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Australian Open


Jan 15 Jan 28, 2018 | Melbourne, Australia
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Australian Open Packages

We hope you'll join us "Down Under" for the first Grand Slam of the year at the 2018 Australian Open. Featuring all the world's top players, it's considered a favorite with the players and fans alike. Held in picturesque Melbourne that is just a delight with its eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and amazing parks, the tournament attracts fans from around the world. In addition to our popular 12 night all-inclusive Champion Tour package that takes you to Queenstown, New Zealand, Melbourne and Sydney, we also offer "Melbourne-Only" packages throughout the tournament featuring hand picked 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, and tickets in your choice of seating level on Rod Laver Arena. Make it a plan to hit this unbelieable event. You will absolutely love it.

Complete Packages Include

  • Choice of 3, 4 or 5 star Melbourne accommodations View Hotels
  • Official Australian Open tickets in your choice of the CAT 1, 2, or 3 in Rod Laver Arena
  • Guided city tour of Melbourne
  • On-site tour hosts
  • CTT Tour Gifts
More Details and FAQ's. . .
Rod Laver Arena
Seating Information


First Week:

A trip to the Australian Open offers an incredible escape from the northern hemisphere winter, providing great tennis action and so much more! The first week is a celebration of incredible matches throughout the grounds.

Tour Code Package Dates Nights Hotel Rounds Tickets Included Seating Level Cost Per
Person
# of
People
Subtotal
01/09 - 01/23 12 Opening Rounds Mon-Thu, RT Air from LAX
01/14 - 01/17 3 Opening Rounds Mon and Tue (Day Sessions)
01/15 - 01/19 4 Opening Rounds Wed and Thu (Day Sessions)
01/14 - 01/19 5 Opening Rounds Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu (Days)


Middle Rounds:

In the middle rounds of the Open, upsets abound and surprising runs are built following an offseason of hard work or laziness..

Tour Code Package Dates Nights Hotel Rounds Tickets Included Seating Level Cost Per
Person
# of
People
Subtotal
01/19 - 01/22 3 Middle Rounds Fri Eve, Sat and Sun
01/19 - 01/24 5 Middle Rounds Fri, Sa, Su, and Mon


Final Week:

Comprised of survivors from the first week battles, these tennis warriors will fight to the end for the honor to take home the year's first Grand Slam title.

Tour Code Package Dates Nights Hotel Rounds Tickets Included Seating Level Cost Per
Person
# of
People
Subtotal
01/22 - 01/25 3 Quarterfinals Tue and Wed (Days only)
01/24 - 01/27 3 M/W Semifinals Thu and Fri
01/26 - 01/29 3 M/W Finals Sat and Sun
01/23 - 01/29 6 Final Rounds Th-Sun (5 sessions)
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Melbourne Hotels

Simply put, Melbourne is an amazing city. There's something about its progressive, multicultural, gritty-chic, food-obsessed nature that just works. We've pre-picked the best hotels for you, in each category to make your stay in this garden city as enjoyable as possible. All hotels are within walking distance to Melbourne Park, the home of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open.
Melbourne Hotels

Melbourne: Three star properties: Overview

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and amazing parks, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city. Even on a budge there are some great little hotels in the city. We've selected properties that consistently offer great service and get nice reviews. They are within in the heart of the city, all walking distance to the tennis.


Some of the 3 star properties we feature include:

Ibis on Swanston, The Swanston Hotel, Melbourne Parkview Hotel, and the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens

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Melbourne: Four star properties: Overview

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and amazing parks, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city. Melbourne has a plethora of great four star hotels in the heart of the city. All provide excellent service, comfort and location. We've picked out some of our favorites.


Here are the four star properties we feature:

The Novotel Melbourne, the Mantra Hotel, Atlantis Hotel, the Rydges Melbourne, the City Tempo, and the Oaks Southbank.

All properties are within 5-10 minutes by foot or car to Melbourne park.


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Melbourne - Five star properties: Overview

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and amazing parks, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city. Spending a night in a luxurious five-star hotel is a treat that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. Thankfully in Melbourne, finding world-class accommodation within walking distance to Melbourne Park isn't difficult. We've hand picked our favorites for you, each provide phenomenal service, amenties and comfort all in the heart of the city.

Here are some five star properties we feature:

The Langham Melbourne, Sheraton Melbourne, Sofitel Melbourne, Westin Hotel, Hotel Windsor, Stamford Plaza, Park Hyatt, and the Como Melbourne.

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Official Australian Open Tickets in your choice of CAT 1, 2, or 3 in Rod Laver Arena for the sessions included in your package.

With your ticket on Rod Laver Arena you can attend matches on all of the outside courts except the Hisense Arena show court which requires a separate ticket.


Can children attend Australian Open and which areas can they access?
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to attend Australian Open. They must be accompanied by an adult in all licensed venues and any other areas Tennis Australia/Melbourne and Olympic Park nominate.
Children over the age of three must carry their own ticket.  Children aged two and under are entitled to enter the event free of charge but must not occupy a reserved seat.

