Melbourne Walking Tour of Old Fitzroy
Explore one of the most vibrant and bohemian areas in Melbourne on this 3-hour walking tour of Fitzroy. Follow a local guide to landmarks such as Edinburgh Gardens, Brunswick Street Oval, Rose and Smith Streets, and heritage-listed Fitzroy Town Hall. Hear about the architecture of Clifton Hill, an industrial area where old factories have been transformed into trendy apartments, and take a stroll down Brunswick Street, with its vintage clothing and second-hand book stores.
Meet your knowledgeable guide at 10am at the green opposite Clifton Hill station in the grounds of Collingwood leisure center. Listen to stories of little known massacres on Hoddle Street nearby and then walk through Clifton Hill (past a McDonald's set in a beautiful 1920's art-deco building) and into the wide, expansive side streets of the suburb. Hear stories of wealth, poverty, crime, and scandal as you take in the stunning architecture.
Next, make your way to Edinburgh Gardens, home to the area’s war memorial and the Fitzroy Lions Football Club. Be guided through the leafy suburbs to the hip and edgy Brunswick Street to navigate through a maze of impressive street art, bars, cafes, and restaurants, plus visit Brunswick Street Oval.
This walking tour takes place each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 1pm.
Next, explore Clifton Hill. Originally an old industrial area, large factories and warehouses have since been turned into trendy apartments. Finally, visit the vibrant and colourful Smith Street and see the heritage-listed Fitzroy Town Hall, where your tour concludes at 1pm.