Fitzroy:

Population: 8,814(2006)
Established: 1839
Postcode: 3065
Area: 1.4 km (0.5 sq mi)
Location: 3 km (2 mi) from Melbourne CBD
Local Government Area: City of Yarra
State District: Richmond
Federal Division: Melbourne
In and around Fitzroy:
Carlton North Fitzroy North Clifton Hill
Carlton Fitzroy Collingwood
Melbourne East Melbourne Richmond

Fitzroy is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Yarra. Its borders are Alexandra Parade, Victoria Parade, Smith Street and Nicholson Street. Fitzroy is Melbourne's smallest suburb in terms of area, being approximately 100 Ha. At the 2006 Census, it had a population of 8,814.

Planned as Melbourne's first suburb, it was later also one of the city's first areas to gain municipal status.

It has a long associations with the working class and is currently inhabited by a wide variety of ethnicities and socio-economic groups and is known for a culture of bohemianism, being main home of Melbourne's Fringe Festival. Its commercial heart is Brunswick Street, which is one of Melbourne's major retail, eating, and entertainment strips.

It has undergone waves of both urban renewal and gentrification since the 1950s. In response to past planning practices, much of the suburb is now a historic preservation precinct with many individual buildings and streetscapes covered by Heritage Overlays, its built environment is diverse and features some of the finest examples of Victorian era architecture in Melbourne. The most recent changes to Fitzroy are mandated by the Melbourne 2030 Metropolitan Strategy in which both Brunswick Street and nearby Smith Street are designated for redevelopment as Activity Centres.

It was named after Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, the Governor of New South Wales from 1846 to 1855.

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Forget the 'sites' and 'attractions', Melbourne is a city built for locals. This is your perfect, personalised deep-dive into local culture and life through food and street art - the two things we do as well as anyone.

This is not a group tour done in private, we have no script and no fixed itinerary. We take the time to get to know you and make the experience personal so it's exactly what you're looking for.

It's an excellent 'day one' adventure that will change the way you experience Melbourne ...and it's perfect for people who don't like tours.

WHAT TO EXPECT
*Get orientated & gain unique local insight through food, art & storytelling
*Meet the makers - the roasters, bakers, artists & innovators
*Explore the backstreets, lanes & arcades of inner Melbourne
*Visit neighbourhoods & local boroughs where Melburnians like to spend time
*A friendly, well-connected & informed local host
*Get personalised recommendations for how to spend the rest of your time

Itinerary
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Stop At: Fitzroy, Victoria, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria Australia

Cool local neighbourhoods like Fitzroy, Collingwood and St. Kilda

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Presgrave Place, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Melbourne's cool inner-city backstreets - dripping with art and dotted with local treats and eats.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Acland Street Village, Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia

Colourful, bohemian neighbourhoods by the beach are a great spot to hunt down art, artists, street performers and local delicacies.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: South Melbourne Market, 322 - 326 Coventry St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia

Elegant South Melbourne is a picture of old Victorian elegance and the market here is full of local treats and stunning produce.

Duration: 30 minutes

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On a 1-hour Fitzroy rickshaw tour, get to know this creative hub by cruising past its graffiti-dotted alleyways and interesting backstreets. With great conditions for cycling, this Melbourne neighborhood is home to eateries, galleries, and shops that can all be seen as you travel by rickshaw with a driver-guide who tells you about its hidden gems.

Your rickshaw tour starts at the Melbourne Museum, where you’ll meet your driver-guide and hop aboard your pedal-powered vehicle.
As you cruise around Fitzroy, known for its restaurants, café culture, and artsy vibe, you have the chance to admire graffiti and street art on several of the alleyways and streets, and pass by some of Melbourne’s top designer and vintage shops. Fitzroy’s bustling atmosphere makes it a great place for a rickshaw tour, which allows you to soak up the scene and cover more ground than you would walking. When it’s over, you’ll have new information to decide which restaurants and galleries you want to check out later on your own.
See hidden gems of the district, and enjoy the leisurely pace of your tour. You can stop for photo ops or to grab a bite to eat or a coffee, if you wish (own expense).

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Fitzroy and Collingwood have remained the lesser known but thriving underground in Melbourne’s street art scene. Spread out across the entirety of these two suburbs, the beautiful splatter of artwork can be seen on street walls, carparks, cafes, dilapidated buildings and even on public toilets!
So much so that you would think it is just impossible to see so much art in a day! 
And that is why we have designed a special rickshaw safari that goes past the most popular, intricate and culturally important ones. You will discover a staggering number of artwork by over 40 world renown local and international artists like Phibs, Rone, Smug, Adnate, Alexis Diaz, Ghost Patrol, Lush, Askew One, Makatron, Mayonaize, Lauren YS, Will Coles, Sofles, TwoOne, Be Free, Choq, Putos, Fintan Magee and many others..

Our rickshaw safari begins at the Carlton Gardens (Nicholson Street end). If you are visiting Melbourne, we are happy to offer a free pick-up from your hotel if it is within 2 km of the tour start point. The tour is conducted at a leisurely pace with tour guide narration in English. See different types of street murals like stencil art, spray paintings and calligraphy through to magnificent art installations at prime street locations. While it’s impossible to say confidently if you’ve seen it all, our specially designed rickshaw tour goes around some of the most popular, intricate and culturally important ones.

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