Melbourne Shore Excursion: Sports Lovers Tours of Melbourne
All Sports Lovers tours begin with pickup from selected Melbourne hotels, then take you to Flemington Racecourse to see where Australia's most famous horserace, the Melbourne Cup, is held each November. Tour Flemington’s famous icons, from the finish post and clock tower to the mounting yard, stables, betting ring and famous rose gardens.
Continue your sports tour of Melbourne to the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, built for the 2006 Commonwealth Games on the edge of the city center in Parkville. Then travel to the Formula 1 Grand Prix racetrack in Albert Park, and be driven around the circuit past the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.
Enjoy a trip across town to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia's most historic and iconic sports venue. Take a behind-the-scenes tour to see the changing rooms used by Australian Rules footballers and international Test match cricketers, visit the Bill Lawry Cricket Centre and coaches' box, see where football fans sit in the Ponsford Stand and take a walk on the arena's hallowed turf.
Complete your Sports Lovers tour with lunch within the Etihad Stadium precinct in Melbourne's Docklands.
To enhance your sports experience, add the following optional tour:
Sports Lovers Morning Tour with National Sports Museum
Take the Sports Lovers morning tour and after lunch visit the National Sports Museum. See more than 2,500 famous sporting artefacts and multimedia displays exploring the history of the MCG, cricket, Australian Rules football, rugby, soccer, tennis and Australia's sporting heroes. Play out your sporting fantasies in the multi-sport Game On interactive gallery, relive the moments that shaped Australia's rich sporting traditions and cultural heritage, and watch your favorite stars in action at Cinema Sport.
- Lunch within the Etihad Stadium precinct
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Excellent tour with great guide, very knowledgeable and great fun. However, it was a sheer fluke that we got on the tour at all. Viator confirmed the departure time of 8.30am, to meet at Port Melbourne and that the ‘tour departs within walking distance of the cruise’. I had previously advised Viator that we were not on a cruise. So we got a taxi there early, waited around, no one came. I rang the number on the booking the night before and on the day, but no one answered. We asked someone passing if they knew about the tour and by sheer fluke, he knew the driver of the tour. He rang him and left a message saying that we were waiting for that tour at the port. Our tour guide rang back and I spoke to him, he had been waiting for us outside our hotel, 20 minutes away. He came straight to the port to pick us up. He couldn’t understand why Viator had sent us to the port. Everyone else on the tour was picked up from their hotels. It was a great tour that we nearly missed due to incorrect information given by Viator. Very poor Viator