Your Perfect Local

Great For
Food & Drink, High-end travellers, LGBTQ, Off-the-beaten-path, Nightlife, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our hosts know their city very well and can share insights, tips and stories that a guidebook can't
100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Hosts plan experiences around what you want to see and do.
Real Authenticity
Our Locals host visitors in their spare time because they love sharing their city and meeting new people.

About me

Not sure which Local to book? We know each of our Locals individually, so leave it to us to find the Local who best matches your interests, personality and requirements. Simply book below and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to find out more about you so we can choose a like-minded Local who can create an experience in Melbourne that you will love. Alternatively, contact us directly at bookings@cityunscripted.com to let us know the proposed details of your trip so we can find the perfect Local for you!

Languages

English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, German, Dutch, Any other

My Interests

Nightlife, Food tasting , Art & History, Outdoors & kid friendly activities, Music & Entertainment

Total: AUD
per adult
Start when you want

You can specify your preferred start time after booking

How it works

1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

4. explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places that locals love and which make the city unique

My most exciting things to do in Melbourne

Your perfect Local will share your interests, personality and passion for meeting like-minded travelers, as well as understanding your lifestyle, language and culture. Whatever your interests are, we can connect you with a like-minded Local who can’t wait to show you the places you’ll love to visit, eat at venues where the food is to your taste and share a side of their city that they know will captivate you!

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  • YUSI Is Great For

    Business travellers, Children and families, Food & Drink, History and culture, LGBTQ, Nightlife, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Chinese

I am a social worker who raises funds for kids with terminal heart disease. I am a very compassionate person who loves being around nature and Melbourne has the most scenic places where one could go to really unwind and swing in the arms of mother nature. My motto in life is: good food, lively company and nature = Happiness. Food and nature is life. I strongly believe these two things together strongly contribute to a happy experience while travelling. I love being outdoors and really enjoy meeting new people. My friends and family call me the life of the party, hopefully I will bring some life to your party too when you are visiting this beautiful city.

  • Sarah Is Great For

    Children and families, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Hindi

A little about me My name is Di. I’ve lived in Melbourne most of my life. I’m a fun and friendly Melbournian who loves to meet new people! I can take you on a tour that highlights the best that Melbourne can offer. Whether its seeing sites like, Fed Square, Eureka Towers, graffiti art, Queen Vic Market or Melbourne Aquarium, there is an attraction to visit to suit everyone. If it’s shopping you are after, I can show you where to go for a bargain or two! If your knack is eating, say no more. Melbourne is stewing in a multitude of cultures. I can show you where you can savour on tantalising cuisines, Japanese, Vietnamese, Italian, Indian, there are plenty to eat. There are also abundant cafes all around Melbourne. Let’s have a fun adventure together and see the city only a true local can show you Can’t wait to meet you!!

  • Di Is Great For

    Children and families, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Vietnamese

I have lived in Melbourne for 30 years having moved here from Canada in the late 1980s. l fell in love with the city immediately on arrival and have watched with interest as it has grown and developed over the years into what is now a truly world-class city. I have plenty of experience as a traveller having travelled the world extensively throughout my life whether that be travelling on my own, with my family or with my wife. As well, for over seven years I worked as an editor, senior manager and writer for Lonely Planet Publications, which included writing the first and second editions of the LP Vancouver City Guide. I believe this personal and professional travel experience has given me a very good understanding of what goes into making a traveller's visit to a city inspiring, memorable and, most important of all, fun, no matter what their budget might be. With a range of interests that spans the arts, food & drink, history, music, markets, film, sports and the great outdoors, I believe I can tailor the perfect experience for just about anyone. Add to this my love of meeting new people, sharing great experiences and an innate desire to have fun, I believe I can help to make your visit to Melbourne an experience that will be cherished for a lifetime.

  • Chris Is Great For

    Business travellers, Children and families, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, History and culture, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English

Reviews

Kelly | Melbourne

Your Perfect Local | Melbourne

Review by: Kelly S
August 2018

This made my trip

I am travelling around Australia and New Zealand for 2 months and Melbourne was my first stop. I booked a private bespoke tour with Cityunscripted and it was awesome. I spoke with the cityunscripted team and they told me that this experience would help we get my bearings in the city and help me prepare for the rest of my time in the city. This was exactly what I wanted. I booked quite last minute, yet they still managed to booked me in with Olivia, an amazing Aussie girl who was wonderful. From the moment we met in the hotel, we clicked and made me feel like I was wondering around with a friend. It was my first day in the city so Liv set me up with a Myki card. She also let me know that travelling by tram within the CBD was free, something I would not have know had I not met her. We started our day with breakfast at the Lune Croissanterie, an amazing bakery which I couldn't help but return to the next day so good!. After this we wandered through the area surrounding my hotel and she recommended me some of her favourite independent galleries, shops and restaurants for me to visit during my stay. She also sent these to me after our tour so that I would not forget them! I cannot express how helpful and lovely she was. My only regret was not booking Liv for longer, but I had already booked another tour for the afternoon. At the end of our time, I told Liv to join me for lunch if she was free and we went to one of her favourite food markets in the city, Queen Victoria market also highly recommended! Thanks to Cityunscripted and Liv for making my time in Melbourne so great. This is my first solo trip and I was a quite nervous, but this first day in Aus put me at ease. I have taken many tours in my time, but this was the best by far.

How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way