Tennis fans will be flocking to Melbourne this January, as the annual first Grand Slam of the calendar takes place. Melbourne Park is the venue as usual, and the world’s best players will be descending on the city for two weeks of tennis fun and games.
If you’re thinking of visiting Melbourne, now is the ideal time to head there, as the Australian Open is actually at one of the best times of the year – summer! Obviously you need to plan ahead of time in terms of getting Australian Open tickets, but if you are ahead of the game and you stick to official vendors, you can get some real bargains in order to see your favourite stars.
Last year saw Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber win the respective crowns, but this year they face stiff competition from other players who are all vying for the crown. Every single day sees a top player in action, so no matter what day you head to the venue, you’re sure to see someone with serious talent.
The Australian Open tournament begins on 16 January and takes place for two weeks, with the finals on 28 & 29 January. If you can’t get tickets for the two biggest days of the tournament, don’t worry, because as we mentioned before, every single day will show you a happy, fun, and sporting atmosphere, sure to make plenty of memories.
Obviously the region around Melbourne, as well as the city itself, is definitely worth an exploration, and if you can find cost effective accommodation, why not stay a little longer? The Great Ocean Road is a definite must do, even if you only see a portion of it, and this is also on many a bucket list! The city is also fantastic for shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment, whilst being sports mad in general! If you have time, check out some of the other sporting events which go on every single week at the various venues across the city itself.
Whenever a top event takes place there is always a fun feel about the place, but this is generally how Melbourne feels every single day of the year. The fact it is summer also adds to the celebratory atmosphere; as a quick tip, when you’re out in the sun at the tournament, don’t forget your sun cream and hat, the Australian sun can be very hot at this time of year, and sunburn is not a good look!