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South Yarra walking tour


South Yarra walking tour

It might be known mostly for its shopping, but South Yarra has also been an incubator for housing typologies since its earliest subdivision in 1840. This architour wanders up and down the hilly side of the suburb, where between the wars one architect designed and built an entire precinct on the steep north-facing bank of the Yarra, privileging the pedestrian and community. In contrast, the huge amount of high-rise development in the Forrest Hill precinct, named after Lieutenant Charles Forrest who bought one of the original lots in 1840, has foregone human scale for maximum yield. Somewhere in between, Victorian terrace houses, 60s walk-up flats, detached family homes and maisonettes complete the picture.


Tour duration: 2 hours

Look for us with the Melbourne Architours bags

Please arrive 10 minutes early to ensure a prompt departure

Wear walking shoes and bring water, sunglasses and/or an umbrella!

We will finish within the neighbourhood and time permitting, invite you to continue the conversation over a coffee/drink.

Any questions and feedback can be sent to bWVsYiB8IGFyY2hpdG91cnMgISBjb20gISBhdQ==. If you need to contact a guide on the day please call Andy on 0408 057 360.

We look forward to having you on the tour!



 What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend taking public transport or cycling as on-street parking with adequate time allowance is limited in the area.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No! We can check you off using our handy phone app.
Ticket Information Ticket Price
Adult ticket AUD 40
Concession ticket AUD 30

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