Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Tel: 61 3 9657 8867
Concierge.com's insider take:
A temple in this sports-mad city, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is also the birthplace of Australia's homegrown football game, Aussie Rules. The high-flying, fast-paced game was originally developed to keep Melbournian sportsmen fit during the winter, but subsequently grew its own fan base. Hugely popular games are held at the grounds each weekend from March till late September. As many as 100,000 fans turn out, and their roar can be heard from blocks away. Guided tours of the grounds run on non-game days; call ahead for tour times. For tickets to games, be prepared to book weeks in advance and even earlier for finals games.