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Flinders Street Station Tours

Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station is Melbourne’s most historic train station and a major transportation hub. Built in 1854, the station still features remnants of the past like the large clock on the facade, stained glass windows, and old-school flip displays for train departures. The station allows travelers to shuttle between the outer suburbs and the heart of Melbourne with ease.

The Basics
Flinders Street Station proudly stands as a reminder of the past in the middle of Melbourne. A majority of city walking tours commence here (or at the iconic Federation Square across the street). Explore Melbourne’s hidden gems, including nearby Degrabest Street, or take a step back in time with a historic tour to learn more about the station and city’s past. For those who want a more in-depth overview of Melbourne, consider booking a private tour.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Flinders Street Railway Station is a must-visit for those interested in Melbourne’s history.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the station and on every platform.
  • The station features wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and phones. There are also tactile paths for those with impaired vision.

How to Get There
Every train, and virtually tram, in Melbourne stops at Flinders Street Station, making it the most important transportation hub in the city. The station stretches for a few blocks from Swanston Street to Elizabeth Street, and is easily walkable from the main streets of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD). The station is located directly across from Federation Square, the city’s main meeting point.

When to Get There
Thousands of commuters flood the station every day for work, so visit outside of rush hour to avoid excessive crowds.

Flinders Street Station in the Past
With its iconic yellow facade and green dome, the station was built to be used for more than just transportation. The upper floors of the complex feature an abandoned ballroom with space for 400 guests, a now-neglected gymnasium, as well as a childcare facility used by mothers who were visiting the city. After the railroad romance ended in the mid-20th century, these facilities were closed off to the public


Address: Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne 3000, Australia
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Melbourne Complete Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Melbourne Complete Walking Tour

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Join our tour guides for a walk through Australia’s culture capital and learn what makes this city great and so much more. When you arrive, you'll explore Melbourne with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. Walks 101 tour guides want to show you the real Melbourne – the city we know and love. Your tour will stop for a coffee and conclude near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you learn about Australia’s most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, your guide will brings the group to a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at SunriseHalf-day Tours

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Get an enchanting new perspective on Melbourne aboard a hot air balloon flight over the city at sunrise. Soar over modern skyscrapers, urban parks, famous sporting arenas, and the Yarra River as early morning light bathes the skyline in a rosy glow. After your unforgettable flight, toast the new day with an optional champagne breakfast.
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Central Melbourne Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Central Melbourne Walking Tour

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Get the inside scoop on Melbourne’s history and highlights on this entertaining walking tour. Learn about Melbourne’s early settlers and how the city transitioned from a 19th-century port town to Victoria’s modern capital. Your local guide leads you through central Melbourne’s iconic laneways and arcades and fills you in on landmarks like Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, and Hosier Lane.
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Small Group The Best of MelbourneDay Trips

Small Group The Best of Melbourne

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This small-group tour provides a comprehensive overview of Melbourne. Visit highlights like St. Kilda, the CBD, Flinders Street Station, Queen Victoria Market, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Federation Square, and more. See the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, and enjoy a light lunch and artisanal coffee. Your local guide can tailor the tour to suit your interests.
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Private 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Melbourne with a LocalPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Melbourne with a Local

First time in Melbourne? Wondering where to go and what to see in this colorful city? We got you! Kickstart your time in Melbourne ​with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of Melbourne and discover the best the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations according to your liking. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of Melbourne, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Go to the historic St. Paul’s Cathedral, the oldest and best arcades in the city, and find out where one of Banksy’s favorite places to paint was. Hear all about how a famous rockstar has a statue and lane named for him and more.​ Ready for a unique private trip through this city full of surprises? Wondering about the best places for food and drinks? Get personal recommendations from your local host.
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Best of Melbourne PRIVATE TourHalf-day Tours

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Best of Melbourne PRIVATE Tour

Elegant Victorian buildings, dazzling modern developments, and a famous coffee scene to explore; Melbourne is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local. Get ready to experience Melbourne the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origins, history, and contemporary culture of Melbourne. Hear about the city’s Victorian roots as you wander around its heritage sites, gaze up at the world’s tallest residential building, and experience a nostalgic visit to the Australian Music Exhibition. Follow your local host along the banks of the Yarra River to seek out sculptures as you look out at the skyline. Wander across the bridges, spot fascinating details in shops and hotels, and visit the monumental St Paul’s Cathedral. Stroll through the murals of Hosier Street and hear about what happened to those on AC/DC Street.
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Melbourne Self-Guided Audio TourAudio Guided Tours

Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore Melbourne at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Visit key sights like Flinders Street Station, the Queen Victoria Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Immigration Museum, the State Library of Victoria, and much more. Learn about Melbourne’s history and find out why this city has become a celebrated hub of arts and culture.
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Mt Buller Day Trip from MelbourneDay Trips

