Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
If you didn't know that Melbourne is a sport-loving city, learn all about it at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). A Melbourne landmark, and one of the seven wonders of the sporting world, no visit to Melbourne is complete without witnessing a summertime cricket match or winter game of Australian Rules football at the MCG.
Backstage tours on non-event days take visitors onto the hallowed turf and into the changing rooms of Australia’s largest stadium. A visit to the National Sporting Museum here reveals the MCG’s history as an Olympic Games venue, and particular sports are highlighted in several exhibits, including the alarmingly realistic Shane Warne Hologram. Exhibition spaces display the MCG’s historic collection of sports memorabilia.
The cricket season launches at the MCG with the famous Boxing Day Test match. The most important fixture on the football calendar is held here on the last Saturday in September – the AFL Grand Final, when the big men on the ground fly, grown men scream and cry, and emotions are let loose.
The MCG is on the edge of the city in Jolimont. You can walk or ride a tram from the city, or catch the train to Jolimont or Richmond stations.
Tours & Tickets
Everyone knows Melbourne is Australia’s sporting capital but to understand why, go behind the scenes with a local on a Sports Lovers tour. All Sports Lovers ... Read more
Duration: 3.5 hours - 8 hours
Sport and beer go hand-in-hand, and what better way to do both, than to take this fantastic tour. Go behind-the-scenes at Melbourne's best sporting venues, ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Discover the best of Melbourne on a morning sightseeing tour that includes an optional boat cruise along the Yarra River. First travel by comfortable coach to ... Read more
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Explore the best of what Australia has to offer with an Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass. See more and save up to 50% on admission to Australia's favorite ... Read more
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hobart
Duration: Valid for 3 months from the date of card activation