Discover the sporting capital of the world with this unique sports tour of Melbourne, Australia. Featuring everything to do with Melbourne's famous sporting culture, you'll discover the famous events, stadiums, arenas, sporting legends, history and more.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See famous venues including the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and AAMI Park
  • Get a unique insight into famous events including the Australian Open, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, The Ashes, and AFL Grand Final
  • Uncover the stories of Melbourne's sporting legends
  • Explore the history of sport in Melbourne and discover how it came to be known as the sports capital of the world
Full description
Meet your guide outside the Visitor Hub at Town Hall. From there, stroll down towards Melbourne's renowned sporting precinct where you'll see famous sites including Rod Laver Arena and AAMI Park. Along the way, hear about Melbourne's sporting history, the key figures responsible and how the city came to be so sports obsessed.

Also get behind the scenes insights into famous events including like the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and the Australian Open whilst uncovering the impact such events have had on the city of Melbourne and its people. 

Stand on the site of the 1956 Olympic Games. See the statues of Australia's greatest tennis players and visit Show Court 3, one of the main courts of the Australian Open used by the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams. Visit Garden Square which is the heart and center of the Australian open, Australia's only tennis grand slam event.

Also discover the development of Melbourne's sporting media and how its rise took Melbourne sport to new heights whilst covering Australian sports darkest days and its most inspiring tales with photos to bring the stories to life. Finish the tour outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where you'll learn about Australia's largest and most famous stadium.
Includes
  • Local and professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Stadium/Arena tour entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside the Visitor Hub at Town Hall on Swanston Street.

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Important information
Know before you go
• All children must be accompanied by an adult
• Please note a moderate amount of walking is involved, approximately 3 to 5 kilometers
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or those using a wheelchair
• The tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately, the local operator will advise if the tour is to be canceled due to extreme weather
• For bookings from November to January, please note that all tennis aspects of the tour may be restricted due to the Australian Open; the tour will cover as much of this area as possible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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It was an awesome experience. Living in Melbourne for the past 15 years never knew MCG had such great value and history. Thank you guys for the experience my uncle had his childhood dream accomplished thanks to you all. I will sure recommend this for all my visitors and friends.

March 1, 2020

Awesome tour learned so many interesting facts about sports history in Melbourne. Got to see many different stadiums and walk the grounds around them. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions. If your looking for a cheap tour where you get to see a lot and your a big sports fan like me I would definitely recommend.

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April 9, 2019

Excellent but unfinished due to westhet

The your stated out brilliantly with Mike our enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide. Unfortunately we were forced to stop due to torrential rain and glacial wind. A real shame. However we plan on going on the same tour next time in Melbourne - since we know we’ll be back

May 30, 2019

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City Sports Tours

Product ID: 152556