1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne

Melbourne Sports Walking Tour & MCG Tour

Product ID: 180251
Explore Melbourne's world-famous sporting culture on a unique interactive walking tour combined with a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Discover Melbourne's sporting history, its stadiums and arenas, media coverage, sporting legends and more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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
  • Join a walking tour with an experienced local guide
  • Go behind-the-scenes at the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • See famous venues including the Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Park, and Melbourne Arena
  • Get a unique insight into famous events including the Australian Open and The Ashes
  • Discover how Melbourn came to be known as the sports capital of the world
Full description
On this walking sports tour of Melbourne you will uncover every aspect of the city's world-famous sporting culture. From stadiums, events, athletes, media, history and more, this tour covers it all, and includes behind-the-scenes access to the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Led by a local and experienced tour guide with a background in Melbourne's sporting industry, the tour is made interactive through the use of photos and videos to bring the stories to life. Regarded as one of Melbourne's most exciting walking tours, this is the perfect tour for any sports fan.

On tour you will learn about Melbourne's incredible sporting stadiums and arenas, including the MCG, the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena, the Olympic Park, the AAMI Park, and the famed National Tennis Center. Along the way you will get exclusive insights into Melbourne's many global sporting events, including the Australian Open, The Ashes, Olympic Games and the AFL Grand Final.

Your guide will take you back in time as you revisit 180 years of sporting history in Melbourne, and explain the development of Melbourne's sporting media. Hear incredible true stories of Melbourne's sporting legends, from athletes to coaches, and discover the events that changed the world of sport forever. Stand on the site used for the 1956 Olympic Games. Visit Garden Square, home of the Australian Open, and see statues of Australia's tennis legends. 

Visit Show Court 3, one of the main courts of the Australian Open played on by the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams. On arrival at the MCG, one of their experienced tour guides will give you a complete tour of this incredible stadium, including the players changing rooms, media centre, the famous Long Room, the city terrace with views of Melbourne's beautiful skyline, and you'll even get the chance to walk on the arena.
Includes
  • Stadium tour entrance fees
  • Local and professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small group tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside the Melbourne Visitor Hub at Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000. Look for your guide with the blue umbrella.

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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 km
• 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

4.8 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Really interesting and informative tour

February 16, 2020

January 18, 2020

Extremely knowledgable guide took us on a very interesting walking tour. The tour of the MCG was absolutely tremendous and very thorough - highly recommended to all sports look lovers especially cricket fans

January 11, 2020

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City Sports Tours

Product ID: 180251