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Overview
Melbourne is world-renowned for its cutting-edge street art. On this tour, walk Melbourne’s historic streets and laneways with a guide—and bona fide street artist—who shows you the most memorable murals and vibrant artworks, and offers a personal insight into the city’s street art scene. Finish with a tour of legendary Blender Studios and a chance to meet more of Melbourne’s artists.
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ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaOur tour guide will be waiting for the group at front of ACMI on Flinders St. (Near the double deckers bus). If you find yourself the only person waiting for the tour you might be in the wrong spot as we normally have 4-10 guests waiting at the ACMI sign.
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    Australian Centre for the Moving Image
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    Hosier Lane
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Melbourne
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    State Library Victoria
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Blender Studios
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
The Blender Studios
33-35 Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, AustraliaBlender Studios is a 7min walk to Queen Victoria Market or Southern Cross Station, and the Free Tram Zone.
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Highlights
  • Discover Melbourne’s best street art in its historic streets and laneways
  • Join Melbourne’s only street art walking tour led by a local artist guide
  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Blender Studios and meet its artists
  • Includes wine, beer, and snacks during the studio tour
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Federation Square and set out on foot to discover Melbourne’s famous street art scene. Stroll down the Central Business District’s historic streets and laneways, stopping to admire some of the city's most impressive artworks and bold murals.  As a local street artist, your guide not only knows all the best places, but also offers insight into Melbourne’s strict policies on street art versus graffiti, points out unique techniques and styles of the different artists, and advises you on the best angles for photographing the pieces. End your tour with a visit to Blender Studios, a warehouse transformed into a studio where some of the city’s most talented street artists are based. Enjoy a wine or beer accompanied by some cheese and snacks, then explore the studio on a guided tour and have chance to meet some of the artists.
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Important Information
Departure Point
ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Duration
3h
Return Details
The Blender Studios, 33-35 Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia
Inclusions
  • Afternoon tea
  • Beverages
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travellers with limited mobility. Please enquire with us for alternative options.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
159Reviews
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Niedermoser wrote a review 13 Feb
17 contributions2 helpful votes
I took this tour in mid-January. Our guide was Matt. He did an excellent job of sharing the ins and outs of Melbourne's street art scene. I came away with a much better appreciation of street art in general, as well as a better understanding of the politics, the techniques and
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Date of experience: January 2020
Explorer816844 wrote a review 12 Feb
7 contributions
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Highly recommend this tour - being guided by a street artist helped us to better understand the perspective of the artists. We also had pieces pointed out to us we may have missed otherwise. Ending at the artists’ studio also gave us a chance to see artists at work. It was nice
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Date of experience: February 2020
Amanda A wrote a review Jan 2020
57 contributions28 helpful votes
My friend and I spent the day touring Melboure street art with Gigi, and it was beyond incredible! I would say this was my favorite experience in Melbourne, and I highly recommend it to anyone who visits. Getting the chance to actually visit Blender Studios after the tour to
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from doyleblender, Owner at Melbourne Street Art Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Amanda, wow thank you so much for your review! We really can't express how much it means to us and all the Blender artists, but it is so awesome to hear that you found our tour with Gigi to be so unique and fascinating! Thank you so much for your recommendation and for coming along to visit us!!
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Aussie62 wrote a review Jan 2020
17 contributions4 helpful votes
This was well worth it for the insight it gave me into the laneways I visit every time I come to Melbourne - three or four times a year, for years. Matt - or ‘Maha’ to use his artist’s name - was informative and guided the international travellers through Bourke Street Mall & on
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from doyleblender, Owner at Melbourne Street Art Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing your review of the tour with Matt! For a regular visitor to Melbourne it is always a treat to share a new perspective of the city you know so well, and then it makes our day to hear that you would recommend this to others. We certainly don't do a hard sell at the studios, but always appreciate when our artists are supported, so thank you very much for coming along on a tour! :D
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Signe wrote a review Jan 2020
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Great afternoon seeing the street art and being told all about it. Ben was our guide, very knowledgeable and an artist too! Even witnessed artists creating on the walls in the street. Very cool. Visiting the Artists Studio at the end was awesome. cold beers and food too!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from doyleblender, Owner at Melbourne Street Art Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Siggles24 for your review! What a treat to have witnessed artists painting laneways when you were on the tour! Just goes to show how embraced the art is in certain parts of the city :D So great to hear that Ben shared his wealth of knowledge with you, and that you enjoyed visiting the studios! Thanks again for coming along!!
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By: Melbourne Street Tours
Niedermoser
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Great tour!
I took this tour in mid-January. Our guide was Matt. He did an excellent job of sharing the ins and outs of
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Explorer816844
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A Glimpse into Melbourne’s Street Art Scene
Highly recommend this tour - being guided by a street artist helped us to better understand the perspective of the
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Amanda A
New York City, New York
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Best art tour of my life
My friend and I spent the day touring Melboure street art with Gigi, and it was beyond incredible! I would say
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Aussie62
Brisbane, Australia
114
A new perspective
This was well worth it for the insight it gave me into the laneways I visit every time I come to Melbourne - three
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Caz
10
Highly recommended tour for locals and travellers
My sister, brother and I had a “siblings day out” participating in the Fitzroy Street Tour with Ben as our guide.
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Signe
Perth, Australia
20
Awesome to see the art with an Artist!
Great afternoon seeing the street art and being told all about it. Ben was our guide, very knowledgeable and an
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fleuby
Brunswick, Maine
64
Very informative and fun tour
We can’t give enough positives about this tour. We had some time earlier in the day to walk the laneways, so we
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salandoli
Sandringham, Australia
134
A rare treat to walk with a street artist
It’s a rare treat to have a street artist take you on a guided tour of the laneways - Matt was awesome at sharing
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Peggy K
Austin, Texas
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Who knew Melbourne's CBD was full of street art?
I had only been to Melburne's Central Business district to find a specific restaurant or go to the theater, so
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SheTravels24
Sydney, Australia
71
Great tour, fun and informative
I did the Melbourne Street Art walking tour with my 12 year old son, and both of us enjoyed it enormously! James
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