Melbourne trouble makers

Hipster tour of Melbourne
Culture Quest Tour
Culture Quest Tour
Culture Quest Tour

Melbourne trouble makers tour

Walk details

  • Hosted by an experienced local guide
  • 3 Hours
  • Maximum 12 people on the tour
  • Melbourne tours, Australia
  • Hosted in English
  • Moderate activity level

Experience Mischievous Melbourne Turned Upside Down

Step into the intriguing underbelly of Melbourne on a walking tour that delves deep into the rebels, renegades, and radicals who dared to challenge the status quo. From avant-garde artists and firebrand political activists to groundbreaking social reformers and notorious criminals, this tour shines a spotlight on the colorful—and sometimes shadowy—figures who dared to be different. Whether they illuminated society or cast it into darkness, each individual you’ll encounter on this tour has a tale worth telling. Join us as we peel back the layers of mainstream culture to reveal the vibrant, complex tapestry of characters who have shaped Melbourne’s unique identity. This isn’t just a walk; it’s a journey through the unconventional souls that define Australia’s most cosmopolitan city.

On this alternative tour, you’ll walk from the State Library of Victoria to Smith Street in Fitzroy, through colourful laneways and to glorified hipster hotspots along the way. On vibrant Brunswick Street, famous for its dangerous history, we’ll explore a stretch of alterative pubs, funky vintage shops, creative cafes, and eye-catching street art. We’ll stop for a drink at a hopelessly cool Melbourne pub, where you can catch unexpected views over the city. Interested in lingering a bit longer in the coolest part of Melbourne? Stay a while after the tour to wander the streets, browse through shops, and grab a bite to eat or another drink or two at one of Fitzroy’s funky establishments.

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Reviews from participants



26 May 2023

This walking tour began at the Melbourne State Library. I very much enjoyed this trip and I gained alot of knowledge from Bahman about the history of Melbourne. The view of the different neighbourhoods at night were very appealing to the eye. This was my first time in Melbourne and I felt that I had made a new friend. I highly recommend this trip! It's very worth it, and you will gain a new perspective of Melbourne!



3 July 2023

We had a great time with Ben learning about the darker history of Melbourne. It kickstarted our visit to the city. Highly recommend.🤗😎

Avi Degani

11 Feb 2020

Joined a tour in Melbourne. Ben is very knowledgeable and friendly. Even though I've lived here for a few years, in the tour I learnt new things about the city's history, and found new and interesting spots.

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