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Federation Square Tours and Activities

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Federation Square, just across from Flinders Street Station, is Melbourne's beating heart and favorite meeting spot. Numerous city events take place here throughout the year, making it a must-visit attraction for all travelers. The square is surrounded by many bars and restaurants, and is home to the Ian Potter Centre, an Australian art museum.

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Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, 3000
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$392.01
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US$392.01
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Melbourne Bike Tour with Lunch

Melbourne Bike Tour with Lunch

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See more of the Melbourne sites that interest you on this half-day, guided bike tour. From hidden laneways to historic landmarks, get an insider’s perspective on the best of Melbourne while enjoying the speed and flexibility of touring on two wheels. Start your tour in central Melbourne or the cruise port to suit your interests. Bikes, gear and lunch are included on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.03
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2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

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Enjoy a private 2-hour cruise on the Yarra River with this self-drive boat rental in Melbourne. No license is required to drive this vessel, which has a fully enclosed cabin option if needed. Bring up to 10 friends and family members on board for a relaxing and scenic cruise. Create your own sightseeing tour by passing top attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Federation Square and the Docklands. You can even disembark at Herring Island Park to walk around its outdoor sculpture park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$242.87
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US$242.87
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Melbourne Afternoon Photography Tour

Melbourne Afternoon Photography Tour

Melbourne’s futuristic architecture, idyllic parks and modern waterfront offer ample opportunities for budding photographers. This 3-hour afternoon photography tour will help you capture the magic of Melbourne on camera, with expert tips from a professional photographer, and a guided tour of the city’s most memorable monuments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.63
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Yarra Sunrise Running Tour

Yarra Sunrise Running Tour

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Keep active while sightseeing in Melbourne with a 2-hour guided running tour. Lace up your running shoes for a fun workout tailored to your fitness level and ability, and get plenty of inside tips on the best and safest places to run in the city. Wind your way around the historic lane ways, jog along the beach side or stop along the way to admire city landmarks, then celebrate with a complimentary coffee or cold drink at a local café.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$67.32
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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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Explore Melbourne’s charming laneways and opulent arcades on a small-group walking tour. Uncovered tucked-away gems like specialty boutiques and local fashion designers, and savor Melbourne’s café culture with a stop for coffee or tea, a chocolate tasting and an optional lunch at a local eatery. Tour numbers are limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.40
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3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour Including the Great Ocean Road

3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour Including the Great Ocean Road

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Drive along the rugged Australian coastline from Melbourne to Adelaide on a 3-day adventure. Stop along the Great Ocean Road in places like Apollo Bay and Lorne and take in the beautiful views of the Southern Ocean. Observe local wildlife at such as kangaroos and koalas at Great Otways National Park and sample local wines in Adelaide, where the tour ends.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,223.56
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2-Day Camping and Surfing Great Ocean Road Trip from Melbourne

2-Day Camping and Surfing Great Ocean Road Trip from Melbourne

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Tick off the highlights of Australia’s world-famous Great Ocean Road and learn to surf on this action-packed 2-day road trip from Melbourne. Hit the beach for a 2-hour surf class, spot wild koalas and kangaroos, and soak up the scenery of Apollo Bay, the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Best of all: spend a night in a Native American-style teepee by the beach, where you’ll tuck into a hearty Aussie BBQ around the campfire. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people and includes accommodation, meals and round-trip transport.
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  • 2 days
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US$225.57
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Rediscover Melbourne Tour

Rediscover Melbourne 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. Depot Adventures 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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.64
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Private Full Day Melbourne City Tour with local guide

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$938.46
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Melbourne Audio Tour: A Self-Guided Walk Through the City

Melbourne Audio Tour: A Self-Guided Walk Through the City

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It’s time to ditch the disinterested guides and drive-by stops: hear the stories of Melbourne direct from the locals on this easy-going app-based audio tour. Walk around the central city at your own pace – no strangers to slow you down on this private tour. Hear about the history of Melbourne, from the pre-colonial lives of the land’s Traditional Owners to the vibrant contemporary culture of laneways and street art, from your audio guide and interviews with city residents.
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  • 1 hour
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US$6.99
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Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour and Australian Sports Museum Access

Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour and Australian Sports Museum Access

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Explore the stadiums, sports history, and get a behind the scenes look at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during this half-day, guided walking tour made with sports fans in mind. Discover two decades of athletic history in the city that has been named sports capital of the world four times. Visit arenas, stadiums including the Olympic Park and get the inside scoop on popular events like the Australian Open.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Melbourne Sports Experience + Free MCG Tour

