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Ashes Cricket in Melbourne

By Viator, March 2014

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The Ashes is once again coming to Australia. For the second time this year, Australia is hosting the Test Cricket series between Australia and England.

Known as one of the most contended titles in international sport, the Ashes are fought for the honour of the nation – at least between cricket fans from the two nations. Named after a commentator joking commented that English cricket died upon Australia’s first win on English soil, the Ashes are the cause of a whole lot of good-natured ribbing between Aussies and English everywhere.

This series is the second played this year. In order to prevent the next series being played back-to-back with the Cricket World Cup, players have had only 3 months to recover and train after the last series. This series, beginning November 21, is highly anticipated by Australians who hope to recover the cup after England won the last three series. 

Melbourne is hosting the Fourth Test of the series at the MCG, located close to the heart of the city in the suburb of East Melbourne, from December 26-30. The MCG is Australia’s largest stadium and the tenth largest in the world. Remembered lovingly as the host of the 1956 Summer Olympics and, more recently, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the MCG has a rich history in international sport. 

The MCG has a capacity of 100,000 people, though 130,000 have been known to cram in for events prior to the seating being capped. Considered by many as the spiritual home of Australian sport, you’re going to want to take a look through the National Sports Museum housed within the stadium, and maybe take a tour of the whole MCG.

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Great Ocean Road Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

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Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Your small, personalized eco tour takes you by comfortable minibus along the ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

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Discover the secrets and hidden treasures of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades on this small-group walking tour. Immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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What could be more unique than a gourmet dinner cruise along Melbourne's Yarra River? Watch the city light up on your three-hour Melbourne dinner cruise and ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Phillip Island: Penguins, Koalas and Kangaroos Day Tour from Melbourne

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See penguins, koalas and kangaroos on a day trip to Phillip Island, Melbourne's wildlife wonderland and holiday island. Visit a wildlife park to get up close ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Varies

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Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

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Visit the Dandenong Ranges on a day trip from Melbourne that takes you riding through forests of towering mountain ash gum trees and giant tree ferns on the ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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