Those that love sports, playing or spectating, won’t go far wrong on holiday in Victoria. Outdoor sports and sporting events are very popular, but indoor sports also draw big crowds.
Australia is well known as being a nation of sports lovers, with water sports being some of the most popular. Surfing draws spectators even when there isn’t a tournament or official event on. Other top water sports are swimming and windsurfing, after all, it would be wrong not to take advantage of the amazing year-round weather and get out on the beach. You can even enjoy the water at your leisure, do some scuba diving or snorkelling along the coast to get a glimpse into Australia’s unique marine life.
Australia is one of the top competitor’s worldwide in sports such as cricket. The Ashes is a big cricket event played between Australia and England every two years. They also play rugby, golf and even have their own Australia Rules Football, so if you are looking for a sporting event to attend while on holiday there is sure to be something for you to enjoy. You could even have a flutter on the horses too.
If you enjoy going for a run then there are several great trails on Victoria that you can follow, or if you prefer an organised event, there are many running clubs that organise events throughout the year. Netball is a fast-growing popular sport, as in basketball (similar premise, but completely different games!)
The Australian government invests heavily in sports of all kinds. This is good for people of all ages as it means there will always be the facilities available for you if you wish to take part. Investments in improving venues and making sure there are top class coaches, instructors and mentors for those looking to improve their skills.