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Explore Melbourne's Sights
Join us and we’ll uncover the history and explore the sites of Australia’s cultural capital. Your friendly and knowledgeable Melbourne tour guide will give you insights into the people, places and events of this city.
From the State Library we will explore Melbourne’s beginnings and development from its founding in 1835 right up to the major developments that have made Melbourne the world city that it is today. We’ll also cover the laneways, art, cafe culture and hidden bars so you can experience Melbourne like a local as well as the most important things to see and do, especially those that are free, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
What we'll cover
– Yarra River
– Eureka Tower
– Iconic Street art
– Aboriginal History
– Early settlement history
– Old Melbourne Gaol
– Carlton Gardens
– Royal Exhibition Building
– Princess’ Theatre
– Federation Square
– Bourke St
– Flinders St Station
– State Library of Victoria
– State Parliament of Victoria
– Melbourne’s first coffee machine
– Ned Kelly
– Free things to do
… and much more!
How are we free?
Our tours are offered on a “pay what you think it’s worth” model so people of any budget are able to turn up and enjoy the tour and discover and learn about our great city.
or just show up*
At I'm Free we're all about
All I’m Free guides are experienced and knowledgeable locals who are excited to show you around their hometown.
We’re all about being real! Each of us will share with you our honest, local advice about where to explore, eat or drink. We are never paid to promote or advertise to you.
To give back to the community around us, 5% of all tour profits are donated to a local charity chosen by all the guides.
We like to think we’re one of Melbourne’s sights, but don’t take our word for it, have a look at what others think.
We currently require bookings so that we can manage numbers and safety during the pandemic.
Once we can, we will return to allowing people to show up to a tour time that suits them. Until then you can book online and we’ll see you soon.
Nope. Not due to weather, we walk rain, hail or shine, and that’s saying something in Melbourne!
We do however, take the current health situation very seriously. In the unlikely event that your guide is at all unwell before the tour and we can’t replace the guide at short notice we may have reschedule. Equally if you’re not feeling well please let us know and we’ll be happy to reschedule your booking to another time when you’re feeling 100%.
The ‘Melbourne Sights’ start point is outside the State Library Victoria (328 Swanston St) next to the Sir Redmond Barry statue. It is in the heart of the CBD (central business district) and Melbourne Central train station is across the road from our start point. All train lines in Melbourne stop at Melbourne Central Station. Click here for Google Maps directions.
The ‘Melbourne Sights’ tour ends at Hamer Hall at Southbank. A short walk from Flinders Street Station and Federation Square.
At this stage we only offer tours in English.
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