Olympic Park, Melbourne

Olympic Park, Melbourne: Our most recommended tours and activities

Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

1. Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

Discover Melbourne’s highlights while cruising along the breathtaking Yarra River. Cruise through downtown Melbourne on this sightseeing tour and listen to the on board commentary that will point out passing attractions and provide interesting tidbits of Melbourne’s history. Enjoy an hour aboard the riverboat as you cruise under the Princes Bridge and past top cultural attractions. Marvel at the magnificent riverbank gardens from the outside sun deck or through the panoramic windows from the inside cabin. On this tour you will also see Herring Island, Princes Bridge, the governor's residence, the Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Olympic Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Tennis Center. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea while relaxing and taking in the beautiful city sites. 

Melbourne: Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

2. Melbourne: Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

Designed to showcase Melbourne’s passion for sports, this tour is led by industry experts and provides a fun day out for sports lovers of all ages. Walk in the footsteps of famous sports stars as you explore Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena. Meet your friendly guide in Federation Square, then set out on your sightseeing adventure to some of the city’s most beloved sporting venues. The first stop of the day is the iconic Rod Laver Arena, which hosts the Australian Open each year. Walk in the footsteps of sports superstars such as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Don’t forget to snap photos of your unforgettable visit. As you explore, learn about Melbourne's range of world class events such as the Melbourne Cup, F1 Grand Prix, MotoGP, and Bells Beach Surf Pro. Discover why the city has been voted the Sporting Capital of the World. The tour continues to the impressive 100,000-seater Melbourne Cricket Ground. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and learn about the many famous faces who have played here over the years. Finish the tour with a stroll around the surrounding Olympic Park precinct, which no trip to Melbourne would be complete without.

Melbourne Sports Walk

3. Melbourne Sports Walk

Start your tour by meeting your guide at the Melbourne Day Tour Centre. Walk along the path built to accommodate guests to the 2006 Commonwealth Games all the way to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Once here, enjoy a guided tour of the iconic stadium, which has a capacity of just over 100,000 people.  Afterwards, continue on foot to discover more of Melbourne's favourite sporting arenas. Visit AAMI Park, home to rugby teams Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Rebels, as well as the soccer clubs of Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City FC. Next make your way to the Olympic Park Oval, built on the site of former Olympic Park Stadium, built for the 1956 Summer Olympics. This venue is now home to Collingwood FC, one of the most popular AFL teams in Australia. Visit Melbourne Arena, Rod Laver Arena, and Margaret Court Arena, the home of the Australian Open Tennis Championships. Take in the sights and sports along the Yarra River on your way back to the starting point at Federation Square.

Melbourne: Private Sports Precinct and MCG Tour With Lunch

4. Melbourne: Private Sports Precinct and MCG Tour With Lunch

Begin your tour in the heart of the city and stroll along the Yarra River learning about the history of Melbourne's sporting culture, its teams and world class venues. Within 200m of the city centre enter the sporting precinct, home to Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Park, site of the Australian Open tennis grand slam, hearing about Australia's rich tennis heritage, as well as training centres and arenas of top flight teams across soccer, rugby league, rugby union and Australian Rules football. Melbourne hosted the 1956 Olympics, the first city in the Southern Hemisphere, and its indelible print still resonates to this day in what is known as the Olympic Park precinct. Complete your tour with a private MCG experience, lunching in one of the Melbourne-themed cafes before joining your private guide for a 75min MCG tour

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What people are saying about Olympic Park, Melbourne

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 100 reviews

I wanted to take my young son to see the city and he was able to enjoy the full hour on the boat while I learnt through the running commentary

Amazing experience, family friendly, beautiful views of and from Yarra River. Hosts was really good. Definitely worth it.

Very informative tour with a very good guide. It was a lot of fun and you saw a lot. Highly recommended for sports fans.

It was lovely … everything was done smoothly and on time .. liked commentary on board the cruise ! Thank you

A great river cruise, tour guide was charming and informative. Highly recommend this tour.