The Australian Open

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The Australian Open ~ 2015

Travel Packages, Tickets, Accommodation & more

19 January – 01 February, 2015 · Melbourne ParkMelbourne

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AT A GLANCE


The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam on every professionals list. The Australian Open is one of the 4 Grand Slam tennis tournaments held annually. The others are the French OpenWimbledon and the US Open. The tournament has a very high attendance record, second only to the US Open. The event is managed by Tennis Australia and is known as the “Players Favourite.” 

Fast Facts

  • 686,006 people attended the Australian Open in 2012!
  • The current singles champions are Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka.
  • The vibrant Plexicushion court surface is exclusive to Melbourne Park and is proven to enhance ball visibility. Trademarked as ‘Australian Open True Blue’, the courts are two-toned, allowing for greater contrast and improved depth perception.
  • Martina Hingis was 16 years and 4 months in 1997 when she won the tournament. Her youngest counterpart in male singles was Ken Roswell who won the tournament in 1953 at an age of 18 years and 2 months.
  • Garden Square is a popular spot during the tournament. It is a space on the outer periphery which has a huge screen showing live matches, roving entertainers, MLC Tennis Hot Shot and a Fan Zone.
  • More tournament facts can be found on the official website.

LAST YEAR


Our high value U-Select Packages started from only $190 p.p. in 2014.

We will bring you more high-value packages in 2015.

Last Years Examples

Packages & Tickets | Australian Open 2014

The Australian Open is one of Australia’s highest profile sporting events and 2014 is the 20th time we are featuring this event! We are proud to say we have packages to suit all needs and are proud to have the ability to customize packages to your exact needs. We have room options in all of Melbourne’s best hotels.

Package Highlights

Our Australian Open Packages come with a minimum of 1 night accommodation and guaranteed match tickets for at least 1 session + exclusive finals packages available.

  • Fully Customizable Packages | Tailor packages to your needs
  • No frills Packages Available | Don’t get caught out buying extras you don’t need
  • Welcome Drink Vouchers | Gets your Aus Open experience off on a good start
  • Reserved Seats at Rod Laver Arena | Why settle for anything else?
  • Match Programs Included | Keeping you up to date
  • 2, 3 or 5 night packages (extra nights available) | Customize your travel
  • See the Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals or Finals | See the matches you want and any combinations of matches
  • + heaps of pre-made options, quality hotels and add-ons…

Platinum Packages include;

  • Breakfasts Daily
  • Priority Allocated Reserved Seating
  • Game, Set and Match Lounge
  • Match Programs
  • Welcome Drink Vouchers
  • + any special requests or VIP Hospitality Upgrades

No Frills Packages

Ticket/Accommodation only combinations.

Our no frills packages are perfect if you want just the basics and don’t want to buy things you don’t feel are necessary. We have the best packages in the market.

They are our least expensive entry packages and start at only $190 per person for 1 night and 1 session.

You can combine these packages with extra nights or other options to customize it to your needs. We call these package types U-SELECT.

Platinum Packages

These packages are our VIP Luxury Packages. Guests will stay in 4 or 5-star luxury hotels, have daily breakfast, priority seating, lounge passes, merchandise, programs and more customizable VIP options.

These packages are perfect for those treating their friends or families to a special Australian Open Experience. Or if you simply want to enjoy the finest things in life.

Pre-Made Packages

If you are unsure about how to customize the perfect package to your needs — we have already done the hard stuff for you. We have packages on our brochure which are focused on the following dates and matches;

  • QUARTER FINALS: 2 nights or 3 nights – any sessions.
  • ALL SEMI-FINALS: 3 nights – all semis.
  • FINAL FIVE: 5 nights – 5 sessions, Thursday, Friday and both finals!
  • FINAL-THREE: 3 nights – Friday sessions + both finals!
  • THE GRAND SLAM: 2 or 3 nights – both finals!

Pricing

The packages start from only $190 per person. Your package pricing is determined by the options you choose in your package. Full pricing details are outlined on our brochure, including prices for our Pre-Made Packages and our Platinum Packages.

