Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne

Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne

Melbourne Grammar School is one of Australia’s oldest private colleges as well as one of the best regarded Australian educational institutions. The school was founded in 1858 by the first Anglican Bishop of Melbourne, Charles Perry and today has an enrolment of around 1800 co-educational students. The many bluestone original school buildings at the senior campus are now on the Victorian Heritage Register. In 1893 St. Peter’s Chapel was built on the campus and it was Australia’s first school chapel. The school now has seven campuses including its outdoor recreational centres, but it is the original school site on St. Kilda Road right next door to the Royal Botanic Gardens that is the heart of the school.

The school has a long list of high profile former students including well known Australians such as: comedian, Barry Humphries; Sir Keith Aickin, former chief justice of the High Court of Australia; Alfred Brookes, first head of the Australian Security Intelligence Service; Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia and Edwin Flack, Australia’s first Olympic gold medalist. The school has an archival gallery filled with photographs, records and memorabilia of the school’s history, which may be visited by appointment during term time. The archives are based at the St. Kilda Road campus of the school.

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Sight Name: Melbourne Grammar School
Sight Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Melbourne, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

Creating your own self-guided walk in Melbourne is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
St. Kilda District Walking Tour

St. Kilda District Walking Tour

St. Kilda district of Melbourne is situated along a fantastic beach of the Pacific Ocean. It is a cosmopolitan suburb near Port Phillip Bay. Its most popular attractions are situated not far from the beach. One of them is the huge and historical Luna Park. This self-guided tour will lead you through St. Kilda's main attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Melbourne Museums Walking Tour

Melbourne Museums Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles
Cultural Walking Tour of Melbourne

Cultural Walking Tour of Melbourne

Besides being a commercial and sports center, Melbourne is also the prime cultural center of Australia. There are many art galleries, museums and theaters that reflect Australian and western cultures. Melbourne has created its own local culture and expressed it through art -- performing, culinary, and visual. This self-guided tour will reveal to you the international culture of Melbourne:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Children's Walking Tour in Melbourne

Children's Walking Tour in Melbourne

Melbourne offers some unique attractions for children. Your children can learn and see many new things, like rare southern fish and Antarctica penguins, toys dating back to 1880. This self-guided tour will lead you to the fun places in Melbourne to amuse your children:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Landmarks of Melbourne Walking Tour

Landmarks of Melbourne Walking Tour

Melbourne is an amazing city with its beautiful parks and gardens, Victorian and modern architecture. This self-guided tour will lead you to some of the most remarkable landmarks in Melbourne.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Nightlife Walking Tour of Melbourne

Nightlife Walking Tour of Melbourne

The nightlife in Melbourne always impresses its visitors by its uniqueness and variety. There are all types of clubs and bars to go with your mood. Some of the biggest entertainment centers in the southern hemisphere are in Melbourne. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular night clubs in Melbourne:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles

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Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Melbourne has a reputation for cafés and fine restaurants, and lately a chocolate fever has taken over the city. This tour takes you through the alleyways and arcades of the city center whilst stopping at selected chocolate indulgence points. Take your senses on a unique experience through six of...