Melbourne is full of attractions of all kinds, from parks and museums, to galleries, and plenty of attractions for sports fans too.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground is perhaps one of the most well-known attractions in Melbourne. It is the home of not just cricket, but also the Australian Football League. It has also hosted the Olympics (in 1956) and the Commonwealth Games (in 2006). It is conveniently located near Federation Square, and is a must visit for anyone, whatever sport appeals to you.
Melbourne Park is another popular sporting attraction, which is home to the Australian Open, an important Tennis event.
A little further away, in the Docklands, is the Etihad Stadium, home to cricket games as well as soccer matches with both domestic and international teams.
If horses are more your thing, then Flemington Racecourse is worth a visit. The grandstands here have a lot of history behind them, and they’re home to some amazing Christmas and New Year races, as well as the Spring Racing Carnival.
Those interested in motor sports will find that Calder Park, the Sandown International Motor Raceway and the Avalon Raceway have plenty to appeal to them, and there are some other, less mainstream sports in the Docklands too – including roller derby.
Whatever you’re interested in, you will find that there’s plenty to see and do. Melbourne is an amazing area, and the fact that so many things are located close together in the Melboure Sports Precinct, and in the Docklands, makes it even more convenient as a sporting ‘excursion’. Add in the architecture, dining and culture, and you have the perfect spot for a holiday. You can even head out to the beaches, take advantage of the nice weather, and engage in some sports yourself, if you’re feeling really adventurous!