You'll never be wondering what to do in Melbourne again with our list of Melbourne attractions and fun things to do.
Whether you're a first-time visitor to Melbourne or have lived here all your life, there are some absolute must-do Melbourne bucket list items. Melbourne's food, drink, coffee, art, theatre and sports culture are among the best in the world, and we reckon you should try to experience every single one of them at least once before you die.
So here is our ultimate bucket list of amazing things to do in Melbourne right now, plus Melbourne attractions, great restaurants, bars, fun festivals and everything in between.
Sports Lovers Tours of Melbourne
Address: Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
This trip was well run, Tamara was fantastic with her sporting knowledge, would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Melbourne.
I'm not a big sports fan but I really enjoyed it. Flemington was definitely my favourite part. Our tour guide, Tamara, was great and showed us the course from the horses perspective which was really cool. The lunch was good you won't be hungry afterwards, they definitely fill your plate.
My wife and I booked this trip as we are both mad on sport. The trip was really informative and we enjoyed every aspect of the trip. We were the only people booked onto the trip, despite this they still ran the trip which we were delighted about. The tour guide was very easy going and knew all aspects of the trip. He was very accommodating and went out of his way to help us. It was extremely well organised and can’t complain at all about it. If you like sport, do this excursion!
Went in sport lovers tour thought was a bit expensive paid $130 for visit to Flemington racecourse which would gave cost operator nothing as just walked on lawns and left
Then went to McG tour which was good which operator would gave paid about $30
After mcg went for drive on Grand Prix track at Albert park would have cost operator nothing.
Then went to lunch at docklands lunch was very good cafe extremely good meal if your choice,then was dropped in f at pick up point.
Thought could have been more content put into tour only 3 visits 2 which cost nothing
The tour guide Tamara was very informative and new the history of sport in Melbourne.
Just thought could have been more content in tour
Well organised and covered much but not hurried. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and convivial. The tour was extremely interesting and provided may insights not normally accessed.
Spent yesterday on a tour of Flemington Race Course and The National Sports Museum. The day was great and Tamara was a wonderful host. I am from Melbourne and we also drove into parts of Melbourne I had never been to which was great. Tamara was very knowledgeable and passionate about Melbourne and it’s sporting credentials which I share. Lunch in Docklands was very nice. Both the food and the views were excellent. Both my wife and I would highly recommend this and others tours as well.
Really enjoyed the Sports tour I went with a group of people from other trips but it was very enjoyable. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable, about the Horse racing track, The MCG and the Grand Prix circuit
If you are true sports fan, then this tour is a must.
Our tour started with a pickup from our hotels and heading straight to Flemington’s Racecourse. Tamara, our guide gave us some deep insights of how the city is deeply and emotionally connected with this game. She later gave us a short city tour explaining about all the local teams and their respective practice fields. Our next stop was MCG (the highlight of our trip).
We did the ultimate tour with Tamara, she was great and made the trip it was a wonderful experience👍 highlight of our Melbourne trip
Thanks to Tamara we had a fabulous day touring not only the plentiful sports sites across Melbourne but also seeing the city. Tamara was incredibly well informed and had knowledge far beyond expectations about not only the locations but also the marquee champions from years gone by. She is a top notch expert with a gracious demeanor. As American sport fanatics with limited understand of Aussie Rules, cricket, formula one and even horse racing, we were surprisingly engaged from the oldest of us (mid-forties) to our seven year old. Also, of note, our lunch was delicious which is not often the case when lunch is included in a tour.
Half-Day or Full-Day Tour with Private Guide from Melbourne
Phone: 0061 (87) 2285 255
We found Dave on Trip Advisor and from the time we booked our full day tour with him, we were interacting via email. Dave asked what we wanted to do and we told him that we wanted to see Kangaroo, koalas, Melbourne and a winery. Our time was limited as we were on a ship and we just couldn't do all that we wanted to do. Turns out that it was the week of the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne and David was the most excellent host. From the time he pulled up in his air conditioned Mercedes touring van, we felt as if he was our family. He stayed with us on our short visit to Healesville Sanctuary and arranged wine tasting and a beautiful lunch at Yering Station Winery. He had surprises for us as he took us to the pub in Melbourne dedicated to George Costanza from Seinfeld and the best ice cream ever! David got us back to the ship with plenty of time to spare. "No Worries Dave". You're the BEST!
David was a terrific guide, very knowledgeable about his home town, interesting and considerate. We enjoyed refreshments on the drive, followed his advice and were treated to a delicious dinner with a beautiful water view. The penguins were a delight, would highly recommend the ranger led tour. We enjoyed great conversation which deepened our appreciation of Australia. I would recommend him and will contact him again if we are fortunate enough to get back to this beautiful country.
What a great day!!! Daniel was amazing....very knowledgeable and so much fun!!! Showed us places no bus could go and there were no crowds. My daughters and I loved the place he took us to eat...very quiet and quaint! He also brought us to a place where Koala's were in the wild...we spotted several! Our vacation started perfectly with DM Concierge!!!
