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Hosier Lane

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Address: Hosier Ln, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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$73.72*
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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
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Street Art Walking tour of Melbourne

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Unusual wall decorations in the very heart of Melbourne

We already saw the decorated walls from our parking spot, and then walked through the alley and admired the art. It is a nice place overall, worth a short visit, mainly due to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are several Lanes in the centre of Melbourne near Federation Square and they are all full of coffee bars, restaurants and street art. It was a bit crowded walking down them as it's a big tourist spot but at the same time it was fun. You can get a map of all the lanes from the Tourist Information building... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just as well it's free & easy to find. We definitely expected better after the reviews on TripAdvisor. Can't see what the fuss is about. Some great artwork scattered amongst some very average graffiti.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We already saw the decorated walls from our parking spot, and then walked through the alley and admired the art. It is a nice place overall, worth a short visit, mainly due to the unusual art that you don't see around too often. We were a bit disappointed that we could not see the artists themselves in action, as most... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for a walk down the lanes as soon as the international artists had just repainted the walls. I was surprised to see filth, it smelled awful, with people sitting around that we needed to be wary of. I also expected the artwork to be better. Most of it was just patterns and tags. I thought we'd see more... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You may be lucky enough to see an artist in full stream,the art changes with the days, come have a look and enjoy the free art display

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would very much recommend joining the graffiti tour which makes this one of their main stops. It has amazing street art but is merely the most famous location, the tourist information can also provide you with a free map of the locations if you didn't want to fork out on the tour which in my opinion is good value.

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Busselton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What incredible talent Melbourne has from Music to Art, to all who created this WOW amazing, always a joy to come to and revisit

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always try to get here for breakfast. Lovely ambience and many small cafes, you cannot go wrong.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Funky street art in an alley. Beautiful vibrant colours. It was fun walking along the street exploring the nooks and corners, taking a few pictures at random.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of many lane ways with graffiti art for viewing. Worth the visit to see the ever changing display!

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.