Multicultural Markets of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Experience hosted by Kellie

3 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Join me in discovering Melbourne's neighborhood markets from a local’s perspective. Learn how the markets are unique to our city with my own personal insight, interact with the vendors I have hand-picked and taste their mouth-watering local produce. We start at centrally located Southern Cross station and depending on the day we may visit the Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, or the city's oldest market, South Melbourne Market. All of these markets showcase our multi-cultural society and boast a history and importance to Melbourne's local way of life.
We will take the tram to the market, unhurriedly introducing each vendor, who explains the passion behind their food and a rare insight into their history, all with plenty of samples to match the enthusiasm. After reveling in the buzz of the markets, learning the history, we end with a drink or delicious Gelato where we will happily give you plenty of recommendations to enjoy the rest of your stay in Melbourne..(along with a full belly)
Other things to note
Depending on the market of the day a MYKI transport card may be required.
We suggest wait until the day and if required the guide will advise how to buy.
The cost isapprox $15 for a card and day pass
Join me in discovering Melbourne's neighborhood markets from a local’s perspective. Learn how the markets are unique to our city with my own personal insight, interact with the vendors I have hand-picked and taste their mouth-watering local produce. We start at centrally located Southern Cross station and depending on the day we may visit the Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, or the city's oldest marke…

What's included

  • Food
    Samples and Tastings from a hand picked selection of our favourite vendors...
  • Drinks
    1 x Coffee, or
    1 x Beer, Wine or soft drink, depending on which market...

Meet your host, Kellie

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Some of my favourite childhood memories were of wandering the markets with my father, meeting people from all walks of life and indulging in some of the tasty treats on offer. Thirty years on, I, like most Melbournians, still visit the local markets to pick up fresh fruit and veg, a delicious snack for lunch or a locally roasted coffee. Now managing the awesome Urban Adventures team, we have built up wonderful relationships with local vendors whose food, stories and rich history we love to share with you. With us you will discover the ways the markets are leading the way for sustainability and experience the amazing sense of community that we have in Melbourne. We look forward to sharing some of our favourite foods with you and guiding you through the swathe of smells, sights and sounds of the market.
Some of my favourite childhood memories were of wandering the markets with my father, meeting people from all walks of life and indulging in some of the tasty treats on offer. Thirty years on, I, like most Melbournians, still visit the local markets to pick up fresh fruit and veg, a delicious snack for lunch or a locally roasted coffee. Now managing the awesome Urban Adventures team, we have built up wonderful relationships with local vendors whose food, stories and rich history we love to share…
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Where you'll be

Depending on the day we will visit either Queen Victoria Market or South Melbourne Market.
We will visit a hand selection of local vendors and enjoy a sample of various local and international cuisines which all make up our multi cultural heritage.
Our guides will also discuss the markets rich history, Melbourne's multiculturalism and finish with a drink or mouth watering Gelato.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 77 reviews.

Dana
May 2021
Tristian arrived on time at the meeting spot and walked with us to Victoria market. Tristian expertly lead us through the lanes and stalls of the market, stopping along the way to give us some history about the market or taste some delicious samples and get to have a conversation with some of the merchants. We enjoyed our tour and highly recommend it to locals as well as visitors.
Kirsten
April 2021
This tour was great fun! All of the vendors we chatted with were great - and I was so happy with all the delicious food and drink. Tristan gave lots of fun suggestions of places to check out in the market and in the city as well. Overall had a great time!
Xin
February 2021
Thank you Tristan, he’s great in suggesting what to do and he is knowledgeable. I learn so much about the rich culture of south Melbourne market during this experience since I used to live in Melbourne for couple years a while ago, there’s so much interesting stories of south Melbourne market I did not know about.
Ingrid
March 2020
De mooiste markt die ik tot nu toe gezien heb ( en dat zijn er nogal wat ) olv hele fijne gids, Tristan!!
James
February 2020
This is more than just a food tour, but a tour about life. You'll delve into the history and culture of Melbourne as well as the market, vendors, and food itself. We had the pleasure of Kellie leading us on this urban "bushwalk" and it was all fantastic! She even gave us cookbook and restaurant recommendations. Highly recommend!
Yu Ping
February 2020
The experience at South Melbourne Market was wonderful! My tour guide Tristan was amazing - he is very knowledgeable and makes me feel comfortable during our walk. He even sent me suggestions for places to visit after the trip. Highly recommended this tour!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Depending on the market of the day a MYKI transport card may be required. We suggest waiting until the day and if required the guide will advise how to buy. The cost is approx $15 for a card and day pass.