Australian Open + Tasmania

Melbourne, Australian Open Tennis plus Tasmania

9 days from $2845

The Deal

Overview

See the world's best tennis players take center stage in Melbourne!  The first Grand Slam® of the year! Official International Tour Operator, Springboard Vacations can get you tickets to all the action in Melbourne!  This global event is a chance to see how Aussies love their sports, music, food & wine in an exciting atmosphere.  Combine this with the wildlife, wilderness and wonders of Tasmania and you will enjoy a unique vacation like the local.

This vacation includes:
Australian Open
  • 4 Star Accommodation: Melbourne (4 nts), Hobart (2 nts), Freycinet (2 nts)
  • Australian Open Tennis: Category One tickets for 1 x day and 1 x evening session  AM and PM session of tennis the Rod Laver Arena for the Australian Open Tennis
  • Behind the Scenes tour of the Rod Laver Stadium
  • Tour the Great Ocean Road on a stunning coastal drive
  • Discover local designers and artisans on a Walking Tour including lunch
  • Wilderness Cruise to see the rugged southern coastline, marine and bird life
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Night Tour to interact with unique Australian wildlife
  • 3 days car rental to discover this historic area of Australia
  • Airport transfers Melbourne/Hobart
  • Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Pla

Enjoy special promotional pricing and Springboard Exclusives such as:

  • A bottle of local Yarra Valley wine
  • Your choice of Eureka Skydeck admission or try a local brew in an iconic Melbourne pub

Land only - does not include international or domestic flights.

Itinerary

DAY ONE - WELCOME TO MELBOURNE!

MelbourneAustralia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. Outside Melbourne, you’ll find a host of regional attractions, from the Little Penguins to the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River.

Private transfer Melbourne International Airport to hotel

CROWN METROPOL

Crown MetropolLUXE KING ROOM
Experience contemporary luxury in its purest form at Melbourne's new Crown Metropol hotel. Your senses will be heightened with the many special touches that make every stay both relaxing and memorable. Enjoy a private sanctuary with spectacular views. 

DAY TWO - WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

Lanes and Arcades walking tourSee Melbourne the way few people ever do: from the perspective of a passionate Melbournian who will take you on a guided walking tour of the heart of the city. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Includes lunch

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rod Laver ArenaRod Laver Arena - Category 1 Seating - 1st Round Evening Session

The eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne in January as the world’s best players battle it out for the first Grand Slam® title of the year.  We are the Official International Tour Operator for the Australian Open Tennis held in Melbourne.  Be there for the angst, excitement, grace and intensity as more than 500 athletes push each other to the limits in their quest to conquer and walk away with the crown.

DAY THREE - AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Behind the Scenes Tour
Ever wondered what it’s like to follow in the footsteps of a tennis champion? Take a behind-the-scenes tour inside the inner sanctum of Melbourne Park and walk the hallowed corridors of current and former tennis champions.

Rod Laver Arena - Category 1 Seating - 1st Round Morning Session
 

DAY FOUR - GREAT OCEAN ROAD TOUR


The Great Ocean Road Day Tour is a full day tour from Melbourne, taking in all of the highlights of this glorious coastal drive. So, come along and let our experienced guides show you the world's most scenic coastal route. You will visit famous Bells Beach, Port Campbell National Park, the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. 

DAY FIVE - MELBOURNE TO HOBART

Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Hobart (flight not included).

WELCOME TO TASMANIA!

This is a place steeped in history – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly people; a temperate climate; and a relaxed island lifestyle.  Tasmania is probably the best driving destination in Australia.

HENRY JONES ART HOTEL

DELUXE SPA ROOM
Standing on Hobart's waterfront, a row of historic warehouses dating back from the early 1820s and a former jam factory have been transformed into an enthralling first-class hotel, dedicated to showcasing the work of Tasmania's finest visual and performing artists. 

BONORONG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

This is a wildlife encounter found nowhere else in the world. A night tour of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Your guide will get you up close and personal experience with Australian native animals. See natives during their natural waking hours. Hand feed some echidnas, kangaroos, tawny frogmouths and potoroos, just to name a few.

DAY SIX - PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE AND COASTAL WILDERNESS CRUISE

This award-winning three hour wilderness and wildlife cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. You will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and birds of prey. After lunch, there is a three hour visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site. The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best preserved convict site in Australia. 

DAY SEVEN - HOBART TO FREYCINET
HERTZ AUSTRALIA

3 days
Metro - Group C - ICAR - Intermediate - City Pickup - Max Cover (ITSA806). 

SELF DRIVE

HOBART to FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
110 miles (2.75 hours) 

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK

Spectacular Freycinet National Park, with Coles Bay at its entrance overlooking crystal-clear Oyster Bay, is an ideal place for diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, and fishing. The park is famous for its many walking trails. Dominated by the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet is best known for the perfect curve of Wineglass Bay, just one of its white sandy beaches and the pure clear turquoise waters. 

FREYCINET LODGE

DELUXE SPA CABIN Including breakfast
With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the Freycinet peninsula. Freycinet Lodge is just inside the National Park boundary, putting you as close as possible to the natural beauty of Freycinet.

DAY EIGHT - AT LEISURE
 
DAY NINE - HOME
SELF DRIVE

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK to HOBART

Drop your rental car at Hobart Airport in time for your flight home.

 

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

From $2845 for travel January 2019

Price is per person based on 2 people traveling together

Includes tickets to 2 matches of the First Round Tennis at the Australian open, Category 1 seating

Begins in Melbourne, ends in Hobart

Subject to availability

Prices in USD based on today's exchange rates

Land only - does not include airfares.

Additional surcharges apply for travel during special events such as New Year's Eve, Melbourne Cup & Australian Open Tennis. Please call for details.

Currency data courtesy www.coinmill.com

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