Skip to content
nature walk

A Foodie's Eco-Tour of Markets & Gardens

nature walk

A Foodie's Eco-Tour of Markets & Gardens

12 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English
nature walk

A Foodie's Eco-Tour of Markets & Gardens

nature walk

A Foodie's Eco-Tour of Markets & Gardens

12 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

At under 200 years old, the City of Melbourne is a recent addition to the local ecosystem. This Experience is all about finding that hidden eco-system. First, we'll hop on an iconic Melbourne trams toward the Queen Victoria Markets, where I'll show you the hidden sustainability strategies the markets use to get your food. Next, I'll take you on a guided shop of the markets. Food will be at your expense, but I'll point you in the direction of some amazing picnic options, for which I'll provide some reusable plastic containers. Next we'll hop to the other end of the city centre for a guided walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens, stopping by a fern gully before arriving at the Ornamental Lake. Lastly, I'll lead you on a 30-minute, human powered boat and let you get up-close-and-personal with wildlife that live in (recycled) plastic islands. While you're getting up close and personal with Aussie flora and fauna, you'll be chowing down on your local food from the markets. Your tour will finish when you return to shore, where you can spend as long as you like exploring the 150 acres in of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Your host

John

John

Hi! We're a team from the Port Phillip Eco Centre who have partnered with Walks 101 to offer this Experience. Port Phillip Eco Centre works at supporting people to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to reduce waste and curtail consumption Walks 101 is Melbourne's largest and best-reviewed walking tour company. Last year, we joined forces to create a tour that would profile the amazing urban wilderness we have in our city. Your tour will be given by John, Hugo, Juliet or one of our other accomplished guides.

About the organization

Port Phillip EcoCentre

The Port Phillip Ecocentre is a not-for-profit community 'umbrella' group which supports local initiatives to protect and enhance biodiversity in the Port Phillip region. The Ecocentre is a resource for groups, individuals and the business community in the City of Port Phillip and its wider region, and aims to facilitate awareness and local action for sustainable living.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Port Phillip EcoCentre.

What's included

Food
I'll give you a guided shopping tour of the markets and help you assemble the perfect picnic. Since everyone's tastes are…
Transportation
You'll go on a small, traditional English "Punt" Boat that sits 8 people

Guest reviews

Navigation section for review pages

Where you'll be

We'll start by exploring the Queen Victoria Markets. Next we'll explore the banks of the Yarra River and look for eels, dolphins and birds. Then we will walk to the Royal Botanic Gardens where we'll explore a 150-year old, beautifully manicured garden. Last, we'll hop on a "punt" (a kind of English boat) to look for birds, fish and turtles.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

The level of activity of local wildlife changes throughout the year, so while I can't promise we'll see animals, I'll try my best (and it's highly likely we'll see lots).
John
A Foodie's Eco-Tour of Markets & Gardens
12 reviews
From $35/person
12 reviews
From $35/person