With the calendar and the clock racing with time World Cup Cricket this year is going to be a very mushy-mushy and romantic event for the entire cricket lover community not only in Australia and New Zealand but across the globe.(February 14th, 2015).
Get complete information on World Cup 2015 Matches to be played in Australia.
The only question that revolves in the minds of cricket lovers and all the Valentine's is How ? where ? and when ? Are we going to be the part of this exciting one of its kind event. Well! .....Well!..... the answer is Aussie Campervan. We have listed detailed World Cup Cricket Survival guide designed exclusively for camper-van and motor-van travelers. We have outlined all basic possible information for you to relax-ably and reliably plan, camp and watch one of the iconic Cricket World Cup cum Valentine holiday this summer:
The ICC Cricket World Cup Matches Will Be Played In Australia:
The first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2015) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and in Christchurch. Australia will play with England at the MCG. New Zealand will be taking on Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Both blockbuster openers are expected to draw massive crowd. Another 42 cricket matches will be held before the first round of finals which are being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground and MCG.
The Final ICC Cricket Match will be Held at the MCG on the Sunday 29th March 2015.
If you have come to this page it means you are certainly looking to attend, enjoy and plan adventurous cricket road trip this summer in Australia and certainly looking for the best venues, price, accommodation and fixture details for the trip.
There are seven Australian venues that will host a World Cup Cricket match. These include the following:
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG):
MCG is the most hallowed cricket ground in Australia. Colloquially known as “the ‘G”. MCG is THE Australia’s favourite stadium and is the birthplace of Test cricket. Already there is high anticipation for the opening clash between Australia and England team as well as the anticipated February 26 clash between Bangladesh
Where to Camp in Melbourne:
If you plan to be in Melbourne for the cricket action, you can pull up stumps at BIG4 Caravan Park in Ashley Gardens. This 4 star holiday park is just 30 minutes across town and from the MCG and has powered sites for just $47per night. Alternatively, Big 4’s Dandenong Tourist Park is just a short drive south of Melbourne again with powered Campervan sites for $37AUD per night. Voila! Pick up and drop off your campervan from airport & downtown location.
Things to Do & See in Melbourne:
- Federation Square
- Melbourne Aquarium
- Nepean Museum and Heritage Gallery
- Phillip Island
- Snowy River National Park
- Wonnangatta Drive – Alpine National Park
- Grampians Drive
- Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valle
Sydney Cricket Ground Known as SCG is the place to be if you want to see record-breaking scores. The bubbly and lively city will also play as a host to a number of final matches.
Where to Camp in Sydney:
The closest campground to the SCG is at BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Parkabout 24kms north of the CBD. Located on Northern Beaches, Sydney is an idyllic back ground perfect for a game of beach cricket after the spectacle. Powered sites start from $46AUD.
Things to Do & See in Sydney:
- Queen Victoria Building
- Taronga Zoo
- Sydney Bridge Climb
- Hunter Valley
- Three Sisters at Katoomba
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Darling Harbour
- Katoomba Falls
- Royal Botanical Gardens
- Blue Mountains
- The Wombeyan Caves
Adelaide Oval is said to be one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world. The Adelaide Oval is expected to entertain and accommodate huge crowds in the forthcoming 2015 Cricket World Cup. Especially for the opening match between India and Pakistan on February 15.Tickets for this match have sold out in just 20 minutes.
Where to Camp in Adelaide:
Big4’s Adelaide Shore Caravan Park is the ideal place to park the camper-van for the night in Adelaide. Big4 is Located on the city’s west coast. It is about 20 minutes from Adelaide Oval. The sites begin from $36AUD per night.
Things to Do & See in Adelaide:
- Adelaide Central Markets
- Adelaide Zoo
- Barossa Valley
- Kangaroo Island
- Eyre Peninsula
- Flinders Ranges National Park
- Little Dip Conservation Park
- The Ngarkat National Park
Bellerive Oval Located in Hobart has capacity to accommodate of 16,000 people. It has made some of Australia’s best known world cricketing heroes such Ricky Ponting and David Boon. The Scotland Cricket team will be well represented in Tasmania this March with two fixtures.
Where to Camp in Tasmania:
To head to Tasmania, you will need to pick up your campervan from Melbourne terminal and cross the Strait to the Apple Isle on the Spirit of Tasmania. You can also hire campervan in Hobart. Barilla Holiday Park is a four-star caravan park located just 12 minutes north of Bellerive Oval. Power sites are $40AUD per night, while un-powered sites are $17AUD.
Things to Do & See in Hobart:
- Museum of Old and New Art
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
- Mount Wellington
- Franklin Wharf
- Cascades Brewery
- Salamanca Place
- Battery Point
- Constitution Dock
- Hobart Yacht Race
- Bonorong Wildlife Park
- Pembroke Estate Vineyard
WACA is Western Australia’s premier home of cricket and is considered to have one of the quickest and bounciest wickets in the world. It is often a favourite venue for fast bowlers and pace bowlers. To counter the speed of the wicket, the WACA’s outfield is known to be extremely quick in allowing for some quick scoring innings. Indeed, four of the top seven fastest scoring Test centuries have been scored at the WACA. Afghanistan is said to have their work cut out defending against the pace attack of Australia’s Mitchell Johnston and Mitchell Starc.
Where to Camp in Perth:
Pick up your campervan from Perth depot and pull up stumps at Discovery Holiday Parks just 16km from the WACA. Standard powered sites begin from $40AUD per night.
Things to Do & See in Perth:
- Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
- Bell Tower
- Northbridge and the Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Perth Zoo
- Margaret River
- Mundaring Hills Climb
- Jeep Kraft Trail
- Monkey Mia
GABBA is aptly named after the suburb in which it is located-Woolloongabba. Brisbane’s home of cricket has in the past been abused and called ‘a concentration camp’,‘filthy’ and ‘a barn’ by former cricketer John Kay. Its reputation as a grubby ground compliments the hard fought cricket contests that have taken place in the past at GABBA.
Where to Camp in Brisbane:
The closest camp ground to the GABBA is the four-star BIG4 Brisbane Gateway Resort. Located just 16km from Brisbane’s CBD, the park has plenty of camper-van spots with prices beginning from $41AUD per night.
Things to Do & See in Brisbane:
- Fortitude Valley
- Southbank Precinct
- CityCat Ferry
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
- Southbank parklands
- Storey Bridge Adventure Climb
- Mt Coot-tha
- Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
- Glasshouse Mountain Track
- Moreton Island
- Fraser Island Northern Forests
- North Stradbroke Island
Manuka Oval is Canberra’s premier small sports ground with a capacity of just 13,550. Very recently it has started to host some major international cricket matches. There will be some interesting bouts in Canberra during the Cricket World Cup, including matches between Bangladesh and Afghanistan; and West Indies versus Zimbabwe.
Where to Camp in Canberra:
Pickup your campervan from Canberra deport and drive to Alivio Tourist Park is located 15 minutes north of Manuka Oval and have powered sites from $55AUD per night.
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