NOTE: This tour no longer runs Friday/Sunday at 2pm, as listed in a print publication you may have seen.
The 'Paris End' of Melbourne Walking Tour!
This is a unique tour experience
This well-acclaimed tour walks us into Melbourne's strange past... architecture and arcades, as we examine some of Melbourne's best monuments and buildings, with odd stories told along the way! This is a great introduction to the best part of our city, for tourists and Melbournians alike! You can be assured that the VERY BEST part of Melbourne will be visited along this tour.
The statue in the middle of Parliament Gardens Reserve. This garden is located immediately north of Parliament House, at the corner of Nicholson and Albert st, next to Spring St.
WHEN? By Special Request
Many Tourist Highlights, including Princess Theater, Parliament, Treasury, then, the quieter end of glorious Collins St, of high fashion labels with and old Doctors' mansions, the Melbourne Town Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, Theosophy Society, Flinders St Station, several laneways and arcades.
Strange, historical, weird, not so weird, but above all interesting stories will be told about various landmarks throughout this historical tour, as we walk along the so-called 'Paris End' of Collins, Melbourne's best street, towards the center.
On the tour..
We will walk past some eclectic scenery:
- Why is the dome of Parliament House 'missing'?
- The ghosts of Old Treasury!
- The elite club building of the power brokers of Melbourne, and Australia!
- The General who could not follow orders, wished to convert his enemies, or destroy them! Victoria honored his memory with the greatest statue of him, in the world!
- The rustic beauty of the old doctors' mansions of the Paris End
- The Churchmen who complained they were in the countryside! (Collins st... quiet but hardly rural?)
- The Theosophical Society of Madame Blavatsky, and its strange symbolic facade... explained!
- We check out two shopping arcades, including one belonging to the men who re-patented aspirin, and the glorious arcade they built!
- We finish up next to St Paul's, and discuss exactly why women and men were seated separately outside.