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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.

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.  


  • 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.


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.