Melbourne Golden Mile Walking Tours, Golden Mile Heritage Walk provides participants with an opportunity to share in the guides' great knowledge and particular secrets as the Trail marches along Collins Street.
Take a sneak peek inside the elegant Gothic interiors of the ANZ bank, the plush European-style hotels and into the austere but commanding inner recesses of Melbourne Town Hall and Parliament House.
Visit the hidden laneways and arcades. Find the discreet doorway leading to Royal Arcade leading to international designer boutiques and be indulged with a special chocolate treat.
The guides, through vivid interpretation, throw colour into the walk. The trail passes through Chinatown where every nook and cranny holds a surprise. It is home to the world's longest dragon, numerous quaint shops, restaurants and the Chinese Museum displaying the Chinese connection to Melbourne and her riches.
The guides expose the seedy past on the Grande Old Lady, Melbourne showing where the pimps and prostitutes added to the chaos of the boom town with stories of the fashionable Madame Brussels and mysterious disappearance of gold plated mace of the Legislative Assembly. The tour concludes at Australia's World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Guided Tour, Concession
The concession rate is for Seniors, Tertiary Students or Health Care Card holders.
If you have a group of 10 then a reduced rate is possible.
Guided Tour, Adult
This is an adult rate, and relevant to all other than noted in the Child or Concession Rates. Group rates for more than 10 people can be arranged.
Guided Tour - Child
This rate applies to children under the age of 15. Groups of 10 or more. A reduction in overall price can be arranged.
Cancellation and booking policy
Tours can be booked on the day and welcome walk up bookings, but cannot guarantee places. Pre payment is preferred but can take cash on the day of a tour. The operator reserves the right to cancel a tour if no paid bookings have been received the night before. All cancellations must be received at least 24 hours prior for paid bookings, and a refund less three dollar booking fee is applied. If a paid booking is cancelled within 24 hours of a tour, the operator will issue a gift voucher, or arrange an alternate date, but no refund is possible. Group bookings must be made in advance, and quoted depending on groups size and tour time frame. All cancellations must be done 24 hours in advance
Days of operation
They depart from the Visitors Centre Federation Square. Downstairs at the BestOfSouveniers desk
Departure details: 18/10/12 - 18/10/15
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tour starting location
Visitor Centre Federation Square
Golden Mile Heritage Walk
- City sightseeing
- Guided walks
- Car park
- Check-in desk
- Public transport
- Waiting area
Additional business information
The Golden Mile Walking Tour begins from down at the Federation Square Visitor Information Centre.
The Melbourne Golden Mile Walks are a must do guided activity in Melbourne. It is the best way for visitors to orientate themselves via the city's history. With an professionally accredited guide learn about Melbourne's heritage and its early activists first hand.
The guided walks are provided on a daily basis departing the Melbourne Visitor's Centre.
The walk is approximately two hours duration. The West East section of the route is available on weekdays and the East section on weekends.
This walks follows the golden spots you see in the footpath with a personalised service and is so much more than a text book.
They do not operate on December 25th, or Good Friday, or April 25th.
Sunday to Saturday
- Professional Tour Guides Association
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
- Visitor Information Centre