Course Summary

The demise of well-known and historic Melbourne sites including the Federal and Scotts Hotel, The Australian Building, the Western and Eastern Markets, Collins House and many more buildings are all but a memory. This guided walk with Isabel Simpson allows you to rediscovers their original locations, their purpose, exotic styles and detailing, extraordinary structures or simply folly. We also look at some recent demolitions. We walk from King Street to Spring Street.

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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.

Students should be comfortable in participating in a walking tour activity. If uncertain, students should be guided by the opinion of their doctor re activities of this nature.

Last updated: December 11, 2017 01:08am