I had never really been into the tennis or known a lot about the Australian Open besides listening to my Nana talk about her favourite players and seeing her glued to the TV each time the Australia Open was on in January.
So when my husband said he wanted to go to the Australia Open for his birthday I thought oh really but figured a trip to Melbourne also meant food, food and more food so why not and I have to say I have been totally converted!
If you are a tennis lover or not you will enjoy the Australian Open. The atmosphere is electric in and around Melbourne Park which is the home of the AO and it’s literally buzzing. There are different ticket options available that cater for all budgets to see either day or night matches at different arenas and courts, Rod Laver Arena generally being home to the big stars.
Melbourne Park really transforms into its own little world at tennis time. Businesses create elaborate pop-up stalls offering food, cocktails, bars, pamper packs and the thing we all love… free giveaways! So make sure you get a ground pass as well as your tennis ticket so you can take the time to enjoy all that the Australian Open has to offer.
We booked our tickets direct through the Australian Open website. This was quite an easy process and opted for the 4th round night match at Rod Laver Arena and WOW what an experience.
This was possibly the best match of the AO where Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Rodger Federer – your still my fave RF! The match was nail-biting material and the crowd was phenomenal with lots of flags waving, chanting and cheering. Wow, the prime minister of Australia was sitting adjacent to us. There was just so much to see it was very EXCITING!
I highly recommend the seats we had as you could see everything. We were at the end of the aisle and close enough yet far enough away from the court. Drum roll please… we were right in view of the TV camera… first text message my mum and dad “are you sitting behind a man with a big red flag we just saw you on the TV”… Second text my work colleague “Mel are you in Melbourne watching the tennis I am certain I just saw you on TV” and the third text from my sister who was in Bali “Just saw you on TV, you’re behind the man waving the big flag right”.
Australian Open Seats
Rod Laver Arena
Section S9-1, Row T
Seats 106 and 107
Could this experience that I never really wanted to go to get any better – NO it couldn’t it was brilliant!
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Thoughts & opinions shared about the Australian Open are entirely my own!