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Published November 27th 2012
Feng Shui, chocolate, treasure, coffee, baklava, and more
There are more ways than one and the usual to rediscover and enjoy the brilliant facets of the most livable city in the world. If the very thought of doing the round of pubs, theatre, fed square docklands routine makes you yawn till your face hurts, you may want to check this out. Here are five different ways to tour Melbourne that you may not have considered before.
Chocolate History Tour This tour is centred on Fitzroy and Collingwood and takes you through the chocolate history of Victoria. If you're curious about the origins of Freddo Frog, Cherry Ripe, and Old Gold, you might want to tag along as they guide you along the "Great White Chocolate City". The tour winds up quite appropriately with a chocolate tasting high tea. You'll find answers to all your questions about this tour at Melbourne Chocolate History Tours.
The tour operates first Sunday of every month or by special booking. It takes about two and a half hours and covers a distance of about 2.5 km. You can make a booking online here. On booking you will be given all information as regards starting point and other details. Phone: 03 9419 3869 Location: 153 Johnston Street, Collingwood, Vic 3056
Flavours of Melbourne Tour This is a 3 hour walking tour that takes you on a multicultural tour of the city. Here's your chance to get more acquainted with your city via your taste buds. They have Indian, Turkish, and African on the itinerary and you can choose one or all of these. There are two Indian tours departing from Federation Square in the city and Dandenong Station. The Turkish tour is around Brunswick and the African tour takes you around Footscray. If this sounds interesting you can get more information regarding availability and prices at Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour.
Coffee Cultural Tour
Maria Paoli has this passion for everything coffee and if you share a similar interest, she would be the best person to tag along with in order to find out more. She takes small groups on coffee cultural treks of about 2 to 2.5 hrs which includes live roasting lessons. Along with fine coffee you also get to imbibe as much information about coffee as you possibly could. You can book yourself a place on this tour here. If you need more information you can email Maria at email@example.com
Fengshui Tours You've probably been to Chinatown, dined at the various restaurants, visited the shops, the bylanes, the night markets, and the food stalls. But I doubt if you've been on a feng shui tour which is probably one of the most exciting ways of seeing this well-known part of town. What better way to do this but under the guidance of Master of Feng Shui, Jodi Brunner who will also talk to you about this Oriental science.Tour begins from Chinatown Square and Jodi takes you around pointing out how the principles of Feng Shui are being implemented by the local businesses to bring them good fortune. You can visit feng shui tours for more information.
Phone: 03 9662 1011 Location: 141 Victoria Street, West Melbourne, Vic 3003
Australian Treasure Walk This has got to be the most out-of-the-box walking tour you've ever embarked on. It's not just an ordinary tour but a treasure hunt where you solve puzzles, find clues, and win treasure. They have fun events for children as young as 3 -6 years of age such as Animal Hunt in Fitzroy Gardens. Adults get to go on scintillating walks where they get to solve Mystery on Collins Street and other similar escapades. You can get more information about other treasure hunts they have for all ages at Treasure Walks.If interested you can contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org