After a long month and a half, the final of the 2015 Cricket World Cup is finally upon us as the Australia and New Zealand will go head-to-head on Sunday.
The tournament itself has attracted attention from all corners of the globe and was enough to entice a huge number of supporters to choose the host nations as their holiday destinations. This includes London-based Black Caps fan Peter Thompson, who plans to make a circa 20,000 mile journey over the weekend just for the final.
To celebrate such a remarkable level of commitment and support, here’s how you can take a slightly more measured approach to visiting either one of the finalists to celebrate sporting excellence.
Fly to Melbourne this Spring (and get two nights FREE here) and you’ll experience one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world: the MCG (which will host Sunday’s final). The cricket ground serves as part of a great day out on the town, with tours starting from around £60. Tie it in with a tour of the city though and you’ll see that amidst all the hustle and bustle lies a city of true beauty. A trip down the great ocean road is a must, as are the royal botanical gardens. One of many wine tasting tours could be the perfect end to your stay here. With our offers you can save up to £300pp or even bag yourself a wine tour for free, see how here.
From one of the hosts to the other, a trip to Auckland this May could serve as an ideal location to go sight-seeing for you. Be sure to take advantage of our offers, with plenty of discounts on offer. Again, the local cricket ground, Eden Park, is well worth a visit and will serve up a great atmosphere should a game be on during your stay. Tiritiri Matangi Island is but a small trip away with stunning clusters of greenery, littered with wildlife and host to a crisscross of peaceful trails for you to explore. Partnered with essential visits to the local museums and Auckland Zoo and you’ll have sampled a delightful Kiwi bundle to add to the memory bank. Just see for yourself.
If you really can’t choose between the pair then perhaps let them fight it out for your favour come Sunday. Or, as we suggest, go and see both!