The best annual sporting events Australia has to offer

The best annual sporting events Australia has to offer

Aussies are not just well known for their love of playing at slot websites, they also love the great outdoors and when they hail from such a spectacular country, it is easy to see why. They have some of the world’s biggest and best sporting events held annually and we are checking out the top 5!

1. Great Ocean Road Running Festival

The first on our list of phenomenal Australian sporting events features one with one of the most beautiful settings in the world, The Great Ocean Road, Victoria. This famous coastal route is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and awe-inspiring views. The festival takes place 18th -19th May and this marathon attracts runners from all over the world. Participants of all fitness levels are encouraging to take part in this great event and it comprises 6 different running events across the two days. There are a range of distances that can be run, from 1.5km to 45km and whatever level you are at, nothing could beat the panoramic ocean views the routes have to offer.

2. The Australian Open

Spectators from all over the world flock to Melbourne every January to watch the Australian Open, a tennis tournament first held in 1905. This is one of the biggest tennis events in the world (if not the biggest) and the Aussie sure know how to put on a show. Melbourne becomes even more inviting and friendly and there are festivals, parties (Party in the Park) and pop in food stalls that take over for the duration of the event. There are family events and plenty of fun for kids and not to mention the amazing weather!

3. Melbourne Cup

If horse racing and high society is your thing, the Melbourne Cup is not to be missed. Experience the flashy side of Melbourne as horses and riders from around the world compete to get their hands on a stake of the $6.2 million prize money. This is your chance to dress up in your fanciest finery and join the fun and excitement.

4. Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

This famous race is a huge occasion every year in Australia, when each Boxing Day yachts race off from Sydney Harbour and head off down the coast to Tasmania, arriving in the city of Hobart in the days leading up to New Year’s. The coast comes to life with supporters cheering them on and plenty of events to get involved in. You can actually join the race for the final leg aboard an ex-competitor for the ultimate race experience.

5. Quicksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

One of the world’s biggest surf competitions drawing in huge stars to compete like Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina to name a few. Expect excitement, big waves and some impressive moves as you watch from the beach with a beer in hand.

If you would rather play barbadosbingo than partake in any sports, but you love the fun and excitement of watching others while relaxing and having, Australia’s many sport events are bound to have you heading Down Under in no time at all.