Localing Private Tours, run by two energetic young friends, Daniel Platt & Dean Hampel, prides itself in creating unique tours of Melbourne and regional Victoria that introduce visitors to little known parts of the destination while supporting small local businesses at the same time.
Tours can be themed around culture, history, gastronomy and more, and are best suited for a bus-load of 42 people. These tours are led by knowledgeable local guides who are passionate about the subject matter.
Localing has done rare back-of-house tours of the Melbourne Theatre Company, with participants getting a peek into a rehearsal and then sharing a meal with renowned actors, as well as gourmet programmes at local celebrity chef Shannon Bennett’s private farm where participants get to hunt for truffles and then dig into a feast crafted by the star himself. More common tours cover visits to local boutique coffee roasters such as Aunty Peg’s to learn about the business and Melbournians’ love for coffee, or walking tours of Melbourne’s vibrant alleyways and heritage buildings.