Course Summary

Explore the history of the CBD’s west end with tour guide, Isabel Simpson. Discover the path that Batman and Fawkner travelled, the co-founders of Melbourne town.

Visit Fawkners Hotel, Batmans Hill and house, auction house, first town square, the first newspaper office and court house and much more.

Course Sessions

Sunday, 10th October - 1 class

Session ID DNAU1702C
10 Oct - 10 Oct 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$99 / $95 (conc)

Isabel Simpson

Isabel Simpson is a leading tour guide whose main focus is historical sites. She is an avid researcher who delights in interpreting Melbourne’s past and present by combining history, architecture and people. Or in Isabel's own words: "My walks are a tapestry of social, cultural, historical, street art and architectural explosion."

Isabel has provided fascinating tours for many leading Melbourne institutions including the CAE, National Gallery of Victoria, City museum, conservation groups as well as visitors to Melbourne, including cruise ships.

Isabel holds formal training qualifications and is a member of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia (VIC) & nationally accredited guide, Guiding Organisations Australia.

Please meet your host, Isabel Simpson, at the Yarra River, south side – site of “The Travellers”/sculptures Sandridge Bridge.

Last updated: June 18, 2021 04:42pm