Everyone knows Melbourne is Australia’s sporting capital but to understand why, go behind the scenes with a local on a Sports Lovers tour. All Sports Lovers tours take you to Flemington Racecourse, home of the Melbourne Cup horserace, and on a drive around the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit at Albert Park. Walk around Rod Laver Arena, Australia Open Tennis Championships precinct.Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia's most famous sporting stadium, and upgrade to add an in-depth tour of the National Sports Museum. There are four Sports Lovers tours to choose from, depending on your sport of choice, highlighting the history, excitement and famous venues of Australia’s most sports mad city. Upgrades available including Eureka SkyDeck and Sport and Beer Tour with Stomping Ground craft brewery.
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 the following optional tour:Sports Lovers Morning Tour with National Sports MuseumTake 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.