Half-Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour Options

Half-Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour Options

5 hours 30 minutes Melbourne, Australia

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City sightseeing with a difference. Visit the venues that host some of Australia’s favourite sporting events.

Explore Flemington Racecourse, home of the Spring Racing Carnival and The Melbourne Cup – the horse race that stops the nation.

Drive through the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and around Albert Park, on the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix Circuit.

Lunch with a drink is included.

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) OR Australian Open Behind The Scenes Tour OR Australian Sports Museum.

If you would like to choose more than one option, please see our 3/4 Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne or our Ultimate Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne.

A fabulous way to explore Melbourne's sporting culture.
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Brunton Ave Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002 Australia

Enjoy a behind the scenes look at Australia's most significant sports stadium. Highlights of the MCG tour (all subject to availability) include; The Northern Stand, Coaches box, Media Centre, Players change rooms (football and cricket), Cricket viewing room, the exclusive Member's areas - including the Long Room, Bill Lawry Cricket Centre, The Ponsford Stand - Aerial views, and walk on the hallowed turf (arena).

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria 3206 Australia

Take a drive around the F1 Grand Prix circuit with an experienced guide who will talk you through the various turns and explain how the track is transformed for the Grand Prix.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Australian Sports Museum, Brunton Ave Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Home to Australia’s most extensive collection of sporting heritage and multi-media displays. More than just a museum, it captures the spirit of Australia's rich sporting traditions. Includes the MCG story and an extensive interactive area for kids of all ages, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Olympic, AFL, Cricket Areas, Champions Horse Racing Museum, Sports Cinemas and much more.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Tour behind the scenes of the Australian Open Tennis Championships at one of the world’s busiest sports and entertainment precincts, Melbourne Park. Enjoy a players point of view as you are taken through Australian Open tournament control. See the change rooms used by the world's best tennis players, up to the superboxes and VIP hospitality areas and, events permitting, onto the Arena. *PLEASE NOTE This tour is currently only available on Mondays and Fridays and not available from mid-December through to end January.
PLEASE NOTE: The AOT tour requires minimum 4 people.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Flemington Racecourse, Victoria Racing 448 Epsom Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031 Australia

Explore Flemington Race Course, home of the Spring Racing Carnival and The Melbourne Cup – the horse race that stops the nation.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Marvel Stadium, 740 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3008 Australia

A drive through the Marvel Stadium / Docklands precinct


  • Lunch with a drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at selected hotels
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Sports Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Park


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Russell Street Extension, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We may be able to pick you up at hotels other than those listed. Please advise your hotel and we will let you know the closest pick up point.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • These measures are based on the current requirements in Melbourne. We will update these as the government updates their requirements.


75 Reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

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Bruce S March 2018

Our tour took in Flemington Racecourse, the MCG and Albert Park racetrack. All 3 attractions were good with good information being provided by Tamara. The lunch provided at the conclusion was very good and appreciated

Mark C November 2017

Very Good

Evelyn J August 2017

A must for all sports fans visiting down under. The tour highlights many different sports and stadiums and includes lunch and the sports museum.

Linda L November 2016

We are so glad we picked this tour. Incredibly informative and interesting facts communicated whilst moving at a good pace. Good value for money and thoroughly recommended, especially if one has been to Melbourne before.

Hilary M June 2016

A great experience for the true sports lover. A behind the scenes look at Flemington and the Formula 1 Circuit culminating with a full guided tour of the ins and outs of the MCG. Very enjoyable with an informative, knowledgeable and humorous guide. Well worth it for an up close view of the venues so familiar on our television screens. Optional afternoon visit to the Sports Museum and Rod Laver and Margaret Court Arenas

clayjdar June 2016

Great tour for any sports minded person. Our guide was great , and good for tips on Melbourne in general.
A must while in Melbourne

Peter W June 2016

If you are into your sport you must go on this Framlington racecourse was lovely with tour guide giving many interesting facts,MCG is one of the great stadium in the world,a must is the sports museum,Albert Park for F1 fans is a little bit of a disappointment as there are no permanent stands they build the racetrack over 11 weeks however you do get driven around the track.

aboyle April 2016

Brilliant trip if you are interested in any sport you must take this trip when in Melbourne

Pedropete November 2015

Superb trip for any sport lover, although you also get an excellent commentary on Melbourne itself as you travel between venues. Anthony the guide is absolutely brilliant, my wife and I really enjoyed his informative and humorous commentary. The tour guide at the MCG was very good too. The morning finishes off with lunch at the Etihad Stadium in the Docklands, you get loads and it's lovely so don't have too much breakfast! Excellent value for money this trip, just book it, you won't regret it.

