Tours and Activities



Themed Tours

Engineers vs Architects

Imagine a world without engineers and architects. They have done all the heavy lifting which makes our lives both beautiful and, most importantly, built to stand the test of time.

 Boroondara (Kew) Cemetery has many such professionals whose iconic achievements will make you give thanks for their contributions to Marvellous Melbourne. 

This walk is part of the National Trust Heritage Festival* 

Saturday, 13th May at 2:00 pm

Sunday, 30th July at 2:00 pm

 Cost: $15.00; Members/Concession: $10.00

Tours will leave from the cemetery gates at the cnr High Street and Parkhill Road, Kew at the time designated.  Expected duration for our tours is around two hours.  We recommend wearing good walking shoes.

Please note that spaces are limited and bookings are essential.  For further details call Pauline on 0417 278 950 and leave a  message or email .

Private Group Tours

Subject to availability we conduct weekday (or weekend) tours for community groups.  We can tailor a tour to suit or choose from of our list:
  • Best of the Best - a cross-section of some of the more high-profile monuments and memorials
  • Ned Kelly 
  • Retail Therapy - household names
  • Explosive Characters
  • Murder, Mayhem & Mishaps
  • Untimely Ends
  • Crime & Punishment - lawmakers and lawbreakers
  • Ripping Yarns - some of the best stories
  • Ladies in Residence - showcases the wonderful women of Melbourne's past
  • Our Military Heritage  

If you are interested in organising one of these tours for your group, please contact us on