Game, Set and Match Lounge

This is an exclusive facility with an entry ticket per session which enables you to enjoy an exclusive cash bar and catering facility only available to AO Members and Patrons on the Official Travel Program. For every tennis session you purchase including ground passes we include an entry pass to this lounge so you can take a break from the on-court action! Consider this value along with our other inclusions and options in the travel program.

Rod Laver Arena - Home of the Australian Open

Last Years Hotels

Bayview Eden

The Bayview Eden is our lead-in hotel – our least expensive packages will feature this hotel.

The guest rooms are designed to ensure a stay that is both restful and productive. It’s close to the CBD and close to Albert Park.

Read more about this Australian Open Tennis Hotel on their website.

Bayview Eden - Hotel - Australian Open
Bayview Eden - Hotel - Australian Open

Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

The Mercure Treasury Gardens is a great hotel overlooking the Treasury Gardens, it is well located near the CBD and Melbourne Park. The rooms are newly refurbished with internet access. The hotel has the Lime Restaurant and Bar.

Read more about this Australian Open Tennis Hotel on their website.

Mercure Melbourne - Hotel - Australian Open
Mercure Melbourne - Hotel - Australian Open

Mantra on the Park

Mantra on the Park is minutes from everywhere in Melbourne and overlooks Carlton Gardens.

The Hotel features 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with Kitchens, laundry facilities, lounge and dining areas with in-room Foxtel. It also has the usual hotel services such as reception, concierge, room service and more. Relax in the pool or work out in the gym. This hotel has self-catering rooms + modern facilities – what more can you need?

Read more about this Australian Open Tennis Hotel on their website.

Mantra on the Park - Australian Open Hotel
Mantra on the Park - Australian Open Hotel

The Westin Melbourne

Situated on Collins street The Westin is one of Melbourne’s leading hotels.

The contemporary hotel has spacious guest rooms that feature the luxurious Westin Heavenly Bed®, separate bathtub and shower, generous work desk, iPod® docking station, 42-inch LCD TV, and more. Rooms with Juliette balconies afford fresh air and stunning city views.

Read more about this Australian Open Tennis Hotel on their websitee.

The Westin - Australian Open Hotel
The Westin - Australian Open Hotel
The Westin - Australian Open Hotel
The Westin - Australian Open Hotel

 

Crown Promenade

Stylish, welcoming and thoroughly modern, Crown Promenade offers contemporary guest rooms with state of the art facilities. Crown Promenade has everything you need for a week away or a weekend in town and the Crown Entertainment Complex is merely minutes away so you’re never far from the action.

Read more about this Australian Open Tennis Hotel on their website.

Crown Promenade - Australian Open Hotel
Crown Promenade - Australian Open Hotel
Crown Promenade - Australian Open Hotel

 

Crown Metropol

Crown Metropol features an unparalleled luxury hotel experience with modern and unmistakably stylish accommodation.

Read more about this Australian Open Tennis Hotel on their website.

Crown Metropol - Australian Open Hotel
Crown Metropol - Australian Open Hotel
Crown Metropol - Australian Open Hotel

 

Mantra on Jolimont

Mantra on Jolimont is the closest hotel to Melbourne Park, wander over to the tennis or explore the MCG and CBD with great ease. These apartments are self-catering, giving you freedom.

Read more about this Australian Open Tennis Hotel on their website.

Mantra on Jolimont - Australian Open Hotel
Mantra on Jolimont - Australian Open Hotel

MORE INFO

Extra Information | Australian Open 2014

Key Information | Melbourne

The weather is usually very warm during the Australian Open, with many matches being played in 35+ degree temperatures for 3+ sets! Melbourne is the perfect host city. It is frequent voted as one of the most liveable cities on the planet and is the epicentre of sport in Australia. It is a city famous for it’s shopping, art, restaurants, coffee and sporting culture. There is something for everyone with fantastic venues, parks, museums and other attractions such as the Eureka Sky Deck, the MCG and Melbourne Aquarium or the world class Melbourne Zoo. If shopping is more your style, head to Chapel Street, Chadstone Mall and the outlets in Collingwood and Richmond. Don’t forget the fabulous Queen Victoria Markets as well for the food lovers and bargain hunters, the food is always fresh and there is a fantastic atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else in Melbourne.

