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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tours

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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
The largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the most famous sporting venues in Australia, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is more than a Melbourne landmark. The legendary stadium has hosted the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games, the annual Boxing Day Test Match, and Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final.
 
The Basics
Attend one of the regular AFL games and cricket test matches for the most atmospheric experience at Melbourne Cricket Ground. A guided tour takes you behind the scenes, including the player’s dressing rooms, the cricketers’ viewing room, the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Long Room and Library, and gives you access to views of Melbourne from the City Terrace.
 
Don’t miss the on-site National Sports Museum where you can learn more about the history of the MCG, admire priceless Aussie sports memorabilia, visit the AFL and cricket halls of fame, and take part in fun interactive activities.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Although some tickets are available daily on a first-come first-served basis, it’s best to book match tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Tours must be booked in advance.
  • On-site facilities include drinking water fountains, free Wi-Fi, ATMs, restrooms, and a selection of bars and food vendors in each stand.
  • All entrants to the grounds are required to undergo security checks, and large bags and suitcases are not permitted.
  • Each stand has wheelchair accessible areas and facilities, but advance booking is recommended.
 
How to Get There
Melbourne Cricket Ground, located east of Downtown Melbourne, is about a 10-minute walk from Federation Square. Regular trams run from the city center, and the closest train stations are Jolimont and Richmond.
 
When to Get There
The MCG hosts AFL games in the winter months (March–September), culminating in the AFL Grand Final in September; cricket matches are held in summer (September–April). Tours are only available on non-match days, and only ticket holders can access the National Sports Museum on match days, although it’s best to avoid the grounds entirely on match days, as spectators overrun the entire area.
 
The Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct
Olympic Park, Melbourne Park, and Yarra Park make up the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct. The MCG, the Punt Road Oval, and the National Sports Museum are in Yarra Park. Olympic Park holds the 30,000-capacity AAMI Park, the Olympic Park Oval, and the Holden Centre. Melbourne Park has the Rod Laver Arena music venue and home to the Australian Open, Melbourne Arena (mostly used for national basketball and netball games), the Margaret Court Arena, and the Melbourne Park Tennis Complex.


Address: Brunton Avenue, Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
Admission: Varies
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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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  • 4 hours
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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

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Discover Melbourne’s history and highlights on this guided Yarra River cruise. Float past the city’s towering skyscrapers and lovely urban gardens while learning about the transformation of this vibrant city from 19th-century port town to a modern cultural capital. Your sightseeing cruise takes you upriver and downriver for a scenic overview of attractions on both banks.
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Melbourne Balloon Flights, The Peaceful Adventure

Melbourne Balloon Flights, The Peaceful Adventure

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A hot air balloon ride offers visitors to Melbourne a new perspective over one of the most beautiful cities in the country. This balloon flight experience is made extra special by departing at dawn, giving travelers stunning views of Melbourne’s cityscape as the sun rises, the perfect addition to an Australian holiday for those seeking something memorable.
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Half-Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour Options

Half-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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Melbourne Sports Experience + Free MCG Tour

Melbourne Sports Experience + Free MCG Tour

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Starting from the heart of the city we walk along the Yarra River into Melbourne's world famous sporting precinct exploring over 150 years of sports history ranging from the Olympics, cricket, Australian football, rugby, tennis through to horseracing, F1, surfing and golf. We finish with a guided tour inside the MCG, visiting behind the scenes locations such as the players change rooms, the famous Long Room and the media centre.
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Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay Helicopter Tour

Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay Helicopter Tour

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Get another perspective on Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay during a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight with an expert pilot who points out the landmarks below you. Your pilot follows the coast where you can spot Brighton Pier, Point Ormond, the long sandy beach at St Kilda and cruise ships docked at Station Pier. View the city skyline and surrounding areas including Albert Park, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the Docklands and more as you fly from Moorabbin Airport over this photogenic city, the perfect introduction to Melbourne.
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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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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Full-Day Sports and Beer Tour of Melbourne with Lunch

Full-Day Sports and Beer Tour of Melbourne with Lunch

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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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Melbourne Bike Tour with Lunch

Melbourne Bike Tour with Lunch

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See more of the Melbourne sites that interest you on this half-day, guided bike tour. From hidden laneways to historic landmarks, get an insider’s perspective on the best of Melbourne while enjoying the speed and flexibility of touring on two wheels. Start your tour in central Melbourne or the cruise port to suit your interests. Bikes, gear and lunch are included on this small-group tour.
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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in a bounty of Melbourne’s highlights along the scenic Yarra River on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Spend a delightful hour aboard a riverboat as you glide under the Princes Bridge and past beautiful river gardens, Herring Island, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and other top cultural attractions.
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  • 1 hour
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Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour and Australian Sports Museum Access

Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour and Australian Sports Museum Access

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Explore the stadiums, sports history, and get a behind the scenes look at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during this half-day, guided walking tour made with sports fans in mind. Discover two decades of athletic history in the city that has been named sports capital of the world four times. Visit arenas, stadiums including the Olympic Park and get the inside scoop on popular events like the Australian Open.
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Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour

Sports Tour of Melbourne with MCG Tour

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Whether your passion is for cricket, rugby, AFL, golf, athletics, tennis, or another sport, sports-mad Melbourne has something for you. On this sports-themed tour of the city you’ll learn about the various sports that are played in Melbourne, and the stadiums and arenas in which they’re played. Hear stories about memorable sports personalities, and anecdotes from Melbourne’s sporting past and present.
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Melbourne City Card (2 Days): Visit Unlimited Attractions!

