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by Julia Hebaiter (aka Julia Svoice) (subscribe)
Owns 'FoodLit'. Highly qualified, established food & lifestyle writer, former restaurateur, founder professional writing business, Articul8. Long, diverse writing history, passion for food culture, the land & inspired food language.www.foodlit.com.au
Published August 15th 2012
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Are You Sports Mad? Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at your favourite sporting venues?

Then this one's for you. Melbourne Sports Tours give you an up-close-and-personal look at some of our biggest and most famous sporting venues. Choose from a variety of guided tours that celebrate our nation's avid sporting culture.

The Sports Lovers' Tour is a half-day, morning tour (with add-on options for a full day's fun). Visit Flemington Racecourse, the site of 'the race that stops the nation', and the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village.

Enjoy a drive around Albert Park Lake on the F1 Grand Prix Circuit, a tour of either the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena or the National Sports Museum, and lunch overlooking at Etihad Stadium.

We've even managed to arrange a discount for WeekendNotes Readers on this tour - sign up here.


One of the add-on options for the afternoon is an opportunity to
visit Melbourne and Olympic Parks and imagine what feels like to be one of the best tennis players in the world (without the millions of dollars, of course). Explore their change rooms and dressing rooms, and then play for an hour on the same courts that have seen the likes of Roger Federer break grand slam record after record. If your game needs a little to be desired, you can even book a tennis coach.

There is a good range of other interesting tours available, like the Horses, Wine and Beer Tour through the Macedon Ranges. For the reader discount on this tour sign up here.

Footy fans will love the Aussie Rules Footy Package, comprising a match complete with a local host to explain all the action. This experience starts with a drink at a local hotel, includes reserved undercover seating, and a couple of other enticements including, naturally, a meat pie with sauce!
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Why? Become a sports hero, even for a day.
When: Varies
Where: Depart from Federation Square
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