Follow England on 27 October and 19 November
On 27 October, the 2017 Rugby League World Cup kicks off in Melbourne with the most anticipated match of the group stage: England vs. Australia. There will be pomp, ceremony and of course, championship-level rugby.
Even better, the opening contest is within walking distance of the city's famous central business district (CBD). Spend some time sampling Melbourne's acclaimed restaurants, art-covered laneways, inventive coffee shops and historic buildings before strolling to the stadium to support your England national team. Is there a better sporting night on the calendar? We think not.
But don't book just a short stay. Should the England team advance to the Quarterfinals, they'd likely be right back on the pitch in Melbourne playing a crucial knockout match. Your country needs you in Australia.
Take your trip up a try by booking a package if you want to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites, penguins, hot springs, rainforests and kangaroos. An event like this, in a city like this doesn't come around often. That's why you'll want to get your flights, tickets and hotels quickly.
Opening match: 27 October, 8pm
England vs. Australia
Quarterfinal: 19 November, 4pm
Group A 2nd Place vs. Group C 1st Place
Where: AAMI Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne
Ticket costs: From 23 GBP
Suggested travel dates: 24 October-20 November
Suggested hotel location: Within Melbourne CBD
Find out more: rlwc2017.com