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Sports Lovers Tours of Melbourne

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    Melbourne goes mad for sports, from the speed demons of the Grand Prix to the international attention of the Australian Open tennis match. Discover the history of highlights of competitive sports in the city with a customizable guided tour. See the Itinerary below for tour options and details.
    Itinerary
    Sports Lovers Morning Tour
    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 one of the following optional tours:

    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.

    Sports Lovers Morning Tour with National Sports Museum and Rod Laver Arena
    Take the Sports Lovers morning tour of Flemington Racecourse. Albert Park Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit and the MCG, then head to Rod Laver Arena, home to the Australian Open tennis championships each January. Feel the thrill of walking into the arena, following in the footsteps of Roger Federer, Andy Murray and other tennis champions. Go backstage and see the stars' dressing rooms, and hear about the rock concerts and other sporting events held in this important arena. Also visit the National Sports Museum to relive the moments in cricket, football, tennis and just about every other sport imaginable that helped shape Australia's rich sporting traditions and cultural heritage.

    Sports Lovers Morning Tour with Rod Laver Arena and Tennis Match
    Take the Sports Lovers morning tour of Flemington Racecourse and the Albert Park Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. After lunch, go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Rod Laver Arena, home to the Australian Open tennis championships each January. Feel the thrill of walking into the arena, following in the footsteps of Roger Federer, Andy Murray and other tennis champions. Go backstage and see the stars' dressing rooms, and hear about the rock concerts and other sporting events held in this important arena. To really experience the excitement of Grand Slam tennis, play a one-hour match on the show courts, where many of the world's champion players have played. Racquet and ball hire are included from the Australian Open shop, but you need to bring your own tennis gear.
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    Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

    I’m a total sports nut. I knew I wanted to do this tour in Melbourne. Despite knowing nothing about Australian rules football and cricket (I do love F1 though), I had super high hopes for this tour and it delivered. Anthony was an outstanding guide...More

    Thank psr1220
    Reviewed 10 September 2018

    Apparently the AFL finals were going on the week I had booked. Normally, I'm ok with tour cancellation within reasonable notice... the issue was that I didn't receive this notice until less than 48 hours of when this tour was supposed to happen. I find...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Danny R
    Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

    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, despite this they still ran the trip which we...More

    Thank dominicd250
    Reviewed 10 June 2018

    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,...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank 107jacintac
    Reviewed 23 April 2018

    Went in sport lovers tour thought was a bit expensive paid $130 for visit to Flemington racecourse which would gave cost operator nothing as just walked on lawns and left Then went to McG tour which was good which operator would gave paid about $30...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    Thank William P
    MelbSportsTours, General Manager at Melbourne Sports Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

    Hi William P, Thanks for taking the time to review the Morning Sports Lovers Tour. We are sorry you feel you didn't receive value for money, as this is not usually the case with our guests. We are the only sightseeing operator in Melbourne who...More

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