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Updated by racheldawson1987 on Dec 06, 2018
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Get Bowled Away This Boxing Day In Marvellous Melbourne!

Aaaand it’s a sixxxx….It’s that time of the year in Marvellous Melbourne again! The love that ‘Melburnians’ harbour for cricket has them celebrating the time that falls right in between Christmas and New Year with their favourite sport… yes you guessed it right…Cricket! And just like everything else characteristic to this city, the world-renowned Melbourne Cricket Ground hosts this sport the classic way annually… with a five-day test match commencing on Boxing Day!

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Marvellous Melbourne!

By long tradition (as old as 1950s mind you!), Boxing Day sees the country’s favourite cricketers come on field and battle out an age-old rivalry with the world’s best! Heightening the passion for cricket that the Melbournians fondly nurture, this event is the perfect way to spend a day out with your family and friends too!

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Marvellous Melbourne!

With over 80000 spectators in attendance at the grand G every year for the start of the match, this is one Boxing Day event you simply can’t miss! Are you also on the lookout for some sightseeing action to fill up your time alongside watching the Aussies battle the international best to defend the urn? Here’s a list of some spots just an arm’s length away (almost literally!) from the MCG for some Melbourne sightseeing day tours /destinations to go with the match:

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Marvellous Melbourne!

Great Ocean Road
You will never hear of Melbourne without a mention of Great Ocean Road. Stealing the crown jewel of all Aussie road trips, this coastal driveway boasts of not one but numerous attractions all along! With amazing sights to behold unlike anywhere else in Australia, there’s reason enough to go on this one while in the city! You’ll be bombed with back-to-back picturesque sights and great routes throughout your Great Ocean Road tour… so much so that that it’ll hurt to take your foot of the pedal and end it! See why it tops our list of Melbourne must-do’s with a spectacular bus tour on this route!

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Marvellous Melbourne!

Melbourne CBD
Just a half-kilometre away from the stadium visit the heart of the city, Melbourne CBD. Though high-rise buildings dot this bustling core, see how Melbourne retains the treasures from the past with great gusto when here! Discover everything from 19th century architecture, neoclassical buildings, Gothic-style churches and unique buildings with cast-iron terraces while here! Wait… you have also hit the shopping jackpot! Melbourne CBD is widely known for not one but numerous designer boutiques and outlets that line the city thoroughfares. Splurge on!

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Marvellous Melbourne!

National Sports Museum & Behind-the-scenes stadium tour
Let us not miss on spots near home in the midst of our quest for top sightseeing tours in Melbourne! Right by the MCG is the tourist destination that talks of its history – the National Sports Museum! See sporting artefacts dating back to early Aussie sporting days! With everything from Don Bradman’s green cap to Ian Thorpe’s swimsuit, it’s one helluva splendid experience for any sport enthusiast! Add an exploration of cricket’s inner sanctum to your list with a behind-the-scenes tour at the G and you’ve definitely seen it all!

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Marvellous Melbourne!

End the season of merrymaking and get geared up to welcome the New Year with a sportive spirit, when in Melbourne with these sightseeing day tours and activities! Don’t forget to book the best seats at the G for the renowned Boxing Day Test well-in-advance either! Book today and get bowled away… literally!

Confused about which sightseeing day tour to start with in Melbourne? Here are a few handy tips to keep in mind before hitting this happening city!