Duration: 6-7 hours
No. of Guests: 1-10 guests
Languages: Available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, German & Italian (others by request)
Australians have a penchant for borrowing and bastardising with great irreverence. This is especially true when it comes to the creatively competitive culinary arts. Experience inventive cultural fusion and stunning seasonal produce while unravelling some of Melbourne’s most vibrant local neighbourhoods.
Suggested but highly flexible itinerary:
Be picked up from your hotel or be met at the airport and hit the ground running – this is an excellent ‘day one’ experience.
Take to the backstreets for a coffee fix somewhere wonderfully local and get to know your personable Localing host. Share a few tastes and interests to help make the experience personal.
Barter for seasonal produce, local wine and fresh seafood at Queen Victoria Market. Learn about the fare from local farmers and market characters (only available market days).
Take time to experience a few of Melbourne’s twenty-seven different ethnic community areas.
Hunt for Chinatown’s most delectable dumplings, Little Saigon ‘banh mi’ or the best buffalo mozzarella in Little Italy. Learn about how these communities, have become a part of Melbourne’s vibrant cultural patchwork.
Meet chefs and culinary creatives in kitchens and cooler rooms.
Want to dive head first into speciality coffee? Visit a local roastery and ‘cellar door’. Their passionate roasters are a wealth of information on everything from farming practice and green bean selection to cupping and roasting.
If beer or local whisky is more to your tastes, visit a microbrewer or distiller to drink, chat and learn about local craft.
Cap it off with a visit to an epic bakery, because everything should finish with fresh, flaky baked goods.
Your Localing host will have you back at your hotel by 4 pm (start and finish times can be varied to suit your needs).
Tour Highlights / Inclusions:
– Expert Localing host
– Premium private touring vehicle and in-car wi-fi
– Locally bottled spring water and Victorian treats
– Fresh local coffee/tea
– Taste artisanal treats from around Melbourne
– Walk iconic lanes and arcades
– Explore local boroughs like Fitzroy and St. Kilda
– Queen Vic. / South Melb. Market tour (market days)
– Engage with chefs and local culinary creatives
– Go behind the scenes in iconic local kitchens
– Visits to China Town, Little Saigon and/or Little Italy
$1020A for up to 2 guests
+$160A for each additional guest (up to 10 total)
Children under 5 travel free
Public holidays & peak season +$180A total
Gourmet dining +$100A p. p.
Cafe-style dining +$60A p. p.
Airport pickup (max 4 guests) +$160A total
Airport dropoff (max 4 guests) +$120A total
Private Yarra River cruise +$840A total
20-minute scenic helicopter flight (2+) +$380A p.p.
Dawn balloon flight and breakfast +$700A p.p.
Unique Enrichments (by design)
Gelato, pizza, chocolate or cocktail making master-class
Australian Masterchef Experience and cooking classes
Market produce and Australian seafood barbeque experience