Want to Go on a "Secret" Melbourne Walking Tour?

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The chilly grey December weather continues in Vancouver today, so it was lovely to receive a message from one of our guides in Australia, where Christmas-time usually means sunny days spent at the beach rather than in front of a fireplace. Our newest Melbourne guide, Greg, recently led his first ToursByLocals clients on a private walking tour of his hometown, and was thoughtful enough to write and tell us all about it.

G'day everyone. I have recently joined ToursByLocals, and this week I ran my first walking tour using ToursByLocals. I thought I would share the experience with you.

I love to show people some of the hidden delights of Melbourne by wandering through many of Melbourne's laneways and arcades and into places most tourists don't get to see. On the tour, we also explored inside one of Melbourne's grand old hotels and the magnificent vaults in the Old Treasury building where all the wealth from the Victorian goldfields that made Melbourne the richest city in the world was stored. As a bonus, one of the spectacular old churches was open for visitors and we could look around inside!

The two travelers were from California and are experienced ToursByLocals users. The ToursByLocals system was very simple and efficient, especially when the traveler had some last minute questions because of threatening weather on the morning of the tour and could contact me quickly via the ToursBy Locals website. Luckily the weather improved as the walk went on!

The lady also booked a customised tour with me for the next day as her husband was at a conference. We explored Melbourne's seaside suburb of St Kilda by tram and then viewed the magnificent domed Reading Room at the State Library and some of Australia's iconic early art.

Next week, I am showing some travelers around the majestic Dandenong Ranges with their towering Mountain Ash trees, before they travel on the vintage Puffing Billy narrow gauge steam train and finish the day at Healesville Sanctuary where they can see kangaroos, emus, koalas and many other unique Australian animals.

There are so many great things to see in and around Melbourne. Why don't you let me show you some of them?

You can learn more about Greg and his passion for guiding around Melbourne on his guide profile page. Or if you’re already sold, you can book your own secret Melbourne walk here: Melbourne secret walk.
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