Melbourne City Card (2 Days): Visit Unlimited Attractions!

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Discover the city of Melbourne with ease and visit key attractions and landmarks for free with the 2-day Melbourne City Card. This card is the ultimate all-in-one deal that includes entry to the Melbourne Zoo, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star, and many more as well as a Yarra River cruise, 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour, and Carlton brewery tour. Plus enjoy savings at select bars, restaurants, and other activities.
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Melbourne City Card (3 Days): Visit Unlimited Attractions!

Melbourne City Card (3 Days): Visit Unlimited Attractions!

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The Australian city of Melbourne is chock full of activities and attractions to check out. This 3-day Melbourne City Card takes the guesswork out of navigating public transport with an included 72-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour and includes free admission to a number of attractions including the Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star, and Yarra River cruise. Plus, get exclusive deals on food and drink all throughout the city.
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2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

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Enjoy a private 2-hour cruise on the Yarra River with this self-drive boat rental in Melbourne. No license is required to drive this vessel, which has a fully enclosed cabin option if needed. Bring up to 10 friends and family members on board for a relaxing and scenic cruise. Create your own sightseeing tour by passing top attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Federation Square and the Docklands. You can even disembark at Herring Island Park to walk around its outdoor sculpture park.
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Melbourne Sports Experience + Free Australian Sports Museum entry

Melbourne Sports Experience + Free Australian Sports Museum entry

A small group tour taking you on a journey through Melbourne's amazing sporting past and present and an expert tour through its incredible sporting facilities on the doorstep of the city. Hear from local experts, stop for a snack and coffee break at one of the sport stadium cafes and then complete your tour with admission to the unique Australian Sports Museum. Relaunched in March 2020 it is a museum unlike any other in the world.
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  • 4 hours
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Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside

Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside

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See the highlights of the Bayside district of Melbourne during a 3-hour tour that takes in the city’s popular sports venues, shopping streets and landmarks on Port Phillip Bay. Pass the National Tennis Centre, MCG and Albert Park Formula 1 Grand Prix Track. Peruse the shops along Acland Street in St Kilda and Church Street in Brighton, and purchase fresh oysters or other treats at the South Melbourne Market. You’ll also get photo ops at the Brighton Bathing Boxes and St Kilda beach during your sightseeing tour.
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Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Coast Helicopter Tour

Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Coast Helicopter Tour

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Enjoy a 1-hour scenic helicopter flight over the Mornington Peninsula that provides sweeping views of Victoria’s coast and Melbourne’s skyline. Depart from Moorabbin Airport with your experienced pilot, passing over waterside mansions as you head toward Dromana Beach and Arthur’s Seat. Take in sweeping views as you continue over Rye, Sorrento, Point Nepean and Bass Strait, where you might spot whales or dolphins. Returning along the coast, fly over the stunning and rugged Bass Strait coast line.
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Legends & Champions Tour

Legends & Champions Tour

A tour for fans of Horse Racing! This tour combines the best of our two most popular tours. Explore the Melbourne Cricket Ground and meet champion racehorses.
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Melbourne Sports Walk

Melbourne Sports Walk

Whatever sport you follow, you’re sure to enjoy touring Melbourne’s sporting venues. The Australian city is big on sports, as you’ll learn on this walking tour that covers about 5 miles (9 kilometers). From the National Tennis Centre to Olympic Park, Australian footie grounds and the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, you’ll get an insight into all facets of Melbourne’s sporting culture. Take photos at iconic venues and relive sporting history through your guide’s stories. A must for all sports fans.
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3/4 Day Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne with Tour Options

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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Ultimate Sports Lovers Bus Tour of Melbourne

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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Private Melbourne City Sights - Afternoon Tour

Private Melbourne City Sights - Afternoon Tour

Get to the heart of Victoria’s cosmopolitan capital on a private sightseeing tour tailored to your interests. Spend the afternoon strolling the Royal Botanic Gardens, checking out famous sporting arenas like the MCG, or joining the beach scene in St. Kilda. Whether it's food, shopping, street art, or history you’re after, a dedicated guide will give you the inside scoop on the city, all with the comfort of private transportation.
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Melbourne Sports Walking Tour

Melbourne Sports Walking Tour

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Immerser yourself in nearly 200-years of sports and sports history during this guided, small-group walking tour designed for those who love all things athletic. See the National Tennis Center where the Australian Open is played and make a stop at important stadiums and arenas as well as the Olympic Park, AAMI Park and more.
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