Walking Tours

St James’ Old Cathedral, 419 King Street, Melbourne, Ruth Hollick, 1883-1977, photographer. State Library Victoria, (www.slv.vic.gov.au)

Join expert tour guides from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria on a guided walk through the beautiful Flagstaff Gardens – the historic heart of the City, every Monday at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Visitors will climb Flagstaff Hill to consider its place in Melbourne topography and pre-European history as well as its early role as a burial ground, flagstaff signalling station and magnetic and meteorological observatory. An absolute “must do” walk for understanding the history and character of the City

Mondays (Please note there will be no tours of Flagstaff Gardens on Monday 31 October)
Meet at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett St
2 times – 11am & 2 pm
$10 (Children under 16 free)
75 minutes
Call 9326 9288
Chief Secretary’s office and Government offices, William street, Melbourne (State Library Victoria ww.slv.vic.gov.au)

RHSV Podcast Walk 1 – Take a self-guided tour around the western CBD and West Melbourne. Sites visited include The Gill, Queen Victoria Market, St James’ Old Cathedral and the Flagstaff Gardens. (Mp3, 4.54 MB, 26:28 mins)

RHSV Podcast Walk 2 – Take a self-guided tour around the western CBD and West Melbourne. This tour takes in the key features of the block around the RHSV Headquarters, taking in La Trobe, Elizabeth, William and Lonsdale Streets. (mp3, 7.19 MB, 41:52 mins)

Western CBD and West Melbourne
Podcast 1 (26.28 mins) & Podcast 2 (41.52 mins)