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Serving up your Australian Open travel tips!

The Australian Open, one of four Grand Slam tennis events each year, is a highlight on Australia’s sporting calendar and a favourite holiday destination to kick off the year. Whether it’s a family holiday, girls trip or just you and partner, the Australian Open has something for everyone.

Aus Open Travel Packages

Held each year in Melbourne in January, the Australian Open is a two-week knock-out tournament featuring the world’s best tennis players. Along with the French Open, US Open and Wimbledon, it is one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events. But unlike the other Grand Slams, travel packages for the Australian Open are easily available for Aussie tennis fans. Here’s a few tips from Premium Sport Tours on getting the most out of your AO Holiday!

  1. Stay in Melbourne CBD. If you’re visiting Melbourne from interstate or overseas, we recommend staying in the heart of the city. Rod Laver Arena is only a few stops from the CBD on tram route 70, or if you’ve packed your walking shoes, a 20 minute walk though the gardens from Flinders Street Station. CBD hotels are easily accessed from Melbourne Airport, via private car/taxi or the Skybus.

  2. Pick your sessions in advance. The Australian Open is a popular event, and the best seats always sell out. To avoid missing out, pick which sessions you think you’d be interested in early. Package prices are released early, allowing you time to pick which sessions will work for your travel plans. Packages with Premium Sport Tours will give you the option to pick from First Week, Middle Weekend, Quarter-Finals, Sem-Finals or Finals with reserve seating on Rod Laver Arena.

  3. Pack appropriately! Four seasons in one day. Even though it’s January and some of the best weather Melbourne sees, the weather can be predicably unpredictable. Make sure you’ve packed a pair of pants, walking shoes and jacket, especially if you’ve booked a night session. (it can get cold heading back to your hotel after an epic 5 set night match).

  4. Don’t limit yourself to Rod Laver Arena. Rod Laver Arena, the Centre Court and home to all primetime matches, is where you’ll want to spend the majority of your time at the Australian Open (all our packages come with reserved seating at Rod Laver Arena). But the AO has so much more to offer. Outside Courts (now including John Cain Arena) host plenty of A-grade matches, especially early on. You may even catch a World Number 1 having a warm up hit on a practice court! Remember, if you have a Rod Laver Arena ticket for the evening session you cannot enter Melbourne Park during the day, you would need to purchase a Ground Pass for Outside Court access during the day session.

  5. Enjoy all Melbourne has to offer. Make sure you get out and explore more of Melbourne while you’re here. World class shopping, dining and experiences are never far. Ask your Premium Sport Tours consultant for ideas to make your Australian Open holiday an unforgettable experience!

Official Australian Open packages are now available with Premium Sport Tours. For more information view

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