Discover South Melbourne's Hidden Gems

Links to Google Play store to download Hidden Gems app for Android Links to Apple app store to download the hidden gems app for iOS

Following the Victorian Government’s recent announcement that metropolitan Melbourne is returning to Stage 3 Restrictions and Stay At Home directions for six weeks from 11.59 pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020, we have had to pause the Hidden Gems Competition, until restrictions are lifted.

This decision is because many of the participating businesses will now be closed until Wednesday 19 August. This is also to ensure the health and safety of businesses and our community during this period.

The Hidden Gems Competition will recommence as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted and businesses reopen, so keep checking the App for notifications.

In the meantime, the Love South Melbourne App is still available on App stores and free to download. It features some great self-guided walks to follow, if you want to get out and get some fresh air and exercise in your local neighbourhood. Download the App and Love South Melbourne as much as we do.

The Hidden Gems tour takes you on a 30-minute journey through the true hidden gems of South Melbourne: discover its vibrant coffee culture, taste the delights of some of the extraordinary talents of its many food artisans, explore its quaint alleys and side streets and alluring street art, learn about its fascinating heritage, uncover some of its hidden community gardens, discover its thriving creative and music scene, relax in its health and wellness precinct or meet up with friends and family at the many pubs or cool roof-top bars.

The new Love South Melbourne app is like being best friends with a local. It’s a one-stop shop for bespoke shopping and dining experiences, hip roof-top bars, quaint gardens and laneways. Discover its incredible artistic street murals and immerse yourself in the vibey music and thriving cultural scenes.

For the curious, this free app offers fun interactive self-guided trails, where you can discover South Melbourne’s unique vibe, amazing history, its artisans and creators, and its colourful local characters.

Your Safety:

We care about your safety, therefore we recommend adhering to the following safety measure, whilst using the APP and the self guided tours:

·Please maintain social distancing rules and maintain a 1.5 m distance from other people in the precinct. For more information on required safety requirements, download the COVIDSafe app.

·Frequently use hand sanitisers and try to avoid physical contact and touching of face

·When following audio tours, please be aware of surroundings when crossing streets and cross at lights or pedestrian crossings, where possible.

·If taking your own photos through the App, that you want to share on social media, please try to avoid taking pictures of people other than yourselves.