Discover discounts on the best sport activities and sport-lovers tours in Melbourne.
Sports-mad Melburnians will be the first to tell you their city is the Australian city for sport.
Home to the Melbourne Cup, The Ashes, Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Australian Moto GP – if you’re not lucky enough to be there during one of those big events, there’s bound to be something else on. Watch tennis, rugby, soccer, netball or basketball, see a game of Australian rules football (AFL) or catch a cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) if you can. No wonder Melbourne ranks officially as one of the world’s sports capitals.
Visitors to Melbourne can learn all about the city’s sporting history on an organised or self-guided sports tour. And there are also plenty of activities for you to try, both in the water and on dry land.
Melbourne sports ground and stadium tours
Various organised sports tours will take you around the city’s hotspots to point out and visit Melbourne’s arenas and stadiums. You can even personalise your tour to include an activity such as:
- A vehicle lap about Albert Park Formula One Grand Prix Track
- A game of tennis on the Australian Open Show Courts
- Team-building activities
Full tours are available around individual venues and behind the scenes, or you can take a combination tour to several venues, with the option of lunch or a brewery tour and tastings for good measure. Check out some, or all of the following:
- Melbourne Cricket Ground
- National Sports Museum
- Rod Laver Arena
- Australian F1 Grand Prix Racetrack
- Flemington Racecourse
- Commonwealth Games Village
Where can I practise sports in Melbourne?
- Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
- Jogging and cycling tracks along the banks of the Yarra River
- Yarra River rowing and boating clubs
- Yarra Park
- Melbourne Park
- Olympic Park
Water sports in Melbourne
Melbourne may be famous for team sports but don’t forget how much water there is to enjoy. Go yachting or kayaking around Port Phillip bay, or try your hand at jet skiing, windsurfing or kiteboarding from St Kilda Beach.
Kayaking, rafting and stand up paddle-boarding lessons and equipment rental can be found along the Yarra River. Snorkelling and scuba divings tours are also popular on the Mornington Peninsula, or you can learn to surf along the Great Ocean Road. For something more thrilling, there’s even shark diving at Sea Life Aquarium.
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