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Melbourne, The Sports Capital of Australia
Melbourne Sports Tours offers an immersion into Melbourne and its sporting culture by means of personal guided tours. Our experienced and knowledgeable hosts take you behind the scenes of Melbourne's world class sporting venues
& to the games we play.
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We have some exciting plans for the next ten years so please watch this space...
Melbourne Sports Tours Gift Certificates and Corporate Gifts are perfect for your sports mad friend or family member for birthdays, Christmas presents or as a unique corporate incentive.
Not everyone is into hearts and flowers, socks and jocks. What about a
Sports Tour of Melbourne OR Horses, Wine & Beer Tour Gift Voucher
SPORTS LOVERS TOURS - Melbourne sightseeing with a difference
Melburnians are sports crazy - join our local guides in exploring the city that hosts some of the world best sporting events. Local hosts will take you through Melbourne's sporting obsession and by the end of it you too will understand how, in this city, sport is a way of life.
Half or full day small-group tour with local insight exploring Melbourne and venues such as The MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Flemington Racecourse, Etihad Stadium...Click here for details.
Horses, Wine & Beer Tour
Saturdays & Sundays
Horses and Wine and Beer...What more could you want from a good day out?
Visit our favorite retired race horses at Living Legends, wine tastings & lunch and beer tastings.
Also check out our new tour offering during the Spring Racing Carnival including Living Legends Race Horse Retirement Village, James Squires Brew House PLUS The National Sports Museum with the soon to be opened Champions Racing Museum Legends & Champions Tour
Aussie Rules Football for beginners
Great for tourists or newcomers to Melbourne
SENSATIONAL seats with a small group at The MCG or Etihad Stadium
Join us on Friday Nights through the season. Other games available for private groups.
Click here for details and 2014 schedule.
Are your social club outings getting a little boring?
OR looking for a different and fun Hens Day or Bucks Day experience? (No scary Bucks Night ideas here!)
Check out our GROUP TOUR & private tour itineraries including:
Melbourne Brewery Tour
Sports Trivia Nights
Surfing Lesson & Shopping
Mt Buller Sightseeing or Ski Day Trip
Horses, Wine & Beer... to name a few
Mt Buller Snow Tour sightseeing, lessons & lift snow tour options
The 2013 Ski Season is here.
Mt Buller Day trips for Skiers, Snowboarders & Sightseers. Earlybird (4.30am) & Sleepyhead options (6.30am)
Or ask us about overnight Mt Buller accommodation options including Breathtaker or Mt Buller Chalet or off-mountain at Alzburg Inn options
Who Books Melbourne Sports Tours?
Daily Public Tours and Private and Group Experiences available.
Melbourne Sports Tours offers unique half and full day experiences for:
Check out Weekend Notes for stories on regularly updated fun things to do in Melbourne...including Melbourne Sports Tours
Melbourne Accommodation - Hotels, Motels & Apartments
Coming to Melbourne for a sporting event? Make sure you book well in advance as accommodation sells out well in advance during peak event periods eg. Australian Open Tennis Championships, Spring Racing Carnival - Melbourne Cup, AFL Football Finals, F1 Grand Prix...
Click here to see the Calendar of Events.
Wotif.com offers great deals on Hotels in Melbourne when you book online.
Melbourne Where, What,When - Tours & Experiences
Great Ocean Road Tour, Yarra Valley Wine Tour, Phillip Island Tour, Wildlife Tours, Hidden Secrets Walking Tours, Hot Air Ballooning, Melbourne Crime Tours, Neighbours Tours, Melbourne Attractions and more.
To find out Where, What, When in Melbourne Click Here
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For Australian & International Sports Related Tours Click Here
CITY SIGHTSEEING TOURS...with a difference
We love Melbourne and would like to recommend some other fun options ifor you to experience including; Helicopter Joy Flights, Hot Air Balloon Flights, Winery Tours, Shopping Tours, Segway Tours, Melbourne Walking Tours, Snow and Surf Tours, Bike Tours Click Here
If you're in town for one of Melbourne's many events we can show you behind the scenes of our city.
Are you looking for accommodation / ticketing package information for the following events?
Australian Formula One Grand Prix
Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival
Phillip Island V8's
Australian Open Tennis Championships
AFL Grand Final
to name a few
Complete the online booking/enquiry form adding your specific query in the Comments section. If possible include event, preferred dates of travel, number of people and any other relevant details.
