Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the famous athletic venues in sports-mad Melbourne! Meet your friendly, knowledgeable guide at Federation Square in the morning and hop aboard a comfortable coach to begin your action-packed day.
Make your way to Flemington Racecourse, where you’ll walk on the grassy track of the hoof-pounding Melbourne Cup. Tour the residential village built for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, which was crafted to the highest standards of urban design and equipped to house up to 6,000 athletes and officials. When hunger strikes, head to Docklands for lunch near Etihad Stadium, home of the Australian Football League.
Continue on to Albert Park, where you’ll have a chance to drive a lap around the F1 Grand Prix circuit. Visit the world-class facilities of the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre to see where local athletes train, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of either the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or the National Sports Museum (make your selection at the time of booking).
Take a tour of the Stomping Ground Brewery. All tours and tastings are Cicerone-led, which is a fancy way to say that your guides are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable beer drinkers around. Groups are shown through the 20-hectolitre brewery, guided through the brewing process and given the chance to taste a wide variety of beer styles. Whether you're new to craft beer or an old pro, the Stomping Ground tasting experience is not to be missed.
The tour concludes with complimentary samples of 6 of Stomping Ground's finest.