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C&G's Guide to the Australian Open 2019
Summer in Melbourne is like no other. Long evenings, sunny days and a whole host of iconic events that make Melbourne one of the best cities in the world. In today’s blog, C&G share our ultimate guide to the Australian Open, so you can get the most out of your visit. Whether you’re a tennis titan or an Aperol aficionado, you’re sure to be entertained at this world class Grand Slam.
This year’s competition will run from January 14-28, as the world’s tennis greats battle it out to take home the Grand Slam title. You can purchase tickets from Ticketek, either as a general atmosphere-rich ground pass or secure some of the best seats in the house, just metres from your favourite players.
The nature of the tournament means you’ll need to stay in the know to make sure you don’t miss your favorite player. Match schedules will be updated live with the winners from each match, so keep up to date with who’s in and who’s out here. Whether you’re chasing Roger Federer or want to see Serena Williams do her thing, you’ll find all the info you need.
AO Live Stage
A must-see for music lovers, the AO Live stage showcases some of the best live talent at its own on-site micro festival. Think sunny evenings and smooth beats, with some tasty food truck fare in one hand and your favourite cold drink in the other. Featuring performances from Conrad Sewell and Bastille, you can view the full schedule here and plan your musical indulgences between on-court sets.
AO Sports Film Festival
In an Australian Open first, an open air cinema will be screening some of the best sports pictures for your viewing pleasure. Including unique experiences like silent cinemas to visits from the Looney Tunes characters, there’s something for all the family. View the details here.
There’s no denying that the Australian Open is more than just a sports tournament – there’s fun to be had for all ages. The AO Ballpark is a mini tennis themed park for kids and families to soak up the summer holiday fun. Featuring a waterslide, rock climbing, tennis courts, stage shows and tons of other surprises, don’t miss out on this fun-filled event. Find out more here.