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Hidden Secrets Tours

Hidden Secrets Tours began in 2004, as an extension of Melbourne independent publishing company Shopping Secrets Pty Ltd. In a world where time is precious, we see that visitors are seeking authenticity over sanitised, tourist experiences. Our publications (Deck of Secrets card guides) and tours allow you to see Melbourne through the eyes of a local instantly. The shops, bars, cafes, galleries and other venues we reveal stand out for their great products, service and design. We have no financial relationships with these businesses, and update our information regularly. Sharing our knowledge of such innovators is our passion. Our focus is on the innovative retailers in the city area – there are many such retailers all over Victoria – though Melbourne’s labyrinth of lanes and arcades shelter many in close proximity. Retail therapy does not just have to be for women, or about womens clothing, though they do feature in many of our tours. Hidden Secrets Tours are an orientation, and we suggest it as a first day in town experiece. This is the tour for those that don’t do tours! Be informed or just inspired by our local guides and walk with us through the city not just Melbournians think as liveable!

Touring Options

Activites and Experiences at Hidden Secrets Tours

  • Direct
  • Public toilet Available along the way
  • The Arts
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • City
  • Educational
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Shopping

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Where Are Australia's Best Islands?

Australia's Best Islands

Around the coast of Australia there are many amazing islands that are an unforgetable pleasure for all who visit. Naturally, the Great Barrier Reef dominates any list of great Australian islands, with pristine wonders like the Whitsundays, Dunk Island and Lizard Island. Further off the east coast is the spectacular Lord Howe Island and off the coast of South Australia is the unspoilt Kangaroo Island. See if you aggree with our selection of Australia's best island escapes.