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Explore Melbourne, with a Theatrical or Educational Walking Tour!
NOTE: This tour no longer runs Saturday at 2pm, as listed in a print publication you may have seen.

The 'New York End' of Melbourne Walking Tour

This well-received tour runs mainly along Collins St and takes us past some of the very best architecture and arcades that Melbourne and indeed Australia has to offer! We firstly examine the oldest part of Melbourne, pointing out the locations of several early houses, as we tell strange, almost bizzarre tales about the former occupants, our founders. The tour runs along the original end of the city. This is literally Australia's best street, a perfect fun and learning experience for Melbournians and tourists alike! One can visit Italy... or... one can visit this end of Melbourne for a fine example of Old Venetian architecture! Perhaps, architecturally, the most Italian street in Melbourne!

WHERE? To the left of the main entrance to Southern Cross Station is a lawn with steps, and benches, our meeting place. It is a small park in front of the 'The Age' building (Media House).

WHEN? By REQUEST

Highlights: Architectural and tourist landmarks, the remarkable architecture of Collins St by William Pitt, the Hansel-and-Gretel Mitre Tavern, Savage Club, 'Medieval' Venetian Gothic Bank of William Wardell, Old Stock Exchange, the mural art of one-armed artist Napier Waller, and many others including Melbourne's phantasmagoric City of Melbourne building, finishing up with the Royal Arcade (a grand Gold-Rush era spectacle) and Block Arcade (Mannerist, Milanese) and one of Australia's top ten tourist landmarks with Australia's largest mosaic). Finishing in front of the Town Hall, on Swanston St.

As we walk down the street, remember..."Collins Street is to the Southern city what Bond Street and the Row are to London, and the Boulevards to Paris…" Fergus Hume, 1886.

On the tour..

We will walk past some eclectic scenery, in particular, world-class examples of architecture:





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