Dream Destination – Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)




Australia is a dream destination for almost all beauty seekers. It is probably the world’s best travel hotspot offering myriad attractions and countless pleasure activities to indulge in. Its picturesque landscape, incredible natural phenomena, dotted and spotted landscape, bountiful beaches, beautiful gardens, amazing nightlife, nice restaurants, gourmet cousins attract the travellers here round the year. You are sure to enjoy its museums, monuments, zoos, churches, fine arts, galleries, skyscrapers, heritages, modern shopping malls, tantalizing bars and amazing nightclubs with your heart’s content. You will definitely feel crazy to get lost in these.

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) - Add to your dream trip

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – Add to your dream trip

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If you are in Australia for a trip or any occasion, don’t forget to pay a visit to Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the premier sporting venue of Australia. Include it en-route. This is probably the world’s greatest sports venues and one of Victoria’s leading tourist attractions. Both the travellers and players can seek the travel value from it. With over 100,000 seating capacity, this 12th largest stadium in the world offers a spectacular view of the land. A distant view of it along with its green park appears to be a perfect emerald beauty. This “must see” tourist attraction in Australia stands as the “Spiritual Home of Australian Sport“. Being attached to a long-term emotion, sentiment and legacy, the Australians take their pride in it. They have included the name of MCG or mighty “G” in the Australian National Heritage List. Alongside, Melbourne Cricket Ground has been included in Victorian Heritage Register to protect it for generation after generation. The Australians take absolute care for it as their dream destination.

In a close proximity of it, you will have the National Sports Museum, a must see tourist attraction. It is a truly dedicated multi-sports museum offering a plethora of sport options to indulge in. You can check out the National Sports Museum to know about heaps of interactive games and sports challenges. If you have time at your disposal, you can partake in new sports challenges and test your skill. It is really a wonderful experience in taking part various challenging games like ‘kick for goal’ and ‘run out the batsman’. In a word you are sure to see places of attraction and take part in various fun activities and sports challenges.

National Sports Museum

National Sports Museum

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A vast majority of Australians consider this MCG as the home of Australian sport. To value the importance of this heritage ground, Australian government has included it in the National Heritage List in December, 2005. This mighty “G” or “The G” hosts some major national and international events on cricket, football, Olympics and rugby. Rugby union matches take place here every year.

Reaching here is very easy. You will have multiple options to choose from. You can reach their by train, tram, bus, and taxi or cab. To reach there by train, you need to get down at Jolimont station. It is only a five minute walk to reach north point of the ground through Yarra Park. If you like to reach to the south eastern side of “The G”, you can get down Richmond station. There are three tram routes helping you get an access to the MCG. All buses taking the bus route 246 is going just beside the ground.

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