Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour

Melbourne, Australia

Experience hosted by Michael

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

Melbourne is the sports capital of the world and this tour will show you why!
This walking tour also includes a behind-the-scenes stadium tour of the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) - Australia's largest stadium (100k+ capacity).

We'll cover 184 years of Melbourne's sporting history and look at how sports media influenced Melbourne’s multicultural identity. From there we'll visit the site of Melbourne's first competitive sporting event and relive the incredible stories of the people instrumental in building this sporting city.

We'll then visit the site of the 1956 Olympic Games, stand on the track and hear Australia's most inspirational sporting story and the story of it’s darkest and most controversial sporting day.

We'll then head to the Tennis Walk of Fame and get photos with the statues of tennis legends, hear their incredible stories and see Rod Laver Arena - Home of the Australian Open!
We'll also visit Show Court 3, a court graced by the likes of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Williams and more.

From there you'll go behind-the-scenes of the MCG which includes pitch side, the players changing rooms, press conference room, coaches box & more!

***If booking in November, December or January - please note that all tennis aspects of the tour will be subject to availability due to the Australian Open. We'll attempt to cover as much of this area as possible.
Other things to note
When you arrive at the Melbourne Visitor Hub (corner of Swanston Street and Little Collins Street) look for your tour guide with the blue umbrella.
Melbourne is the sports capital of the world and this tour will show you why!
This walking tour also includes a behind-the-scenes stadium tour of the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) - Australia's largest stadium (100k+ capacity).

We'll cover 184 years of Melbourne's sporting history and look at how sports media influenced Melbourne’s multicultural identity. From there we'll visit the site of Melbourne's first competi…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Guided sports tour of Melbourne and tickets to the MCG Stadium tour

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi, I'm Mike. I was born in London however I've spent the last 10 years working on Melbourne's biggest sporting events including the Australian Open tennis, Formula One Grand Prix, AFL Grand Final and more.
I love Melbourne's sporting culture so much that 18 months ago I decided to create Melbourne's first ever sports walking tour. I'm now living my dream and I'd love to show you why Melbourne is considered the sports capital of the world.
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Where you'll be

Melbourne Cricket Ground - go behind-the-scenes of one of the biggest stadiums in the world!

Melbourne Rowing Club - Home of Melbourne's first sporting event

Olympic Park - home of the 1956 Olympic Games.

Rod Laver Arena (outside) - home of the Australian Open!

Ken Rosewall court - Stand on one of the main courts of the Australian Open (Subject to availability).

Other landmarks include Melbourne Arena, AAMI Park, Tennis Walk of Fame and more

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Aaron
February 2020
A great tour to get the knowledge behind Melbourne's sporting history and in a way where you could never do by yourself. The MCG tour at the end was just the cherry on top in my opinion.
Deborah
January 2020
We wanted a tour with difference whilst in Melbourne and one that would provide insight into an area of interest that we wouldn’t be likely to get on our own. The sports tour with Mike delivered perfectly.
Steven
January 2020
Amazing tour our tour guide Michael was very knowledgeable and included every one in conversation. He was also interested in where folk came from 5star.
Tony
January 2020
The Walking sports tour was just my cup of tea! Finding out about Melbourne's sports history was great. Michael the host was very knowledgeable and told super stories about past and present sports events and stars. Would recommend if you're a sports fan!
The Walking sports tour was just my cup of tea! Finding out about Melbourne's sports history was great. Michael the host was very knowledgeable and told super stories about past an…
Janet
January 2020
An incredibly informative tour with everything that you could ask for being covered. You’ll see the top sports-sights in Melbourne and Michael has terrific insight. Would definitely recommend!
Isabel
November 2019
This sports tour with Michael was fantastic. Michael knows a lot about sport which enhances the tour by providing the participants with background information on the venues visited. The walk is particularly pleasant alongside the Yarra River section learning about rowing history in Melbourne. I learnt something new every step of the tour. Michael is friendly and considerate of his tour participants. I recommend this tour.
This sports tour with Michael was fantastic. Michael knows a lot about sport which enhances the tour by providing the participants with background information on the venues visited…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Suitable footwear and prepare for all weather conditions

Drinks and snacks