Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Melbourne, The Sports Capital of Australia

Melbourne Sports Tours offers an in-depth knowledge of Melbourne
and its sporting culture by means of personal, guided tours.
Let us take you behind the scenes of Melbourne's world class sporting venues
& to the games we play.

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.

Daily Public Tours and Private and Group Experiences available.
Melbourne Sports Tours offers unique half and full day experiences for:
Local, interstate and international sports fanatics
Individuals looking for non-traditional and fun Melbourne tour experiences
Tourists looking for an alternative to window shopping & carrying shopping bags!
Corporate and incentive groups
Unique Hen's Days & Bucks Days
Educational school groups
CLICK ON THE TABS ON THE LEFT FOR TOUR OPTIONS
Gift Vouchers
Ask about Melbourne Sports Tours Gift Certificates and corporate gifts
Great for your sports mad friend, colleague or family member for birthdays, Christmas or as a bonus or incentive.
GIFT VOUCHER
Not everyone is into hearts and flowers.
Why not surprise your friend, colleague or Valentine with something he/she would really like? Sport & Beer Lovers Tour of Melbourne or Horses, Wine & Beer Tour
The most popular Gift Voucher sold last month was:
Ultimate Sports Lovers Tour
with MCG & Rod Laver Arena Tours, lunch at Telstra Dome & National Sports Museum
Click Here for GIFT VOUCHER information

Sports Lovers Tours Melbourne City Sights with a difference
Half or full day small group tour with local insight exploring Melbourne. Walk through the beautiful Flemington Race Course (home of the Melbourne Cup), drive around Albert Park on Melbourne's F1 Grand Prix racetrack. Tour behind the scenes of our famous sporting arenas; The MCG or Rod Laver Arena. Smell the liniment in the change rooms and walk on the hallowed turf. Enjoy lunch overlooking the arena at Etihad Stadium (formerly Telstra Dome). Afternoon add-on options allow you to Play Tennis on the showcourts where the champions play OR tour Foster's Australia Brewery OR explore the National Sports Museum AND we even combine the MCG with The Official Neighbours Tour.
Click here for details.
Our Sports Lovers Tour host Anthony took Jules Lund and 'Getaway' friends on the "Sports Lovers Tour plus Tennis & Tour". See Jules playing tennis with Alicia Molik on Margaret Court Arena. See the write up on the Getaway story from 17/2/05 here.

NATIONAL SPORTS MUSEUM @ The Melbourne Cricket Ground
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, oxing, 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.
Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and the surrounding Melbourne & Olympic Parks have done another sensational job hosting The 2009 Australian Open Tennis Championships.
Aussie Rules Football with a local host
Great for tourists or newcomers to Melbourne
SENSATIONAL seats with a small group at MCG or Etihad Stadium (formerly Telstra Dome)!
Become a Melburnian for 4 hours. Wrap yourself in a scarf, enjoy the best seats in the house and an Aussie meat pie & beer, receive a souvenier record and join in our fanatical love affair with our unique brand of football "Aussie Rules" with a local host to explain all the rules, bumps and brawls.
2009 schedule available NOW. Click here for details.
Read the write up from the Travel show Getaway story from 1/7/04 here, when we took Catriona Rowntree to the footy.
Since then Catriona Rowntree has quoted us as one of her favourite things to do in Australia - check out page 184 of Catriona's Australia - My favourite Aussie Locations.

Horses, Wine & Beer Tour
Horses and Wine and Beer...What more could you want from a good day out?
Explore regional Victoria in an all encompassing tour. Click Here for details.

Mt Buller Tour sightseeing, lessons & lift snow tour options
The Snow is back in 2009
Mt Buller Day trips for Skiers, Snowboarders & Sightseers.
Early bird (4.30am) and Sleepyhead options (6.30am)
or ask us about overnight Mt Buller accommodation options
Click Here for Mt Buller Snow Tour details

Tour Research & Development
We are currently developing 2 exciting and unique tours.
a) GRASS ROOTS FOOTY TOUR Australian Rules Football from past to present
Explore the history of AFL Footy in Melbourne at inner city VFL/AFL grounds and visit the �inner sanctum' of an AFL club. Explore the Clubrooms & Training Facilities. Tour Club Museum/Hall of Fame and meet with player/s and coaching staff.

b) ABORIGINAL INFLUENCE ON MELBOURNE'S SPORTING CULTURE
A unique exploration of how sport has become an integral part of Melbourne's culture and the part Indigenous Australians have played. Explore Melbourne & our sporting history from a difference perspective. Options includes National Sports Museum, Tjanabi Restaunt, Indigenous Games, Koorie Heritage Trust.
Please contact us with any ideas or to discuss these developments.
Surf Coast Tour
A unique way to enjoy our beach culture and experience Victoria's world famous coastline & top surfing beaches.Surfing Lessons, Surf World Museum, shopping at the home of surf brand clothing...

Group Tours
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!)
Melbourne Brewery Tour
Sports Trivia Nights
Surfing Lesson & Shopping
Horses, Wine & Beer... to name a few
Events
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.

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