Market Foodie Tours

Take a guided tour of Melbourne’s famous food market.

Since 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It's a unique experience with a melting pot of great food, entertainment, creativity and culture.

Discover all of this and more on a guided Market Foodie Tour where you will meet specialist traders and hear about seasonal produce, the secrets behind their artisan creations, plus cooking tips, shopping advice and more.

Tour includes visits to the Market’s iconic French patisserie, chocolatier, fromagerie, oyster bar, Spanish bodega and more!

When: Third Saturday of every month
Time: 9.30am to 10.30am
Cost: $25
Includes: tour guide (1 hour), generous food samples, South Melbourne Market reusable jute shopping bag and tea towel

Private Foodie Tour

On Wednesdays and Fridays the Market can provide a private tour for a group of 10 to 12 people.

Cost: $25 per head
Includes: tour guide (1 hour), generous food samples, South Melbourne Market reusable jute shopping bag and tea towel
Duration: 1 hour

School Tours

Secondary School Guided Tours

South Melbourne Market guided school tours are a fun, engaging way to help students gain information and develop understanding about sustainable food systems, environmental sustainability in practice and a range of other Victorian curriculum assessment criteria.

Guided tour information pack

  • Group size: Tours are available for a group of up to 16 students.
  • Length: 1.5 hours. We can modify the content to provide a shorter tour if required.
  • Availability: Tours are available on Wednesdays between 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm
  • Cost: $19 per student. This is inclusive of all tastings and a Market tea towel.

Primary School Discovery Tours

On our school-led discovery tours students will explore the Market with the assistance of a teacher or helper.

Each student is provided with a question sheet and working in small groups (6-10) will use the Market map and trader guide to help them find stalls and answer the questions.

Each teacher/helper is provided with a guide which contains answers to the questions, locations, further information, and leading questions to assist the students with the answers if required.

Market discovery tour information pack

  • Cost: School-led tours are free. As only one school group can undertake the tour at a time, bookings are essential.
  • Group size: We can accept group sizes of up to 80 students (working in groups of up to 10).
  • Length: Allow 1.5 hours for the tour. Students who finish early may use this time to do further exploration of the Market.
  • Availability: Timeslots are available on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm


"Best tour ever with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. The food was amazing and the stallholders friendly and know their product. Definitely coming back!"
- Leanne and Melva

"Thank you for all you did to help me arrange this morning’s tour. All my friends were absolutely delighted... Huge thanks to the tour guide for a wonderfully engaging manner and providing us with all sorts of facts, historical information, cooking tips and stories. We all left planning our next visit!"
- Denise

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