Archive for January, 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (Australia)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

cricket_worldcupThis year’s ICC Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be flagged off on 14th February and will be concluded on 29th March. With the World Cup matches being jointed hosted by Australia as well as New Zealand this year, there are 26 matches to be held across 7 different venues in Australia. Rest of the 23 matches will be held across 7 venues in New Zealand. However, the World Cup final will be hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.India emerged as the champion in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, when the event was jointed hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Cricket enthusiasts from all over the globe are expected to register their presence at different venues.

All the 14 teams will be divided into 2 pools with 7 teams in each pool. With more than 400 internationally accredited players coming together for this upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, it is surely a major event taking place this year.

Australia is also known for its numerous tourist attractions and there is no better time to visit this country than the World Cup season. Not only you can watch the World Cup matches; rather you can also explore all major attractions in Australia with utmost ease and comfort. For a hassle- free trip, acquire rental cars from Australia Rent Car and extend your itinerary with all the match venues and other attractions here.

ICC Cricket World Cup match venues in Australia:

The below 7 Australian cities will be hosting 26 of the ICC Cricket World Cup matches this year. Apart from watching the matches, there are plenty of things to do around these cities.

worldcup venues aus

1. Adelaide: Adelaide is famous for sandy beaches, museums, high- end fashion boutiques, art events and vibrant nightlife.

2. Brisbane: An enthusiastic city in Australia known for its friendly and youthful; atmosphere. Also visit Museum of Brisbane, City Botanical Gardens and other attractions here.

3. Perth: Famous for hosting football matches and Kangaroo spotting in Australia.

4. Melbourne: Gigantic parks, theatres, museums and art galleries put Melbourne at the top of your itinerary while visiting Australia.

5. Hobart: Salamanca Market, Botanical Gardens and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania are few places to visit in Hobart.

6. Canberra: Apart from watching the ICC Cricket World Cup matches here, you can also visit the Australian War Museum and Reptile Zoo among other places.

7. Sydney: Popular as the “Harbor City”, Sydney is famous for the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge.

Starting from 14th February, the first match will be played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Hagley Oval cricket ground in Christchurch.

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Top Sporting Events in Australia in 2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Australia is globally popular as an athletic country. Australians love their sports: they love to play, watch it on TV, attend sporting events and follow the games around the world. Australia is also home to many world-class sporting events. Each year, the city of Melbourne host the Australian Open and the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and Superbike World Championship, at Phillip Island in the state of Victoria, and many other major international events.

The most popular sports events to take place in Australia in 2015:

1. The AFC Asian Cup Australia :

It occurs in January across cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Newcastle. With more than 500,000 spectators, this sport event has established itself as a major tournament where the national Soccer team ‘Australian Socceroos’ competes for the title with more than 16 countries including Japan, Saudi Arabia, China, Qatar, Iraq and Korea in 32 games that occur over a period of 23 days.


2. Santos Tour Down Under :

This is one of the most prestigious cycling events held in January, where the world famous cyclists cross the stunning scenery of vineyards in South Australia.

3 Australian Open :

This is one of the 4 major tennis tournaments worldwide. It is the first Grand Slam of the year and is held in Melbourne in the months of January-February of each year.

4. Australian Open of Surfing :

It is an event that brings together athletes, artists and Australian culture. It is held in February at the main beach of Manly in Sydney. It is an extension of the US Open of Surfing and includes surfing, skateboarding and lots of music.


5. Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix :

This racing event is held in Melbourne in March, where you will see Formula 1 drivers competing for the title at Albert Park track.

6. State of Origin Series :

The National Rugby League (NRL) provides an event where players compete in teams in their respective territories or states of origin. In this competition 16 teams, 15 are located in Australia and one in New Zealand involved. This event lasts from autumn to spring and culminates with the NRL Grand Final and it is recognized as one of the most popular events of the year.

7. City2Surf :

This particular event is Sydney’s most popular race which takes place in August and attracts more than 75,000 participants, who run, walk and play along 14 kilometers stretch from the city center to the most famous beach in Sydney: Bondi Beach.

8. The Australia Football League Final Series – AFL :

From March to September, this qualifying league is played with huge crowd in Australia. Teams from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the finals while millions of Australians watch it on television. The city becomes a carnival as fans of the teams rejoice with excitement.

australian football league

9. Melbourne Cup :

A sporting event that has become a public holiday in the state of Victoria as an entire nation is found indulged on the horse race of the year.

10. Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race :

Since 1945, every year in December, yachts fleet comes from Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour on a journey of over 1100 kilometers to finish in Hobart, Tasmania. Today, this yacht race has become a symbol of Australia’s water sport.

Australian Open Tennis Championships 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Every year in January, the Australian Open in Melbourne brings together all the best tennis players of the world. This is one of the biggest annual sporting event on the Australian continent and attracts more than half a million spectators, during the two weeks of the competition.


Since 1988, the Australian Open is held inside the Melbourne Park in Melbourne, a sports complex designed specifically for this tournament, which includes 19 outdoor and six indoor tennis courts spread over 20 hectares.

melbourne park

Meet the Stars

This grand event is one of the four tennis tournaments, held annually, where you can see, take autograph or even get a chance to click a picture with top tennis players including Roger Federer, Serena Williams and many others. You can also see them off the tennis court as well, strolling through a parks, in a mall, sitting in a cafe or on a beach. So, don’t miss the chance.

Bask in the Sun

This tennis grand slam tournament takes place during the Australian summer, which is the ideal time for the tourists who want to escape from the winter of the northern hemisphere. This is the perfect opportunity to explore Australia and the sun will not disappoint you.

Enjoy the Food

If you feel hungry then Australia has a wide variety of food to satisfy your hunger and your taste buds. There is something for every one: fish & chip, Korean barbecue, Scottish fillet, Indian curry and variety of liquors. Whether you wish to enjoy your meal at a prime location in the River Terrace Restaurant or in an more casual open cafe, tennis action and craze can be seen everywhere.

Happy Shopping

You’ll definitely want to take some souvenirs from your visit to one of the greatest tennis centers in the world. Many shops are located in the center, which sell official merchandise including t-shirts of popular players. Off the center, you can go into the city for shopping. You can stroll through shops in the city center, where you will find everything you need.

RodLaver Arena

Don’t have Tickets?

Tickets for this tournament are limited and sell very quickly. Don’t worry, even if you could not get tickets, you still can enjoy the event at Federation Square. All of the matches broadcast here, live on a giant screen for free. The festivities last all day with music concerts and continuous live entertainment.

This is the best time to visit Australia and feel the thrill and excitement of attending world’s best sports event, while you watch top tennis players competing against each other.
Come to Australia and be a part of this great event.