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Sydney - the final showdown

The final Ashes Test will be held in Sydney and if it is evens after the first four matches then fans will be in for an extra special treat.


FINAL TEST MATCH DATES
4 - 8 JANUARY 2018
The Sydney Cricket Ground

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.

Make sure you leave time to explore beyond Sydney with trips to the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley wineries and Byron Bay beaches. The drive between Melbourne and Sydney is also worth considering – a great route boasting stunning national parks and beautiful beaches.  

 

WHILE IN SYDNEY THERE'S NOTHING LIKE

  • Discovering hidden coves and bays in Sydney Harbour. Kayak, swim, charter a yacht, book a dinner cruises or simply catch a commuter ferry. 
  • Seeing the city from above in a seaplane or helicopter tour of Sydney, the Northern Beaches and beyond. 
  • Taking in a show or discovering the fascinating history of Sydney Opera House on a behind-the-scenes tour.
Be part of the Ashes in Australia

Want to be involved in the action in Australia?
Start planning your trip now and you can enjoy a test match or even the whole series while exploring other Australian attractions along the way.

WORTH TRAVELLING TO

The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains
Just a 90-minute drive from Sydney spend a few days exploring the region’s grand sandstone plateaus and blue-hazed valleys. Meet native Australian animals and indulge your taste buds with local produce served in stunning settings. 

South Coast NSW
Driving south from Sydney, the Grand Pacific Drive takes you along a string of pristine beaches and bays backed by a hinterland that includes more than 30 national parks, marine parks and reserves. Stop in Jervis Bay for dolphins and arguably the whitest sand in Oz!

Byron Bay
With golden beaches and five national parks all within easy reach of town, beautiful Byron Bay is the perfect destination to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Swim, kayak or surf with dolphins and sea turtles and catch Australia’s first glimpse of sunrise at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

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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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

Can’t wait for The Ashes?

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

From £ 686 / per person*

Get to know New South Wales like a local

Sydney

Sydney

Discover Sydney, Australia's famous harbour city and capital of New South Wales. Plan your Sydney holiday with beautiful sundrenched beaches and much more.

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9 of Sydney’s best markets

9 of Sydney’s best markets

Load up on fresh food, flowers and fashion at Sydney's favourite weekend markets.

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Local’s guide to Bondi

Local’s guide to Bondi

Byron Bay Highlights

Byron Bay Highlights

You can sum up Australia's easternmost town by saying it's a melting pot of surf culture, alternative philosophies and hedonistic indulgence.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Sydney

Top 10 Things to Do in Sydney

Sydney's combination of surf beaches, a sparkling natural harbour and the Sydney Opera House is irresistible. In addition to its man-made wonders, Sydney is blessed with many natural assets, such as beautiful public gardens, harbour islands and unspoilt foreshores. An excellent transport system and tailor-made tours make Sydney a joy to explore.

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