Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour Plus Penguin Parade and Wildlife

Melbourne is the ultimate sports capital with an abundance of unique wildlife.  Discover Melbourne’s greatest attributes including a sports focused city sights tour, MCG Tour, Moonlit Sanctuary, The Nobbies & Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

Melbourne is the ultimate sports capital with an abundance of unique wildlife.  Discover Melbourne’s greatest attributes including a sports focused city sights tour, MCG Tour, Moonlit Sanctuary, The Nobbies & Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

  • Melbourne Sightseeing with a difference. Enjoy the morning Sports Lovers Tour with the choice between the MCG Tour, National Sports Museum or Rod Laver 'behind the scenes' Tour Options
  • Explore Behind The Scenes of the venues that play host to some of Australia's favourite sporting events

  • Visit Flemington, home of the Melbourne Cup, the horse race that stops the nation.

  • Drive though the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and around Albert Park, on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit alongside Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.

  • MCG - Tour behind the scenes of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The MCG is a super stage for Australian sport, stadium for the 1956 Olympics, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, International Cricket and Australian Rules Football. Highlights of the tour (all subject to availability) include; The Northern Stand, Coaches' box, Players' change rooms (football and cricket), Cricket viewing room, Long Room, Bill Lawry Cricket Centre, The Ponsford Stand - Aerial views, new MCG Museum, and walk on the hallowed turf (arena).

  • NSM - Explore The National Sports Museum, located at the iconic MCG, features more than 2500 sporting artefacts and extensive multi media displays. Showcasing the great moments in Australia's sporting history, the museum will include a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions focused on Australian football, boxing, basketball, cricket, cycling, Olympic and Paralympic Games, soccer, tennis, rugby union, and rugby and rugby league. Also included will be the MCG story and an extensive interactive area for kids of all ages. More than just a museum, it captures the spirit of Australian sporting life and relives the moments that have shaped Australia's rich sporting traditions and cultural heritage. (please ask if you would prefer National Sports Museum option)

  • After lunch with Melbourne Sports Tours join Bunyip Tours and visit Three of Victoria’s greatest wildlife attractions including Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, where you can hand-feed cute wallabies; the Nobbies boardwalk with its spectacular views as well as the nightly Penguin Parade, where little penguins pop out of the water and waddle across the beach to their burrows

  • Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, an Eco-certified sanctuary, is first. Discover native animals in their natural habitat including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, brilliantly coloured birds and rare and endangered species. Handfeed wallabies– keep an eye out for tiny joeys wriggling out of their mothers’ pouches – and have a close encounter with a koala. (fee applies for certain experiences)

  • At the Nobbies, the clifftop boardwalk opens up breathtaking views of Phillip Island’s wild south coast, and there are further lookout points among natural sea bird gardens which have spectacular flowering displays in spring. 

  • Then witness Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins in the nightly Penguin Parade. As dusk falls, hundreds of little penguins splash out of the water on to the beach, making their way to their burrows. They feed at sea, and return to their burrows to mate, care for their young and to moult.

  • OPTIONS (MUST BE PRE-BOOKED) Please contact Bunyip Tours on 03) 9650 9680  or (+61) 1300 286 947 or EMAIL info@bunyiptours.com

  • Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies (AJ) experience the world’s most extreme continent with this virtual interactive journey including strange creatures of the deep, icebergs, penguins and more ($18)
  • Penguin Plus (PP) Exclusive viewing area & private boardwalk ($25)
  • Penguins Plus Underground (UP) Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins in an underground viewing window - Limited to 70 ($35)
  • Guided Ranger Tour (GR) Front row viewing on the sand (general viewing area) & access to Penguins Plus with a small group & ranger guide ($55)

Our Tour Host

Anthony Grace | All round sports nut | Loves the AFL | Lover of Beer!

Anthony Grace | All round sports nut | Loves the AFL | Lover of Beer!

I live in melbourne always wanted to do the mcg tour so i finally booked with melb sports tour. wonderful! did the flemington racecoarse, mcg, grand prix and had lunch at edihad statidum. if you are lucky enough to have simon as your tour guide your in for a great and informative morning. simon showed us all the interest of melbourne and his information on all sports and melbourne is incredible. well worth the money. so if your coming from overseas or live locally you have to do this tour. i highly recommend it
— Anonymous

Sports Lovers Tour + Penguins and Wildlife

CODE: SLPENGEX

Operates 8.30am-Approx 9.30pm (Winter) and midnight (Summer) Monday to Friday

  • Small group Public Tours MTWThF
  • Small and Large Private Groups Available Daily on Request
  • Includes Melbourne Cricket ground (MCG) Tour OR
  • Entry into National Sports Museum at The MCG
  • City Sports Tour
  • Cafe Style Lunch
  • Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Nobbies clifftop boardwalk
  • The world famous Penguin Parade

Included in our prices;

  • Sporty City Sights Tour
  • Explore Flemington Racecourse
  • Either Melbourne Cricket ground (MCG) Tour
  • Or please ask for alternative option Entry into National Sports Museum at The MCG Or Rod Laver Arena Tour
  • Drive around Albert Park Formula 1 Race Circuit
  • Cafe Lunch included at Docklands Precinct
  • Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Nobbies clifftop boardwalk
  • The world famous Penguin Parade

Departures:

Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour Departs Federation Square, Russell St- outside entrance to Melbourne Day Tour Centre. Google “Russell Court Melbourne” for map. Pickup available at selected city hotels on request. 

Additional Information:

After lunch your host will drop you at The Bunyip Tours office to join their Phillip Island Afternoon Wilflife Tour

Terms and conditions apply to all tours

Due to The Australian Open Tennis Championships the Rod Laver Arena OPTION will not operate from mid December until mif February

I’ve travelled a lot and this is by far the best tour I’ve been on. We did the sports lovers tour and went to MCG, Rod Lave Arena, Grand Prix track, Flemington racecourse and had lunch at a great cafe.

Not only do you get to see the highlights of the worlds sporting capital, you get the best tour host going around. Very funny host, Anthony, who made the experience very memorable - worth doing! EXCERPT FROM TRIP ADVISOR
— November 2016

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