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St Paul's Cathedral Tours

St Paul's Cathedral
Located in the heart of Melbourne, St. Paul’s Cathedral is the only neo-Gothic building among a sea of modern structures in Federation Square. Built between 1880 and 1931 to commemorate the location of Melbourne’s first Christian service back in 1836, St. Paul’s features the 2nd-tallest Anglican spire in the world.
 
The Basics
You can explore St. Paul’s Cathedral during non-service hours or join the church’s daily service. City tours typically begin in Federation Square, and many discuss the almost 100-year history of St. Paul’s and Christianity in Australia. Interest-specific tours, such as one devoted to photographing Melbourne’s sights and another that literally runs past the city’s most compelling destinations, also include St. Paul’s on their agendas.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral is ideal for architecture lovers and religious visitors.
  • Check the cathedral’s website for times of regular and special services.
  • Services are available in English and Mandarin.
  • The church is accessible to wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
The cathedral stands in the heart of Melbourne, opposite Federation Square. Take any train to Flinders Street Station or the 35, 70, or 75 tram, which operate in the Free Tram Zone.
 
When to Get There
St. Paul’s Cathedral is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday, and 7:30am to 7:30pm Sunday. On public holidays, the cathedral’s hours are 11am to 3pm. St. Paul’s hosts beautiful Easter and Christmas services—the biggest in Melbourne.

St. Paul’s Unique Style

Classified as “Gothic transitional,” St. Paul’s Cathedral is a mix of early English and decorative Gothic styles. The structure features beautiful interiors with Persian tiling on the floors and walls, processional doors, fine stone and brickwork, and intricate mosaics. Architect William Butterfield incorporated a number of influences from notable churches around the world into this Melbourne landmark.
Address: Flinders Ln & Swanston St, Melbourne 3000, Australia
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Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery

Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery

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Explore vibrant, multi-cultural Melbourne with a private guide and an itinerary customised to suit your interests. Admire architectural landmarks like the Town Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Parliament House; learn about the city’s fascinating colonial history; or stroll around the idyllic botanical gardens. Alternatively, visit beachside St Kilda, browse the shops of the Block Arcade or Chapel Street, or discover ‘Little Italy’ in the Carlton district. This 4-hour tour includes hotel pick-up and morning tea.
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  • 4 hours
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$190.48
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$190.48
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Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Food and Wine Tour from Melbourne

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Experience the premium wines and foods of the Yarra Valley on a full-day wine tour from Melbourne. Visit three wineries and one brewery for tastings of red, white, and sparkling wines, cider, beer, and fresh local products such as cheeses, deli meats, and chocolates. Your tour includes all tastings and a 2-course lunch, plus the ease of riding in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with your driver-guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.18
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$128.18

Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Covid-19 Regulated Melbourne Private Tour

Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Covid-19 Regulated Melbourne Private Tour

Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! See the main highlights of Melbourne and discover the best the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations according to your liking. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of Melbourne, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Go to the historic St. Paul’s Cathedral, the oldest and best arcades in the city, and find out where one of Banksy’s favorite places to paint was. Hear all about how a famous rockstar has a statue and lane named for him and more.​ Wondering about the best places for food and drinks? Get personal recommendations from your local host.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$33.15
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12 Apostles and Otway Fly Zipline Day Trip from Melbourne

12 Apostles and Otway Fly Zipline Day Trip from Melbourne

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Combine a drive along the iconic Great Ocean Road with a high-energy zip-line adventure on this full-day tour Melbourne. Fast track your tour to take in the most photographed landmarks and make a beeline for the Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles. Take in the views from the Razorback lookout or opt for a memorable helicopter flight (extra cost) along the coast. After lunch, take to the treetops at the Otway Fly Adventure to navigate a thrilling course of zip-lines, suspension bridges and canopy walkways through the rainforest.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.16
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$118.16
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Melbourne Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Melbourne Private Tour

Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! Elegant Victorian buildings, dazzling modern developments, and a famous coffee scene to explore. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origins, history, and contemporary culture of Melbourne. Hear about the city’s Victorian roots as you wander around its heritage sites, gaze up at the world’s tallest residential building, and experience a nostalgic visit to the Australian Music Exhibition. Follow your local host along the banks of the Yarra River to seek out sculptures as you look out at the skyline. Wander across the bridges, spot fascinating details in shops and hotels, and visit the monumental St Paul’s Cathedral. Stroll through the murals of Hosier Street and hear about what happened to those on AC/DC Street.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.59
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$74.59
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Melbourne Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Melbourne Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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It’s time to ditch the disinterested guides and drive-by stops: hear the stories of Melbourne direct from the locals on this easy-going app-based audio tour. Walk around the central city at your own pace – no strangers to slow you down on this private tour. Hear about the history of Melbourne, from the pre-colonial lives of the land’s Traditional Owners to the vibrant contemporary culture of laneways and street art, from your audio guide and interviews with city residents.
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  • 1 hour
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$5.34
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$5.34

Bendigo, Echuca & The Mighty Murray

Bendigo, Echuca & The Mighty Murray

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See 2 cities in 1 day Get to explore underground, travel on a tram and paddle steamer. A relaxing day
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.90
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$128.90
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Melbourne Cathedrals and Parklands tour

Melbourne Cathedrals and Parklands tour

Have you ever imagined how beautiful is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria? Fitzroy Gardens is an elegantly designed inner-city parkland and a cornerstone of Melbourne's claim to be Australia's “Garden City”. Spread over 26 hectares (64 acres), this park features plant displays designed with Victorian-era flair and historic landmarks that preserve the city's stories. Tour will include St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Treasury gardens as well as Collins Street..the "Paris" of Melbourne, with its elaborate ironwork and Victorian architecture.
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  • 4 hours
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$196.64
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$196.64
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Melbourne Cathedrals and Parklands tour

