Melbourne Street Tours

Media & Press

Media & Press

Over the past 10 years, we have been very fortunate when it’s come to media and press. Without all of these articles, blogs, and TV highlights, (and our guests + lovely artists of course), we wouldn’t be able to be where we are right now.

To all the Media/press/bloggers that help us out so much… Thank you! Thank you!

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What's On Melbourne: The ultimate guide to walking tours in Melbourne

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Everyone knows Melbourne is famous for colourful and ever-changing street art, but did you know that famed street artist Banksy called our art ‘more diverse and original than any other city in the world’?

The best way to find it is with a local Melbourne artist. On this tour you’ll go beyond Hosier Lane and into secret laneways where the paint is still drying. Then, head to Blender Studios to see resident artists in action. Walk up an unsigned cul-de-sac to find every wall covered in stencils, art and paste-ups. Inside, you’ll see no space in the studio has been left untouched. 

The Most Unique City Stays in Australia: The Blender Loft

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Published by Austalian Traveller magazine, September 2021 


Founded by artist Adrian Doyle in 2001, Blender Studios is one of the oldest independent art studios in Melbourne and has evolved in lockstep with the city’s urban art movement. Today it’s a hub of 22 artists’ studios working in street and fine art, has its own street-art-daubed laneway, and an adjoining gallery, Dark Horse Experiment. 


In 2019, the renowned complex added The Blender Loft to the mix. An ‘ARTbnb’, not just an Airbnb, this unique urban stay is a way of bringing people into a creative space they might not get to experience otherwise. And, in a city known for its arts, staying at The Blender Loft is billed as the ultimate way to experience its vibrant culture. The self-contained studio is located above Blender Studios and Dark Horse Experiment in West Melbourne, a 10-minute walk across Flagstaff Gardens, the old character.


With city views, original floorboards and bags of character, it is located on the mezzanine level of the old warehouse and oozes industrial charm. And, from the moment you set down your bags, arriving via a suitably mural-adorned stairwell, it is designed to be an immersive art experience. It is a curated experience that is well thought out and quirky. 


A living and evolving art exhibition, the space is transformed every three months. “It is carefully thought out to make the whole space into an artwork,” Adrian says. “It’s like you are staying in a wonderful artwork. And you walk down the stairs into a creative wonderland as each studio is filled with art.”Guests at The Blender Loft are invited to enjoy all the action of the 24-hour art studios at their doorstep and are encouraged to meet the artists, get involved and be inspired. “When you stay at The Blender Loft, you never know what you are going to be part of as the Blender Studios has many events, exhibition openings, life drawing, workshops; every day is something new,” describes Adrian. “And if there is nothing on at the Blender, chances are there will be an opening nearby that all the artists are attending. Of course, guests will be informed of any cool event or exhibition that’s happening during their stay, and they are always made to feel welcome by the Blender artists in any context.


Art Haven  Destinations for Art Lovers

Are you an art lover and looking to fill your travel bucket? Watch this video, as we bring all the amazing art destinations, specially curated for you. Adrian Doyle speaks about Melbourne Street Tours, highlighting the street art of Melbourne as Australia’s most unique and exciting cultural hub.


Fun with Matty McLean on the TVNZ Breakfast Show! Check it out ->

Melbourne Time Capsule

The Project, watch video below:
City of Melbourne – What’s On Read Blog here

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Thank you Channel 9 @9postcards and Rebecca Judd for featuring Melbourne Street Tours in 2019!

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The Big Bus

The team from The Big Bus joined us on a tour, see a preview below ->

TRANSTV – Celebrity on Vacation

Tour and workshop with Jessica Mila Agnesia and Kevin Julio, see below ->

Scoot In Flight Magazine

Cover Page Featuring Tour Guide Gigi Gordes

Check out the full article and day in the life of a street artist here.

Urban List

15 Of The Best Art Classes And Tours To Take Around Melbourne

Article by Serena McSweeney, read full article here...

AUS-X Open Supercross

Tour with the Monster Energy AUS-X OPEN superstars with local comedian Brett Blake! Watch below ->

TimeOut Melbourne

Article by Nicole Dowse, read full article here...

What’s On Melbourne
Tour with City of Melbourne. Watch below ->

Tourism Australia

Australia’s best street art.

See Melbourne section – and read full article here…

Jetstar Magazine ‘The Art of Illegal’ 

Feature, Jan 2018

Read Full Article Here: Pages 65-69.

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Travel For Life Now

Complete Melbourne Itinerary 5 Days

Article by Sue Davies, Click here to read more…

ROL Cruise

Best Places to See Street Art, Feature, 27th Sep 2017

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Melbourne By Design

Article by Sarah Lang,  December 2016. Click here to read the story.

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Christmas Festival Gift and Event Guide

City of Melbourne, Melbourne Street Tours Experience Gifts, Nov 2016


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QANTAS Travel Insider

5 Things To Do In Between Meetings in Melbourne

Nov 2016, Click to read more…

Travel Mag

12 Unique Things to Do in Melbourne

Article by Paul Joseph, March 2016. Click here to read more…

Mexican Travel Show TV Segment

With host Ruben Alonso

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Australian Traveller

City Guide: 72 Hours in Melbourne 

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Vacation Idea – Dream Vacation Magazine

Number 9 in “25 best things to do in Melbourne” 

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Things to Do in Australia: Melbourne Street Tours   

By Vacation Idea, 2018. Click to read more…

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Destinations Victoria

Feature article by Amy Turner and Cassy Polimeni. June Edition, 2015. See article below ->

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That’s Melbourne

Melbourne’s Hidden Masterpieces, May 2015

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Urban List

6 of Melbourne’s Best Day Tours, May 2015

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Hosier Lane: Melbourne street art has come a long way.
Article by Tim Richards, Click here to read more…

Weekend Notes

Street Art Tours of Melbourne
Article by Erica L, 2014

To read the full article please click here…

Lonely Planet

Melbourne’s street art – Lonely Planet travel videos

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