Adelaide Oval, SA © Tourism Australia

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Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Copyright SATC

Must-do experiences around the Adelaide Oval

There’s plenty to do at Adelaide Oval (such as a guided tour of the oval, the RoofClimb experience, and the Bradman Collection museum), but the areas surrounding Adelaide have a surprising number of cultural activities that are easily accessible from the city. Start by driving out to the McLaren Vale region where you can taste fine wines and see unique art and architecture at the d’Arenberg Cube. Head further into the Fleurieu Peninsula to spot fur seals, sea lions, dolphins, and possibly whales on a boat tour from coastal town of Victor Harbour. Afterwards, take the ferry over to Kangaroo Island for a few days of wildlife spotting and natural wonders such as the picturesque Remarkable Rocks.

Discover the best of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

Three sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW © Parineeti Chopra, Tourism Australia and Destination New South Wales

Must-do experiences around the SCG

The SCG sits close to the city centre, so it’s easy to explore Sydney after the match finishes. After you’ve visited the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, rent a car and get out of the city to see more of the state of New South Wales. Popular beachside towns such as Newcastle and Port Stephens are dotted all the way along the coastline (where you can go quad biking on sand dunes or even see wild dolphins). Head inland to sample top-notch wines in the stunning Hunter Valley and find natural beauty in rock formations, eucalypt forests, and waterfalls around the Blue Mountains.

Explore the best of Sydney and surrounds

Skypoint Adventure Climb, Q1, Gold Coast, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Must-do experiences around the Gabba

The coastline areas north and south of Brisbane make for a great few days of travel activities after you’ve finished up at The Gabba. On the iconic Gold Coast, SkyPoint tower offers views of the famous stretch of beach with high-rise buildings lining the shore. Here, you can also experience the SkyPoint Climb for an adrenaline filled walk along the roof of the tower. You can also opt to head north to Sunshine Coast to visit Australia Zoo (made famous by Steve Irwin) or embark on the Great Beach Drive where coloured cliffs, white-sandy beaches and adorable humpback whales await. 

Head up the coast on this family-friendly itinerary

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, VIC © Sovereign Hill

Must-do experiences around the MCG

The MCG is Australia’s largest stadium and the world’s largest cricket stadium. It can be admired after the match through behind-the-scenes tours and the National Sports Museum, but afterwards try taking a trip out of the city to explore the equally impressive countryside surrounding Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road is a great place to start, with gently winding roads that hug the coastline and pass by spectacular rocky scenery. Head inland to visit the picturesque town of Sovereign Hill and experience the gold rush era of the 1850s by touring the mines and panning for gold. You can even head to Mornington Peninsula that warrants a visit with its impressive hot springs, world-class restaurants and lush green vineyards.

See the highlights of regional Victoria

Quokka, Rottnest Island, WA © Tourism WA

Must-do experiences around Perth Stadium

There are plenty of attractions within a few hours drive of Perth. Once the match is over, take a day trip out to Rottnest Island, just a short ferry ride from Fremantle, where you can seek out the ultra-adorable quokka (don't forget to click selfies). Head on back to the mainland, then drive south to Margaret River to indulge in gourmet wines and sample local produce from the region. If you decide to drive inland, you may come across natural rock formations such as Wave Rock, a natural monument shaped like a giant ocean wave and the renowned Pinnacles.

Take a trip from Perth around the southwest