Australian Open Planned Experiences

You may be going to Australia for the amazing tennis, but you might as well stay a couple days if you're flying all that way. Here are a few ideas for how to Wander Down Under during your Australian Open vacation.

Activities

Rod Laver on court Grand Slam Tennis Tour group photo.RLA Walk-On Experience

Starting at the concierge desk in Rod Laver Arena, you'll make your way through the iconic corridors of Rod Laver Arena (plus some less-seen corridors). You'll be transported to another world as you walk out onto the court. Stay courtside during warm-ups to observe some of the greatest ball strikers in the game and cap it off with an on-court photo. This is a must for any tennis fan.

Museum/Zoo Admission

Let us handle buying tickets to a museum, zoo, wildlife sanctuary, or other attraction for you. Opportunities abound to learn about Australia's unique nature and wildlife. Melbourne is home to a large number of cultural institutions, museums, and historic sites, many of which have global acclaim. 

Melbourne Cricket GroundsTickets to a Cricket Match

Experience a match at Melbourne Cricket Ground. With a rich history and a total capacity of 100,000, “The ’G” is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere! 


Day trips

Sunrise Balloon Flight and Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Spend a memorable day in the Yarra Valley, beginning with a magical hot air balloon flight at sunrise! Take in an unforgettable aerial perspective of the beloved region’s rolling hills and vineyards, and then enjoy a champagne breakfast back on solid ground. Tour four of the Yarra Valley’s premium wineries for cellar door tastings, and savor a gourmet lunch before ending the day with a glass of bubbly. 

Koalas & Kangaroos in the Wild, Natural BushlandsKoalas & Kangaroos in the Wild

Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. The natural environments you'll visit are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies, and lizards. Your tour includes a picnic lunch with billy tea.


Longer tours

Sydney, Rock, and Reef

Spend 11 days exploring some of the most iconic places in Australia, from Sydney to the outback, a rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef. Experience three iconic cities and natural wonders on this excellent introduction to the continent.

Tasmanian BeachesIcons of Tasmania

This Tasmania tour allows you to experience the magic of Australia’s island state and brings you into contact with rugged wilderness, endemic wildlife, beautiful beaches, a sense of history and the best of contemporary Tasmanian hospitality. Designed by people who know and love Tasmania, this small group tour incorporates Tasmanian icons such as the famous Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, the Tasmanian Devil, the convict ruins of Port Arthur, the vibrant Salamanca markets and will take you off the beaten path to discover some of the hidden treasures of the island.

Best of Kangaroo Island

This relaxed yet comprehensive two-day tour takes in Kangaroo Island’s fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes, and unique local produce. Visit Seal Bay with a guided beach walk and see the colony of rare Australian sea lions on your way to Flinders Chase National Park, where you'll see the iconic sights of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

Classic New Zealand
New Zealand Mountains and Skyline

Enjoy one of the most popular and comprehensive New Zealand journeys, encompassing all of the major locations and attractions across the country over 13 days. Visit Auckand, the Hobbiton—of course—Rotorua, Wellington, Milford Sound, Queenstown, and more.


Custom Trips

Tell us what your ultimate Australian Open add-on vacation looks like, and we’ll help plan it for you. Take inspiration from the above or put together whatever your heart desires!