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Discover the magical winter landscapes of Mt Buller on this full-day tour from Melbourne. Swap the city skyline for a snowy backdrop as you journey up into the mountains, then enjoy free time to spend as you please. Purchase a lift pass and hit the slopes; hone your skills with a ski lesson (own expense); or soak up the scenery hiking through the snow.
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Legendary Laneways QuestPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Legendary Laneways Quest

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Embark on a self-guided Quest through Melbourne's best lanes and arcades to discover unique street art, stunning architecture, and historical trivia. During your walk, collect clues hidden in the city's art, architecture and history. Then use them to solve the puzzle. A reward awaits at the end of your Quest in the form of a surprise restaurant where you can enjoy the Melbourne food scene like a local. Each destination is hand-picked for its quality, service, and essential Melbourne-ness. What an adventurous way to experience Australia's food capital! Starting point: Flinders Street Station Walking distance: 2-3 kilometers Estimated duration: 1-2 hours Accessibility: Suitable for wheelchairs and prams Puzzle Difficulty: Moderate. Suitable for children 10+. Enjoy the Quest as an amazing race by forming teams to see who can reach the surprise destination first! Or, take your time and meander slowly through the clues, stopping wherever you like for detours.
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Private Tour: Make The Most Of Melbourne In 1 DayDay Trips

Private Tour: Make The Most Of Melbourne In 1 Day

Experience this one-of-a-kind private tour of Melbourne! You'll see all of the major highlights that are iconic to this remarkable city. This private tour is a combination of city sights, nature, wildlife, local cuisine, and local culture...by the end of your journey, you'll become a true MELBURNIAN!
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Private Full Day Melbourne City Tour with local guide Full-day Tours

Private Full Day Melbourne City Tour with local guide

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See and do exactly what you want on this private, customizable day tour of Melbourne. Visit the city’s highlights, including churches, public squares, government buildings, seaside neighborhoods, and the laneways famous for their street art and fine coffee. Receive personalized attention, as this is a private tour. An ideal tour for travelers short on time, who want to make the most of a day in Melbourne.
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Half Day Small Group Guided Shopping Tour in MelbourneCultural Tours

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Private Melbourne City Sights - Afternoon TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Melbourne City Sights - Afternoon Tour

Get to the heart of Victoria’s cosmopolitan capital on a private sightseeing tour tailored to your interests. Spend the afternoon strolling the Royal Botanic Gardens, checking out famous sporting arenas like the MCG, or joining the beach scene in St. Kilda. Whether it's food, shopping, street art, or history you’re after, a dedicated guide will give you the inside scoop on the city, all with the comfort of private transportation.
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Private Ghost Tour: The Spooky side of MelbournePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Ghost Tour: The Spooky side of Melbourne

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Melbourne Laneways and WaterwaysBus Tours

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Celebrate Melbourne's sepia-coloured Yarra River and the city’s unique laneway and market culture. Visit one of the city's famous markets, wandering the bustling food halls seeking out unique, locally designed merchandise. Explore Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades and grand Victorian architecture on foot, browse boutiques in the Block and Royal Arcades, admire Hosier Lane’s urban art scene or simply take a moment to soak up the city's continental energy and atmosphere. Then step on board your private cruise and enjoy lunch with a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you glide along the Yarra River. Marvel at the magnificent skyline from a very different angle, with the gleaming new Docklands precinct, Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens as your dramatic backdrop. Please note, timings are an estimate as the 5 hour private tour can be tailored to suit your interests.
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Melbourne by night especially created if you are time restricted .Full-day Tours

Melbourne by night especially created if you are time restricted .

Melbourne is a beautiful city and is made more beautiful at night with so many lit up buildings. This tour is designed for the business person/s who are busy during the day and time poor. This unique tour will give a visitor a seldom seen night overview of Melbourne and a subject of discussion for many years. I am flexible to take in your interests and will digress from my suggested route to take in additional items of interest. This tour however is available during the day at times to suit , you the tourist.
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Private Half Day Melbourne City Tour with Local guide Day Trips

Private Half Day Melbourne City Tour with Local guide

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4 Hour Tour Tour includes: • Local Melbourne Tour Guide • Private luxury vehicle • Complimentary bottled water • Custom and private tour for up to 7 passenger
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Photography Course Melbourne - DSLR And Mirrorless Express Art Classes

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This is Melbourne's most high rated and most reviewed photography course! Learn directly from National Geographic featured photographer Daniel Bilsborough. You will learn exactly how to use your digital camera in manual mode in 2.5 hours.
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Questo Self-guided Haunted Melbourne Walking TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Questo Self-guided Haunted Melbourne Walking Tour

-This is a self-guided tour using a smartphone app -Discover the haunted streets, iconic landmarks and hidden laneways of Melbourne -Learn about the curses and spells of Melbourne -Visit Flinders Street Station, Hosier Lane (Graffiti Alley), Her Majesty's Theatre -Hotel Windsor, Parliament House, Chinatown. and many more scary places.
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