Melbourne has a new art tour 

See the street art and urban culture of Melbourne from a new perspective.

Founded by Fiona Sweetman, with the first tour taking place in May of 2004, Hidden Secrets Tours presents Melbourne’s urban landscape and creative stories in a new light by taking guests on guided walking tours of Melbourne’s lanes, arcades, best food stops and restaurants, and The Golden Mile Heritage walk. Hidden Secrets has also just added a brand new tour to its offering, Art in the Streets, an exploration of Melbourne street art and urban culture. 

Fiona in front of a piece by JirriJirri; artwork by Sofles
Fiona in front of a piece by JirriJirri; artwork by Sofles

Tours with heart 

Hidden Secrets is a sustainable business that operates guided tours on foot or by utilising public transport, and focuses on promoting Melbourne’s small and local businesses. Hidden Secrets donates $2 from every direct booking to a selection of charities, such as StreetSmart and the Koala Clancy Foundation. The company is also a proud sponsor of the Malthouse Muse program and Travellers Aid.

Award-winning experiences

Hidden Secrets Tours has close to 700 reviews on Trip Advisor, a five-star rating, and has won a Victorian Tourism Award, the ARA Lord Mayors Retail Innovation Award, and the Business 3000 Female Entrepreneur Award.

street murals
Street art; works by Magee and Dv8te

The new tour 

Art in the Streets is a new tour starting in the second half of 2024 that will be offered six days a week. Limited to just eight people per tour, Art in the Streets is a two-kilometre walking tour designed to reflect upon the past 20 years of Melbourne’s culture, and how it is represented through public art. Departing from the corner of Little Bourke and Spencer Street, the tour costs $139 per person and includes two drinks, a small snack and a map, and runs from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. 

Reservations are available now.

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