Sporting Events To Catch In

Travel-and-Leisure Australia is a county that loves its sport. Whether it is hitting or kicking a ball, racing an animal or vehicle around a track, manipulating a plane through a set course or surfing a wave, if Australians are not participating in it, they are watching it. It is not surprising then that Australia has some of the best sporting events to attend while holidaying in this sports loving nation. While all states have their fair share of events it does appear that the state of Victoria dominates the field. It is in this state that you can watch Australias race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup. Held at 3:00pm on the first Tuesday in November, at Flemington Racecourse, it is the worlds richest 3 200m handicap race for horses over three years. Victoria also holds the Melbourne Grand Prix, part of the F1A Formula One World Championship. The formula one circuit is 58 laps, or 5 303km, through the streets of Albert Park Lake. It is usually held annually in March. Staying on the theme of speed, Phillip Island .es alive each year with the Superbike Championships. An Easter long weekend tradition is the Ripcurl Pro at Bells Beach. The event attracts some of the most well known men and women surfers as they .pete to ring the bell. Recent winners include nine time world champion Kelly Slater and current womens world champion Stephanie Gilmore. If ball sports appeal to you, Melbourne Park hosts the Australian Open, A grand slam hard court tournament held in January each year featuring mens and womens singles mens, womens and mixed doubles, juniors, wheelchairs, exhibition and legends games. Victorians are staunch Australian Rules Football followers. A type of physical contact -football played between March and September on an oval field between two teams of 18 players with an ellipse-shaped ball, the grand final can be known to attract over 100 000 spectators. While Australian Rules Football is played in New South Wales, Rugby League is by far more popular in this state. Held in a similar time frame as the AFL, it is also a full-contact sport, played by two opposing teams of thirteen on a grassed rectangular field with an elliptical ball. The grand final, held on the long weekend in October, is well worth attending. The Medibank International Sydney is a hard court outdoor event played annually in Homebush. Played before the Australian Open at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, it attracts some of the biggest names in tennis. Sydney is also the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race, which occurs on Boxing Day each year. It covers a distance of 630 nautical miles and is quite dangerous for the mostly sloop contenders. There are two winners in this event: line honours, first to finish, and handicap. The Sun Herald City to Surf is a sporting event that you can either observe or enter. It is run in August and has the title of the largest fun run in the world. The course takes in some of the most spectacular scenery as it winds its way 14km from Sydney and finishes in iconic Bondi. The road race attracts both serious and non-serious .petitors. The Red Bull Air Race is a newer sporting event gaining momentum in Australia. It is one of a series of international races where pilots individually negotiate an obstacle course above the Swan River in Perth in the shortest time. Being a nation of favourable weather, cricket is played throughout summer. While the Ashes are played every two years, you can be guaranteed a challenging Melbourne Boxing Day or Sydney New Years test matches. More games are played in Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth but are fluid in their dates. One of the best ways to follow the cricket and see the country is to book campervan rental in Brisbane and drive down the coast to Sydney to catch the action. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: