Our Story

Born and based in Melbourne, with a passion for food, people & travel, inspired us to create ‘This Is Melbourne’ – Gourmet Food Tours.

We deliver a guided, unique experience for fascinated foodies, visitors and local Melburnians alike. Taking you on a journey that captures the essence of Melbourne – its people, diverse history, and exploding culinary scene.

Walk with us on tour, as we share stories about Melbourne’s past and present, while stopping along the way to visit Melbourne’s ‘foodie’ hot spots, and indulging in their delicious ‘signature’ tastes.

About Melbourne 

This Is Melbourne, Gourmet Food Tours, respectfully acknowledges that it traverses through the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.  This special place, now known by it’s European name as  ‘Melbourne’.   Today this wonderful city is one of the great multicultural cities of the world.

Melbourne has always been an important meeting place and a location for events of social, educational, sporting and cultural significance.  Since it’s European settlement in 1835, many nationalities have immigrated to Melbourne at various stages of its history, contributing significantly to the city’s growing identity.

With the arrival of immigrants from Europe, the America’s, Africa, China, all across Asia and Pacific, Melbourne has become one of the most culturally diverse communities in the world.   With this grand influx of newcomers, saw the arrival of new flavours and ingredients – defining Melbourne as a culinary epicentre, and it’s people as ‘curious’ for new culinary tastes.

Today, Melburnians embrace this multicultural heritage through their innovation and passion to ignite a city through food – now bursting with exceptional restaurants, cafes and bars. 

We look forward to welcoming you on our exciting, gastronomical adventure, sharing the city we love so much.

This Is Melbourne – Gourmet Food Tours