Self guided walks & rides

Choose a self-guided walk from the list below and take a journey into the cultural heritage, past and present of the Port Phillip area.



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Around Elwood Village (2018)

A guide around Elwood's village and waterways     Meyer Eidelson

Art Deco in Elwood (2014)

Enjoy some of Art Deco's finest expressions in Elwood houses and apartments

Art Deco Society




 Home Front Trail (2018)

 Remembering World War One City of Port Phillip 

Exploring Fishermans Bend North (2014)

Explore the landscape from the railway line along the Yarra river

Janet Bolitho

Foreshore Trail (2018)

Promenade along the foreshore as it traces the coastline of Hobson's Bay from Sandridge to Elwood

Meyer Eidelson

Immigrants Trail (2018)

Celebrate the contribution to the City of Port Phillip by immigrants and settlers

Meyer Eidelson

The Navy in Port (2016)

Salute the Navy's association with Port Melbourne which goes back to the earliest days of white settlement

Janet Bolitho

Rochelle's Mystery Tour (2017)  

This bike tour booklet and map take you on a journey through Port's history.

 Rochelle Bell




To Market To Market - the heart of a village (2017)

 A guide around the historic South Melbourne Market precinct

 City of Port Phillip

Around the Hill (2017)

 A guide around the historic Emerald Hill precinct

City of Port Phillip 

Bush Tucker Trail at Gasworks Arts Park (2011)

 A journey of discovery exploring the plant life of Melbourne’s coastline

City of Port Phillip

Clarendon Street History Walk (2006)

A highlight of the architectural diversity and history 

City of Port Phillip

David Wood's South Melbourne (2018)

Looks at South Melbourne's architecture in the 1880s and now

City of Port Phillip

South Melbourne historic precincts (2006)

A meander through the neighbourhoods from South Melbourne to Albert Park

City of Port Phillip




From riches to rags and back again

A St Kilda audio walk 

Heritage Victoria

Last Man Hanged (2014)

The sensationalist events around the breakout of Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker in 1967

Meyer Eidelson

Literary St Kilda (2014)

Delve into the locations used by writers over many decades 

Meyer Eidelson

Skirt by Sea (2006)

An audio walking tour and map of St Kilda that can be downloaded

City of Port Phillip

Solar System Trail (2018)

A tour of the foreshore Solar System sculpture installation from St Kilda to Port Melbourne

City of Port Phillip  

St Kilda Foreshore  (2009)

Explore the locations that make St Kilda a seaside destination

City of Port Phillip

Explore Acland Street Village (2016)

Enjoy a tour of the local treasures around this iconic street

Acland Street Traders Association




Bicycle Tour

 Opportunity Shops of Port Phillip 

City of Port Phillip

Bicycle Tour

 Fine and Famous Food Venues of Port Phillip

City of Port Phillip

Port of Melbourne Heritage Trail

Links heritage sites throughout the shared open spaces around the Port of Melbourne

Port of Melbourne

Walks in Port Phillip: A guide to the cultural landscape of a City by Meyer Eidelson.


Walks in Port Phillip: A guide to the cultural landscape of a City by Meyer Eidelson takes you on a voyage of discovery along eight walking trails in the City of Port Phillip.

Free copies are available from Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre, Assist counters at Port Melbourne Town Hall, South Melbourne Town Hall or St Kilda Town Hall. 

 City of Port Phillip


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