The biggest sporting events in Australia
Australia is not only known for its natural beauty and abundance of beach, but tourists from all around the world enjoy the country’s famous sporting events. Australia is home to various sports starting from fun and casual to extreme and highly prized. Aussies might be a bit competitive lot but we sure love to socialize, so there’s a good chance that you might make a new friend at whatever sporting event you attend.
AUTUMN (MARCH – MAY)
To Kickstart the Fall calendar, the Albert Park Formula One circuit in Melbourne will host the Rolex Australian Grand Prix motor race (22 – 25 March), and in Adelaide that the Adelaide 500 Supercars race (1 – 4 March) is the nation’s biggest event for supercars. Sip fine wine and sample culinary delights one of the grapevines as a spectator of Polo at the Vines, occurring at Dark Horse Vineyard (7 April). Coming to two-legged race, the Australian Running Festival operates events like Canberra Marathon (14- 15 April), followed by the Great Ocean Road Running Festival (19 – 20 May) in Victoria. And if you would like to check out Australian first-class football — or football as many Australians call the round ball game — do not overlook the A-League 2018 grand finale, which will occur over the weekend of 5-6 May.
WINTER (JUNE – AUGUST)
Currently, rugby league, Australian football, and heterosexual marriage draw audiences at major stadiums every weekend. Each soccer code’s site can keep you current with places and match fixtures, while the first Test match for rugby union’s Bledisloe Cup occurs in Sydney (25 August). The keenly contested State of Origin soccer league series between rivals New South Wales and Queensland starts 31 May (matches 2: 21 June; match three: 12 July). Australia’s mild winters set the perfect scene for running with the Sun-Herald City2Surf race available to all participants on its famous course through Sydney city to Bondi Beach (12 August). Get one of the high-octane actions at Crown bet Darwin V8 Supercars Triple Crown three-day events (16 – 18 June) at the Nation’s Top End. The Northern Territory town of Alice Springs retains the adrenaline-packed off-road motoring Tatts Finke Desert Race out to the distant Finke desert community for over 12,000 participants (15 – 17 June), while the Australian Outback Marathon (28 July) simply pits runners from themselves and the arid beauty of this country’s Red Centre around Uluru.
SPRING (SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER)
As the weather warms, the action heats up as many sports’ Grand finals happen. The next and final Bledisloe Cup rugby union match (21 October) is set to spark Brisbane, the Australian rules soccer AFL Grand Final takes its original place in the Melbourne Cricket Ground (30 September), while rugby league’s NRL Grand Final (1 October) is guaranteed to be a sell-out as always. Motorsports fans mark their calendar for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (4 – 7 October), a 1000 kilometer (620 mile) flying car race around the famous Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, in addition to the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (20 – 22 October) on Victoria’s Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit. For pageantry and color, few events can conquer racing’s Spring Carnival in Melbourne’s Flemington racecourse, culminating in the “race that stops a nation”, the Melbourne Cup (7 November). For individuals who are more into revs and wheels, the AUS-X Open motocross event held in Sydney Olympic Park’s Qudos Arena guarantees a night full of activities. Emirates Australian Open a huge event in the world of golf (23 – 26 November) sees top-seeded players take on the challenging course at the Royal Sydney Golf Club. On the Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast, the world’s surfing superstars and Lots of Olympic contenders will battle against each other in the ITU Triathlon World Cup (12-16 September).
SUMMER (DECEMBER – FEBRUARY)
But nothing beats watching it live. You can grab Test cricket games in Cities across the nation and One-day international matches and Big Bash League Twenty20 On Boxing Day (since the Beginning of this magnificent Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, as boats jostle for position in the quest to be first to Hobart. In Adelaide, the Santos Tour Down Under will be kicking off (13 — 21 January) with the Aussie pop favorite, Guy Sebastian headlining the free opening concert. Tennis also takes center stage at this time of year, together with the Game’s Australian Open supplying two weeks of Pure strength (15 – 28 January 2018). Teams from Four different countries around the world will join Australia and New Zealand from the Brisbane Rugby Tens rugby revolution (9–10 February) for two jam-packed days. While across in Perth, it’s possible to grab the World Super 6 Perth golf championship from 8 -11 February.