Maybe you can add fuel to the fire by sharing this itinerary with them.Cricket, obviously takes centre stage during the tournament but you cannot possibly miss the chance of exploring diverse tourist attractions offered by the world's top island countries. Read more to check out ten things to do (of course in between matches) while you are in Australia and New Zealand.
1. Greet the Penguins!
Where: International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch (NZ)
What: Considered as one of the best attractions in New Zealand, the International Antarctic Centre at Christchurch, Canterbury, offers an unforgettable Antarctic experience. Located a stone's throw away from the Christchurch airport, this museum houses little blue penguins and other intriguing Antarctic exhibits.
2. Get Artsy
Where: World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum, Nelson (NZ)
What: If fashion and cars are your thing, then this museum is bound to steal your heart. Many of the award winning wearable art creations are displayed here along with an array of well-preserved vintage cars.
3. Rediscover Lord of the Rings
Where: Hobbiton Movie Set, Hamilton (NZ)
What: Ever wondered how it would be to walk in the Shire like Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf? The Hobbiton Movie Set at Matamata near Hamilton is your chance to relive The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by visiting this real Middle-earth.
4. Hold Your Breath
Where: Sky Tower, Auckland (NZ)
What: Get atop the tallest building in the southern hemisphere at this marvelous Sky Tower to witness a breathtaking view of the scenic surroundings. The tower offers three viewing platforms, a Sky Walk and a Sky Jump point as well!
5. Bow to the legend
Where: Bradman Collection Museum, Adelaide (AUS)
What: Glance through Sir Donald Bradman's awe-inspiring legacy at this museum. A must-visit for die-hard cricket fans, the museum also speaks volumes about Adelaide Oval's heritage and features fascinating cricketing memorabilia.
6. Get Bewitched by Nature
Where: Tangalooma Island Resort, Brisbane (AUS)
What: The right place to take a break from all the cricketing action, this island resort offers a relaxing refuge and is also an adventure lover's hotspot. From riding a quad-bike to feeding dolphins, one can engage in various activities. Tangalooma brings forth the dazzling beauty of Australia's natural landscapes.
7. Learn the Aussie History
Where: Australian War Memorial, Canberra (AUS)
What: Away from sporting battles, take a look at this museum commemorating the First World War. The museum houses significant military relics and is dedicated to the sacrifices made by Australian servicemen and women.
8. Feel the Spirit of Melbourne
Where: Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne (AUS)
What: If there is a place that comes close to the liveliness of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), it is the Crown Entertainment Complex. From cafes to bars and luxurious hotels to nightclubs, this place vibrates with palpable energy.
9. Pamper Yourself
Where: Enclosed Bathtubs, Perth (AUS)
What: If the pace and bounce of Perth's pitch can cause nervous energy, then Perth's 'Enclosed Bathtubs' provide you the opportunity to calm them down like never before.
These floatation centers have heated water tanks with Epsom salts that relax your senses. They are designed to block external distractions and offer an experience that comes closest to floating in space.
10. Catch the Surf
Where: Bondi Beach, Sydney (AUS)
What: There is no way you can miss out on visiting Australia's most famous Beach. Who knows, you might spot some cricketers there as well! Try your hand at surfing or simply laze around the Bondi beachside cafes.
Well, here's wishing all cricket fans lots of memorable moments for the world cup. Make most of the trip to down under!