Melbourne is the Sports capital of the World
According to London-based consulting and research company, ArkSports Limited, Melbourne is the best location in the world to hold a sports event! The 2006 ArkSports study aimed to determine which city in the world is the 'Ultimate Sports City' in terms of hosting international major events. Twenty cities made the initial cut based on their history of hosting sports events and were then ranked according to ArkSports by a range of criteria, including the number of annual sports events held, major events held or won up until 2010, facilities, transport, accommodation, government support, weather, legacy, public sports interest and quality of life.
Melbourne topped the rankings in several sections, including major events held or won, facilities and government support, and came second in the majority of others including number of annual events held, weather and legacy.
If you ask the question what makes Melbourne tick the answers will include; Sports, Events, Cafes and Restaurants, Wine & Beer, Shopping, Theatre, Beaches, Sport and Aussie Rules Football.
Melbourne is home to some the finest & most perfectly situated collection of sporting venues in the world. Major facilities include the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Etihad Stadium (formerly Telstra Dome), Rod Laver Arena, VodafoneArena, Olympic Park, Flemington Race Course, Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC) and Albert Park Grand Prix Track....all within 6 kilometres of the city centre.
Melbourne Sports Tours Vision
Melbourne Sports Tours strives to be the premier tour experience dedicated to the culture of sport in Melbourne. n doing this, we will be a vital part of any sporting enthusiasts stay in Melbourne, and recognised as such.
We contribute to Melbourne's tourism industry with unique, experiential tour offerings and endeavor to enhance the city's sporting profile.
Melbourne Sports Tours Values
Our team in the office and on tour are all fanatical about sport and we consider ourselves so lucky to be working in an industry we love, in the best city in the world!
SPORTS LOVERS TOURS OF MELBOURNE This unique small group city sightseeing journey was the first tour launched. Melbourne is one of the few cities in the world where you can visit so many world class sports arenas/venues within a 6 kilometre radius of the CBD. As a former push bike courier and Transport Manager, Anthony knew the city inside and out and designed a variety of half and full day options allowing for all sporting interests.
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL with a local Host The inspiration for this experience was realised while Kirsty was being hosted by Tourism Victoria at an Anaheim Angels baseball game in the US. She had a ‘lightbulb' moment; “Why isn't anyone introducing tourists to our fantastic brand of football, AFL?” Melbourne Sports Tours hosts explain all the rules, bumps and bruises of our unique game in best seats in the house! Wrap yourself in a scarf, enjoy a meat pie and join in the fanatical love affair with our unique brand of football "Aussie Rules".
HORSES, WINE & BEER TOUR Melbourne Sports Tours have offered various regional tours over the past 10 years incorporating surf lessons and wildlife. This tour has been the most successful of all and is in now included in many Cruise and Conference itineraries. Relax and let our tour host drive while you enjoy the view and a few... Meet famous horses and enjoy morning tea in the Racing Museum/Homestead at ‘Living Legends' ; a retirement village for our favorite retired racehorses. Enjoy lunch & wine tastings at Gisborne Peak and beer tastings at Holgate's in Woodend.
MELBOURNE OUTLET SHOPPING TOURS In 2010, realising demand for a Melbourne shopping tour company, the team at Melbourne Sports Tours decided to launch Melbourne Outlet Shopping Tours. Shopping is a sport for many and provides a His'N'Hers service for many agents and individuals.
Melbourne Sports Tours have been delighted to host numerous travel journalists and travel shows over the past ten years including Catriona Rowntree, Jules Lund, Coxy and Tom Williams to name a few. We look forward to doing more over the next 10 years.
Anyone who loves sport will love Melbourne Sports Tours. Those who don't love sport but join their partner on tour are always pleasantly surprised at how fun, interactive and educational Melbourne Sports Tours are.
65% of Melbourne Sports Tour guests are men but it's definitely not a ‘blokey' tour.
20% are local Melburnians many of whom are given gift vouchers, 30% interstate, 20% NZ, 15% UK, 10% US
We'd like to thank all of our fabulous staff and families over the past ten year for their assistance and enthusiasm as well as our industry partners and venues who have supported us including, in no particular order; The MCG, National Sports Museum, Flemington Racecourse, Etihad Stadium, Eureka SkyDeck, Carlton & United BrewHouse, Living Legends, Gisborne Peak, Holgate Brewery, Rod Laver Arena, The AFL. Thank you also to the tourism industry including Tourism Victoria, Tourism Australia, VTIC, Destination Melbourne, Les Clefs d'Or and concierge industry, and so many more…
Melbourne Sports Tours
TOURS DEPART from Federation Square - Melbourne Day Tour Centre, Russell St, Melbourne
Selected City Hotel Pick Ups Available on request