Spend half a day immersing yourself in Melbourne's sporting culture on this informative tour. You'll visit fabulous Flemington Racecourse and your choice of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or the National Sports Museum. Lunch is included.

AUD $129pp

Melbourne Morning Sports Tour including the MCG or National Sports Museum
Runs: First Friday of the month and selected dates. This tour also operates on other dates for private groups.
Departs at: 8.30am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and Federation Square
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘We spent yesterday on a tour of Flemington Race Course and the National Sports Museum. The day was great and Tamara was a wonderful host. I am from Melbourne and we also drove into parts of the city I had never been to, which was great. Tamara was very knowledgeable and passionate about Melbourne and its sporting credentials. Lunch in the Docklands was very nice. Both the food and views were excellent. My wife and I would highly recommend this tour.’ Philip O

Tour highlights

  • Visit fabulous Flemington Racecourse — home of the Melbourne Cup
  • Drive around the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix street circuit in Albert Park
  • Choose between a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or a visit to the fascinating National Sports Museum
  • Enjoy a delicious group lunch at Marvel Stadium
  • Maximum group size: 20.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour
  • Informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide
  • CBD hotel pick-up/drop-off and comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the MCG or entry to the National Sports Museum
  • Cafe-style lunch.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $129pp
Children (0 to 14 years): AUD $96.75pp

This tour is not recommended for children under the age of eight.

What you can expect

Experience the Victorian capital’s magnificent obsession with sport on this Melbourne Morning Sports Tour. What’s more, you can tailor the tour to your specific sporting interests by choosing to visit the mighty MCG or the National Sports Museum. It’s a tough call!

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 Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne’s inner west. Home to the world-renowned Melbourne Cup — the ‘race that stops a nation’ — you’ll be able to see the grandstand, finish line/post and exclusive members’ pavilion. [More]

Next you’ll enjoy a drive through the 2006 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, and a quick (but not too quick!) lap around the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix street circuit in Albert Park. You’ll also pass by the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

The final stop on this Melbourne Morning Sports Tour is at your choice of venue. Choose one of the following options.

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

At the iconic MCG, 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, and take a walk on the hallowed turf (all subject to availability).

National Sports Museum

The National Sports Museum (located at the Melbourne Cricket Ground) is home to Australia’s most extensive collection of sporting memorabilia and a fabulous range of interactive and multimedia experiences. Visit the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, see the Shane Warne hologram, relive Australia’s Olympic glory and so much more.

This Melbourne Morning Sports Tour ends with a cafe-style lunch with your group of fellow sports fans at Marvel Stadium.

Please note: The order of venues visited on this tour may be changed for operational reasons. All venue visits are subject to availability. We will endeavour to inform you as early as possible if a particular venue will not be accessible on the day. A replacement activity will be provided.

Guest reviews

  • dominicd250 (19/8/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    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, but despite this they still ran the trip, which we were delighted about. The tour guide was very easy going and knew all aspects of the trip. He was very accommodating and went out of his way to help us. It was extremely well organised and can’t complain at all about it. If you like sport, do this excursion!

  • 107jacintac (10/6/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    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 They definitely fill your plate.

  • gforce1971 (9/4/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

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

  • Philip O (24/3/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    We spent yesterday on a tour of Flemington Race Course and the National Sports Museum. The day was great and Tamara was a wonderful host. I am from Melbourne and we also drove into parts of the city I had never been to, which was great. Tamara was very knowledgeable and passionate about Melbourne and its sporting credentials. Lunch in the Docklands was very nice. Both the food and views were excellent. My wife and I would highly recommend this tour.

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.