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MAKE IT TO MELBOURNE

It’s always a big moment in the Ashes Series when the England team enters the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground to face the Australians.


4TH TEST MATCH DATES
26 - 30 December 2017
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Melbourne is a city that lives and breathes sport, but off the field the stylish locals indulge their passion for great food in the many bars, cafes and restaurants all over town. Melbournians love the good things in life and this is a place where you can have fun on the beach by day and then dance till dawn. 

You don’t need to travel far from Melbourne if you’re after a big hit of wildlife, to try some of the country’s best wines and want to enjoy an awesome road trip. Our favourites include the wineries of the Yarra Valley, the Mornington Peninsula food scene, the little penguins and koalas on Phillip Island and the iconic Great Ocean Road.

 

WHILE IN MELBOURNE THERE'S NOTHING LIKE

  • Discovering Melbourne by bike. The perfect way to get your bearings as you explore Melbourne’s grooviest streets, parks and hidden laneways with a local guide.
  • Heading to the beach in St Kilda, Melbourne’s seaside playground. 
  • Watching the world go by from a deck chair in Federation Square, Melbourne’s meeting place. 
  • Floating over the city on a sunrise hot air balloon ride - a great chance to see the MCG from the air.
  • Hitting the quirky vintage shops and enjoying the bohemian culture of Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. The vibrant Melbourne strip where all walks of life go to shop, eat, drink and dance.
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WORTH TRAVELLING TO

The Mornington Peninsula
Under an hour’s drive from Melbourne you’ll find orchards, olive groves and more than 200 vineyards. Take coastal walks, spot seals, surf at many of the beaches and swim with dolphins. 

The Great Ocean Road
Take in surf beaches, historic ports, whale lookouts, rainforests and mountain ranges on this spectacular coastal road trip. A highlight is the Twelve Apostles; limestone stacks rising from the ocean.

The Grampians
You can’t miss these majestic mountain ranges and forests, famous for the excellent hiking and Aboriginal heritage. Discover rock art and rugged landscapes, go fishing or canoeing and get up close to native animals such as koalas, kangaroos and emus.

VISIT ANOTHER TEST MATCH CITY

Sydney

Sydney

Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge this supermodel of a city boasts serious wow factor. Take a ferry from Circular Quay and see the city from the water, explore hidden beaches on the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk and if you’re in town for New Years Eve, save a spot to witness the famous Sydney Harbour Fireworks display.

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Adelaide

Adelaide

Soak up Adelaide's colonial elegance in the spacious green parklands, bustling Adelaide Central Markets and the museums and libraries of North Terrace. Swim with dolphins in Glenelg, explore Hahndorf and other picturesque villages in the Adelaide Hills, and wind between world-class wineries in the nearby Barossa and Clare Valley. Visit for international events such as the Santos Tour Down Under.

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Brisbane

Brisbane

Pack your sunnies and hats people, Brisbane is often cited as Australia’s sunniest city! Under bright blue skies eat out in fabulous open air restaurants and enjoy a few cold beers by the river.

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Perth

Perth

When in Perth cruise the Swan River, bike ride to secret beaches, kayak to secluded bays and feast on local seafood. Further afield travel south to the wineries, waves and caves of the Margaret River or north to Monkey Mia and Ningaloo Reef.

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Fly to the Ashes with Qantas Airways

Fly to the Ashes with Qantas Airways

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Get to know Victoria like a local

Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne

Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne

Exploring Melbourne's laneways is just one aspect of this diverse city. Get a cricket or football fix. Soak up art and culture. Go high-end dining or grab the best pub burger. Shop for local designer fashion or cycle the bayside. Whatever you fancy, Melbourne is a city of choices.

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Local's guide to St Kilda, Melbourne

Local's guide to St Kilda, Melbourne

Melbourne's most popular seaside destination for more than a century, St Kilda is more inviting than ever. Cool bars, acclaimed restaurants and an oceanfront fun fair make this beach suburb a must-visit.

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Phillip Island, Victoria

Phillip Island, Victoria

See native wildlife, penguins & koalas on Phillip Island, only 90 minutes from Melbourne. Enjoy local food & wine & watch seals come to shore at Seal Rocks

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Great Ocean Road Highlights

Great Ocean Road Highlights

Take a ride through nature on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean from Geelong to Portland. This diverse and dramatic region takes in surf beaches, historic ports, whale lookouts, breathtaking mountain ranges, rainforests and national parks.See monster waves at Bells Beach and laze on the golden sands of Lorne. Visit an important Aboriginal site near Tower Hill or spot shipwrecks near the charming fishing village of Port Fairy. Of course, you can't miss the Twelve Apostles - craggy limestone stacks rising majestically from the Southern Ocean.

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The Grampians

The Grampians

You can't miss the Grampians, a majestic island of mountain and forest rising out of flat farmland in Victoria's west. Its national parks are home to a huge array of native plants and animals and a rich and continuing Aboriginal history.

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Explore the Great Ocean Road with a 360° video

Travel the Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the Southern Ocean from Geelong to Portland. Find holiday information on Bells Beach, Port Fairy, more. See it all with this 360° video.