Sometimes, we’re so busy rushing to work or dashing for the train that we don’t have time to appreciate our surroundings. Take a moment to rediscover the city, with a free podcast tour from Storytowns and the City of Melbourne. On this self-guided tour, you’ll stroll along the Yarra River, from Southbank to Docklands. It’ll take around 1.5 hours to complete by bike or 2 hours by foot.
Melbourne City Podcast Tour
Hop on a bike, try out an e-scooter, or simply stroll along on your own two feet, and listen to this scenic audio tour. This podcast will take you through ten interesting locations, including the Polly Woodside tall ship and the Evan Walker Bridge. Along your journey, you’ll listen to insights and stories from locals and experts. This tour will also provide bike-friendly restaurants and retail recommendations. This experience is about 4.4 kilometres long.
“From my hitchhiking travels across the world, I learnt the best way to experience a town or city is to meet the locals and hear their stories,” said Storytowns founder Jarrod Pickford.
According to Pickford, this audio tour will reveal histories, hidden gems and characters that you won’t be able to find in a tourism brochure. “It’s a much richer experience for visitors, as well as for locals who want to delve deeper into the stories of the city they love,” he said.
So, if you’ve ever wondered about the Cow Up A Tree sculpture in Docklands or felt curious about Mission to Seafarers, this is the perfect way to learn more.
Storytowns is free to install via the App Store or Google Play. They’ve also created audio tours for other iconic locations around Victoria, including the Silo Art Trail, Warrnambool and the Grampians.