The Free Tour will resume when international borders re-open.

The "Secrets of Melbourne" tour covers the same ground but with guaranteed small group size. Save when you book using discount code "FreeTour" at checkout.

Free Melbourne Walking Tour

Want to try a walking tour, but not sure if it’s worth the money? The Melbourne “Free Walking Tour” is for you.

Designed as a best-in-class tour, we only take money voluntarily given after the tour has been experienced. Love your guide?  Loved it? Give your guide a killer tip! Didn’t enjoy it? No worries, you won’t be pressured to tip.

To compensate for the risk involved in operating this way, your group size will be a bit larger — around 30 people — but our guides are trained to make you feel safe and looked after throughout the tour.

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Your Secrets of Melbourne walking tour comes with:

Larger group sizes

Looking for a smaller group? See our "Secrets of Melbourne" tour


Pay only if you think the tour was worth your time, and only what you feel it deserved

Friendly, local guide

Free tours don't mean a cheap experience. Our best guides give the free tour

Need to Know

How big is the group?

The maximum number of guests for this tour is 12, so you’ll always get a personal connection with your tour leader.

Free tour? Is this for real?

Popularised in Europe, the “Free Walking Tour” concept makes city tours accessible to anyone, regardless of schedule or budget. Rather than having you pay a lump sum up front for a tour, these tours are free for you to join and simply operate on a pay-what-you-think-it’s-worth basis.

The trade-off is that we only run the tour at set times and aim to have group sizes of 20-30.

Our guides work hard to deliver the best tour imaginable. If you love your guide, we invite you to tip them at the end of the tour.

Where does the tour begin?

The tour starts in Gordon Reserve, a small park across the street from the Windsor Hotel.

The best way to get directions to the tour is to plug in directions to the Windsor Hotel (150 Spring Street), then look across the street for the park.

How will I find my guide?

All our guides have blue umbrellas with the words “TOUR STARTS HERE” — look for the guide with the blue umbrella.

Depot Adventures umbrella - tour start point

What time is the tour?

This tour starts at 11am.

Can I bring my stag-do/hens party/birthday party/work trip?

This tour was built for independent guests such as solo travellers, couples and families.

If you’re a group organiser (like a teacher, office party planner, or language school) we ask that you book a private tour for your organisation.

We find organised groups are disruptive to our standard tour, and we will turn away any organised groups that arrive without previously speaking to us.

Limited availability.

Secure your spot to avoid disappointment.

Change your mind? We offer full refunds up to 24 hour prior to your departure.