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Yarra Sunrise Tour

Daily at 7am
8km / 2 hours
Starting at
Federation Square
Finishing at
Federation Square

Discover Melbourne at first light on our Yarra Sunrise Running Tour. This small group tour explores Melbourne’s rich history, guiding runners through Melbourne’s famous parklands to visit some of the city’s most impressive landmarks.

This 8km running tour operates daily at 7am and we’ll begin our adventure at Federation Square, the city’s cultural hub and home to a variety of world-class events, restaurants, bars and specialty stores. Together, we’ll embark on a journey through Melbourne’s famous parklands along the Yarra River, as your tour guide will share with you the story behind the hidden beauties and impressive historical landmarks along the way.

During our tour, we'll uncover the story of Melbourne's settlement by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land in which we run. We'll also bring to life the rich sporting history of Melbourne, before crossing the Yarra River and making our way toward the Shrine of Remembrance where we'll observe a moment of respect and take in the views of Melbourne.

As we reach the end of the Yarra Sunrise Tour, we will run by Melbourne’s everflowing Yarra River, before making our way to one of our favourite cafes for a post-tour coffee as the mist rises off the Yarra River.

We operate tours for a minimum of 1 guest. Prices are per person with GST included.
Private Family tour
2 adults + 3 Children
2 adults + 4 Children
  • Uncover the story of Melbourne's traditional owners
  • Learn about Melbourne's rich sporting culture
  • Take in amazing views of Melbourne
  • A wonderful tour guide to lead the way and share the stories
  • All digital photography taken during the tour
  • A coffee at one of Melbourne's favourite Yarra River cafes
  • Tour duration is approximately 1.5 to 2.0 hours including coffee
  • Please wear suitable running attire and note that there is nowhere to store luggage and backpacks.
  • This tour is suitable for all abilities of runners
  • Prams can be accommodated on this tour via slight course adjustments - just let us know!

Please wear clothes suitable for this activity including appropriate footwear.
You may like to bring a water bottle, though there are water taps throughout the tour.
Covid Safe Requirements:
Bring a face mask to wear as required
Bring your phone to check in to this tour

We aim to make our tours accessible for each and every guest:
For guests with wheelchairs and prams, we can generally make slight alterations to our tour route.
For guests who are vision-impaired, we can generally provide a guide to assist you.

We many need additional lead time to make these arrangements, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

This tour starts at Federation Square. Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne. We'll meet near the orange umbrellas outside Time Out Cafe. The nearest station is Flinders Street.

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"Wow! What a great way to see Melbourne. I learned a lot and saw things I never knew existed. It was such an enjoyable morning and I highly recommend this tour to everyone."

Megan, Anthony, Jodie, Michael & Nada
about our
Laneways Discovery Running Tour

"Was great to be introduced to Melbourne this way, wouldn't have had a thorough introduction without this run"

about our
Laneways Discovery Running Tour

"A great tour on the hidden street art, bars and cafes around the city while burning calories at the same time! Worth our time and money spent!"

Abby, Neyda, Rena, Daza
about our
Laneways Discovery Running Tour
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In the spirit of reconciliation Fit City Tours acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.