History and Laneways

North Melbourne Walking Tour

From the County Court and Supreme Court to the Shot Tower and the State Library you will be fascinated with the history of this northern section of Melbourne’s CBD in our History North walking tour.

Come on a journey with a MELTour’s guide to discover the history of this fabulous part of Melbourne, see some of the city’s architectural masterpieces and marvel at the magnificence of the domed LaTrobe Reading Room.



History North Tour

  • When – 2pm Tuesdays to Saturdays or by prior arrangement
  • Starting Place – outside the new County Court on the corner of Lonsdale and William Streets
  • Duration –2.25 hours (approx.)
per person

All guides are First Aid Level 2 qualified but please notify us if you have any outstanding health issues. Some stairs are involved with the tour but can be avoided if requested due to health concerns.

Controlled pedestrian crossings are used at all times except when crossing small laneways where we look out for your safety. This is a walking tour so wear suitable footwear and please arrive 10 minutes early to ensure the tour starts on time.

We can cater for those with disabilities or families with children younger that 13yo on a Private Tour. Also see the East Melbourne and the West Melbourne History Tours