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Guided Sports Walk Melbourne

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Discover Melbourne's sporting passion on a guided walk, featuring a behind-the-scenes Melbourne Cricket Ground tour and visits to multiple iconic sports venues.

Highlights

  • Dive into Melbourne’s sporting history during this guided 8-km walk, featuring must-see venues like Melbourne Cricket Ground and AAMI Stadium.

  • Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground, where you'll explore change rooms, media areas and even tread the ground itself.

  • Experience the unique sporting atmosphere at Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open, and the glowing AAMI Stadium, the host to diverse sports.

  • Not just a walk, this tour offers an insight into local rivalries at the training grounds of Aussie Rules' giants Richmond and Collingwood Football Clubs.

  • Fun fact: The first ever One Day Internation (ODI) cricket match took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1971.

Inclusions

  • Sports walk along the Yarra River

  • Expert guides

  • Access to the Melbourne Cricket Ground

  • Tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Exclusions

  • Entry into venues other than Melbourne Cricket Ground

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

A Walk through Melbourne’s Sporting Legacy

Immerse yourself in the rich sporting culture of Melbourne with this captivating walking tour. Starting at the corner of Flinders St and Russell St, your journey begins with a picturesque view of the Yarra River, setting the tone for an adventurous day ahead. Discover Melbourne's sporting passion, alongside a seasoned guide whose knowledge and anecdotes will be the backbone of the tour.

As you tread the path that welcomed athletes for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, your first stop will be the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. This isn't just a cricket stadium; it's a world-class arena that has hosted both a Cricket World Cup Final and the 1956 Olympics. Enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the change rooms, media areas, and even the ground itself.

A Kaleidoscope of Melbourne's Sporting Venues

Continuing the journey, you will uncover a series of major sporting venues. Marvel at Melbourne Park, the world's largest tennis venue and home of the Australian Open - one of the four Grand Slams of tennis. Discover AAMI Stadium, known for its bubble-like glowing exterior and hosting multiple sporting events including rugby and soccer. The stadium also serves as the headquarters of the Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Rebels rugby teams, as well as the Melbourne Victory soccer team. Feel the intense rivalry at the training grounds of local Aussie Rules giants, Richmond Football Club and Collingwood Football Club.

As the tour culminates along the Yarra River, you'll be left with a newfound appreciation for Melbourne's sports culture.

Important Information

  • Guide dogs are allowed on this tour.

  • There is plenty of walking on this tour and therefore it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

  • All venues are active event sites and therefore subject to closure to non-event visitors.

Restrictions

  • A minimum of 4 guests are required for this tour to run.

  • Guests aged 11 or under are restricted from participating in this experience.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide outside The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

  • Address: Federation Square, Flinders St &, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.

  • Landmark: At the corner of Flinders St and Russell St in Melbourne.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Russell St/Flinders St (Melbourne City). It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trams #35, #70 or #75 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Flinders Street Railway Station. It is a quick 10-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trains Alamein, Belgrave, City Loop and more to get you there.

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