There is nothing hotter in Melbourne in January than the Australian Open Tennis!  Melbourne truly comes alive with a unique energy when the Australian Open Tennis begins in mid-January.  The first of the four Grand Slam events in the yearly tennis calendar, the Open attracts the cream of the crop, none of the top players can afford to miss this leading tournament.

And while Melburnians definitely love their sport, the Australian Open seems to be about so much more than just sport.  With the world’s very best tennis players in town, there is a complete festival buzz that pervades the entire city, with long lunches, glam parties, free concerts and much more all surrounding the actual tournament.  Add the thousands of international visitors that hit town for a piece of the action and it makes for a two-week long celebration that’s impossible not to get swept up in.

The Australian Open in 2019 runs from 14th to 27th January, for all of the information you need, check out the official website.  It’s one of the premier reasons that both locals and visitors alike love our city in summer.

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