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MCG Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Australian Sports Museum

1. MCG Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Australian Sports Museum

Experience the highlights of the Melbourne Cricket Ground on a tour including a visit to the famous MCC Long Room, the players’ changing rooms, the cricketers' viewing room, and the Ron Casey Media Centre. After your guided a walk through the arena, take in the Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre, and head to the Melbourne City Terrace for views of the stunning skyline.   Next, visit the all-new Australian Sports Museum for a truly memorable experience. This isn’t your typical museum: it’s an exciting, interactive, and ever-changing experience where the latest technology has been used to create immersive exhibits and galleries.

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tour

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tour

Meet the guide at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds for this tour that takes you behind the scenes for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Visit parts of the stadium that the general public doesn't get to see with a guide who is an MCC member. Highlights of this tour include: The famous MCC Long Room MCC Library (founded in 1873) MCG Tapestry Player changing rooms Cricketers’ viewing room Ron Casey Media Centre Portrait of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar A walk on the arena Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre Ponsford Stand City Terrace with views of Melbourne’s skyline Experience the history and world-class facilities of the MCG! Please note: The National Sports Museum is undergoing a multi-million-dollar upgrade. The museum will officially be reopened in March 2020.

Melbourne: Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

3. Melbourne: Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

Designed to showcase Melbourne’s passion for sports, this tour is led by industry experts and provides a fun day out for sports lovers of all ages. Walk in the footsteps of famous sports stars as you explore Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena. Meet your friendly guide in Federation Square, then set out on your sightseeing adventure to some of the city’s most beloved sporting venues. The first stop of the day is the iconic Rod Laver Arena, which hosts the Australian Open each year. Walk in the footsteps of sports superstars such as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Don’t forget to snap photos of your unforgettable visit. As you explore, learn about Melbourne's range of world class events such as the Melbourne Cup, F1 Grand Prix, MotoGP, and Bells Beach Surf Pro. Discover why the city has been voted the Sporting Capital of the World. The tour continues to the impressive 100,000-seater Melbourne Cricket Ground. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and learn about the many famous faces who have played here over the years. Finish the tour with a stroll around the surrounding Olympic Park precinct, which no trip to Melbourne would be complete without.

Melbourne Sports Walk

4. Melbourne Sports Walk

Start your tour by meeting your guide at the Melbourne Day Tour Centre. Walk along the path built to accommodate guests to the 2006 Commonwealth Games all the way to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Once here, enjoy a guided tour of the iconic stadium, which has a capacity of just over 100,000 people.  Afterwards, continue on foot to discover more of Melbourne's favourite sporting arenas. Visit AAMI Park, home to rugby teams Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Rebels, as well as the soccer clubs of Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City FC. Next make your way to the Olympic Park Oval, built on the site of former Olympic Park Stadium, built for the 1956 Summer Olympics. This venue is now home to Collingwood FC, one of the most popular AFL teams in Australia. Visit Melbourne Arena, Rod Laver Arena, and Margaret Court Arena, the home of the Australian Open Tennis Championships. Take in the sights and sports along the Yarra River on your way back to the starting point at Federation Square.

Melbourne: Private Sports Precinct and MCG Tour With Lunch

5. Melbourne: Private Sports Precinct and MCG Tour With Lunch

Begin your tour in the heart of the city and stroll along the Yarra River learning about the history of Melbourne's sporting culture, its teams and world class venues. Within 200m of the city centre enter the sporting precinct, home to Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Park, site of the Australian Open tennis grand slam, hearing about Australia's rich tennis heritage, as well as training centres and arenas of top flight teams across soccer, rugby league, rugby union and Australian Rules football. Melbourne hosted the 1956 Olympics, the first city in the Southern Hemisphere, and its indelible print still resonates to this day in what is known as the Olympic Park precinct. Complete your tour with a private MCG experience, lunching in one of the Melbourne-themed cafes before joining your private guide for a 75min MCG tour

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 420 reviews

Great experience to see the MCG with no fans around. So many historic "tid bits" that I found out. Went into the change rooms used by the Collingwood Football Club. Went through the MCC members area - Long Room, Committee Room and various other sections only MCC members or committee members can access. After the tour, the Australian Sports Museum was amazing. So much history and artifacts. Well worth the money!!!!!

The tour was extremely informative. I’m not a real cricket fan, but absolutely enjoyed my experience at the MCG. The history of a lot of different sport were on display. It’s an absolute must when visiting Melbourne.

Excellent experience. Being a cricket lover it was an amazing experience of seeing MCG in detail. Also the guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended for all cricket lovers

Fascinating insight to behind the scenes of the MCG and the Cricket Club facilities. Sports museum full of interesting displays and items

Allan was a very knowledgeable & entertaining guide. Very enjoyable.