I want to see Roger Federer (or my favorite player). When is he/she playing?
The Australian Open is an elimination event. Tickets are sold to sessions of the Australian Open, not to particular matches. It is not possible to purchase tickets in advance to see a specific player. Due to the nature of the event, the schedule for each day cannot be announced until the night prior. Remember, the schedule and order of play are subject to change at any time. Tennis is an unpredictable sport and unavoidable events can occur; it all adds to the thrill and suspense of the Australian Open.

If I have a ticket for the night session, can I attend the tennis during the day?
All night session ticket holders may enter the grounds from 5pm. 
If I have a ticket for the day session, can I stay and watch the tennis at night?
Day session ticket holders are permitted to stay and watch tennis on the outside courts for the night session, but must vacate Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena at the conclusion of the day session. 

What time can I enter the grounds?
All day session ticket holders can enter the precinct from 10am but must vacate Rod Laver Arena or Margaret Court Arena at the conclusion of play for the day session. Day session tickets will still allow you access to the outdoor courts and the outside events held on site.

What is a twilight session?
Play on Friday January will commence at 3pm with the mixed doubles semifinal followed by the women’s doubles final, and a men’s singles semifinal scheduled not before 7.30pm. On Saturday January the women’s singles final is scheduled to commence not before 7.30pm, with girls’ and boys’ finals from 1pm. On Sunday January play will commence at 4pm with the mixed doubles final, and the men’s singles final scheduled to commence not before 7.30pm.

How long is a tennis match?
Tennis matches vary greatly in length and can take anywhere from an hour to three or four hours. Men’s singles matches are best of five sets and women’s singles matches are best of three sets.

How many matches will be played on Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena?
Traditionally, day sessions feature three matches on Rod Laver Arena and three matches on Margaret Court Arena. During the evening there are typically two matches played. This is subject to both weather and schedule changes. Ultimately, the number of matches played is determined by the Tournament Referee and is subject to change at any time.

Where are the different categories located in Rod Laver Arena?
* Super Row seats are the front row seats in the lower level
* Category 1 seats are located at the end of the court (lower level)
* Category 2 seats are located on the side of the court (lower level) and the first eight rows of the upper level at the end of the court
* Category 3 seats are located in the upper level.

What does a Rod Laver Arena ticket include?
Tickets include access to a reserved seat within Rod Laver Arena.
In addition, fans may access all outside courts including Hisense Arena and Show Courts 2 and 3, as well as all the entertainment on offer on Grand Slam Oval, Garden Square and around the Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct. There is no access to Margaret Court Arena with a Rod Laver Arena ticket.

Where are the different categories located in Margaret Court Arena?
* Super Row seats are the front row seats in the lower level
* Category 1 seats are located at the end of the court (lower level)
* Category 2 seats are located on the side of the court (lower level)
* Category 3 seats are located in the upper level.

What does a Margaret Court Arena ticket include?
Tickets include access to a reserved seat within Margaret Court Arena.
In addition, fans may access all outside courts including Hisense Arena and Show Courts 2 and 3, as well as all the entertainment on offer on Grand Slam Oval, Garden Square and around the Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct. There is no access to Rod Laver Arena. Margaret Court Arena offers fans a world class tennis experience, with the intimate 7500-seat stadium allowing fans to get up close to the on-court action. Demand for the stadium is expected to be high, especially for shaded seating in the stands. Melbourne Park features three retractable roof stadiums, allowing play to continue in all weather conditions.

What matches can I expect to see on Margaret Court Arena?
Margaret Court Arena will showcase some of the world’s best tennis players in action over the first eight days and six nights of the tournament. Fans can expect to see big names and classic matches in the state-of-the-art venue.

What does a day session ground pass include?
Day session ground passes include access to the grounds at any time on the day stated on the pass, as well as access to all matches scheduled on Hisense Arena, Show Courts 2 and 3 and the outside courts.

Where is the umpire’s chair located?
The umpire’s chair is located on the west side of each court.



  • Official Australian Open Tickets in your choice of the CAT 1, 2, or 3 on Rod Laver Arena for the sessions included in your package.
  • Your choice of a 3, 4 or 5 star Melbourne hotel in the city center, within 5-15 minutes by foot to the tennis.
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • City Tour of Melbourne
  • Opportunity for tennis play at a local tennis club
  • Welcome group dinner for clients choosing any of our Opening Round packages
  • Choose from a number of fantastic tour options that you can enjoy before or after your arrival into Melbourne
Your Australian Open package contents are delivered to you by FedEx a few weeks before your departure to Australia. All your contents including your tickets can also be left for you in Melbourne upon your arrival at your chosen hotel.
Do you have any questions? Send an email. Or call. Arizona Office local and international call +1 (480) 429-7700

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Since 1987, we have had just one mission, and that's to make it as easy as possible for thousands of fans each year to attend the most sought after tennis tournaments in the world. We handle only tennis and have deep experience and understanding of the tournaments we service. You can trust us to take care of all the details, with a level of customer service that will make you a loyal client for years to come.

Mike Bernstein
Championship Tennis Tours