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Overview

For sports lovers, Melbourne is hard to beat. With so many major stadiums packed into one metropolis, there’s always a game on and excitement in the air. Get an insider’s look into the city’s athletic obsession with a behind-the-scenes tour of several of its famed venues. Visit the site of the Melbourne Cup horserace at Flemington Racecourse and cruise around the Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park. For more, upgrade to one of three different options to explore the Melbourne home of your favorite sports.
  • Experience world-famous sporting venues on a sports lovers tour of Melbourne
  • Visit Flemington Racecourse and the Formula 1 racetrack
  • Enjoy lunch within the Etihad Stadium precinct
  • Go behind the scenes at Melbourne's famous MCG
  • Add a tour of the National Sports Museum or Rod Laver Arena with the option to have a game of tennis on the show courts
  • Tailor the tour to suit your time frame and sporting preferences
  • Travel with a local to experience Melbourne’s unique sporting lifestyle

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This in-depth tour takes you behind-the-scenes to normally off-limits parts of sporting grounds.
Melbourne goes mad for sports, from the speed demons of the Grand Prix to the international attention of the Australian Open tennis match. Discover the history of highlights of competitive sports in the city with a customizable guided tour. See the Itinerary below for tour options and details.

Itinerary

Sports Lovers Morning Tour
All Sports Lovers tours begin with pickup from selected Melbourne hotels, then take you to Flemington Racecourse to see where Australia's most famous horserace, the Melbourne Cup, is held each November. Tour Flemington’s famous icons, from the finish post and clock tower to the mounting yard, stables, betting ring and famous rose gardens.

Continue your sports tour of Melbourne to the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, built for the 2006 Commonwealth Games on the edge of the city center in Parkville. Then travel to the Formula 1 Grand Prix racetrack in Albert Park, and be driven around the circuit past the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.

Enjoy a trip across town to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia's most historic and iconic sports venue. Take a behind-the-scenes tour to see the changing rooms used by Australian Rules footballers and international Test match cricketers, visit the Bill Lawry Cricket Centre and coaches' box, see where football fans sit in the Ponsford Stand and take a walk on the arena's hallowed turf.

Complete your Sports Lovers tour with lunch within the Etihad Stadium precinct in Melbourne's Docklands.

To enhance your sports experience, add one of the following optional tours:

Sports Lovers Morning Tour with National Sports Museum
Take the Sports Lovers morning tour and after lunch visit the National Sports Museum. See more than 2,500 famous sporting artefacts and multimedia displays exploring the history of the MCG, cricket, Australian Rules football, rugby, soccer, tennis and Australia's sporting heroes. Play out your sporting fantasies in the multi-sport Game On interactive gallery, relive the moments that shaped Australia's rich sporting traditions and cultural heritage, and watch your favorite stars in action at Cinema Sport.

Sports Lovers Morning Tour with National Sports Museum and Rod Laver Arena
Take the Sports Lovers morning tour of Flemington Racecourse. Albert Park Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit and the MCG, then head to Rod Laver Arena, home to the Australian Open tennis championships each January. Feel the thrill of walking into the arena, following in the footsteps of Roger Federer, Andy Murray and other tennis champions. Go backstage and see the stars' dressing rooms, and hear about the rock concerts and other sporting events held in this important arena. Also visit the National Sports Museum to relive the moments in cricket, football, tennis and just about every other sport imaginable that helped shape Australia's rich sporting traditions and cultural heritage.

Sports Lovers Morning Tour with Rod Laver Arena and Tennis Match
Take the Sports Lovers morning tour of Flemington Racecourse and the Albert Park Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. After lunch, go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Rod Laver Arena, home to the Australian Open tennis championships each January. Feel the thrill of walking into the arena, following in the footsteps of Roger Federer, Andy Murray and other tennis champions. Go backstage and see the stars' dressing rooms, and hear about the rock concerts and other sporting events held in this important arena. To really experience the excitement of Grand Slam tennis, play a one-hour match on the show courts, where many of the world's champion players have played. Racquet and ball hire are included from the Australian Open shop, but you need to bring your own tennis gear.

Reviews

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B
, Mar 2018

Our tour took in Flemington Racecourse, the MCG and Albert Park racetrack. All 3 attractions were good with good information being provided by Tamara. The lunch provided at the conclusion was very good and appreciated

B
, Dec 2017

Ok at best. Lunch was really good and the owner or driver was a nice guy. Having Rod Laver Stadium being taking off the list at the last minute due to construction was disappointing. Cricket stadium was ok at best, I am American and expected more-lol, sorry. Everything else was kind of ho hum, not bad, not that great though!

M
, Nov 2017

Very Good

E
, Aug 2017

A must for all sports fans visiting down under. The tour highlights many different sports and stadiums and includes lunch and the sports museum.

M
, Jan 2017

Great tour:

L
, Nov 2016

We are so glad we picked this tour. Incredibly informative and interesting facts communicated whilst moving at a good pace. Good value for money and thoroughly recommended, especially if one has been to Melbourne before.

c
, Jul 2016

Great tour for any sports minded person. Our guide was great , and good for tips on Melbourne in general.
A must while in Melbourne

H
, Jun 2016

A great experience for the true sports lover. A behind the scenes look at Flemington and the Formula 1 Circuit culminating with a full guided tour of the ins and outs of the MCG. Very enjoyable with an informative, knowledgeable and humorous guide. Well worth it for an up close view of the venues so familiar on our television screens. Optional afternoon visit to the Sports Museum and Rod Laver and Margaret Court Arenas

P
, Jun 2016

If you are into your sport you must go on this Framlington racecourse was lovely with tour guide giving many interesting facts,MCG is one of the great stadium in the world,a must is the sports museum,Albert Park for F1 fans is a little bit of a disappointment as there are no permanent stands they build the racetrack over 11 weeks however you do get driven around the track.

a
, Apr 2016

Brilliant trip if you are interested in any sport you must take this trip when in Melbourne


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