Melbourne - Cook’s Cottage and Tudor Miniature Village

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Cook’s Cottage and Tudor Miniature Village

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(57 reviews)
Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, Australia
50 mins

About the tour

Captain James Cook is considered one of the greatest navigators and explorers of all time and is famously known for being one of the first Europeans to discover Australia on April 19, 1770. But did you know that his family cottage is located in Melbourne? Join Alex to find out how this even makes sense and you will also be shown Tudor Village; a miniature village located not far from the cottage. You will learn all about its significance and we'll be enjoying a majestic and unique display of art which looks like something out of a fairytale!

Meet Alexander


Alexander wants to live in a world filled with appreciation for other cultures, free travel and guacamole as a global currency (we’re allowed to dream right?!). “Storytelling has always been a passion of mine. Whether it’s in the form of acting, writing or showing people around my captivating city. It feels great to express my passions in so many different ways” Alex says, while sipping on a decaf soy latte (a very common beverage in Melbourne, also known as Australia's coffee capital). Alexander believes that it would be a waste and disservice to his fellow humans to not show them around his backyard (well, not his actual backyard, but you get the picture). He’s dedicated to sharing his city’s beauty and history, and once and for all proving to people that kangaroos don’t just bounce around everywhere. Alexander has been running tours for the last 4 years, with his most popular tour being Melbourne’s Hidden Penguins (there you go, saved you a trip to Antarctica!). When he is not touring, Alexander works as an actor, filmmaker and blog writer.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Melbourne with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Melbourne. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Jens M.

18 September 2021

Alexander is beautiful,talented and and an amazing tour guide. I always look forward to the next tour.

Xavier H.

16 September 2021

Was expecting a tour of a higher professional standard from a guide who seems to be a master of self-promotion. Alex seemed slightly underprepared (or maybe he was a little tired?) unsure of what he needed to say or he'd be repeating himself within a short space of time. Also he chose to keep the same view (and angle) of Cooks house for a very long period of time. In regards to the statue of Cook, he had a selfie extension stick and could have got a lot closer than he did. In fact he said would get closer but then didn't. Likewise at the end of the tour he said he'd give us some slow panning shots of the flowers for a few minutes and he wouldn't be speaking so we could enjoy the silence, except he couldn't restrain himself and had to keep speaking.

Cathy (Essex, England) M.

15 September 2021

Alex started off with the first leg of the tours about Captain Cooke which was quickly followed by John Wright. Alex is such fun to tour with as he holds our interest completely with his fabulous story telling.

Pang K.

15 September 2021

He told interesting stories about Captain Cook. He also collaborated with John Wright in Whitby so that we learned more about Captain Cook.

Michaela (Austria) M.

13 September 2021

Amazing storytelling - I was completely drawn in from the first until the last minute by the way Alex described the life of James Cook. It was very easy to follow, perfect speed, great details that made Captain Cook become alive for me. Thanks so much, Alex - what an excellent delivery of this tour!

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