Melbourne Cathedrals and Parklands tour

Have you ever imagined how beautiful is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria? Fitzroy Gardens is an elegantly designed inner-city parkland and a cornerstone of Melbourne's claim to be Australia's “Garden City”. Spread over 26 hectares (64 acres), this park features plant displays designed with Victorian-era flair and historic landmarks that preserve the city's stories. Tour will include St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Treasury gardens as well as Collins Street..the "Paris" of Melbourne, with its elaborate ironwork and Victorian architecture.
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  • 4 hours
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$196.64
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$196.64
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Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour

Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore Melbourne at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Visit key sights like Flinders Street Station, the Queen Victoria Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Immigration Museum, the State Library of Victoria, and much more. Learn about Melbourne’s history and find out why this city has become a celebrated hub of arts and culture.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$15.90
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$15.90
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Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day

Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day

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Maximize your time in Melbourne with a great-value full-day tour, combining the best bits of the city and Phillip Island. Spend the morning touring Melbourne landmarks like Federation Square, St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Kilda Beach, then visit the Eureka Skydeck 88 for a spectacular aerial view. After lunch (own expense), tour the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, get up close to Aussie wildlife at the Koala Conservation Centre, then watch the sunset Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. This small-group tour is limited to 11 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 13 hours
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$199.07
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$199.07

Private Full Day Melbourne City Tour with local guide

Private Full Day Melbourne City Tour with local guide

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See and do exactly what you want on this private, customizable day tour of Melbourne. Visit the city’s highlights, including churches, public squares, government buildings, seaside neighborhoods, and the laneways famous for their street art and fine coffee. Receive personalized attention, as this is a private tour. An ideal tour for travelers short on time, who want to make the most of a day in Melbourne.
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  • 8 hours
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$848.57
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$848.57
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Melbourne Afternoon Photography Tour

Melbourne Afternoon Photography Tour

Melbourne’s futuristic architecture, idyllic parks and modern waterfront offer ample opportunities for budding photographers. This 3-hour afternoon photography tour will help you capture the magic of Melbourne on camera, with expert tips from a professional photographer, and a guided tour of the city’s most memorable monuments.
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  • 3 hours
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$75.62
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$75.62

Full-Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

Full-Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

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Check off all the highlights of the Great Ocean Road on this full-day tour from Melbourne. Soak up glorious views along Australia’s most famous coastal drive as you visit Apollo Bay, the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. That’s not all: see the Memorial Arch at Fairhaven; spot wild koalas and parrots along the Kennett River and enjoy a short hike through the Otway forest. For the ultimate views, upgrade to include a thrilling helicopter ride over the Twelve Apostles.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.67
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$96.67
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2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour and Platypus paddle

2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour and Platypus paddle

We spend a day along the great ocean road, we then head inland and visit some amazing spots. We also go looking for the Platypus. We take a 1 km walk into the forest and then we paddle out on to Lake Elizabeth to se if we can find any platypus swimming around. This is a amazing way to start the day. We also visit the Redwood plantation as well as a waterfall.
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  • 2 days
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$317.95
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$317.95
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Grampians & Halls Gap

Grampians & Halls Gap

We depart early from Melbourne and reach all the lookout before it gets busy. We visit all the popular lookouts
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.67
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$96.67
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Private Half Day Melbourne City Tour with Local guide

Private Half Day Melbourne City Tour with Local guide

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4 Hour Tour Tour includes: • Local Melbourne Tour Guide • Private luxury vehicle • Complimentary bottled water • Custom and private tour for up to 7 passenger
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$494.10
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$494.10
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Learn to Surf at the Great Ocean Road

Learn to Surf at the Great Ocean Road

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Learn to surf with this beginner’s class in Torquay. After meeting your instructor in Melbourne, head to the Great Ocean Road, step into a wetsuit, and run through a quick tutorial with safety tips before getting in the water. Enjoy snacks and lunch—they’re included in the lesson price—and learn to paddle, stand up, and (safely) wipe out.
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  • 7 hours
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$117.52
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$117.52
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Phillip Island Penguin and wildlife Tour

Phillip Island Penguin and wildlife Tour

We offer small tour, maximum of 11 passengers. We visit the Wild life park on the Island. This is the best place to see kangaroo ,wallabies and a large variety of other animals We try and stay away from the crowds during the day,
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.83
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$103.83
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Full-Day Mornington Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Melbourne

Full-Day Mornington Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Melbourne

We depart early from Melbourne and reach all the lookout before it gets busy. We visit all the popular lookouts
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.25
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$100.25
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Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Day Tour from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Day Tour from Melbourne

We depart early from Melbourne. We head straight to the Yarra Valley. We visit 3 to 4 vineyards for some wine tasting.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.89
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$70.89
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Full-Day Dandenong Ranges Tour with Pickup from Melbourne

Full-Day Dandenong Ranges Tour with Pickup from Melbourne

We depart early from Melbourne. We head straight to the the ranges. we start the day by taking a stroll through the forrest.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.89
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$70.89
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Dandenong Ranges and Rayners Orchard Tour from Melbourne

Dandenong Ranges and Rayners Orchard Tour from Melbourne

We depart early from Melbourne. Small groups. maximum 11 passengers. Avoid crowds and other tour buseses.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.89
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$70.89
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Small-Group Tractor Tour at Rayners Orchard from Melbourne

Small-Group Tractor Tour at Rayners Orchard from Melbourne

We depart early from Melbourne. Small groups. maximum 11 passengers. Avoid crowds and other tour buseses.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.89
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