Rod Laver Arena: Our most recommended tours and activities

Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks

Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks

Board your fully enclosed boat at Southbank Promenade to start your dinner cruise along the Yarra River. While aboard the floating restaurant, take in views of the lit-up city skyline, and pass by waterfront sights such as Federation Square, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, Riverside Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Relax with a beer, liquor, or red, white or sparkling wine, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere on the boat. Your dinner is prepared by talented chefs and served by attentive staff. It will also be paired with premium Australian wines. After a tasting platter, main course, dessert platter, and cheese platter, your luxurious meal culminates with a coffee or tea and a glass of port or liqueur. You’ll be full and relaxed by the time you return to the Southbank Promenade to end your cruise.  Sample menu (subject to change): Entrée Tasting Platter - comes with ALL 3 ITEMS listed • Lamb Kofta served with minted yoghurt (GF) • Peking Duck on a bed of garden salad (GF) • Seafood cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF) Main Course (1 choice per guest) •  Chargrilled chicken breast with a porcini mushroom cream sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (GF) •  Baked barramundi fillet, cooked with ginger and lime, dressed in a curried coconut veloute  •  Chargrilled beef eye fillet cooked “medium” with a port wine jus, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (GF) •  Portuguese lamb shank served on mashed potatoes with a confit of vegetables (GF) Vegetarian Option — Entrée • Ratatouille filo parcel, served with goat cheese and salad (V) Vegetarian Option — Main Course • Whole baby pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa, topped with melted cheese (V) (GF) OR Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagna with a bechamel sauce served with potato gratin & seasoned vegetables (V) Dessert Platter • Selection of mini desserts Cheese Tasting Platter • Australian cheeses, dried fruit, and nuts served with crackers Tea, Coffee & Chocolate • Port or liqueur (available upon request during tea & coffee service) Beverages • Premium selection of red, white & sparkling wines • Selection of beers & a range of spirits • Soft drinks & orange juice We operate under strict RSA laws when serving alcohol. NOTE: Main course menu selections are to be provided at the time of booking.

Melbourne: MCG & Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

Melbourne: MCG & Sports Venue Sightseeing Tour

Discover why the city has been voted the Sporting Capital of the World. Designed to showcase Melbourne’s passion for sports, this tour is led by locals and 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 the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena, the Olympic precinct and the headquarters of major football, soccer and rugby teams. 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, Ash Barty and Serena Williams. 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, Boxing Day Test and the Bells Beach Rip Curl Surf Pro. The tour continues with a stroll around the surrounding Olympic Park precinct, which no trip to Melbourne would be complete without Finish the tour with a visit 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.

Melbourne Park Tennis Sporting Experience

Melbourne Park Tennis Sporting Experience

Setting off from the centre of Melbourne at Federation Square, we walk down the Yarra River and Birrarung Mar learning about Aboriginal sports and games, Melbourne's incredible major events and venues before we arrive at the Melbourne Park Tennis Centre. After touring the grounds of the home of the Australian Open with unique insights from a passionate local, you will get to enjoy a hit of tennis on one of the famous blue courts. (Your guide can also stand in as a hitting partner.) We will continue the experience by walking through the Olympic Precinct passing the headquarters of six of Melbourne's top football teams, covering the Rugby codes, Soccer and Australian Rules, while learning about our truly indigenous football game. Finally we will end the tour by visiting the awe-inspiring, 100,000-seater Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Melbourne: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Melbourne: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the vibrant and eclectic city of Melbourne! As you embark on this self-guided audio tour, you're about to discover the rich tapestry of culture, history, and contemporary life that makes Melbourne truly unique. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, this tour is designed to immerse you in the essence of Melbourne, offering insights into its iconic landmarks, hidden gems, and captivating stories that unfold around every corner. Melbourne, often hailed as Australia's cultural capital, is a city of contrasts, where historic architecture stands alongside modern skyscrapers, and lush green parks blend seamlessly with bustling urban streets. Throughout this tour, you'll witness the dynamic blend of old and new that defines Melbourne's character, from its charming laneways adorned with street art to its grand Victorian-era buildings and innovative architectural marvels. As you explore Melbourne at your own pace, our expertly curated audio guide will serve as your companion, providing fascinating commentary and historical anecdotes that breathe life into the city's landmarks. Learn about the indigenous heritage of the land on which Melbourne now stands, delve into the city's colonial past, and uncover the stories of the diverse communities that have shaped its identity over the centuries. From the bustling waterfront of the Yarra River to the iconic Federation Square, from the vibrant neighborhoods of Fitzroy and St. Kilda to the serene tranquility of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne offers a kaleidoscope of experiences waiting to be discovered. Whether you're drawn to its thriving arts scene, world-class dining, or its passion for sports and entertainment, Melbourne offers something for every traveler to enjoy. Learn more about the top 20 tourist attractions in Melbourne. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Melbourne Central 2. State Library Victoria 3. Old Melbourne Gaol 4. Royal Exhibition Building 5. Melbourne Museum 6. St. Patrick's Cathedral 7. Fitzroy Gardens 8. Hosier Lane 9. St Paul's Cathedral 10. Degraves Street 11. The Block Arcade 12. Immigration Museum 13. Melbourne Skydeck 14. National Gallery of Victoria 15. Rod Laver Arena 16. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 17. Shrine of Remembrance 18. ArtVo 19. Queen Victoria Market 20. Melbourne Zoo So, put on your headphones and let the journey begin. Get ready to be enchanted by the charm of Melbourne as you navigate its streets, guided by the voices of locals, historians, and storytellers who invite you to uncover the secrets and delights of this captivating city. Whether you're wandering through its laneways, savoring its culinary delights, or simply soaking in the atmosphere of its vibrant neighborhoods, Melbourne promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you inspired and enchanted.

Melbourne Sports Walk

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.

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What people are saying about Rod Laver Arena

Overall rating

4.7
(16 reviews)

This tour was everything we wanted coming to Melbourne as fans of the Australian Open. Our family got to play on the genuine AO courts, learned a ton about the various complexes and Melbourne's sporting culture, and I get to say I played at the Australian open! Ben's love for sports and its unique intersection with Melbourne's history is infectious and authentic. Sports are a fundamental part of Melbourne's identity as a city and its design, history, and people show it. I feel like we came as Australian Open fans and left as Melbourne fans. Also, boo Magpies!

What a great experience - the staff were welcoming and very attentive from the moment we boarded the boat. The cruise was lovely; even on a cold night we were comfortable and warm inside. Dinner was excellent, I had a beautifully cooked steak and my partner had lamb shanks which were falling off the bone. I’d definitely go back and book another cruise!

Great tour with wonderful guide (Ben). Very knowledgeable and passionate about sports and Melbourne.

We really enjoyed the cruise and will definitely do it again next time we’re in Melbourne

The atmosphere is very good, the crew takes great care of us and the meal is good