- Explore Melbourne and discover the fascinating story behind its 1850s Gold Rush heydays
- Walk along the path where 19th-century miners worked during the city's time as a working-class city
- Hear intriguing tales of Melbournian miners' drinking, debauchery, and excesses of all kinds
- Capture a series of interesting neighborhoods and abandoned districts with your friendly guide
Follow the historic trails of 19th-century miners and their initial whereabouts upon setting foot in Melbourne. Enjoy fascinating stories of their daily activities while on the job, ranging from drinking, debauchery, and excesses of all kinds, ironically painted against a backdrop of poverty and seedy operations that were brewing in the city at the time. The tour starts on the steps of the Immigration Museum on 400 Flinders st., where a series of photo opportunities await you as you stroll through the winding streets until reaching the State Library on 328 Swanston st. Capture some of Melbourne's abandoned homes and rustic neighborhoods tucked away down old laneways, including the oldest building constructed in the city. This tour makes for a great introduction to Melbourne's history, where locals experienced both extreme ends of the spectrum, resulting in varying tales of crime and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the intriguing lives of the rich and privileged.
- It is recommended to wear weather appropriate clothing with comfortable walking shoes and carry a bottle of water