Link October 2018 Volume 27 Issue 5 - Page 39

travel At left: Flinders Street Stations lights up, and at right, the iconic MCG. in this city is not just a game, it’s a religion. With a seating capacity of a little over 100,000 the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia’s premier stadium and spiritual home of sport. All eyes turn to the MCG when the Australian Tennis Grand Slam at Melbourne Park Arts and Museums Rules Football (AFL) Grand Final is and a number of golfing tournaments Melbourne features a flourishing held in late September and on Boxing at stunning courses. Day when the traditional cricket Test Match commences. Sports fans can take a tour of the The Spring Racing Carnival galleries ranging from large public combines horse racing, food, fashion institutions to smaller commercial and entertainment and features the galleries and artist-run initiatives. MCG where they can explore the inner legendary Melbourne Cup – ‘The sanction of the stadium, stroll onto the Race that Stops the Nation’. hallowed turf and re-live memorable arts scene with more than 100 Every year Melbourne continues The National Gallery of Victoria (St Kilda Road) houses an extensive collection of international art and the sporting moments. Melbourne also to attract new events and on e-off Ian Potter Centre (Federation Square) hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix at blockbusters with famous is the world’s first major public gallery Albert Park, The Australian Open international teams. devoted entirely to Australian art. linkonline.com.au travel 39