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Alternative culture & street art

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    What to Expect
    After meeting your friendly local insider guide at the main entrance of the Melbourne Museum you will be led on 3.5 hour walking tour through the cultural melting pot neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Collingwood.

    We will begin our tour with an insight into the local Aboriginal history and culture, and talk of the devastating effects of colonisation. Your guide will point out significant Aboriginal meeting places and talk of local Aboriginal hero's who fought hard for Aboriginal rights.

    As we are walking, we will cross the trendy and ever buzzing thoroughfares of Brunswick Street and Smith Street, but our tour will stick mainly to the backstreets and laneways where you will discover a treasure trove of amazing street art murals and hear stories of the alternative culture these neighbourhoods are famous for. 

    You will get an insight into the grungy underground post punk scene from the late 70's. Hear of the effects of the invasion of the 'suburban refugees' in the 80's and 90's. And learn about what makes these neighbourhood unique to this day. From urban gardening projects to a former chocolate factory turned fancy apartments, a burger restaurant in old trains on a rooftop and the beautiful 19th century buildings, this tour will expose you to the beauty and the beast of suburbia. 

    We will take a short break at a volunteer run ethical food co-op cafe created by a world famous environmental activist group and we will conclude the tour at one of our favourite local markets (weekends only).
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    Departure Point
    11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
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    Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Myki public transport card is not required for the tour, but you may require one for travel pre and post tour
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Liam was a friendly and passionate tour guide. He shared his expertise about a variety of topics with us , such as a brief history of Aboriginal Australians in Melbourne, Street Art and sustainably etc. As a Melbourne local I increased my knowledge of the...More

    Thank ReneeFG
    waywardwanders, Owner at Wayward Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Renee, Thanks so much for spending the time to write such a lovely review. It's great to hear that you loved the tour, especially things like the street art, it is amazing isn't it! I hope you can join us on another tour in...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We really enjoyed the walking tour yesterday. Liam is very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate. We picked this tour as it was different from the norm. We had heard about the street art and really enjoyed hearing about the stories behind the art and artists. It...More

    Thank Helen K
    waywardwanders, Owner at Wayward Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Helen, It was a pleasure to have you on my tour this weekend and its very humbling to hear how much you enjoyed it. We strive to show people a different side of Melbourne and your words suggest we are on the money! Thanks...More

    Reviewed 1 May 2019 via mobile

    We totally loved this tour! Both my friend and I have lived in Melbourne for a long time, thought we knew the area, boy were we wrong! Liam showed us some incredible things and fabulous street art. He has some great stories that you don't...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank PennyS1014
    waywardwanders, Owner at Wayward Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2019

    Hi Penny! Thanks a million for your lovely review! We pride ourselves on uniqueness at Wayward Wanders and our ability to showoff an alternative side of Melbourne often missed by tourists and locals alike. So it is fantastic to hear that we introduced you, a...More

    Reviewed 5 March 2019 via mobile

    Liam is an incredible guide, from the beginning he was friendly and professional ensuring we were fully prepared for our tour, especially given Melbourne turned on a 40 degree day for us. The tour avoids the main attractions you would normally see, and as the...More

    Thank Natti4
    waywardwanders, Owner at Wayward Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

    Hey Nat! Thanks so much for spending the time to write us such an amazing review. I'm so happy to hear how much you enjoyed The Alternative Tour (even in 40 degree heat!) and I am also very humbled by your kind words! Hope to...More

    Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

    Liam has a relaxed manner and yet you quickly find yourself learning all sorts of interesting facts about Melbourne, life here and the amazing street art. Be prepared to put some steps in as there is lots of see and take in! He also kindly...More

    Thank Mkaylanairn
    Liam G, Owner at Wayward Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

    It was my pleasure to have you on The Alternative Tour! It is always a thrill to hear how much people enjoyed the tour and your review helps to remind us that people really notice that we love what we do! Hope to see you...More

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