The first Grand Slam of the year
January in Melbourne is world-class. Everything about the city is best of its kind during the Australian summer: acclaimed coffee, award-magnet restaurants, cracking events, famous beaches and of course, the annual, two-week Australian Open. It's an event the players love just as much as the fans. Ask Roger Federer, who once dubbed the tournament "The Happy Slam".
An event of this magnitude draws an international crowd. That's why you'll want to get your flights, tickets and hotels quickly. Once you've got everything booked, enjoying the city is easy! The Australian Open courts are within short walking distance to Melbourne's central business district (CBD) and the attractions that make the city world famous. Book a hotel in the CBD and you can stroll to places that are so iconically Melbourne.
Want to stay even longer? Take your trip up a notch and book a package to experience Victoria's dramatic coastlines, penguins, hot springs, rainforests, koalas and kangaroos. You just may see your favourite tennis player out enjoying these Australian experiences too, as many are known to travel around a bit themselves after playing.
Opening match: 15 January
Women's final: 27 January
Men's final: 28 January
Where: Melbourne Park
Ticket costs: From 30 GBP
Suggested travel dates: 13–30 January
Suggested hotel location: Within Melbourne CBD
Find out more: ausopen.com