DM Concierge service provides first class experience and service. David's knowledge and personal experience allows him to cater for a wide variety of knowledge and cultural experience. David has intimate knowledge of the Melbourne lifestyle from food and drink, local hot spots, sporting events and of course his private tours and day trips across various of greater Melbourne. Add David's personal touches and personality and your trip will be a blast! DM Concierge is the way to go!!
Fabulous day with David! He was very personable, bright, well traveled and well informed regarding history and world affairs. He planned a full day as we requested including a walking tour in Melbourne, drive through scenic suburbs, a visit to a wildlife sanctuary (including great viewing of kangaroos and a platypus!), wine tasting and lunch of local specialties. He planned the day well and kept the pace up to be sure that we saw all that we had requested. When you only have one day in Melbourne, this is the way to go!
David is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the greater Melbourne area and is willing to go above and beyond the typical guide. We did two full days of touring with him and not only did he put in the hours (20+ in two days!) but he knew all the special places to see/shop/eat and was gracious and charming at all times. One of our all time great guide experiences!
David was the ultimate tour guide to see Melbourne! He went above and beyond with airport pickup and taking us to all the secret hidden gems in the city. His knowledge of the city was unparalleled in particular with the best restaurants in town. My favourite restaurants were Movida and Chin Chin - spectacular food and overall vibe! We also saw the beautiful botanical gardens and had a day at Healesville Sanctuary which was lovely. David's attentive customer service ensured we had a magical experience. I highly recommend David to anyone wanting to see the best of Melbourne whilst not having to think in the process. The ultimate holiday!
My wife and I went on a half day VIP Penguin parade and a full day great ocean road tour with Loanie. David was sick so he had Loanie donthe tour instead. David was excellent with replying to all my questions through text. He helped me navigate the tour booking itself (we had to use our credit card points ) and also gave me plenty of information about options at the penguin parade etc. He was very prompt in replying to my queries. Even though we couldn’t meet him in person, it was as though we knew him. I would highly recommend David at DM concierge for any trip planning and tours in Melbourne or Sydney.
David handled all of our tours for Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania inc airport transfers and restaurants. We appreciated his patience and effort in making it a memorable vacation
Dominic was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed his company. Thank you for customising and organising a memorable day out, the hi-light being the winery visit and well chosen lunch venue. Loved the animal sanctuary too. We can thoroughly recommend
Sports and Beer Tour of Melbourne
Phone: 0061 (29) 1997 975
The tour was excellent.
Anthony was our guide, he was awesome, very knowledgeable. The tour around the city between sporting venues was much more than we expected and was very informative for tourists. The tour guide at the mcg was great he was so informative and knew everything you could have asked. The guide at rod laver was lovely she knew so much about the players. It was great tour, you have great access to places and able to take lots of pics. Would recommend to anyone but especially if you have a interest in sports. We really enjoyed our day thanks to Anthony. Thanks again.
Anthony was great with excellent knowledge on many sports. The only disappointment I had was that you could not enter Etihad. Otherwise every site we visited was first class. The MCG tour was a highlight.
We loved this Tour
Our driver was certainly knowledgeable and easy to listen to. We enjoyed the whole tour immensely and appreciated the attention to detail
Our many thanks, Jenny Warner
Great sport tour...
it was everything and more than we expected. Our tour guide made such a difference in our enjoyment of it all. His knowledge and the way he even 'went out of his way' to make sure we received as much as we could, within the time limit we had for that day. Exceptional and we thank him for making this experience such a enjoyable one. Cheers Ross and Tina
If you love your sport then I recommend this tour,
you get to go to a lot of iconic sport venues around Melbourne. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and managed to make an enjoyable time for all of us.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip,
it was a highlight of our Melbourne experience. The venues we visited were all memorable and we would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Melbourne. We were lucky enough to share the day with a lovely group of people and our tour guide Simon was not only a wealth of information but a really great guy who made the whole experience even better. Thanks for the great tour. Amanda and Neil Lembcke
Disappointed that Flemington and Etihad were closed,
you need to be date specific when attractions are closed, and either offer a discount or offer another attraction to compensate. Our tour guide Simon was excellent, the tour of the MCG was brilliant. If we had been able to see everything promised in our itinerary I am sure it would have been at least 4 star if not 5
What a great day.
we had. From our tour guide for the whole tour plus the tour guide at the MCG plus the awesome lunch at Etihad. Honestly worth the money everyone.
Efficient on time and great tour guide. If you are a sports fan you will love this. Everything from architecture, history to modern day. You see the members areas and change rooms. Stories are told. The lunch was also a surprise, it was fresh, tasty and yummy. I really enjoyed the tour.
A great tour for sports lovers.
All the sporting venues we went to were just amazing. Our tour guide was the best ever. I did this tour with my 86 year old dad, we are from Perth WA. He came to pick us up at the accomadation where we were staying and made the whole tour easy fro my dad. I will reccommend this tour to all my freinds!!