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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.
  • 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 the Melbourne Visitors Centre in Federation Square. From here, head out on your 5-mile (8-kilometer) 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.
Return Details
Degraves Street, Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • 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!
  • 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a great day! I can’t believe I have lived in Melbourne and still never seen the laneways. Matt was a great guide, fun, down to earth and dealt with my mediocre running skills. Thanks for a great day!! Would recommend

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Reviewed 19 July 2019

I was only in Melbourne for a couple of days and it had been many years since my last visit. The laneways tour was a great way to quickly get acquainted with the city, while exercising at the same time. Tim was an excellent guide-knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Matty M, Owner at Running Tours Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

We had such a great time sharing Melbourne with you Megan! I'm glad you had a great time and we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! Hope to see you again another time! Matt & Tim

Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

I've lived in Melbourne for more than half my life and yet I still learned so much about the city I call home during the Laneways Discovery Tour! The artwork, of course, was great, but there was so much more - the history of Melbourne...More

Thank Kate D
Matty M, Owner at Running Tours Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

Hey Kate, it was a real pleasure to share this beautiful city with you! I'm pleased you had a great time and thank you so much for taking the time to review us! Hope to see you again on a tour! Matt & Tim

Reviewed 13 May 2019 via mobile

It was great to start my day early with this running tour:) Thanks to my guide Tim, I saw lots of beautiful places in Melbourne as well as the hidden lane ways and unique street arts. Pace was good and the coffee at the end...More

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Matty M, Owner at Running Tours Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2019

It was such a pleasure to share Melbourne with you, Rihyang! I'm glad you had such a great time! Thanks so much for taking the time to review! Matt & Tim

Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

Had an absolute blast running the laneways of Melbourne with our tour guide Matt. Matt is very knowledgeable about the history of Melbourne and the best places to get coffee and of course donuts . Booking a tour was simple and easy and the information...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Matty M, Owner at Running Tours Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2019

That was a fun morning sharing Melbourne, coffee and donuts with you! Thanks so much for taking the time to review as well! Matt

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