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Sports Lovers Tours of Melbourne

Highlights
  • 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
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Sports Lovers Tours of Melbourne
From $87.40
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Morning TourMost Popular
Sports lovers tour of Melbourne and a behind-the-scenes tour of Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Concludes at 1:30pm
From $87.40
MCG and Sports Museum
Sports lovers tour of Melbourne with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG); and a National Sports Museum tour. Concludes at 3:30pm
From $99.15
MCG, Sports Museum, Rod Laver
Sports lovers tour of Melbourne with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) & Rod Laver; and a tour of the National Sports Museum. Concludes at 5pm
From $109.43
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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.
What to Expect
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.
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Reviews (86)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed September 10, 2018
Beware! Short Notice for Tour Cancellation

Apparently the AFL finals were going on the week I had booked. Normally, I'm ok with tour cancellation within reasonable notice... the issue was that I didn't receive this notice until less than 48 hours of when this tour was supposed to happen. I find...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Danny R
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile
Sport Lovers Dream

My wife and I booked this trip as we are both mad on sport. The trip was really informative and we enjoyed every aspect of the trip. We were the only people booked onto the trip, despite this they still ran the trip which we...More

Thank dominicd250
Reviewed June 9, 2018
Its pretty good.

I'm not a big sports fan but I really enjoyed it. Flemington was definitely my favourite part. Our tour guide, Tamara, was great and showed us the course from the horses perspective which was really cool. The lunch was good you won't be hungry afterwards,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jacinta C
Reviewed April 22, 2018
Sport

Went in sport lovers tour thought was a bit expensive paid $130 for visit to Flemington racecourse which would gave cost operator nothing as just walked on lawns and left Then went to McG tour which was good which operator would gave paid about $30...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank William P
MelbSportsTours, General Manager at Melbourne Sports Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Hi William P, Thanks for taking the time to review the Morning Sports Lovers Tour. We are sorry you feel you didn't receive value for money, as this is not usually the case with our guests. We are the only sightseeing operator in Melbourne who...More

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile
Nathan Lawton

This trip was well run, Tamara was fantastic with her sporting knowledge, would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Melbourne.

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