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MCG Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Australian Sports Museum

1. MCG Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Australian Sports Museum

Experience the highlights of the Melbourne Cricket Ground on a tour including a visit to the famous MCC Long Room, the players’ changing rooms, the cricketers' viewing room, and the Ron Casey Media Centre. After your guided a walk through the arena, take in the Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre, and head to the Melbourne City Terrace for views of the stunning skyline.   Next, visit the all-new Australian Sports Museum for a truly memorable experience. This isn’t your typical museum: it’s an exciting, interactive, and ever-changing experience where the latest technology has been used to create immersive exhibits and galleries.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tour

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tour

Meet the guide at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds for this tour that takes you behind the scenes for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Visit parts of the stadium that the general public doesn't get to see with a guide who is an MCC member. Highlights of this tour include: The famous MCC Long Room MCC Library (founded in 1873) MCG Tapestry Player changing rooms Cricketers’ viewing room Ron Casey Media Centre Portrait of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar A walk on the arena Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre Ponsford Stand City Terrace with views of Melbourne’s skyline Experience the history and world-class facilities of the MCG! Please note: The National Sports Museum is undergoing a multi-million-dollar upgrade. The museum will officially be reopened in March 2020.

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From Melnourne: Wilsons Promontory Day Tour

3. From Melnourne: Wilsons Promontory Day Tour

Arrive at Wilsons Promontory and embark on your first hike, a 6.8 kilometer return journey to Mt Oberon. From the summit, you will experience arguably the best coastal views in Victoria. After you return, you will head into Tidal River for lunch and some down time before tackling your second hike to Squeaky Beach via Pillar Point. At every turn expect beautiful turquoise waters and breathtaking mountain views. At Squeaky beach wander on the rounded grains of quartz which make a squeaking sound, giving this popular local beach its name. Wilsons Promontory is full of Australian wildlife so have your cameras ready.

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Melbourne Sports Walking Tour, MCG & National Sports Museum

4. Melbourne Sports Walking Tour, MCG & National Sports Museum

Uncover every aspect of Melbourne's famous sporting culture, from the multitude of incredible venues through to the most famous events including the Olympic Games, Australian Open, AFL Grand Final and The Ashes. Take a trip back in time as you uncover the history behind Melbourne's sporting heritage, see how sport has developed in the city over the past 180 years and understand exactly why Melbourne has been named the official sports capital of the world 4 times in the past decade. Along the way you'll pass iconic sporting landmarks in the city, get an inside look into Melbourne's sports media and relive the incredible stories of Melbourne's biggest sporting legends. Discover the secret locations where today's sporting stars hang out so you never know who you might see! This tour includes the standard City Sports walking tour in addition to taking the official tour of the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) along with unlimited access for the day to the National Sports Museum. Once you get to the MCG, one of their professional guides will begin to escort you around the stadium with the chance to see the famous Long Room, the Library (founded in 1873), the tapestry, player changing rooms, cricketers’ viewing room, Ron Casey Media Centre, portrait of Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar, Cricket Victoria Bill Lawry Centre, Ponsford Stand, City Terrace with views of Melbourne’s skyline Following a great tour enjoy a general entry ticket to the national sports museum where you can enter as many times as you want for that day.

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Melbourne: Australian Sports Museum Admission Ticket

5. Melbourne: Australian Sports Museum Admission Ticket

Discover Australia through the lens of sport at the new Australian Sports Museum, located at Gate 3 of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is no ordinary museum, with interactive experiences for all to enjoy. Here you’ll find touchscreens instead of do not touch signs, and climbable statues for the kids to play on.   Immerse yourself in the wonders of sporting moments with the largest collection of grassroots to elite sporting memorabilia. While kids kick a football at the interactive Game On!, you are invited to expect the unexpected, just like sport itself.   Exhibits featured in the museum include: the Olympics Gallery, Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Australian Football Gallery, Victorian Racing Gallery, Melbourne Cricket Club Museum, and the Game On! interactive gallery for visitors of all ages.

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Melbourne: 12 Apostles, Great Otways and Great Ocean Road

6. Melbourne: 12 Apostles, Great Otways and Great Ocean Road

Discover the iconic 12 Apostles, see picturesque beaches, and make your way through the trees in Great Otways National Park and Redwood Forest on a minivan guided tour. Snack on local fruit and spot native koalas, as you explore this stunning part of Australia. Departing Melbourne early with your knowledgeable guide, head straight to the famous 12 Apostles before the masses of people arrive. Take a short stroll along the boardwalk and appreciate the stunning views. Continue to another spectacular scene, Gibson Steps, and walk down the 70-meter cliff-side pathway to the beach, where there will be plenty of time to take some incredible photos. Next, it’s back in the van to start a drive through the magical Great Otways National Park. Pull over and take a 3.5-kilometer (just over 2 miles) return hike through ancient rainforests to the dreamy Beauchamp Falls. With your energy restored, continue your tour along the iconic Great Ocean Road. Pass by Apollo Bay before reaching Kennett's River, where you'll get the chance to spot native koalas going about their daily routines. Stop at the beautiful town of Lorne for 30 minutes to shop and explore at your leisure, or take a swim in the ocean. Finally, visit the historical Memorial Lookout and the surfer hotspot, Bells Beach, before concluding your tour back at the original meeting point.

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Wilsons Promontory National Park Full-Day Tour

7. Wilsons Promontory National Park Full-Day Tour

Visit Wilsons Promontory, one of Victoria’s most loved and cherished natural attractions, on a full-day excursion from Melbourne. Located at the southernmost point of mainland Australia, the wildlife haven offers panoramic views, pristine white beaches, coastal forests, cool rainforests, and well-preserved walking tracks. Explore some of the excellent hiking tracks such as Lily Pilly Gully and Mt Bishop. Be on the lookout for marsupials, such as kangaroos and wombats, as well as birds and other native animal species. Enjoy walking along some spectacular tracks and marvel at the pure white quartz singing sands at Squeaky Beach.