Add-on Travel

As we are a fully licensed travel company we can accommodate any add-on travel. Examples of add-on travel might be tours around Victoria, Yarra-Valley winery tours, additional accommodation, car-rental, inter-state travel and anything you can request!

Flights

We issue our own flight tickets and have the best available fares on all airlines, both domestically and internationally. Speak to us when booking your package for flight options.

Payment Terms

TBC for 2015

Room Types

Twin Double: Hotel room or a one bedroom apartment.  A double is a queen or king and a twin is 2 singles or 2 doubles.  A twin is two beds and a double is one bed, in a room or apartment. Triple: All hotels and one bedroom apartments have a king or a queen and on request a rollaway bed.  Many apartments have a double sofa as the second bed.  If you require 3 separate beds you may need to take a two bedroom apartment.  Both Crown hotels are using queen/queen no rollaway.

Quad: Use a 2 bedroom apartment and all have queen/queen or queen/two singles accommodating 4 guests.  On request we can ask for a rollaway bed at extra cost for the 4th or 5th guests but some have a 4 person maximum.  Some hotels  and one bedroom apartments have 2 queen beds for 2 couples or a queen and a sofa bed – check with us and be specific with what your needs are.

Climate

During January Melbourne has the following temperature averages. Use this as a guide on what to pack. As Melbourne Park has open courts many spectators will be seated in the sun. Bring protective clothing, sunscreen and drink plenty of water. There will be shade in Melbourne Park.

Average High Temperate: 25.9 (Can reach 35+ during the day and the record is 45 degrees)

Average Low Temperature: 14.3 (Most likely to reach 14 at night only)

Expect temperatures to range during the day from 25 – 35 degrees.

Currency

TBC

These rates are subject to change: for accurate currency information please visit www.xe.com 

Event Information | Australian Open 2014

Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park is the home of the Australian Open – this is where you’ll be watching the best tennis players in the world compete.

The complex is home to;

  • Rod Laver Arena, (15,000 seats) – The Finals!
  • Hisense Arena, (10,000 seats)
  • National Tennis Centre
  • Melbourne Park Function Centre, (1800 sq/m)
  • Margaret Court Arena, (6,000 seats)
  • Two show courts
  • Player Cafe, Arena cafe
  • 19 outdoor Plexicushion tennis courts
  • Six indoor tennis courts
  • The Oval
  • Tennis Australia administration & Tennis World
  • M&OP Administration

Melbourne Park - Australian Open Map

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Getting to Melbourne Park

There are a number of options to get to Melbourne Park.

Walking

It is an easy 15-20 minute walk from Melbourne’s CBD. You can follow the crowd, use our maps provided, ask the hotel concierge or simply walk through the Botanical Gardens. We recommend walking to Melbourne Park.

Trams

  • Tram 70 (Wattle Park) Tram services from Flinders Street and Richmond Stations stop at Rod Laver Arena (Stop 7B), Hisense Arena (Stop 7C) and AAMI Park (Stop 7D).
  • Tram 48 (North Balwyn) and Tram 75 (Vermont South) Stops adjacent to MCG on Wellington Parade.

Trains

(not required for our closely located hotels)

Taxis

Easy to get and all drivers will know Melbourne Park/Rod Laver.  However the ride will be so short, it may not be worth it. Consider walking.

River Cruises

Are available – please contact us for more information.

The Draw

The singles draw ceremony is held on Friday 11 January. Fields are made up as follows: Men’s singles 128 (104 direct entries based on rankings, 16 qualifiers, eight wildcards). Women’s singles 128 (108 direct entries, 12 qualifiers, eight wildcards). Men’s doubles 64 pairs, including seven wildcards. Women’s doubles 64 pairs, including seven wildcards. Mixed doubles 32 pairs, including seven wildcards.

