What's Happening in Melbourne

March 1, 2018

Adam in front of bushland by the Yarra River.  

Meet the newest member of the Localing team, Adam, a Melbourne local who’s thrilled to start exploring his favourite parts of the city with guests.

Having worked in journalism and teaching, he’s excited to use his years of experience and knowledge when he’s on the road with guests. “I think those things really translate well into tour guiding. Interacting with people, spending...

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...

September 10, 2014

At Localing Tours we think long and hard about what makes the perfect day. No one is forced to spend money on travel and leisure but many people choose to. We get a surprising number of Australian guests on our tours but when you think a little longer, it’s not that surprising at all.


Our country is known as a working man's paradise for it’s relaxed, laid back culture and work life balance. These factors play a big role in...

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...

August 7, 2014

Something a little different today.


When travelling as a student it is almost always on a shoestring. The flexibility and resilience of youth are indispensible in riding out the various challenges of those often chaotic and trying experiences. These were a breeding ground for adventure and we think as fondly of those times as we do our most luxurious travelling experiences.


A lovely part of what we do is getting to know our gu...

July 30, 2014

If you're in Melbourne over the next few weeks you should really take some time to check out the Melbourne International Film Festival. It has been running since the 50's making it one of the world's oldest screen events and it is fair to say these guys are old hands.


The Forum Theatre is a local favourite with its ornate gargoyles and lavish auditorium. It's the perfect festival hub and conveniently located just across Flinde...

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 8, 2014

Obesity has become the single biggest threat to public health in Australia. It’s not cigarettes and it’s certainly not sharks that are killing us… it’s being too fat. You know what doesn’t make you fat though? Sport.


We love eating and drinking well but we also love sport and nowhere more than Melbourne. If you’re planning to visit you should check out the sporting calendar. There’s every chance you will have a world-class spo...

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...

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