Australia Travel Package: Australian Grand Prix

Experience the thrilling Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne and watch the city come to life with parties and events! Then head to Sydney and discover this iconic city from a local’s point of view.

From $2,599
per person
9 days
Airfare additional cost
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2 travelers

The Formula 1® Grand Prix is car racing’s greatest series that travels the globe—and it all begins in Melbourne, Australia! This Australia travel package was designed for a couple from Florida who wanted to get in on the exciting F1 racing action and see the best of Australia’s largest cities.

They started their Australia travel package in Melbourne to catch the start of the Australia Grand Prix. They had 3 days to enjoy the thrilling action as racing elite descended upon Albert Park to test their cars for the first time with the world watching. Excitement was in the air as racing greats tore around the track at full throttle, with thousands of cheering fans in the stands. They were able to see V8 Supercars, the Porsche Carrera Cup, historic cars, and precision aerobatics by the Royal Australian Air Force. They also had some leisure time to explore Melbourne, enjoying a private nightlife tour where they gained exclusive access to some of the hottest bars and clubs in Melbourne.

Next up on their Australia travel package, they flew to sunny Sydney to see a different side of urban Australia. They took a quick, exhilarating helicopter flight over the city to take in the iconic sights from above. The next day, they had a behind-the-scenes tour of the famous Sydney Opera House, followed by a spectacular yachting excursion on Sydney Harbour, complete with a delicious BBQ lunch and local wines. The lunch cruise was a perfect way for them to get a local’s perspective of Sydney, and they loved the unique skyline views from the water.

Then it was time to say goodbye to Australia and catch their flight back home. They loved seeing the action at the Australian Grand Prix and experiencing the excitement in the air as the Melbourne locals celebrated their favorite sporting event!

 

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Day 1
Welcome to Australia! Start off in Melbourne, the center of Australian sporting. The city will be hopping this week with international visitors and locals alike gearing up for the F1 action. The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix is renowned for its parties that take over Melbourne during March. The warm weather means it’s the perfect opportunity to make the most of Melbourne’s outdoor bars, and there’s plenty of great watering holes around Albert Park and in the city centre.
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 2 – 4
The event that brings you to town is, of course, the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix. Join in the thrilling action as racing’s elite descend upon Albert Park in Melbourne, with teams and drivers testing their cars for the first time as the world looks on. Over the next few days, you’ll be able to see V8 Supercars, the Porsche Carrera Cup, historic cars, and precision aerobatics by the Royal Australian Air Force. Stunt shows, DJs, art installations, food trucks, and family entertainment are also in the mix. Buy your 4-day grandstand pass or kick it up a notch with a hospitality package that includes first class services at Skydeck Lounge and Trackside International, as well as stunning views from Chicane Pavilion and V8 Alley.

One evening, we’ve arranged a private nightlife tour to take you to the hottest spots and hidden gems in Melbourne. This is the perfect way to get a local perspective on the city’s nightlife and explore the best bars in town in a short amount of time! Have a drink with the manager, get behind the scenes, and really see what makes these Melbourne stalwarts tick.
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 5
Today is yours to spend exploring Melbourne at your leisure. We suggest a tour of the city’s unique lanes and arcades to discover the city’s best cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. You can also venture outside the city if you wish—perhaps a wine tasting tour in nearby Yarra Valley, or exclusive wildlife interactions at Healesville Sanctuary?
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 6
Today, you’re on to spectacular Sydney, a world-class city that offers style and sophistication. Fringed by numerous bays and beaches, crowned by the glistening Opera House, Sydney reveals a great photo opportunity at every turn. You’re in for a treat, as we have arranged for a scenic helicopter flight so you can take in Sydney’s famous sights from the air!
The Grace Hotel Sydney

Day 7
Today, you will have the opportunity for a true local’s experience. First, enjoy a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House to learn about the fascinating history and architecture of this iconic landmark. Then, enjoy a yacht excursion on Sydney Harbour. Our mate Sean welcomes you and your friends aboard his private yacht for a scenic lunch cruise. Enjoy fabulous views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House as you pass close enough to touch them. Enjoy an authentic Australian BBQ for lunch, complete with local beers and wines.
The Grace Hotel Sydney

Day 8
Explore Sydney at your leisure today. Perhaps take the leisurely, scenic walk to Bronte Beach, a local favorite, and enjoy some fish and chips while lounging in the sand.
The Grace Hotel Sydney

Day 9
It’s time to head to the airport for your flight home. Having seen the Grand Prix and the best of what urban Australia has to offer, you will no doubt leave exhilarated by your adventure down under!

  • 5 nights Crown Promenade Melbourne
  • 3 nights The Grace Hotel Sydney
  • Localing Private Tours – Melbourne nightlife tour
  • Helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour
  • Sydney Opera House behind-the-scenes tour
  • Sensational Sydney Cruises – Lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Private airport transfers

“Don’t forget your ear plugs when you go to the Grand Prix! If you’re looking for somewhere with a great atmosphere to visit afterwards, go to The Middle Park Hotel. It’s a great pub right across the road from the track.”
–Emily, Down Under Endeavours

The Grace Hotel

Partner Information

  • Location: Sydney
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel
  • Comfort Level: Comfort
  • Rooftop Recreation Center and Gym
  • Sauna and Steam Room
  • Heated Lap Pool
  • Grace Brasserie Restaurant
  • Free Wifi

Things To Do

  • Bondi Beach and Manly Beach
  • Sydney Opera House Tours
  • Scenic Seaplane and Oceanside Lunch
  • Privately Chartered Lunch Cruise
  • Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Sydney Opera House Tour

Partner Information

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Sydney Opera House
  • See Areas Off Limits to the Public
  • Interpretation and History from Your Guide
  • Dining and Performance Packages Available
  • Tours Run Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sensational Sydney Cruises

Partner Information

  • Location: Sydney
  • Small-Group or Private Tours of Sydney Harbour
  • Tours Held on Private Yacht
  • Local Knowledge of Popular and Offbeat Attractions
  • Friendly Atmosphere