Discover Footscray Tours

Discover Footscray Tours

Uncover Footscray’s hidden secrets. Explore historic sites, journey along the Maribyrnong River, taste a world of flavours and discover the underground arts scene in Footscray.

Footscray’s Back Story

Start at Footscray Historical Society’s home, Ercildoune, once a National bank in the heart of the old civic centre. Wander lanes and back streets of the original township – past famous film locations to the river and its remnant wharves – as your Historical Society guide talks about the rough and tough history of Footscray.

Where: Meet out front of Historical Society Headquarters, 66 Napier St, Footscray
When: Wednesday 26 June, 10 – 11am
Cost: FREE (Bookings required, limited to 30 places)

[SOLD OUT] Maribyrnong River Cruise

Glide along the winding Maribyrnong River whilst enjoying riverside scenery. Journey from Footscray to Maribyrnong’s Pipemaker Park with an insightful running commentary on local history, events and passing landmarks.

When: Thursday 27 June, 11am – 12pm
Where: Ferry Terminal, river end of Saltriver Place, Footscray
Cost: FREE (Bookings required, limited to 30 places)

[SOLD OUT] Vietnam on a Plate

Immerse yourself in the bustle of Footscray’s famous markets with an intimate guided tour. Learn how to select, use and store authentic Vietnamese ingredients. Discover how to shop locally and eat globally with the fresh, affordable and unique produce that makes Footscray’s markets a food lovers haven.

When: Friday 28 June, 10am – 2.30pm
Where: Meet on the rooftop of Footscray Market carpark, 81 Hopkins St, Footscray

Footscray Arts Crawl

Join us for a guided walk to discover the galleries and public art of Footscray. Visit a range of gallery spaces, view the works of exhibiting artists and uncover public art from local artists throughout the streets of Footscray.

When: Saturday 29 June, 12 – 1.30pm
Where: Meet out the front of Trocadero Art Space, 1/119 Hopkins St Footscray
Cost: FREE (Bookings required, limited to 20 places)

African Town Walking Tour

Discover the flavours, sounds and colours of Africa and some of Footscray’s best kept secrets in this unique walking tour. We will introduce you to Ethiopian injera bread making, spices and cuisine, Sudanese henna painting and much more. Be treated to a traditional sit down Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony at the end of the tour.

When: Saturday 29 June, 1 – 3.30pm
Where: Africa Town, 161 Nicholson St, Footscray
Cost: $30 (Bookings required, limited to 10 places, includes Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony)

[SOLD OUT] Footscray’s Laneway

Once the busiest, most prosperous shopping centre in Melbourne’s west, Footscray’s CBD is criss-crossed by laneways that serviced people and businesses at all times of the day and night. Your guide from Footscray Historical Society will take you through the lanes to rediscover the bones of the 1950s city.

Where: Meet out front of, 80 Nicholson Street, Nicholson Street Mall, Footscray
When: Sunday 30 June, 11am – 12pm
Cost: FREE (Bookings required, limited to 30 places)


For bookings or more information call 9688 0200.
Free tours are limited to one tour per person.