In the most sports-mad city of the most sports-mad country, no other arena commands such reverence as the MCG. The nation’s largest stadium is the birthplace of Australian football, international test cricket, and the one-day international. Operated by volunteers, join a backstage tour learn more about the history of the hallowed ground, gain access to the Members Only pavilion, the players boxes, and the grounds itself. Don’t miss the opportunity to see a cricket game (The Boxing Day Ashes!) or the AFL Grand Final.
Length of Trip : The MCG tour lasts 75 minutes and operates between 10am and 3pm
Best time to go : Guided MCG tours depart regularly between 10.00am and 3.00pm daily, and take approximately 75 minutes (except on MCG event days)
Wheelchair friendly : Yes
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat :
In Melbourne, we personally recommend the following excellent restaurants: Mouthwatering Mexican-inspired dishes at Mamasitas Cocktails, delicious dishes and a big local buzz at Cookie Asian fusion and funky dining at Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar Outstanding breakfasts at Top Paddock, the Grain, and the Kettle Black Burgers on the rooftop at Easeys Amazing smoothies Krimper Cafe Unique cocktails Pole Pole and Glamp
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Where to Stay :
In Melbourne, we recommend staying with our our partner, the Oaks Hotel in Southbank. Located close to the restaurants and bars of South Bank as well as Flinders Street Station, it's a hop skip and jump away from many of the city's finest attractions.
Getting There :
Click here to get directions to the MCG
Note from Robin :
While you're at the MCG, definitely pay a visit to the National Sports Museum downstairs. Showcasing the legacy, stories and artefacts of Australian sporting history, it's an excellent showcase of the role of sport in the country, and Australia's many international and domestic success stories.