Fiona Sweetman, Hidden Secrets Tours, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Matt Irwin

The inside word

Discover the best things to do around Melbourne from some of the most in-the-know people in town, then dive in for unforgettable fun.

Insider Guides

Get the inside word on the best things to do in Melbourne and beyond from some of the most in-the-know people in town. Whether it's foodie fun you're after or outdoor experiences, local history, wacky wildlife and city explorations, our team of insiders will put you ahead of the pack when it comes to making the most of your time in Melbourne and Victoria.

Stand back and observe Melbourne and Victoria's vibrant city life, coastal scenery, gourmet food, fine wine, splendid Aboriginal heritage and wonderful wildlife. Then, after getting the tips from our local guides, dive right in. What are you waiting for?

The inside word

Get the insider's tips for discovering Melbourne:

Janine Duffy, Echidna Walkabout, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Janine Duffy, Echidna Walkabout Tours

Janine Duffy from Echidna Walkabout – Wildlife and Nature Tours lets you in on a few secrets for spotting Melbourne's most fascinating wildlife.

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Fiona Sweetman, Hidden Secrets Tours, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Matt Irwin

Fiona Sweetman, Hidden Secrets Tours

Let Fiona Sweetman, mastermind of the Hidden Secrets Tours, show you a side of Melbourne that few visitors have the time or insight to experience.

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Paul Wilson, chef, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Paul Wilson, Chef

Work up an appetite as Melbourne super chef Paul Wilson names the best places to eat and drink around the city, and lets you in on a few secrets.

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Anthony Grace, Melbourne Sports Tours, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Anthony Grace, Melbourne Sports Tours

Soak up the atmosphere of sports-mad Melbourne and peek behind the scenes of sporting greatness with Anthony Grace from Melbourne Sports Tours.

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Dana Ronan, Great Ocean Walk, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Dana Ronan, Great Ocean Walk by Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

Pack lightly and don't forget the hiking boots after discovering the magnificent Great Ocean Walk with Dana Ronan.

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Tom Mosby, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tom Mosby, Koorie Heritage Trust

Tom Mosby, Torres Strait Islander and CEO of the Koorie Heritage Trust, invites you into Victoria's intriguing Aboriginal sites of significance.

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Judith Muir, Polperro, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Judith Muir, Polperro Dolphin Swims

Polperro Dolphin Swims' Judith Muir takes you on a walk on the wild side of Mornington Peninsula's beaches, national parks and wildlife encounters.

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Matt Wilkinson, Pope Joan, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Rochelle Seator

Matt Wilkinson, Pope Joan

Take heed when chef Matt Wilkinson sends you on a culinary journey of Melbourne, as his fine dining pedigree ticks off the city's best eateries.

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