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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!

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Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Australia's Natural Wonders

Australia is a land of immense and diverse natural beauty. You'll see things here that you just won't see anywhere else in the world. Each corner of Austalia has an endless array of stunning natural landmarks just waiting for you to take the time to explore.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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.

Australia's best island escapes