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Christine Lily
Sydney, Australia1,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We visited the oval for a Big Bash cricket game. The oval was manicured, plenty of facilities and clean and tidy. Loudspeakers were clear.
Written 15 December 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
Piscturesque Manuka Oval will hold, at full capacity, just under 15,000 spectators. The main sports played in this boutique sporting venue are Australian Football (AFL) and cricket. Canberra, although it is the Australian capital, is not a large city. Rugby league and rugby union have been played at Manuka Oval, but are now played at other venues. The GWS Giants play three regular season games at Manuka Oval, plus a pre-season game.AFL Women's games held from time to time. Cricket is played regularly; the most important games are held when a visiting international team plays the Prime Minister's XI. Manuka is located in the scenic Canberra suburb of Griffith; the name Manuka is derived from a Maori word for a small aromatic tree.
Written 27 June 2021
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Michael J
Canberra, Australia25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Turned up for a Big Bash match - sign says "no bags". Why did they NOT include this information with the tickets purchased by my Son-in-Law??

Families were showing up with bags, with stuff for little kids - security said "No Bags"

Manuka Oval Committee, serious stuff up!!!
Written 11 December 2020
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Richard C
Kilmore, Australia91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
First time visitor to Manuka Oval and was impressed with all the facilities. The staff from the entrance gate to the food and drink sellers were fantastic, reminded me of the Gold Coast ground. Entry and exit was very free flowing(only about 12k people). Would love to come back for the cricket some time.
Written 4 May 2019
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CassieLaura
Canberra, Australia68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
There aren't many places left in the world where you can perch on a grassy knoll and watch your sporting heroes doing their thing up close. Whether it's Big Bash League games over the summer, AFLW during autumn or AFL Giants dominating over winter, I always have a great time at this oval.
Written 25 March 2019
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donpuck
Adelaide, Australia682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Manuka Oval is a sporting venue, located in Griffith, in the area of the suburb known as Manuka Australian Capital Territory. The ground has been used for numerous sporting events, cricket, rugby league, rugby union and Australian Rules Football, to name a few.
The original name was "Manuka Circle Park"; the park and nearby shopping centre were named after the (leptospermum scoparium's Maori name) "Manuka".
The ground was broken in 1926, to construct the oval and it was enclosed in 1929; the capacity of the ground is 16,000 people. When the AFL team greater Western Sydney, play their home matches at the ground, the capacity is reduced to 13,500 and the oval is renamed "UNSW Canberra". The oval is "Smoke Free"/ATM's available/ baby changing facilities/ prams and strollers are allowed and also wheelchair accessible.
The scoreboard at the ground was given to the oval in the 1980s, it was the old scoreboard from the Melbourne Cricket ground, when they upgraded to an "electronic scoreboard". The oval has three stands, the main one being the "Bradman Pavillion" constructed in 1962, the Bob Menzies Stand (Australi's longest serving Prime Minister), in 1987 and in 1992 the Bob Hawke Stand (the longest serving Labor Prime mInister).
The oval is surrounded by trees; the types of trees are Cypress, Poplar, Oak and Elm.
Written 20 February 2019
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MeredithAussie
Melbourne, Australia1,944 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Attended Day 4 of the Australia v Sri Lanka Test, the first international test match played in Canberra. This is a quaint little cricket ground, and facilities are quite good. I particularly liked the provision of water refilling stations. Many of the stands are roofed for sun protection, with plans to increase this. There was also free sunblock available at strategic places.
But where was the scoreboard?There was nowhere that I could see the current score, ball by ball. There was just a summary of how many wickets one side needed and how many runs the other needed for victory on the big screen at the end of each over. Not nearly good enough.
It's a good idea to take public transport to the venue as parking is very tricky. You can park in the shade across Canberra Ave at Manuka Shops, but you will pay for this. Parking on the roads and at Telopea Park (with a sizeable walk to the stadium) is limited to 2 hours.
Written 3 February 2019
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John S
Sydney, Australia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Lovely ground for the cricket, very well policed, and plenty of off field activities, queues only for coffee, but plenty of food varieties and outlets, nowhere near as expensive as the SCG, easy to get a beer too!!
Written 2 February 2019
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Robert B
Mission Beach, Australia432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Went with a friend to the first ever test match (cricket) here in Canberra.
Facilities were first rate, good signage, good food variety. Coffee, hotdogs, pies, chips etc.
The usual plastic seating, we had cushions to sit on.
Written 1 February 2019
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Brendan L
Moss Vale, Australia67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Having been to many sporting events in the larger cities, Manuka Oval is ideal for feeling part of the action unlike those bigger stadiums. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 12 August 2018
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