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Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour

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Discover Melbourne best living art galleries! Melbourne’s famous street art culture is unlike any other and on this Laneways Discovery Tour, you will explore Hosier Lane, AC/DC Lane and a few other laneways that we’ll keep as a surprise for you during the tour. This 8km running adventure will take you laneway hopping, sharing with you the iconic shops, bars and cafes that Melbournians love to flock to, so you’ll feel just like a local.

Learn more about Melbourne’s rich history as we share stories from the past, present (and future….) and fun facts about the city with you. Witness Melbourne’s distinct variation between the modern high rise architecture and older Victorian style buildings, learning how the two mesh and how both are quintessential in shaping Melbourne’s culture. As we run past the landmarks that shape Melbourne, there will be an ample amount of time to make sure you get that Instagram worthy photo.
Highlights
  • Stay active while exploring the city on a running tour
  • Admire lovely architecture, vibrant laneways, and street art
  • Enjoy a cup of Melbourne’s famous coffee from a local café
  • This tour is limited to 10 guests to ensure a personalized experience
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at a central meeting point. From here, head out on your running tour of the city. As you go, observe the mix of Victorian and modern architecture for which Melbourne is famous. Duck down hidden laneways such as Hosier and Union to see some of the city’s best and most vibrant street art. Explore Melbourne’s colorful Chinatown, and pass by a number of landmarks including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Old Melbourne Gaol, and the Block Arcade. Throughout your run, get insider tips from your guide on the best bars, restaurants, and hangouts to explore later on your own. Conclude your tour at a café on Degraves Lane with a cup of Melbourne’s world-famous coffee.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Federation Square/Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
If you are staying in the City or Southbank areas we can start at your hotel. If you are outside of these areas you will need to meet us at Federation Square. All hotel starts are treated as private tours.
Duration
2h
Return Details
Degraves Street, Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Inclusions
  • A wonderful tour guide to lead the way and share the stories, history and myths of Melbourne
  • Coffee or an alternative drink to finish the tour is included
  • All photos will be taken for you so all you need to do is look around and take it all in!
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear suitable running attire
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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What a great way to see the hidden treasures of downtown Melbourne and get a 'running commentary' 😁. My guide Matt was a font of knowledge and a great running partner. I thoroughly recommend Running Tours as a fantastic way to experience Melbourne. And then there was the Donuts
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I had a great running tour with Tim, he was knowledgable and happy to run at my pace whilst taking great pictures. The tour was perfect for a quick trip to Melbourne as we saw all the sights and finished with a lovely coffee. Definitely recommend if you like running
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Response from Matty M, Owner at Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks so much for the kind words Georgia! It was a pleasure to be able to share Melbourne with you the other morning! I'm glad you had a great time! Matt & Tim
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Solo traveler from the US. I happened to be the only runner for the tour of the day so Tony my tour guide catered the day's run to my needs and wants. We stopped and took pictures quite often, then ran in between places. The pace was very doable, but Tony beat me in the game of
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Response from Matty M, Owner at Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour
Responded 1 week ago
That was a fun tour! Thanks so much for taking the time to review!
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Wow!!! What a great way to see Melbourne. I learnt a lot and saw things I never knew existed. Matty was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was such an enjoyable morning and I highly recommend this running tour to everyone.
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Response from Matty M, Owner at Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for allowing us to share Melbourne with you, Megan, that was such a fun tour!
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Really fun morning exploring Melbourne with Matty as our tour guide. He had great knowledge of the history of Melbourne and the laneways artists. Highly recommend if you are a resident of Melbourne or visiting this beautiful city.
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Response from Matty M, Owner at Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for allowing us to share Melbourne with you, Jodie, that was such a fun tour!
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Martin D
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Martin Dullaghan
What a great way to see the hidden treasures of downtown Melbourne and get a 'running commentary' 😁. My guide
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Georgia
10
Great running tour
I had a great running tour with Tim, he was knowledgable and happy to run at my pace whilst taking great pictures.
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Sarah K
San Diego, California
20
Best way to get to know Melbourne!
Solo traveler from the US. I happened to be the only runner for the tour of the day so Tony my tour guide catered
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MeganH
10
Melbourne Laneway Discovery Tour
Wow!!! What a great way to see Melbourne. I learnt a lot and saw things I never knew existed. Matty was very
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Jodie S
10
Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour
Really fun morning exploring Melbourne with Matty as our tour guide. He had great knowledge of the history of
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abeckett
Koo-Wee-Rup, Australia
8959
A fun tour with friends
This was a fun experience. Matty was very considerate and looked after our group. We learned many interesting
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David Caldecoat
10
Awesome Morning Run Through Melbourne in the Morning
Awesome way to run throught the City of Melbourne at 7am in the morning, Tim's knowlege about Melbourne lane ways
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Coffeehigh
188
Brilliant way to see Melbourne!
Loved this sunrise tour of Melbourne and the Yarra river. Tim was a gracious and knowledgeable tour guide, who
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Gilly
Houston, Texas
30
Wonderful Morning Running the City
After a week of business travel I had some extra time and booked the Laneway Discovery Running Tour. Highly
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Gabrielle W
Christchurch, New Zealand
20
Great way to see the city
Great tour with Tim, fantastic way to get to know the city. Good mix between running and time to learn more about
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