What's Happening in Melbourne

January 31, 2018

  Martin in front of artwork by street artist Lushsux. 

Meet Martin, our Argentinian guide who moved to Melbourne 8 years ago. Martin grew up in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, but it was Melbourne’s welcoming and friendly lifestyle that made him eventually move here. He loves food and wine, like most of us, and is the perfect guide for city and winery tours. He’s also a self-confessed “coffee addict”, who thinks there...

October 27, 2014

If you’re travelling somewhere new, strangeness is often part of the attraction and a cause for anxiety. Both reactions are quite natural and usually a sign you’re challenging yourself. If you’re travelling with a purpose, for business or some specific occasion well it’s obvious how to be productive. On a holiday or an adventure, making the most of your time can be a more complicated proposition. For many of us, being producti...

September 29, 2014

There’s a big Woolworths supermarket on Smith Street in Fitzroy. The façade is unusual but for years I never took much notice. We did a bit of research for a tour a while ago and found it had once been the Collingwood Coffee Palace, a stalwart of the local temperance movement. Many of these alcohol free pubs became licensed in an effort to survive but this one was bought cheap by a chap named George Coles. There he started the...

August 14, 2014

We’ve been doing loads of trips lately, out to the Great Ocean Road, the Yarra Valley and other Victorian highlights. Frequent visitors to Melbourne should really try and make some time for these treasures that are scattered right across the state.



Each Localing Tour is subtly different because we focus on the interests of our specific guests. This creates a little extra work for us but it also means we have the opport...

July 23, 2014

It’s another massive weekend in Melbourne. Here’s what we’re doing with our lovely guests.


Gertrude Street Projection Festival

A trip to Fitzroy isn’t complete without some time on Gertrude Street. See the local haunt at its best… in the dark of night, in the light of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival.

Open House Melbourne

A real treat with iconic buildings across the city open to the public in ways you never otherwise get...

July 17, 2014

Every year the winter comes and goes, not without a little inconvenience but often without a lot of snow. This year is different and a trip to one of Victoria’s alpine regions is a great idea if you’re planning to be around the next few months. Conditions are some of the best we’ve seen in a decade with up to a metre and a half of snow already and more on the way.


The closest region is Mt. Baw Baw but for better snow you shoul...

June 23, 2014

Australia’s European history is a brief one. In just a few hundred years we’ve been through some truly incredible periods. We have plenty of things to be ashamed of and more than enough to make us proud. It can be difficult to explore the past without judging it, which is sometimes unfair but often necessary.


We once championed the cause of a ‘white Australia,’ through politics and policy. For a long time the prevailing wisdom...

June 5, 2014

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. This is never more true than when visiting a new city, travelling or Localing as it may be. Every year around this time Melburnians are treated to a trove of local and international music talent during the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Dean from Localing has been a key figure behind the scenes there for several years and below we have his take on the coming highlights to keep...

May 28, 2014

The weather has been surprisingly pleasant but it’s always good to have some indoor activities up your sleeve for the many miserable days ahead. If you’re thinking of visiting Melbourne, remember we’re definitely not just another fair weather city. Ours is a year round destination with plenty to offer whenever you can get here. Throwing on a jacket and getting on with it is the best way to stay on top of those pesky winter blu...

May 9, 2014

Melbourne has an impressively diverse and eclectic arts scene. Anyone who had a chance to check out ‘Melbourne Now,’ earlier in the year was given an excellent insight into some of this. It’s no coincidence we boast the country’s oldest art gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria. The Ian Potter Centre, dedicated to Australian art, wonderfully complements the NGV. The Australian Centre of Contemporary Art is an absolute gem...

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