Laneways Discovery Running Tour

The Laneways Discovery Running Tour takes runners on a cultural journey through Melbourne’s famous laneways, exploring the beauty of their hidden street art and historic landmarks.
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Distance / Duration
8km / 2 hours
Challenge Factor
Starting At
Federation Square
Finishing At
Federation Square
Minimum Guests

Get ready for an epic adventure with our Laneways Discovery Running Tour! We’ll kick off bright and early at 8am at Federation Square, then dash over to Hosier Lane, the ultimate street art hotspot. Feast your eyes on vibrant murals and graffiti by Melbourne’s coolest artists.

Next stop: ACDC Lane! Named after the legendary Aussie rock band, this laneway is packed with killer street art and some of Melbourne's top restaurants. Then, we’re off to Birrarung Marr, a stunning park along the Yarra River with jaw-dropping views of the city skyline.... when the weather is good, that is. Here, you'll get the lowdown on Melbourne’s transforation into the bustling metropolis it is today.

We'll breeze past the historic Mitre Tavern, a pub that’s been quenching thirsts for over 150 years. From there, we’ll head to the State Library Victoria, for a quick lesson on Melbourne's growth from the 1850's onwards.

Next up is the Old Melbourne Gaol, a former prison turned museum that housed some of Melbourne’s most infamous prisoners, including the notorious Ned Kelly. After that, we’ll zip through Little Lon, once home to Melbourne’s working class, now a trendy spot with hip restaurants and cafes.

Our final stretch takes us through the lively streets of Chinatown, where you’ll find mouth-watering food and colorful lanterns. We’ll wrap up the tour with a well-deserved coffee at one of our favorite laneway cafes in Centre Place.

This running tour is the perfect way to see the city, have a blast, and soak up Melbourne’s rich history and culture. Let’s go!


• Explore Melbourne's iconic laneways and see colorful street art in Hosier Lane and ACDC Lane.
• Take in stunning views of the city skyline at Birrarung Marr, a beautiful park along the Yarra River.
• Visit historic landmarks like the Mitre Tavern, a pub with over 150 years of history, and the State Library Victoria, a beautiful library with over 2 million books.
• Learn about the city's rich history at the Old Melbourne Gaol, a former prison that is now a museum and home to some of the city's most famous prisoners.
• Explore the trendy restaurants and cafes of Little Lon, a historic neighborhood with a storied past.
• Visit Chinatown, Melbourne's vibrant and bustling Chinese quarter.


• A knowledgeable and experienced tour guide to lead the way.
• All photos taken during the tour.
• Enjoy a post-tour coffee (or alternative drink) at one of our favourite Melbourne laneway cafes.

What To Bring

• Please wear suitable clothing for this type of activity, including appropriate footwear.
• We recommend bringing a water bottle and refilling it at the water taps along the way.
• In summer, we recommend wearing a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
• There is no storage available for bags during the tour, so please plan accordingly.


Fit City Tours is committed to providing a high-quality, enjoyable tour experience for all of our participants. If you have any specific accessibility needs, please don't hesitate to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs and ensure that you are able to fully participate in the tour. In order to prepare and plan appropriately, we recommend contacting us in advance of your tour to discuss your specific requirements.

Starting Point & Map

This tour starts at Federation Square. Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne. We'll meet near the orange umbrellas outside Time Out Cafe. The nearest station is Flinders Street.

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