The countdown is on to the Cricket World Cup 2015. If you’re planning a visit to cheer on your favourite team, read on for everything you need to know about the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Dunedin. New Zealand is co-hosting the Cricket World Cup 2015 with traditional rival Australia this summer – it’s only the second time that the country has ever had the honour.
Dunedin gets in on the cricketing action early. New Zealand’s Black Caps play their second match of the tournament at University Oval against Scotland on 17 February. Sri Lanka then faces first-time World Cup contenders Afghanistan on 22 February. Afghanistan next plays Scotland a few days later on 26 February.
University Oval in Logan Park is a spectator friendly, world class cricket stadium located close to the Otago University, Dunedin’s iconic campus grounds. It is the home to the Otago Cricket Association. The beautiful tree-lined grounds incorporate a pavilion and grandstand. University Oval is ringed by Butts Rd and Union St. If you’re coming from the west you will probably take Dundas St and if you are coming from the south end you are more likely to come via Anzac Ave.
If you’re wondering where to stay in Dunedin for the Cricket World Cup with your Dunedin car hire, around the north end of the city there is a cluster of lodges and motels near Logan Park and the Botanic Gardens handy to University Oval and the city’s other attractions. Further down toward the Octagon there are more hotels.
Dunedin does pubs and casual dining extremely well. Speight’s Alehouse is a classic, and while you are in town you should take a tour of this historic brewery – a true icon of the south. At the other end of the spectrum, Etrusco at the Savoy is a classy Italian restaurant that has been around for 20 years and is a beloved establishment. Dunedin also has a strong and rich Scottish heritage. Scotia restaurant on Upper Stuart St pays homage to that influence with Scots-inspired cuisine. Cafes and takeaways also offer plenty of variety – fish and chips on the beach is a classic kiwi tradition.