Australian Open Packages and Tickets 2014

 

Wilson balls

Wilson supplies more than 4000 dozen tennis balls for use during the tournament. Six new balls are used for the five-minute warm-up and the first seven games and six new balls are provided every nine games thereafter. Used balls are sold on site.

Electronic review

Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, Margaret Court Arena and, for the first time, Show Courts 2 and 3 will utilise Hawk-Eye technology to conduct electronic reviews of disputed line calls. The Australian Open adopts the ‘three-plus-one’ electronic review system. Players will receive three incorrect challenges during each set and a fourth challenge if a set goes to a tiebreaker.

Ranking points

Players win twice as many points for a win in a Grand Slam match as they do for winning a match at the next level – ATP Tennis Masters Series and WTA Tour Tier Premier tournaments.

Extreme heat policy

The Australian Open Extreme Heat Policy (EHP) will be applied at the Referee’s discretion and may be altered at any time. At the Referee’s discretion, when the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature only (WBGT) is equal to or above the pre-determined threshold, the Referee may suspend the commencement of any further matches on outside courts. Any matches currently in progress will continue until the end of the current set. At the completion of the set, play will be suspended. Where play in any match commences outdoors (or with a roof open) at the Referee’s Discretion, the match will continue until the completion of the set. At the end of the set, a decision may be made by the Referee to close the roof for the remainder of the match and the following matches, when the EHP is still in effect. The roof will only be closed because of extreme heat if a decision has been made by the Referee to suspend the completion or commencement of matches on the outdoor courts. Supplement for women’s singles and junior singles only; to allow a 10 minute break between the second and third sets when a WBGT reading of 28 has been recorded prior to the calling of the match by Tournament Control. Readings are continually made throughout the day. The 10 minute break will not apply between the second and third sets, if play had previously been suspended after the first set due to the EHP.

Read more about the Australian Open Event at the official website.

Australian Open Packages and Tickets 2014

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14 Comments

  1. Jill Simpson April 10, 2014 Reply

    I would like all your information on packaging to Melbourne Cup for 2people and a group of people of 7to11 thank you

  2. Lelaine Ching March 27, 2014 Reply

    There will be three of us coming and I would like to know the
    price of tickets in the Hisense area day and nite matches
    for 1/26 and 1/27/ and the 28th. Thank y ou so much for your
    help. Aloha Lelaine

  3. Frank De Caria December 6, 2013 Reply

    Looking for accomodation and entry to tennis for a family of 4.

  4. Thomas Akinshola November 30, 2013 Reply

    I would be coming to Australia for the Australian Open with my fiancee for the following package:

    Final Five: 5 Nights, In 22 Out 27 January
    *Women’s and Men’s semi finals
    *Women’s and Men’s finals

    I would like like to know the total fee for 2 of us for the above tickets and 5 nights hotel. And i would also need an invitation letter to the Australian Open for the embassy and also the original ticket after payment.

  5. Aslan November 12, 2013 Reply

    Hello ! I coming with my parents but my mother not interested in game so I wanna buy two Grand slam packages for me and my father Is it possible that my mother would stay in fathers hotel room and how much extra I would have to pay for that ?
    Thank you

    • Author
      Events Worldwide Travel November 12, 2013 Reply

      Hi Aslan,

      We have replied to your request via email – please check your email.

      Thank you for the comment.

  6. steve Tannenbaum October 2, 2013 Reply

    I am interested in an Australian Open middle weekend package with some modifications. We need 6 nts hotel from the 16th to 21st, leaving on the 22nd. We also want tickets to just 4 sessions – Sat Day + Eve and Sun Day and Mon Day. We are looking for accommodations on the night 1/22 near the 12 apostles

  7. Author
    Terance May 14, 2013 Reply

    Hi Events Worldwide, If I book both Australian Open and Hopman Cup is there a two event deal?

    • Author
      Events Worldwide May 14, 2013 Reply

      Hi Terance, we are certainly up for negotiation. We generally give our customers our best possible rates but by booking multiple packages at once we should be able to help you out with a fantastic deal. You can contact us by free call on 1300 788 666 or email. Many Thanks and we look forward to speaking to you.

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