Australian Open Bucket List Vacation: Tennis, Reef, and Sydney

Check off all your must-see’s down under: the world-famous Australian Open, Sydney, and the Great Barrier Reef. This package includes a fan walk-on experience and 5-star hotels throughout.

Plan your Australian Open Bucket List Vacation with the experts at Down Under Endeavours! Savor the thrills and excitement of seeing the world’s top tennis players compete for the champions’ trophies at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Be amazed by the skill and stamina of the superstars of world tennis when they line up for the first Grand Slam of the year. This is one of only 4 tournaments each year that attracts all of the world’s top male and female players. Secure your tickets through Down Under Endeavours before they become available to the public.

While you’re there, why not cross some other Australia must-do’s off your bucket list? Explore cosmopolitan Sydney, then discover the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below. Stay at an exclusive island retreat and indulge in a private picnic on the famed Whitehaven Beach. Then head to Melbourne for 2 days of exciting tennis action!

Accommodations
  • 3 Nights Capella Sydney
  • 3 Nights qualia Leeward Pavillion
  • 3 Nights Crown Promenade Melbourne
Transportation
  • Private airport transfers
Touring
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • Best of Both Worlds Great Barrier Reef Tour
Tennis
  • Day Session with Hospitality Australian Open

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Sydney! Upon arrival, you will be met by a private driver and transferred to the Capella Sydney, the heritage-listed icon welcomes guests inside for the very first time, setting a global benchmark for luxury accommodation, cuisine and cultural immersion. Balancing storied architectural features with a contemporary design aesthetic, Capella Sydney celebrates the Australian panorama through its interiors, location and experiences.Spend the day at your leisure in cosmopolitan Sydney.
Capella Sydney

Day 2
Enjoy a leisurely, private lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour today. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet, 3-course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers, and 5-star service.
Capella Sydney

Day 3
Explore Sydney at your leisure today. Visit beautiful beaches, go shopping at exclusive boutiques, or consider adding some additional touring. The beautiful Blue Mountains or nearby Hunter Valley wine region make perfect day trips. We can also arrange a seaplane ride over Sydney Harbour and lunch at an exclusive waterfront restaurant.
Capella Sydney

Day 4
Today, enjoy a private transfer to the airport and catch a flight to the exclusive Hamilton Island. Located in the Whitsunday Islands in one of the most pristine areas of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia resort is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury. You will spend 3 nights at this superbly situated getaway in the Leeward Pavilion. Find yourself in a true sanctuary, where everything has been meticulously considered so it relaxes the mind, yet completely spoils the senses.
qualia resort

Day 5
Enjoy an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience! First, take a scenic flight to Reefworld, located 40 nautical miles from the mainland. En route, you’ll see the famous Heart Island. Go snorkeling or diving in the one-and-only Great Barrier Reef, or stay dry and check out the underwater viewing chamber. Once you’ve gotten your fill at Reefworld, enjoy another fabulous flight to the famous Whitehaven Beach, where you can enjoy a gourmet picnic on this exclusive, breathtaking beach.
qualia resort

Day 6
Today is at leisure to enjoy a final, utterly relaxing day at qualia. Soak up your gorgeous surroundings, pack up a private picnic to enjoy on the beach, and perhaps enjoy a rejuvenating treatment at the tranquil spa.
qualia resort

Day 7
Fly to Melbourne today for the 2020 Australian Open! Your private car will pick you up at the airport and escort you to your hotel ideally situated on Melbourne’s beautiful Yarra River. Explore the excellent art, food, and nightlife of Melbourne. The streets will be buzzing with excitement and you’re sure to make some new friends. Tomorrow, you’ll attend the Australian Open!
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 8
Today is the beginning of your Australian Open celebrations! Take a short stroll along the river to Melbourne Park and jump right into the action with a First Round match in the morning. Enjoy access to the hospitality areas. We can also enjoy one of the most exclusive fan experiences on offer: an opportunity to walk onto the hallowed blue court of Rod Laver Arena and witness the player warm-up from only feet away.
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 9
Enjoy the beginning of your day at leisure. Melbourne is a wonderful city for wandering and discovering hidden gems. We can also arrange a sightseeing or food and drink tour to get you acquainted with the city. This evening, return to Melbourne Park for a thrilling Second Round match. Watch in awe as the world’s best players square off and test each other’s skill, determination, courage, and endurance.
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 10
Say goodbye to Melbourne today as you enjoy a private transfer to the airport and catch your connecting flight back home.

About this vacation
Cost Per Person

Does not include the cost of airfare


Based on
10 day stay
2 travelers