 30 August 1835 by a party of free settlers ( land speculators some might say) from Tasmania - Van Diemen's Land. The party was led by John Lancey aboard the schooner Enterprize, and was funded by the businessman John Pascoe Fawkner. The settlement followed a treaty with the indigenous Aboriginal group, the Wurundjeri of the Kulin nation alliance, which was negotiated by John Batman on behalf of the Port Phillip Association. Melbourne differs from Australia's other early colonial cities, in that it was founded by businessmen and free settlers - without the permission of The Crown. ( ie England) However, it was later transferred as a settlement of The Crown on 4 March 1837. - Victoria was officially created a separate colony in 1851, and achieved self-government in 1855 Happy Melbourne Day Melbourne Day #melbourneDay
It's been a busy few days.. Today was a day we remember how good this industry is! We had two last minute bookings we could not accommodate today and tomorrow, so not wanting to let clients down we were able to have our industry colleagues take them.. We never want to say no! Collaboration is good for business! Clients still got enjoy our amazing city!
Full tours tomorrow - our sunny days of #JulyinMelbourne are not ready to cross into August... rug up everyone - 11degrees as an anticipated temperature top.. brrr