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Perth - half way

The third Ashes Test will be held in Perth, marking the mid-point in the series. 


3RD TEST MATCH DATES
14 - 18 December 2017
WACA or Perth Stadium 

What is certain is that holidaymakers to Western Australia feel like winners whatever the score on the board as they enjoy gorgeous beaches, lush parks and a friendly welcome. 

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.

 

WHILE IN PERTH THERE'S NOTHING LIKE

  • Grabbing a bite to eat and watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean from one of the bars and restaurants that line the beach at Cottesloe 
  • Learning bush craft in Kings Park, the world’s largest inner city park, on an aboriginal tour 
  • Taking a day trip to Rottnest Island, a car-free paradise, for wildlife-spotting, swimming and snorkelling 
  • Swimming with wild dolphins at Rockingham, just a 45 minute drive south of Perth 
  • Discovering the charming port city of Fremantle or Freo as it’s known by the locals. Visit the cafes and markets and delve into the darker side on a torchlight tour of its 19th century prison 
Be part of the Ashes in Australia

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WORTH TRAVELLING TO

The Margaret River
A magnet for foodies, this region is a three hour drive from Perth. Home to award winning wineries and boasting delicious local cheese and seafood this is a great slice of Oz to explore as part of your Ashes adventure. Work up an appetite swimming and surfing on the pristine beaches. 

Shark Bay
A World Heritage area and only a two hour flight from Perth. Meet the famous dolphins and dugongs of Monkey Mia, walk among the oldest living fossils in the world or discover the ancient culture of its Indigenous people.

Ningaloo Reef
The world’s longest fringing reef, reached by the shortest swim. Only a two and a half hour flight away, this World Heritage site is home to 500 types of tropical fish, manta rays and pristine coral, all easily spotted just metres from the white sand beaches. December is turtle nesting season too. 

VISIT ANOTHER TEST MATCH CITY

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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Melbourne

Melbourne

Explore Melbourne, a stylish, cosmopolitan city with a love of fashion and the arts; food, wine and café culture; sports and major events.

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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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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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Fly to the Ashes with Qantas Airways

Fly to the Ashes with Qantas Airways

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Fly from London Heathrow to Perth with Qantas – Australia’s favourite airline. Book now, and save on flights around Australia with the Qantas Walkabout Pass.

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Get to know Western Australia
like a local

Top 10 Things to do in Perth

Top 10 Things to do in Perth

Australia’s only capital city on the Indian Ocean oozes confidence. Explore Perth’s hip wine bars and sunny beaches, spectacular green parks and glittering skyscrapers, funky neighbourhoods and beautiful colonial architecture. Be enthralled by a city on the move that has passion for the past and energy for the future.

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Local's guide to Fremantle

Local's guide to Fremantle

Perth's port town, Fremantle – or Freo, as the locals call it – has charm in spades. In its curving, colonial-era streets you'll find artsy, quirky locals who love busking, street art and alfresco dining.

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Margaret River: Wine, Waves and Caves

Margaret River: Wine, Waves and Caves

Get your postcard pens ready. You'll want to tell everyone about your trip to the Margaret River region. Fringed by tall forests and crashing surf, this is a place where great wine, fine food and breathtaking scenery meld into one.

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Kimberley Highlights

Kimberley Highlights

Ride a camel at sunset down Broome's Cable Beach and soar over the towers of the Bungle Bungle Ranges. Cruise huge Lake Argyle and see tides taller than a building in the Buccaneer Archipelago. Four wheel drive the Gibb River Road past gorges and mighty rivers, or follow the red-dirt track from Broome to the remote Dampier Peninsula. Welcome to the Kimberley - a world of vast horizons, ancient gorges, weird rock formations, welcoming rock pools and golden beaches.

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Ningaloo highlights

Ningaloo highlights

Join the tropical-coloured party at Ningaloo Marine Park, home to 200 species of hard coral, 50 soft coral and over 500 species of fish.

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