Melbourne's Boxing Day Test
140 years ago England and Australia met on the cricket pitch for the first time. Where was this historic game played? Melbourne, of course. Now over a century later, the Melbourne Cricket Ground once again hosts the English team in Melbourne.
Melbourne is mad for sports and there's nothing like the Ashes Boxing Day Test Match at the MCG. The pageantry and excitement of over 100,000 supporters is unique - all during the hot summer down under. In a sea of cheering Australian fans, will you be there, loud and proud in your support for England?
An event this special is sure to sell out before the match starts. Get your tickets, flights and hotels secured as soon as you can. Booking a hotel in the central business district (CBD) puts you right in the middle of the action.
The cricket ground is just a walk away, as are world-class cafes, restaurants and attractions that make the city a favourite among British travellers.
To make things even easier in your trip planning, book a package to see dramatic coastlines, penguins, hot springs, rainforests, koalas and kangaroos. Experience all of this, plus world-class cricket, all during the English winter! Is this the best Christmas present you could ever give to yourself or a loved one? We think so.
Test dates: 26–30 December
England vs. Australia
Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Avenue, East Melbourne
Ticket costs: From 19 GBP
Suggested travel dates: 20 December – 5 January
Suggested hotel location: Within Melbourne CBD
Find out more: cricket.com.au/ashes