Melbourne Walking tours,
done better.

Tours so good you'll be telling your mates about them

We are Depot Adventures.

Bespoke tours given by passionate and experienced guides.

Depot 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.

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 personalized spin on what their city means to them through their tours.

What are we about? Walking tours done differently. What does that mean? It means that we help you truly appreciate our cities without ever feeling like a tourist.

Our staff are part tour guide, part new best friend. They come from all walks of life: tattoo artists, stand-up comedians, musicians, and even the odd accountant. They bring their own unique view of the city, and they’re here not just to share information, but to listen to your interests.

How do we mean? No two Depot experiences are the same, and we don’t work with pre-written scripts. We listen carefully to our guest’s interests, the weather of the day, and the hot spot of the moment, and adjust our walk to give you the best experience possible on the day you join us.

There’s a method to our madness. We’re consistently the top-reviewed tour company wherever we operate.

So welcome to our humble website, have a poke around. Bon voyage!

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 personalized spin on what their city means to them through their tours.
Hover over a guide to find out more about them. 

Hugo.

Hugo was born and raised in Melbourne and despite years living and working in the UK and USA- Melbourne’s charm has always pulled him back home. He’s been working as a tour guide for over six years in Melbourne for walking and private day tours. Hugo is a trivia lover and writes and hosts trivia in his spare time.

John.

John is the founder of Depot Adventures, who took a gap year away from his home state of Minnesota and never returned. He spent years working in tour guiding, branding, and operations for a plethora of international travel companies through Europe, the US, and Australia.

Sara.

Of all our guides, Sara has the biggest gap in experience between her previous job and this one — she worked (and continues to work) for one of the “Big 4” accounting firms. She is passionate about ecology and is starting a consulting firm to assist tourism businesses become more sustainable.

Beau.

They say Aussies know how to spin a yarn, but Beau has made a career of it. When not performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Beau gives tours around his city.

Caitlyn.

One of our most experienced guides, Caitlyn’s life began in Melbourne and was detoured to The Netherlands after meeting her Dutch husband. While learning to speak Dutch (a requirement for citizenship) Caitlyn worked as a cruise director with Viking River Cruises. Prior to that, Caitlyn worked with Busabout giving tours around Europe.

Bespoke tours given by passionate & experienced guides.

Depot 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.

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 personalized spin on what their city means to them through their tours.

Insider Access

Experience special places that you'll only find with a local

Experienced Guides

Our guides have led tours all over the world

Personalised experience

Our guides get to know you and will give recommendations

Fun and Friendly

We mix history with fun facts and incredible stories

Last minute

Most of our tours feature last-minute availability

Highly Acclaimed

Over 3,000 5-start reviews

Over 3,000 5-star reviews.

We are so proud to have over 3,000 5-star reviews across a number of different booking platforms.

A year off that never ended.

Depot 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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Gift cards are only redeemable for Depot Adventures tour offerings. Gift cards are not redeemable for any third party offerings, including but not limited to offerings from “Get your Guide” and “Viator”.