Melbourne Sports Experience + Free MCG Tour

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Starting from the heart of the city we walk along the Yarra River into Melbourne's world famous sporting precinct exploring over 150 years of sports history ranging from the Olympics, cricket, Australian football, rugby, tennis through to horseracing, F1, surfing and golf. We finish with a guided tour inside the MCG, visiting behind the scenes locations such as the players change rooms, the famous Long Room and the media centre.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$83.63
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US$83.63
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Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day

Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day

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Maximize your time in Melbourne with a great-value full-day tour, combining the best bits of the city and Phillip Island. Spend the morning touring Melbourne landmarks like Federation Square, St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Kilda Beach, then visit the Eureka Skydeck 88 for a spectacular aerial view. After lunch (own expense), tour the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, get up close to Aussie wildlife at the Koala Conservation Centre, then watch the sunset Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. This small-group tour is limited to 11 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 13 hours
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US$220.16
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Private Melbourne City Sights - Afternoon Tour

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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  • 4 hours
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US$331.83
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Withlocals Safe & PRIVATE Tour: The Spooky Side of Melbourne with a Local Expert

Withlocals Safe & PRIVATE Tour: The Spooky Side of Melbourne with a Local Expert

Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! On this spooky city tour, you’ll join a brave local host to visit some of the spots to be said are haunted – along the way, you’ll hear terrifying tales galore, learn about the characters that still roam in the afterlife… and maybe even meet one or two of them? Visit the Young and Jackson hotel, home to a mysterious ghost for 200 years, and the smart Windsor Hotel, where the ghouls spend the afterlife in five-star comfort. Your host will tell the harrowing tales of the women and babies that still roam in the area around the old hospital, and the dark deeds of the criminals. A train station, a shopping center, a theater… There are spooky goings-on all over Melbourne! Hear how those hoping to rest in peace were awoken again.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$45.68
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Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour

Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour

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Whether your passion is for cricket, rugby, AFL, golf, athletics, tennis, or another sport, sports-mad Melbourne has something for you. On this sports-themed tour of the city you’ll learn about the various sports that are played in Melbourne, and the stadiums and arenas in which they’re played. Hear stories about memorable sports personalities, and anecdotes from Melbourne’s sporting past and present.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.72
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US$46.72

Melbourne's Boozy History & Hidden Bars

Melbourne's Boozy History & Hidden Bars

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Discover the charms of Melbourne’s iconic laneways with this fun and social tour. Your local guide leads you through the laneways and shares stories of crime, secret clubs, and the old red-light district. Stop at multiple bars for drinks and snacks, and enjoy a delicious 2-course meal that is catered to several dietary requirements.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.16
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Melbourne Sports Walking Tour

Melbourne Sports Walking Tour

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Immerser yourself in nearly 200-years of sports and sports history during this guided, small-group walking tour designed for those who love all things athletic. See the National Tennis Center where the Australian Open is played and make a stop at important stadiums and arenas as well as the Olympic Park, AAMI Park and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$14.26
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US$14.26

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Melbourne Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Melbourne Private Tour

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Melbourne from a unique perspective! Get to know Melbourne on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Melbourne at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Chinatown, Block Arcade, National Gallery of Victoria and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72.84
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US$72.84
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Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night

Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night

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Join us on an exclusively private 'Highlights Tour' to explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road (and optional city tour) and all that it has to offer, in your own personal vehicle together with an experienced driver / tour guide. We are experts on The Great Ocean Road, focussing on ONLY this area. We visit all the main hot spots such as the world famous 12 Apostles, plus other must-see attractions including Maits Rest and Great Otway National Park. Stay overnight in the beautiful coastal township of Apollo Bay before a visit to the Twelve Apostles. Tour departs Melbourne 10:00am. Returns back to Melbourne on the following day at 4pm. All our vehicles are comfy air conditioned, with privacy shades, UV tinted glass, USB charging port. Plus free wifi & bottled water. *We also offer an upgrade with an Optional 2 hour walking tour of Melbourne CBD
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$560.97
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Melbourne City Private Tour

Melbourne City Private Tour

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The best way to see Melbourne. With a Local, passionate, experienced Guide to make sure you get the best introduction into the Best city down-under!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$443.49
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Small-Group Historical and Haunted Walking Tour of Melbourne

Small-Group Historical and Haunted Walking Tour of Melbourne

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From haunted graveyards to Jack The Ripper, Melbourne's scary past comes to light on this ghost and murder tour of the CBD. Join us as we explore Melbourne's scary side while visiting three of her best kept bar secrets. Discover three amazing laneway bars. You'll also receive a free mystery gift to celebrate your time with us. Photos of your tour can also be provided at no extra charge.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.16
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Private Half Day Melbourne City Tour with Local guide

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$546.44
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Should I book Federation Square tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Federation Square can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 32 Federation Square tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Federation Square 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Federation Square costs USD 6.99. Guided Federation Square tours start around USD 6.99 per person. See all 32 Federation Square tickets and tours on Viator.
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