Rules Football - See It Live with a Local Host
Lovers Tour plus Foster's Australia Brewery
is the sports capital of Australia with huge crowds attending major
Melbourne Cricket Ground can hold 100,000 people and is the venue
for the famed Boxing Day Cricket test each year.
cricket is Australia's national sport it is Australian Rules Football
that has the drawing power in Melbourne with up to 80,000 spectators
gathering to watch their teams play during the home and away season.
matches - particularly Grand Finals - are usually sell-outs.
Rules is fast, tough and extremely skilful, and it has to be seen
to be believed.
is a must-see if you like sports and are in Melbourne between April
winter football codes also have their followings with Melbourne
having its own rugby union Super 15 side - the Rebels - several
national soccer teams, and the champion rugby league side the Storm.
tennis fans the last two weeks of January are the highlight of the
year as the Australian Open kicks off the Grand Slam tournaments.
at Melbourne Park the Open is an extremely popular event attract
hundreds of thousands of fans over its two weeks.
March the Formula One circus comes to Melbourne to do battle on
its terrific Albert Park Lake circuit.
horse racing is your thing then the Spring Racing Carnival should
be on your list of things to attend. Race meetings are held from
mid-September through to late November and include the Caulfield
Cup and the race that stops a nation - the Melbourne Cup - on the
first Tuesday in November.
in Melbourne you may want to check out the National Sports Museum
at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.