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Wilson's Promontory National Park Day Tour From Melbourne

8. Wilson's Promontory National Park Day Tour From Melbourne

Departing from Melbourne in the morning, make your way to Australia's most southern point to experience Wilson's Promontory. Immerse yourself in a pristine environment that is truly diverse, offering walks among cool temperate rainforests, coastal bushland, and stunning white beaches. Spot native animals as you move from bush to beach, including kangaroos, wombats, emus and maybe even a whale or two. Later, feel the sand between your toes at Squeaky Beach, one of Australia's most famous and internationally-recognized beaches. Join your small group for an easy to medium grade hike on one of the well-preserved tracks and enjoy stunning panoramic views. There are plenty of beautiful walking tracks throughout the area and your guide will be able to help decide the best one to take depending on how much of a challenge you would like. Return to Melbourne in the evening and make use of the complimentary on-board Wi-Fi to share your new memories of Wilson's Prom.

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From Melbourne: Grampians National Park Great Escape

9. From Melbourne: Grampians National Park Great Escape

Depart Melbourne Central Business District and pass over the mighty Westgate Bridge as you make your way through the western suburbs of the city towards western Victoria. Journey through the Victorian goldfields of the 1850s and take a short break in the quaint country town of Beaufort for morning tea.  Approach Grampians National Park and get an appreciation of what makes the giant mountain range so spectacular as it appears from the surrounding flat plains. Marvel at Mt. William as you get your first glimpse of the park, and then go to the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Center to learn about the art, heritage and 6 seasons of the Grampians as described by the indigenous people. Discover an abundance of kangaroos resting in the areas around the center. Next, make your way into the heart of the park, and enter the small township of Halls Gap. Enjoy the drive into the Mt. Difficult range. Take in the breathtaking views of the plains of western Victoria from Boroka Lookout, before walking to the geological icon of the Balconies, featured in the Japanese animation "Princess Mononoke." Continue to the base of the majestic Mackenzie Falls or Silverband Falls, and follow a series of more than 250 stairs to the bottom of the cascades to cool off and relax. As the sun begins to set, keep an eye out for large mobs of kangaroos that call the area home before your return journey to Melbourne.

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Melbourne Sports Walking Tour & MCG Tour

10. Melbourne Sports Walking Tour & MCG Tour

On this walking sports tour of Melbourne you will uncover every aspect of the city's world-famous sporting culture. From stadiums, events, athletes, media, history and more, this tour covers it all, and includes behind-the-scenes access to the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Led by a local and experienced tour guide with a background in Melbourne's sporting industry, the tour is made interactive through the use of photos and videos to bring the stories to life. Regarded as one of Melbourne's most exciting walking tours, this is the perfect tour for any sports fan. On tour you will learn about Melbourne's incredible sporting stadiums and arenas, including the MCG, the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena, the Olympic Park, the AAMI Park, and the famed National Tennis Center. Along the way you will get exclusive insights into Melbourne's many global sporting events, including the Australian Open, The Ashes, Olympic Games and the AFL Grand Final. Your guide will take you back in time as you revisit 180 years of sporting history in Melbourne, and explain the development of Melbourne's sporting media. Hear incredible true stories of Melbourne's sporting legends, from athletes to coaches, and discover the events that changed the world of sport forever. Stand on the site used for the 1956 Olympic Games. Visit Garden Square, home of the Australian Open, and see statues of Australia's tennis legends.  Visit Show Court 3, one of the main courts of the Australian Open played on by the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams. On arrival at the MCG, one of their experienced tour guides will give you a complete tour of this incredible stadium, including the players changing rooms, media centre, the famous Long Room, the city terrace with views of Melbourne's beautiful skyline, and you'll even get the chance to walk on the arena.

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Our guide Shan was kind, caring and noticing small things, spotting Koala and Kangaru from a distance. He did his best to create a day trip perfect for everyone, and I do appreciate your efforts. And it was more than enjoyable experience. Even the restaurant he took us for lunch, I expected somewhat mediocre level of cafe, but it was really proper restaurant with beautifully presented food (and I had meticulously cooked snapper and a glass of chadonay), and around 3-4PM, we stopped to spot Koala, there was a cafe with real Gelato - I had a cup of Blood Orange - the best for the hot weather. I highly recommend this trip to everyone. Shan even had this vegan Chocolate balls his wife made for us to taste. Such a sweet guy!!!!

Great day out on the Ocean Road. We had stunning weather and Mick was an excellent guide. The small tour group of 6 people and the small tour bus was good and we saw much more than the 12 Apostles. Due to COVID there were no crowds and the side trips to the waterfall and redwood stands added to the trip plus the koala sighting at Kennet Beach. this is one of the few tours still running in Victoria ad deserve to succeed. the lunch and coffee stoops were at small independent stores and both were very good.

It was definitely one of the best experience we had. We had plenty of time to visit each of the locations and the guide was amazing who explained lots of the history behind each of the locations. The guide was very attentive to our needs and showed us all the scenic routes. Overall I must say the trip was extremely worthy as we covered a lot in one day.

James was very knowledgeable and friendly, and gave us a lovely experience. The prom is a beautiful place and the day trip was well mapped out, giving us some beautiful views and the right level of activity

value packed adventure. As a local, I saw places I hadnt discovered and the small group size was really relaxing. t