Multicultural Markets of Melbourne


The markets of Melbourne are buzzing, colourful reflections of the city’s soul.

Discover South Melbourne and Queen Victoria Markets

The markets of Melbourne are buzzing, colourful reflections of the city’s soul. Half of Aussies are first- or second-generation immigrants, and this diverse cultural tapestry is on full display in its markets. Go behind the scenes, taste the food, meet the vendors, and discover the local culture.

• Get to know Melbourne’s culinary culture with visit to the markets
• Graze the market, graze the world. This tour includes over a dozen international (and some Aussie) foods
• Learn about the gastronomic culture, history and traditions of the region from your local foodie host
• Learn the history of markets in Australia and why their multicultural food reflects Australia’s diverse society
• Finish the tour in the market at lunchtime, where you can satiate any leftover appetite with dozens of lunch options

Celebrate the local foodie culture in Melbourne’s Multicultural Markets on a 3-hour walking tour. With your local host and intimate group of 12 or fewer, discover the best of the Melbourne’s bustling Markets. Learn about the local gastronomic culture, history and culinary traditions unique to Melbourne. Ride to the market on the local tram from Southern Cross Station, then feel free to explore the location more fully after the tour concludes and find your way back on your own.

Your Urban Adventure promises to give you:
• Rare insight into the history of the city and how the character of Melbourne has developed
• A tram ride to the market so you travel just like the locals
• A tour of Melbourne’s oldest markets, packed with stories, samples, tastings and time to explore
• Hidden historical buildings
• Access to a selection of specially chosen boutiques that showcase local designers and artists

Your tour starts when crowds are thinner, allowing for more interaction with vendors. By the time your tour finishes, the markets will fully come to life as the locals come for freshly sourced lunches and to do their grocery shopping.

Cafes, bars and shops stay open throughout the afternoon for you to continue shopping on your own, or head back to your hotel for a rest before the evening.

Meeting Location:

Your tour will begin underneath the clocktower inside Southern Cross Station (83 Spencer Street).