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From the bells head to the William Barak Bridge 8 on your right. At its highest point, there is an expansive seating area to take in the beautiful views. Over the bridge, you are in Yarra Park 9 , set aside as parklands in 1856, and in front of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground 10 – the MCG, or just ‘the G’. One hundred years later, Yarra Park and the MCG were the focal point for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Now the G is home to Australian Rules Football and cricket’s famous Boxing Day Test.

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Continue on towards Artplay 5 , a children’s art centre and gallery which then leads into Birrarung Marr 6 , a beautiful 8-hectare (20-acre) urban public park. In the language of the Wurundjeri, the Indigenous inhabitants of the area at the time of European settlement, ‘Birrarung’ means ‘river of mists’ and ‘Marr’ is ‘side of the river’. Other features of the park include Deborah Halpern’s two-headed Angel sculpture and the magnificent Federation Bells 7 , a set of 39 upturned brass bells of various sizes and sounds which play compositions three times each day.

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Walking time 2.5 hours Distance 6 Kilometres

Around the ground, the Tattersall’s Parade of the Champions 13 are 10 largerthan-life-sized statues of elite sports men and women by Melbourne sculptor Louis Laumen. Cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman, outside Gate 5, was the first to be unveiled in May 2002.

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An exploration of Melbourne’s sporting and creative achievements.

From the end of the William Barak Bridge, go straight ahead towards Gate 3 and the National Sports Museum 11 incorporating the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, the Australian Football Exhibition, Champions – Thoroughbred Racing Gallery, and temporary exhibition areas. The Museum also manages daily MCG Tours 12 which take 75 minutes.

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