Melbourne Troublemakers Tour

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Experience Melbourne’s eclectic side, your guide will tell tales about hushed criminals, union activists, hippies, and artists who once dwelled in these parts of Melbourne


  • State Library and the Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Gang history of Melbourne
  • 1960’s and 1970’s-era hippie culture, vintage shops, and street art


Criminals, prostitutes, activists, artists. Melbourne is Australia’s vibrant epicentre of politics, art, and culture—and it also happens to be home to the country’s biggest troublemakers. As you experience Melbourne’s eclectic side, your guide will tell tales about hushed criminals, union activists, hippies, and artists who once dwelled in these parts of Melbourne. These colourful characters were notorious troublemakers who lived against the law and shaped the creative and activist scene that still thrives in Melbourne today. 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. What to Expect on the Melbourne Troublemakers’ Tour - A walking tour through the backstreets of Melbourne, offering a glimpse into the city’s counterculture. - An exploration of the street art, creative hubs, and hipster eateries with stories about Melbourne’s bohemian community, political activists, and criminal underbelly. - Knowledgeable guide with a small group.


Walking tour in Melbourne CBD and Fitzroy A glass of beer or soft drink

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