Explore Melbourne's Alternative Neighbourhoods: Carlton and Fitzroy


4 hours | from AUD85.00 pp
When it comes to Melbourne’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Fitzroy is the cool older sibling that all the others try desperately to copy, whilst Carlton brings la dolce vita to the outdoor Aussie lifestyle. These creative neighbourhoods set the trends, they don’t follow them! Home to artistic communities, covered with bold street art and packed with vintage stores, quirky shops, hipster bars and funky markets selling recycled, up cycled and handmade goods, Fitzroy and Carlton are inspiring neighbourhoods to explore if you’re keen to discover the cool side of Melbourne’s personality.
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded local to explore Melbourne’s coolest neighbourhoods: Carlton and Fitzroy. These areas have loud personalities and a whole lot of soul, are home to artistic and alternative communities and epitomise the city’s trendy bar and cafe culture.Read more +

As two of the most diverse areas in the city, these neighbourhoods show that Melbourne is home to cultures and communities from all over the world. Carlton’s roots are firmly grounded in the Italian heritage of its residents, and so this the place to come for authentic Italian cuisine, rich culture, alfresco dining and a taste of la dolce vita, Aussie style!

Fitzroy is the heart and soul of the city’s artistic community, with vibrant and unusual street art emblazoned on every free wall, trendy concept stores which ooze creativity and style on seemingly every street and a community driven, eco-friendly outdoor market to explore. 

With so many cool cafes and coffee shops, bars on rooftops and inside classic Victorian era shops, and eateries where organic and fair trade produce features on the menu, you’ll have a hard time deciding where to stop!

So let your local design a unique experience which will take you on an adventure through the heart and soul of these neighbourhoods, stopping by the coolest shops, most delicious eateries, the parks where locals hang out and to browse the tiny galleries and vintage stores where you’re bound to want to buy something to take home!


What's Included

* 100% Private and personalised experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* Insider knowledge and tips


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund. 


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Join a like-minded local to explore Carlton and Fitzroy, two of the coolest neighbourhoods in the city 
* Here you’ll find vibrant street art, artistic communities, vintage stores, concept shops, quirky cafes and hipster rooftop bars 
* Explore the area and soak up its charm, visiting the places where locals hang out 
* Browse an outdoor market where everything is recycled, up-cycled or hand made by locals 
* Try delicious food from an authentic Italian restaurant, an organic cafe or pop up food market 
* Stop by a coffee shop where organic and fair trade is the name of the game, a rooftop bar or a street side wine bar where tables spill out into the street 
* Get tips and tricks from your local for other alternative things to do in the city, and other unique neighbourhoods to explore 


Total: AUD
per adult
Start when you want

You can specify your preferred start time after booking

Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free