Katharine I November 2015

Amazing amazing amazing!
Highlight of Australia leg of travels. Great if you love sport or just interested in the history of it. Lots of different sports and the museum is really cool too - especially the interactive bit. Highlight was Rod Laver stadium! Great lunch too.

Lynette Anne H October 2015

The tour guide Anthony was very punctual and a real good bloke. The tour was great and anthony's commentary was always informative and humorous. His knowledge of melbourne and sporting history was amazing. We would definitely recommend this tour to other travellers. This is reflected in our 5 star rating, couldn't fault a thing.

Sherryn S October 2015

Had a great time -tour guide was good and the guides at the MCG and Rod Laver were also very informative
Would recommend this to anyone who likes sports - Flemmington Race Course is also a great visit

Patricia D September 2015

Perfect name for the tour. Our sports lovers package included trips to Flemington horse race track, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver tennis arena, and admission to the sports museum at the MCG.

It's a jam-packed day of fun facts and sports! Our tour guide Anthony was informative, funny, and pleasant. We spent about an hour at each stop, which was a reasonable amount of time.

My only critique is that we hit up lunch on the later side, about 1pm, which I wasn't expecting. The meal options at Etihad stadium are plentiful though. You won't leave hungry!

We also appreciated that hotel pick up and drop off was available. Perfect for tourists like us!

Catharina A August 2015

This tour has been a great experience! We enjoyed playing tennis on show court 3 of Rod Laver Arena and won't forget this moments ever. Simon was a really nice tour guide with remarkable knowledge.

Pego June 2015

Excellent Tour. Our Tour guide Anthony Excellent very knowledgable. The tour guides at each venue were excellent very informative. Would recommend this tour to anyone. Had a great time. Thank You Anthony

Eddie J May 2015

Thank you very much Anthony, Matthew and I had a fantastic day. Go Hawks. Rgds Eddie.

HAYLEY B April 2015

Excellent tour. 5* and more! Would go on this again if I could. Excellent guide and a small group of people (8) was just the right amount. Definitely recommend.

Helen B April 2015

The tour was excellent. Anthony was our guide, he was awesome, very knowledgeable. The tour around the city between sporting venues was much more than we expected and was very informative for tourists. The tour guide at the mcg was great he was so informative and knew everything you could have asked. The guide at rod laver was lovely she knew so much about the players. It was great tour, you have great access to places and able to take lots of pics. Would recommend to anyone but especially if you have a interest in sports. We really enjoyed our day thanks to Anthony. Thanks again.

Paul T March 2015

Great tour. Anthony was great with excellent knowledge on many sports. The only disappointment I had was that you could not enter Etihad. Otherwise every site we visited was first class. The MCG tour was a highlight.

David C February 2015

The tour guide was a top bloke. Really fantastic tour and he had a passion for sport. He's a very knowledgable person. Highly recommended. A great day out. Cheers, David.

Jennifer W January 2015

We loved this Tour
Our driver was certainly knowledgeable and easy to listen to. We enjoyed the whole tour immensely and appreciated the attention to detail
Our many thanks, Jenny Warner

Joseph lee e November 2014

This tour is great value, a must for sport lovers

Merren B August 2014

We loved this tour. We had a small group of people with an excellent tour guide. The tour guide was extremely informative. We chose the National Sports Museum as our after lunch tour. It was absolutely wonderful. The lunch at Etihad Stadium was great and we got to talk to the other guests. I highly recommend this tour to sports lovers.

Ross S June 2014

Great sport tour... it was everything and more than we expected. Our tour guide made such a difference in our enjoyment of it all. His knowledge and the way he even 'went out of his way' to make sure we received as much as we could, within the time limit we had for that day. Exceptional and we thank him for making this experience such a enjoyable one. Cheers Ross and Tina

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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