The Original Walking Tours of Melbourne
est. 2004
03 9663 3358 (A/H +61447868788)
Sharing Melbourne - Tours restart July 2020
 

From all of us at Hidden Secrets Tours we are so pleased to be inviting you back on tour with us.

We hope you have had a moment to enjoy your family and surrounds in these recent months of upheaval and uncertainty.

As a group we have been separated a little as urgent attention to the things we hold most dear took a front seat. As we emerge and find confidence in cafes and restaurants opening and our parks lush and green, our team is gathering again rehashing some of our tour plans and engaging with our city, its people and places.

All of us have asked what will really change as we return to sharing our city with mostly locals and other visitors? We think there will be many things in the greater aspects of travel and as we have been privileged to have so many internationally, we also know domestic travel is still a wonderful treat. Here at Hidden Secrets Tours, our customer care focus continues and we are looking forward to the new openings, the changes, the stories we uncover, and the familiar faces we reconnect with.

There are things that have always been a part of our tours, our DNA you could say

  • * The laneways, and all the sensory moments that happen within.
  • * The people and entrepreneurs that cultivate a job and a business that is shared and reflect the sense of place and culture of Melbourne.
  • * Care for our community by way of careful consideration of where we spend our money to enhance our guests experiences.
  • * Diverse experiences where conversation is encouraged as we share the City we know and where it sits within the world stories.
  • * Local, attentive and passionate guides.
  • * and Melbourne as the core, its precious failings as well as its true gems, and creative style!

 

Tour bookings are now open on our pages for our Lanes and Arcades toursHere, and a new Private tour option will launch next week.

This restart will happen slowly, so we can be sure to have a viable product and care for the businesses we interact with. Some of our tours will reignite in a few months to ensure we have the best experience, and new tours will come online too. We know times have changed, and we are so privileged to have witnessed it, and the innovative actions that once again Melburnians have embraced!

We know you will love the new Melbourne, as really some of her old tricks will still be in the cosy corners!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Warm regards,

Fiona Sweetman
Owner and team member
Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne

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Testimonials

We love it when guests send us notes of what they enjoyed on tour.

These are just a few!

What others say about our Tours of Melbourne

  • I am so thrilled I did. Wow, it was so interesting. I am seriously born and bred Melbourne, lived here for 50 years (in inner 'burbs) and worked and walked these city streets probably thousands of times and thought I knew my patch pretty well. This tour was the next level. My Melbourne will never be the same to me again, for which I am truly grateful. I liked it so much we're booked on the Degustation Tour. If you are not a local and you are interested in the quirky side of history and how this staid, yet beautiful city evolved, you will enjoy it. If you are a local, you will marvel at Marvelous Melbourne.
    “I loved it, and I’m a local.” – Jen, Melbourne
  • The tour is really worth every cent. We got two coffees, three sweets, a takeaway coffee mug and even a list + booklets with all the information of the tour. After this experience I wished I will stay longer in Melbourne so I can go explore every venue we passed again. Thums up for this tours! Thanks a lot 'Hidden secrets Melbourne'!
    Cafe Culture tour – Annelies from Netherlands
  • I had enjoyed Lanes and Arcades and Cafe Culture Tours in April 2015 with my family and it was so good that I returned with my friend in August Sept 2015. It really is the best way to make the most of your time in Melbourne to spend time with a guide from Hidden Secrets Tours. They are a wonderful example of Melbourne hospitality and the guests on the tour from all over the world make the experience one not to be missed. Next time I visit Melbourne their progressive High Tea Tour is definitely on my to do list.
    “Hidden Secrets Tours are becoming a must do for our trips to Melbourne.”
  • As Friday night was our last night in Melbourne we had a debriefing about what they had enjoyed the most...and guess what??.. Your tour was the most mentioned activity. One girl said it was the best $12 she had spent. Haha. So once again, a huge thank you for fitting us in and helping broaden our girls view of the food industry. They are so much wiser for the experience. Year 12 - Newcastle High School
    Newcastle High School – March 2014
  • This excellent informative and entertaining tour focused on the inner delights of Melbourne CBD lanes and arcades. Sarah is a wealth of information and is a natural entertainer. Even if like me you have been to Melbourne many times, Sarah still delivered the 'Well I never!" factor. Go on these attractions, they are truly worth every cent. - Trip Advisor - Jan 2014
    Shirley – Lanes & Arcades walk
  • This is honestly the best tour I have ever done anywhere in the world. If you ever visit Melbourne, I strongly recommend that you take this tour.
    Visited January 2014 - tripadvisor
    Via TripAdviser WynonaLavota
  • “Fantastic, Friendly, Interesting”

    The guide was amazing. She had such a wealth of background knowledge about the area that she answered every question as well as expanding on it. I could see she really enjoyed her what she did with enthusiasm and eagerness. It was a truly amazing experience. I would gladly recommend this tour for all those who love history and interesting coffee and eats Reviewed 2 January 2014 on TripAdvisor - Cafe Culture Walk

    Cafe Culture Walk – Sth Africa
  • I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your great hospitality. Thank you for making my Ultimate Australian Adventure with Oprah such and amazing time... 2010 Mary re the specially arranged Lanes and Arcades Walk 
    Mary T of Nova Scotia
  • Last week Jo and I went on your Lanes & Arcades tour and the Sommelier's Tour. They both offered completely different experiences. We had a great time discovering the many wonderful shops and cafes hidden away in the lanes and arcades of Melbourne...
    Robyn of Newcastle NSW
  • Both my friend Glenda & I have been going to Melbourne for years and we would have never known that these “Hidden Treasures” existed. It was fascinating to walk up & down the lanes & arcades and to see a completely different side of Melbourne...
    Kathryn & Glenda – NSW
 
If you joined a tour with us and enjoyed it, we would love to hear! - you can email us at feedback@hiddensecretstours.com Also a fabulous post on Google here,    Facebook or    is always a joy for us and our potential clients We as a team go through them, and love getting your personalised messages!   We're proud to say we have received Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and know 2020 will be a year of new adventures, your support is greatly appreciated.

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