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Flemington Racecourse Tours

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Flemington Racecourse
Melbourne’s historic racecourse has been the city’s premier horse racing venue since it first opened in 1840 and plays an important role in the history and identity of Melbourne and its people.

A hive of activity during Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival in November each year, Flemington Racecourse (or ‘Flemington’ as it is more commonly called) is best known as the venue for the Melbourne Cup, the city’s internationally renowned horse race that attracts over 100,000 visitors each year and is the world’s richest turf race.

Owned and run by the VRC (Victoria Racing Club), Flemington hosts racing events throughout the year and is recognised by the Victoria Heritage List as the most significant racing heritage site in Australia.  

Situated on the Maribyrnong River, Flemington has clear views of the city skyline and a rose garden that is believed to be the biggest in the southern hemisphere. There is a heritage center and a shop onsite and walking tours are available daily during business hours.

Flemington Racecourse is located 6km northwest of the CBD on Epsom Road. The No. 57 tram (departing Elizabeth Street) provides the most direct access to the racecourse.
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1/2 Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour OptionsDay Trips

1/2 Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour Options

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For sports lovers, Melbourne is hard to beat. With so many major stadiums packed into one metropolis, there’s always a game on and excitement in the air. Get an insider’s look into the city’s athletic obsession with a behind-the-scenes tour of several of its famed venues. Visit the site of the Melbourne Cup horserace at Flemington Racecourse and cruise around the Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park. For more, upgrade to one of three different options to explore the Melbourne home of your favorite sports.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Melbourne City TourHalf-day Tours

Cultural Melbourne City Tour

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Learn about Melbourne’s rich creative culture on a 3-hour small-group city tour. Visit cultural sites such as the Royal Exhibition Building, Lygon Street, and Flemington Racecourse and learn about the vibrant cultural and creative history of the city. Discover the famous cafe culture, renowned street art, and the unique Australian Football League, as you enjoy light refreshments and listen to informative commentary throughout the day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Sports and Beer Tour of MelbourneDay Trips

Sports and Beer Tour of Melbourne

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This tour is designed for those who love the thrill of the game and the refreshing taste of an ice-cold beer! Get an insider’s tour of some of Melbourne’s most iconic sporting venues including Flemington Race Course and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), to see where history is made and battles are won. Feel the rush of the Grand Prix as we drive a lap around the Formula 1 circuit, and top off the day with a tour and tastings at Stomping Ground Craft Brewery.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus TourBus Tours

City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore Melbourne as you wish with a 24-hour or 48-hour City Sightseeing bus pass. Board the double-decker and enjoy panoramic views of highlights like the Eureka Tower, Federation Square, and seaside St. Kilda as you learn their history via the onboard commentary. Hop off and on to explore on foot, or stay aboard to get your bearings and decide your sightseeing plans. Ideal for first-time visitors and those short on time.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at SunriseHalf-day Tours

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Get an enchanting new perspective on Melbourne aboard a hot air balloon flight over the city at sunrise. Soar over modern skyscrapers, urban parks, famous sporting arenas, and the Yarra River as early morning light bathes the skyline in a rosy glow. After your unforgettable flight, toast the new day with an optional champagne breakfast.
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3/4 Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour OptionsDay Trips

3/4 Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour Options

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. Cafe Style lunch included at Marvel Stadium / Docklands Precinct. CHOOSE TWO of the following tours: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) OR Australian Open (AOT) Behind The Scenes Tour OR Australian Sports Museum. If you would like to include all three of these options, please see our Ultimate Sports Lovers Tour, or if you would only like to include one option see our 1/2 Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour. A fabulous way to explore Melbourne's sporting culture.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ultimate Sports Lovers Bus Tour of MelbourneDay Trips

Ultimate Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne

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. Cafe Style lunch included at Marvel Stadium / Docklands Precinct. Tour includes a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) AND Australian Open (AOT) Behind The Scenes Tour AND Australian Sports Museum. A fabulous way to explore Melbourne's sporting culture.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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