Guided walks in Port Phillip

Discover the heritage treasures and secret histories of Port Phillip with free online and in person guided walks.

Join us in 2022 for a selection of online and in person walks which celebrate and explore the cultural heritage and local history of our City.

You can also discover more Port Phillip heritage online guided tours on our YouTube playlist.

Back and forth: Ferries and Port Melbourne

Sunday 9 October from 2 to 4 pm

The Spirit of Tasmania will make her final voyage from Station Pier in late October before relocating to Corio Bay. Join Janet Bolitho for this guided walk and learn about the many ferries that have plied Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait.

A History Month event

Bookings essential: Trybooking- Back and Forth

S.S. "Hygeia" at Port Melbourne Railway Pier" Port Phillip City Collection pm0036

Children of yesteryear

Sunday 23 October from 10 am to 12 midday

Join Marilyn Rudd to discover St Kilda venues and activities where children historically engaged in entertainment, play, sport, education, mischief and otherwise pastimes.

A National Children’s Week program.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - Children of yesteryear

Image: Acland Street, St Kilda. Port Phillip City Collection sk1276

People of South Melbourne - decade by decade

**This event has been rescheduled, new date below.

Thursday 3 November from 8 to 9 pm, online event

Tobias Nash leads this virtual walk to uncover South Melbourne milestones through the lives of extraordinary people decade by decade between the 1850s and 1950s.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - People of South Melbourne

Image: Dr Dora Bialestock, South Melbourne Maternal and Baby Health Centre. Port Phillip City Collection sm1217.

Port Characters - decade by decade

Thursday 19 November from 8 to 9 pm, online event

Join Janet Bolitho on this virtual journey to experience Port’s milestones through the lives of extraordinary people, decade by decade, between 1830 and 2022.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - Port characters

Image: Councillor Liana Thompson, Mayor of Port Melbourne, 1994. Port Phillip City Collection pm2490.

The street where you live: Kerferd Road

Auslan interpreted

Sunday 4 December from 10 am to 12 midday

Travel with Tobias Nash along Kerferd Road, Albert Park to the foreshore exploring the former tramline, historic personalities, architecture and design including the new Shrine to Sea Project.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - Kerferd Road

Image: Kerferd Road pier, c1909. Port Phillip City Collection sm2462 

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