Shrine Of Remembrance Guided Tour - Melbourne

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 15 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    Shrine of Remembrance, Visitor Centre
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join an expertguide on this 75-minute tour and delve deeper intoa compelling narrative. Uncover some of the fascinating stories and historical controversies associated with this beautiful building with a soul. Your professional guide willweave a captivating narrative that draws together the strands of history and personal experiences into a compelling chroniclethat will makeyour Shrine Tour experience truly memorable.
If you would like torecharge after your Shrine Touryou can add on a transportable tiffin from Jardin Tan containing a selection of gourmet treats. Produced exclusively for Shrine Tour participants, your tiffin can be enjoyedinside restaurant located close to the Shrine, or picnic style within the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.


Informative, friendly and professional guide

Step back in time on a history tour

All entrance fees included

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

Meet your Tour Guide at the Shrine's Visitor Centre information desk at your nominated tour time.

Your tour will begin and finish in the Shrine Visitors Centre and include:

  • The Garden Courtyard with lesser known views of the Shrines North-Western corner
  • Explanation of the distinctive architectural features, statues, poignant inscriptions and building design from the Western steps
  • The history surrounding the Southern steps of the Shrine, uncovering the significance of this vantage point often overlooked by casual visitors to the Shrine. 
  • A visit to the Sanctuary via the grand bronze doors to experience the Ray of Light Ceremony
  • Stunning views of the memorial gardens, the City of Melbourne and surrounds from the Balcony
  • The Shrine's Crypt to understand more about the many years of history encapsulated in this small space
  • A tour of the Galleries to learn some of the astounding acts of valor, fascinating personal histories, and artifacts on display. 
  • A visit to the interactive Peace Wall display before your tour concludes back at the Shrine Visitor Centre.

If you decide to add on a gourmet tiffin after your tour, these are collected across the road from the Shrine at Jardin Tan.  Located at the Gate O entrance to the Royal Botanic Gardens, your tiffin treats can be enjoyed inside at Jardin Tan, or picnic style within the Gardens. When you finish your tiffin, simply return it at the agreed time back to Jardin Tan.



All tour participants receive a 10% discount when making purchases from the Shrine Gift Shop.

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Professional guide

For those who select a Tour and a Tiffin upgrade the selection of food will be subject to seasonality and based on a chefs selection.

Indicative menu items that may be included are below:

Cold grilled curry chicken salad with slaw sandwich on white bread

Marinated prawns dressed in firecracker with cucumber and spring onions sandwich on white bread

Open faced small bahn xeo

Rice paper roll or spring roll

Crab salad in lettuce cup


Vietnamese inspired sweet

Entry/Admission - Shrine of Remembrance


The Shrine does not have a cafe onsite, however cool drinks are available to purchase from the Shrine's Gift Shop

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions

Snacks (available for purchase)

Non-alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Shrine is wheelchair accessible except for the Balcony area.

Shrine tours are not suited to people with mobility issues, wheelchairs, walking frames, or reliant on crutches.

Shrine tours involve a moderate amount of walking including a large number of stairs.

Shrine tour participants are requested to dress comfortably, yet respectfully. Comfortable, respectful clothing with a hat

Walking shoes and a hat during the warmer months as some of the tour takes in some of the Shrine's exterior. Please note, as a sign of respect, hats should be removed in the Sanctuary.

For those who upgrade to a Tour and a Tiffin, please supply any dietary requirements directly to the Shrine by email 24 hours prior to your tour.

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers