After a very long hiatus, the stage is finally set for the latest edition of the T20 World Cup, this time in the Land Down Under, Australia. The 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is set to be hosted in seven awe-inspiring Aussie cities including the likes of Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and more.
If you’re all set to visit this tiny continent and witness your team live in action, then it’s about high time you put together the ultimate bucket list and gear up for a trip of a lifetime. From the theatrical masterclasses at the Opera House to the extraordinary marine life in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is brimming with activities – making it a ‘top scorer’ on every bucket list! Check some of ‘em out down below!
Along with the opening semi-final, Sydney is bound to host 6 more matches of one of the biggest sporting events on the planet. If you’re short on time and want to enjoy some of the biggest sightseeing treasures of the ‘Habrour City’, then the ideal option would be a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. Pick a glass boat lunch cruise and enjoy the company of your friends on a premium floating restaurant that features a multi-course menu, bottomless drinks and 360° harbour views! You can marvel at all the wonders of Sydney right from the comfort of your seats including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and plenty more.
A Sydney dinner cruise would also let you capture all the harbour spectacles, but in it’s night-time glory!
The Rocks, also Sydney
The Rocks is a must-see tourist hotspot in Sydney, especially if you’re into aesthetically pleasing laneways and old-world buildings. With bustling markets, inspiring museums, classic restaurants, iconic pubs and guided-tours, it’s a tourist paradise. If you’re after a souvenir to take home, then this is it.
Luna Park in Melbourne
If you’re looking to spend time in Australia with the whole family, it doesn’t get any bigger than one of the most recognised amusement parks in the world, Luna Park. Redefining ‘fun’ ever since its inception back in 1912, the amusement park is one of the oldest and historic entertainment centres in the city, offering a wide range of thrilling rides for all ages. Even if you’re not a super fan of the rides, you can stroll through the park, feel the vintage architectures, enjoy some carnival food, and have a go at the many prize-winning games! What’s even better is that the quickest way from the stadium takes only about 8 mins!
Rottnest Island retreat in Perth
Perth’s Optus Staduim is the second biggest stadium in this edition’s World Cup and will be hosting five matches. There are a plethora of eye-catchers here, including the Rottnest Island, which is the perfect beach getaway. The Indian Team recently visited here. Off the coast of Western Australia, you can explore the vast stretch of land here, enjoy the picturesque scenery and have endless fun on the beach. If you’re feeling pumped up than usual you can dive or snorkel, which are also popular adventure activities around these parts.
Adelaide’s Waterfall Gully
Adelaide is the cosmopolitan capital of South Australia - a culturally-rich city embracing its indigenous roots through artworks and entertainment. When you’re here to witness your team battle it out on the ground, look for ‘Waterfall Gully’ on the eastern sub – a natural paradise that fully captures the typical Australian landscapes. This famous trekking site is dotted with scenic hills covered in vegetation and native flora, along with epic views of the city.
Australia has an enormous amount of attractions for first-time travellers, so give these a go and ease your way through the more off-trodden trails!
Part two coming soon!