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
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.
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.
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
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.Add to my sales tool kit
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.Add to my sales tool kit
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