How to plan a dream sporting long weekend in Sydney

There are many types of mini breaks available, which have become more popular over the years. Some may head away to the coast to unwind or choose places that they have never previously visited. There are others attracted by museums or the quality of the local wines or cuisine.

In recent years breaks have been created for those with special interests. Those who love sports and fancy time in one of the most exciting cities on earth may wish to consider heading to Sydney to pack in lots of action, with maybe some adult toys as company so that some extra late-night action can be added to the itinerary.

But where to start? Well, this brief guide provides plenty of suggestions.

  • Horse Racing: The sport of kings is well covered in Sydney, with top-class tracks at Royal Randwick, Rosehill Gardens and Warwick Farm. All provide top-quality racing and the chance to relax, wine and dine in excellent facilities offering a fine way to spend an afternoon.
  • Greyhound Racing: Not quite as popular as it once was across the nation but the action at Wentworth Park still pulls in the punters close to Darling Harbour. It’s another great way to kick back and maybe discover some surprising facts about Australia between races.
  • Rugby League: The NRL is the country’s top competition and NSW is league-mad. There are 9 huge clubs representing the area, so whether a committed supporter of one or someone wanting their first taste, there is someone to cheer for.The games kick off in the afternoon or evening, so there may be even the chance of fitting in a couple of games in one day. The stadiums can become cauldrons as the action is fierce. Those who love a cold beer, and a pie will feel right at home.
  • Aussie Rules: The AFL was formerly the domain of Victorians but in recent years the two NSW sides have joined the competition and have their fair share of success. With the Swans playing at the legendary SCG there is lots of history to be taken in when heading to a match.The women’s competition has also made great strides in recent years.
  • Cricket: Depending on the time of year, the opportunity to head to the SCG to see the Aussies or NSW may be available. It is truly one of the game’s iconic venues which has seen many incredible matches, both at day during Ashes battles and under the lights.Aguided tour will offer a fantastic insight into its history.
  • Soccer: In theA-League, both men and women continue to improve in standard as the crowds grow and head to cheer on one of the 3 local clubs competing at the top level, while participation at the local level is at a high. 

A visit to Olympic Park may also offer many indoor sports, as well as tennis to enjoy. Sydney offers so much for the sports fan and is the perfect location to pack in a weekend of action.

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