Enjoy a three hour walking tour of the hidden shopping gems of Melbourne with time to shop for high quality, locally made items to yourself, or gifts for friends and family at home. The tour starts in the heart of Melbourne, at Federation Square. Explore the Koorie Heritage Centre with its fascinating display of Aboriginal art work and visit the attached shop selling authentic South East Australian Aboriginal designed and/or crafted products.
Then it’s time to visit a gallery featuring glass, sculpture and jewelry all handmade by established and emerging Australian artists. A short walk takes you to Lightning Ridge Opal Mines for an in-depth opal lesson from their highly experienced staff including the differences between various types of opals, the cutting and polishing process, and how opals are valued. Lightning Ridge carry a great selection of unset opals for all budgets as well as a range of wonderful opal gifts and expertly crafted jewelry.
Explore Melbourne's famous arcades and lanes, discovering hidden treasures, from delicious locally produced confectionery, kangaroo and emu leather products, home wares made from Australian timber and unique souvenirs before finishing up at a shop selling genuine Ugg boots and other sheepskin products. This tour truly proves to be more than just your average walking tour!
About The Supplier:
Your travel buddy AOT provides a full range of travel services in the Inbound, Corporate/Government and Leisure sectors throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and has continued to grow since the 80s with head office in Melbourne. AOT has offices in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and more! Packed with expertise and home grown expert guides, AOT lets you experience the best of Australia.
Monday to Saturday
Outside the Visitors Centre at Federation Square, corner Flinders St and Swanston St, Melbourne
Same as starting point
Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.
Please report at the meeting point or pickup location at least 15 minutes before the start time. Late comers will not be permitted on the tour.
Most outlets accept credit card however, it is recommended to have some cash as well.
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