This post was last updated on April 6th, 2017
Oh, the land down under, where outback adventures meet pristine beaches. Australia is one of Dan’s favorite places, and at the top of Casey’s bucket-list destinations. If there is one thing Australians are obsessed with, it’s sports. From rugby to cricket to tennis, golf and surfing, when you’re kickin’ it in Aussieland, you have to get involved in the iconic sports scene.
The Top 3 Sports To Get Involved In When Visiting Australia
1. Summertime Cricket Games
In Aussie world, summer means one thing: cricket. Whether its beachside cricket tourneys, or backyard games complete with fresh barbeque, cricket dominates the lives of most Aussies come summer time. If you’re planning to visit during the summer, make sure to get involved in a few cricket games!
From November to February, you can watch as Australia goes up against top cricketing nations in the country’s biggest cities: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. Grab your tickets early and read up so you don’t get lost in the crowds! You can expect pumped up crowds, cheering on their favorite teams and having a blast along the way!
2. Surf’s Up, Mate!
If you missed the cricket buzz during the summer, head to Australia between February 25 to March 5 to catch the Open of Surfing! There’s no place to ride waves like Australia, and watching the pros bob, dip and sway over the crashing waves will have your heart pumping and your adrenaline through the roof!
The best part: it’s free! This event is the ultimate beach party, where artists, world-class athletes and fans gather to celebrate the beauty of athleticism on Manly Beach.
Love to skateboard? Surfing’s landborne sister takes the stage at the Australia Open of Surfing, taking things over the edge as the world’s best skateboarders show the world what they’ve got. Gather with fellow-sports lovers in this awesome surf/skate party of the year!
3. Golfing Amidst Beauty
Picture yourself, swinging that golf-club, sun shimmering over Aussie waters to your right, and stretches of the brightest green to your left. Yup, a golf-lovers’ paradise is definitely Australia.
The Land Down Under boasts some of the world’s best golf courses. 6 of them, to be exact. Gather some friends, or make some new ones, we doubt you’ll run out of courses to try here. Check out this complete list of the best golf courses in Australia! Some of the top dogs include The Royal Adelaide Golf Club, for the more adventurous, and the Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links, which gaining a reputation as the world’s most impressive golf course.
If this has you planning your next adventure in Australia already, why wait to get in on the fun? There are tons of great ways you can get in on the action of Australian sports from your own home. Check out BettingTop10 website, or tune in on any Aussie stations.
One thing’s for sure, if you love sports, you’ll find yourself right at home in beautiful Australia!
Have you ever been to Australia and experienced any of the sports above? Share your experience in the comments below!