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Address: Federation Square | We meet at the PTV area downstairs in the Visitors Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3358
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Activities: Walking
Description: We are proud professional tour guides who have been sharing Melbourne's...
We are proud professional tour guides who have been sharing Melbourne's Gold History for almost 20 years. We were founded with members of the Melbourne Museum and the City of Melbourne, and today share the city with a treasure trove of insights into what made this city great. The incredible architecture, the poverty and the wealth... Join us to know more - perfect for school students, family outings, international visitors and history buffs! Daily - bookings are required
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Golden Mile heritage Trial

This is more like two miles than one mile as it starts at the Immigration Museum (Old Custom;s House) in Flinders Street and finishes at the Royal Exhibition Buildings. You follow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is more like two miles than one mile as it starts at the Immigration Museum (Old Custom;s House) in Flinders Street and finishes at the Royal Exhibition Buildings. You follow gold small circles in the footpath and the big circle with a number and Golden MIle symbol on it is usually an heritage listed building. There is a book... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was so very worthwhile to complete and we enjoyed every moment of it. Jim was our tour guide and we could not praise him enough. He demonstrated a genuine interest and passion in the information he shared with us about Melbourne's wonderful history. We felt as though we gained a tremendous amount from this tour and now view Melbourne... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had Lyn as our guide and she was very informative in a casual way which made us feel relaxed. There was no limit and she is so passionate we even had an extended bit to the tour. Highly recommend it Tony and Carolyn

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HiddenSecrets, General Manager at Golden Mile Heritage Trail, responded to this review

Dear carotone2013 thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with Lynne, we love to share Melbourne's history and often get a little carried away.. how good you felt comfortable and able to take your time. Thank you for taking the time, its such a lovely thing to share with our team of Guides when... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My sister & I stumbled upon the Golden Mile discs one day in Melbourne and googled what it was all about. The next week, we did the walk, using the Museum Victoria's app. The guided walk was brilliant- we loved having the independence to make 'detours' for coffee stops and further exploration!! It's a brilliant piece of work and we... More 

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HiddenSecrets, General Manager at Golden Mile Heritage Trail, responded to this review

Dear Agphysio thank you for the review here, we will pass it on the Melbourne Museum who are the ones who made the app. We do walking tours that are fully guides, and were established as an addition to printed and now audio options.. THanks for taking the time to reveiw it here, we are all keen to ensure the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Myself and my husband did this walking tour with the delightful guide Ken. We were the only participants which meant Ken was able to answer all our questions and gave us extremely informative answers to our wide ranging topics. We really enjoyed our tour and when we told our Australian hosts what we had seen and found out they were... More 

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HiddenSecrets, General Manager at Golden Mile Heritage Trail, responded to this review

Dear 267Jacqui What a great review, your thoughtfulness on things that readers may like to hear is really appreciated. It is true that sometimes we have only a few people on a tour, and sometimes a maximum of 10. This particular walk - fully guided by Professional guides such as Ken, is a wonderful tour for locals, as we so... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My 2 Girlfriends and I were fortunate enough to do this tour on a Saturday with our delightful guide Ken ... What a true gentleman! Ken took us on a 2+ hour walk and we were entranced by the tales and history behind some truly beautiful buildings. Our tour included Coliins St, Regent and Princess Theatres and up to the... More 

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Golden Mile M, Manager at Golden Mile Heritage Trail, responded to this review

Dear Kenzie V Thank you for a lovely review. We have a pretty special group of Guides, and we will pass this on to Ken . We are always pleased to hear how others enjoy the walks. Do stay in touch as our other tour is full of other interesting facts. Kind regards Fiona and all the Team of the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I toured the Westend of the Golden Heritage Trail recently and I really enjoyed it. The guide was very knowledgeable and embellished the factual with many amusing stories . The tour concentrates on the early settlement of Melbourne, the Gold Rush times and the boom and bust periods throughout Melbourne's lifespan. A great way to see a side of Melbourne... More 

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HiddenSecrets, Public Relations Manager at Golden Mile Heritage Trail, responded to this review

Dear Richard H, thank you so much for taking the time to post a little note about our tours. Its a heritage that many people really do miss, and as you mentioned our guides do love the intricate back stories too. We do hope to see you on our trails when you are back in Melbourne. Kind Regards The Melbourne... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

As a Melburnian for 30 years, about 10 years ago I discovered the Golden Mile trail from the brass discs in the footpaths (sidewalks) and have wanted to do it for years. Thank goodness a friend from England came to Melbourne and I finally went on it. Lynne our tour guide was very good and was able to answer all... More 

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Golden Mile M, Manager at Golden Mile Heritage Trail, responded to this review

Dear Karen We are so pleased a Melbourne person can glean so much from our walks, its always a joy for us to share and inspire our clients. We do hope you join us again, or try one of our special event tours we are planning in 2013. Kind regards Fiona General Manager of the Golden Mile Heritage Walk More 

Yallourn North
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

My husband and I recently walked the Golden Mile Heritage Trail on a Saturday...our only regret is that we only got to do the East End, as the West End isn't conducted on the weekends. Our guide, John, was very imformative and was able to answer any questions that were put before him. We have been to Melb many, many... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

I took this tour on my last day in Melbourne, which was a worst thing i've done. I should have taken this tour earlier on my trip so i could do both the western route and the eastern one. I took the tour on Wednesday with a professional and knowledgeable guide called Isabel. I was the only client on that... More 

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