This Melbourne MCG and Living Legends Tour is the stuff of champions — both human and equine! Go behind the scenes at the city’s most iconic sporting venue — the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground — the scene of countless contests of sporting prowess. A visit to the National Sports Museum is also included. After a pub-style lunch at the Docklands you’ll head out to Living Legends — the home for retired champion racehorses, including a number of winners of the world-famous Melbourne Cup!
This tour operates on selected dates during the Spring Racing Carnival, and throughout the year as a private tour.
☆ Go behind the scenes of the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
☆ Visit the National Sports Museum, including the Thoroughbred Racing Gallery
☆ Enjoy an afternoon at picturesque Living Legends on the outskirts of the city
☆ Take a tour with a trainer to meet retired champion racehorses, including a number of Melbourne Cup winners
☆ Maximum group size: 20.
☆ Guided small group tour
☆ Informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide
☆ CBD hotel pick-up/drop-off and comfortable air-conditioned transport
☆ Tour of the MCG
☆ Entry to the National Sports Museum
☆ Entry to Living Legends, and a guided introduction to several retired champion Australian racehorses
☆ Pub-style lunch and afternoon tea.
As Spring Racing Carnival fever grips the Victorian capital, this Melbourne MCG and Living Legends Tour will immerse you in the history of the city’s greatest sporting traditions – including horse racing. Not only will you tour Melbourne’s most famous sporting venue, but you’ll meet some of the champion racehorses that have captured the heart of the nation.
On this tour you can opt for the convenience of CBD hotel pick-up or meet your ‘sports guru’ guide at Federation Square. Your first stop is the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where you’ll be treated to a tour of restricted areas that most people don’t get to see. You’ll visit the player change rooms, players’ balcony, Bill Lawry Cricket Centre and the Long Room. You’ll even have the opportunity to take a walk on the hallowed turf.
Next, you’ll drop by the National Sports Museum (located at the MCG) and enjoy its many interactive exhibits and fascinating collection of sporting memorabilia. The Thoroughbred Racing Gallery is likely to be of special interest.
After a busy morning, it’s time to relax on this Melbourne MCG and Living Legends Tour with a pub-style lunch at the Docklands precinct, before you head to the outskirts of the city to Living Legends at Woodlands Historic Park. Described as a retirement home for former equine champions, Living Legends has plenty of famous residents for you to meet — including Might and Power, Rogan Josh, Apache Cat, Brew, Fields of Omagh and Efficient.
You’ll tour the property and enjoy afternoon tea at the historic homestead, before heading back to the CBD.
This Melbourne MCG and Living Legends Tour is the perfect way to mark the Spring Racing Carnival and enhance your visit to Australia’s home of sport.