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Bohemian Melbourne Tour

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Alternative Walking Tours

Alternative Walking Tours retraces the steps of Marcus Clarke, a young Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Vali Myers, in a Bohemian Melbourne Tour. You will encounter the studio of impressionist painter Tom Roberts, Mikra Mora’s chic café, the white-brick apartment of modernist artists Albert Tucker and Joy Hester, and scenes in Melbourne counter-cultural music history.

The character of the area has changed but scenes are still played out and stand as testament to an older, secret- a bohemian world.

Start at the State Library Victoria and take a journey in the footsteps of wayward author and Melbourne ‘s first bohemian, Marcus Clarke, walking the wild side of the city’s underground, travelling through Bohemia past and present, from the dandies, goths and decadents of the nineteenth century to the hippies, hip hop artists and hipsters of recent decades.

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  • Please fill in the RSVP form via the Alternative Walking Tours website for bookings regarding this tour.

Tour highlights:
  • Find out where the great Bohemians of Melbourne converged

Tour operator

Alternative Walking Tours is a Melbourne walking tour company with a different offering.

Positioning their tours away from mainstream attractions, they shed the light on what makes Melbourne so unique -
and they are sure you have wondered the same yourself - uncovering the characters and the lesser known stories that built this Bohemian city.

Melbourne’s unique charm does not just lie in its hidden corners and laneways. These places are undeniable hubs of creativity and inspiration, but what about the people? The tales? And the legends that characterise bohemian Melbourne?

These tours are for locals and visitors alike. Melbourne is filled with hidden gems, and Alternative Walking Tours believe there is always more to discover for everyone. Leading the tours will be the charming Jessie, author Dr Tony Moore, Professor John Arnold and friends – local experts that are passionate about sharing their insider knowledge, and are excited to enhance your experience of this beautiful city.

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