This small group tour is the ultimate day out for lovers of Australian sport! Go behind the scenes of Melbourne's MCG, Rod Laver Arena and more, and visit the National Sports Museum. A café-style lunch is included.

AUD $149pp

Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour to the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and National Sports Museum
Runs: Monday to Friday
Departs at: 8.30am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and Federation Square (outside the Melbourne Day Tour Centre)
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

Rod Laver Arena is currently not accessible on this tour due to ongoing renovations. It has been temporarily replaced with entry to Eureka Skydeck 88.

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5 stars

Editor's summary:

‘Our guide Anthony was interesting and well informed about all aspects of what we saw on the tour. It ran on time but was not rushed. The MCG tour is a must as it gives a great overview of both the ground and its history. If you love sport and have a day to spare, do this tour.’ Brien

Tour highlights

  • Visit fabulous Flemington Racecourse — home of the Melbourne Cup
  • Drive around the famous Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix street circuit in Albert Park
  • Take a tour of Rod Laver Arena (currently replaced with entry to Eureka Skydeck 88)
  • Go behind the scenes of the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Explore the exhibits of the National Sports Museum
  • 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
  • Café-style lunch at Etihad Stadium
  • Tour of the MCG
  • Tour of Rod Laver Arena (currently replaced with entry to Eureka Skydeck 88)
  • Entry to the National Sports Museum.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $149pp
Children (0 to 14 years): AUD $111.75pp

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

What you can expect

Experience the Victorian capital’s magnificent sporting obsession on this Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour. You’ll visit the city’s most iconic sporting venues and enjoy behind the scenes access to the mighty MCG. This tour is a must-do for all sports enthusiasts!

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.

This Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour then moves on to Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park – home to the fast and furious Australian Open tennis tournament. You’ll visit the players’ dressing rooms and learn some of the history of this venerable sporting venue.

Please note: Rod Laver Arena is currently undergoing a renovation and is not accessible on the tour. During this time, you’ll visit the spectacular Eureka Skydeck 88 for exceptional views of Melbourne and many of the the city’s key sporting venues. Rod Laver Arena should be accessible again from October 2018.

After an action-packed morning, you’ll enjoy a relaxed café-style lunch at Etihad Stadium in Docklands. Then it’s time to head off to the iconic 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, before exploring the fascinating National Sports Museum.

This Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour packs a lot in but the pace is easy and relaxed, and you won’t feel like you’re being rushed from one venue to the next. Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the city’s top sporting venues and traditions.

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.

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Guest reviews

  • Brien (26/6/2018)

    Our guide Anthony was interesting and well informed about all aspects of what we saw on the tour. It ran on time but was not rushed. The MCG tour is a must as it gives a great overview of both the ground and its history. If you love sport and have a day to spare then do 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.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.