Welcome To Walks 101

Walking Tours, Free Tours, Bar Tours & Food Tours in Melbourne & Sydney Australia

Walks 101 is Melbourne’s largest walking tour operator. It was created by a seasoned European tour leader to bring a concept known and loved in Europe over to Australia. Now comprised of tour guides who have perfected their craft across the world, our team loves to personalize your tour experience and show you the best parts of the city with unrivaled knowledge and professionalism.

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Bespoke Tours Given By Passionate + Experienced Guides  

Walks 101 is proud to offer local tours given by guides who know and love their city. Their passion will shine through as they take you on a journey through history and modern culture, showing you local spots and under-the-radar points of interest.

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Experienced Guides

Who have led tours all over the world

Personalized Experience

Personalized interaction and recommendations

Insider Access

Experience special places you can only find with a local


Opportunity for same-day bookings on most tours

Fun & Friendly 

Mixing history with fun facts and unbelievable stories

Highly Acclaimed

Over 2,500 5-Star Reviews + Recommended by local businesses

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Experience Meets Passion

Our Guides

Both local and international, our guides each have years of experience leading tours throughout Europe and the rest of the world. They bring their own fascinating individual stories to put a personalised spin on what their city means to them through their tours.

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A Year Off that Never Ended

Our Story

Walks 101 was founded by “American John,” a European Tour Leader who went overseas for a year only to never return. He spent years working in tour guiding, branding, and operations for a plethora of international travel companies through Europe, the US, and Australia.

John was inspired by all the free walking tour companies in Europe, and wanted to bring the concept over to Australia after moving here. He has since hired a top-notch team of international guides who share his passion and enthusiasm for sharing the magic of the city they love.

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1 May 2020

Introducing our first virtual tour — Melbourne’s Great Gold Rush Buildings

We wanted to create the fun and interactive experience of being on one of our tours, but without the need to leave your home. Live events can be difficult to…
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14 March 2020

What we’re doing about Coronavirus (and why it doesn’t include cancelling)

Yesterday, the Australian government announced a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people. While guiding my Melbourne Free Tour I had the distinct displeasure of watching two of my…
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13 March 2020

Spoiled For Choice: Melbourne Coffee

Melbourne approaches coffee with almost religious fervour. With more cafes per capita then any other city in the world its hard to choose where to grab a flat white! Below…