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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Small Group Walking Tour

Discover the secrets and hidden treasures of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades on this small-group walking tour. Discover local designers and specialty retailers, tiny cafés and more. A little history and attention to amazing architecture will inspire locals and visitors alike.

Make your own way to Federation Square to join your Morning Lanes and Arcades tour. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love.

Discover artisan and specialty retailers, and see quirky cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture and learn of historic tales in these walkways. Soak in the city via all your senses and engage with passionate creatives.

There is something for everyone. Morning tea is included before a bistro lunch with a glass of wine. Get orientated and return to those places you like best in the afternoon, at your leisure. Tour concludes at approximately 2.00pm in the city.

Experience Includes

  • Walking tour of Melbourne's hidden cafes
  • Morning tea.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant including a glass of wine.
  • Small group tour - maximum 8 participants to ensure a personalised experience
  • Deck of Secrets Shop Guide
  • City map
  • Chocolate tasting

    Experience Excludes

    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Refreshements other than those listed
    • Optional gratuities


    Daily, except Sundays.

    Departure location

    Time Out Café at Federation Square.

    Start times

    10.00am (Meeting time 9.50am).


    Around 4 hours.

    Terms & Conditions

    • Tour is approximately 2 kilometres at a casual pace with a few stairs along the way. Walking shoes are advised.
    • Food allergies should be noted at time of booking.
    • The tour will run in all weather, and umbrellas will be provided if necessary.
    • You MUST make your own way to the departure point.
    • Departure time is 10.00am from Federation Square, between Time Out Cafe and the Visitor's Centre, Flinders Street and Swanston Street corner.
    • Proof of age (over 18 years inclusive) must be shown to consume alcohol on any tours
    • Personal belongings taken on tours are taken at the clients own risk.
    • The tour operator reserves the right to alter itineraries, and days of operation as required. Venues visited may change without notice.
    • All tours do have stairs and uneven ground, so if wheelchair access, or accessibility issues are needing attention, they will try to be accommodated. Tour can be changed to cater for basic wheelchairs with prior written notice.
    • In compliance with the laws of responsible service of alcohol, alcohol will not be served to intoxicated guests and drunk or disorderly patrons will not be permitted to remain with the group and will be responsible for their own return to accommodation if they leave the group.