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, Rod Laver Arena or the National Sports Museum. Lunch is included.

AUD $119pp

Melbourne Morning Sports Tour
Runs: Monday to Friday
Departs at: 8.30am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and Federation Square (outside the Melbourne Day Tour Centre)
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

Rod Laver Arena is currently not accessible due to ongoing renovations.

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Editor's summary:

‘The Victorian capital loves its sport and if you do too, this small group tour is for you! However, you’ll have to make a tough call between visiting the mighty MCG, Rod Laver Arena or the National Sports Museum. They all offers sports fans something special. Which one will you choose?’

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), a tour of Rod Laver Arena or a visit to the fascinating National Sports Museum
  • Enjoy a delicious group lunch at Etihad 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 Road Laver Arena, or entry to the National Sports Museum
  • Cafe-style lunch.


Adults: AUD $119pp
Children (0 to 14 years): AUD $86.25pp

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 which major venue you visit. Choose from the mighty MCG, Rod Laver Arena 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).

Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena is home to the Australian Open and is a must-see for tennis fans. Visit the tournament control room, the player change rooms, the superboxes and VIP hospitality areas, and the media centre (all subject to availability). You’ll also have the opportunity to step foot on centre court itself (subject to availability).

Please note: Rod Laver Arena is currently undergoing a renovation and is not accessible until October 2018.

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 Etihad 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.

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.

Start your booking

Please make your booking below by choosing the tab for the major venue you want to visit during the tour. You can only choose one of the three options. If you have a group that wishes to split and visit separate venues, please make separate bookings for the same date. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult tour participant.