Friday, December 28th, 2012
Australian Open Tennis 2013
The eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne in January, as the world’s best tennis players battle it out for the first Grand Slam title of the year, the Australian Open. Global superstars like Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Sharapova and Williams will take to the courts at Melbourne Park from 14–27 January and test each other’s skill, determination, courage and endurance.
Build an Australian Open 2013 package. Packages include flights, accommodation and tickets to the Open.
Located just 6km south-east of the CBD, elite-neighbourhood-turned-red-light-district-turned-cultural-centre, Saint Kilda is one of Melbourne’s biggest drawcards. Home to the city’s most famous beach, Saint Kilda Beach, and popular attractions like Luna Park, the Esplanade Hotel, Acland Street and Fitzroy Street, Saint Kilda attracts visitors from all over Australia and the world.
Book Saint Kilda tours and activities.
Art Series Hotels
Melbourne’s Art Series Hotels, The Blackman, The Olsen and The Cullen are set in the city’s hottest locations, within close proximity to vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment facilities. Each Art Series Hotel is unique, taking design inspiration from one of Australia’s artistic greats; and features suites that are well appointed with up-to-the-minute comforts and technology, and original artworks.
Stay at an Art Series Hotel.
Melbourne’s inner-city is chockfull of laneways, which brim with unique Melbournian gems. Uncover local culture at is finest with a tour of the city’s hidden alleys. Sip a latte on a makeshift-esque cafe. Grab a meal from an in-demand food truck. Peruse the graffiti-strewn galleries. Try a cocktail at a hipper-than-hip bar. Dance the night away at a grungy club. Or pick up a local label at a fashion boutique.
Tour Melbourne’s laneways.
Exclusive to Melbourne, King Kong sets up show at the Regent Theatre from 28 May to 14 July 2013. Five years in the making, King Kong boasts claim as the most ambitious theatrical event of the decade – featuring a team of puppeteers who command a one-tonne, six-metre tall silverback gorilla. Combining dazzling choreography, advanced animatronics and an impressive soundtrack, King Kong showcases a romantic and timeless love story.
Build a King Kong package. Packages include flights, accommodation and tickets to the show.
Plan Your Melbourne Holiday
Flights to Melbourne: Virgin Australia operates flights to Melbourne daily, direct from all Australian state capitals, and international locations such as Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi and Bali.
Melbourne Holiday Packages: Take the hassle out of planning your holiday, our partner Blue Holidays offers exceptional Melbourne holiday packages, from $474 per person.
Melbourne Hotels: Establish a great base from which to fall in love with Melbourne. Select from a wide choice of hotels and resorts with our hotel partner HotelClub.
Melbourne Car Hire: Take to the road and discover Melbourne, and nearby regions with a hire car from one of our partners.
Melbourne Tours and Activities: Discover Melbourne though a number of fantastic tours and activities. Our partner GoDo has a number of great Melbourne offers.
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
As the hype of Wimbledon starts to ebb and wane, our focus remains on tennis with the exciting announcement that we’ve signed on, for the fourth year running, to be the official airline and proud sponsor of the Australian Open.
Not only are we the Open’s official airline; our holiday program, Blue Holidays are also on board as an official tour operator.
In anticipation of the thrilling action of the Grand Slam, Blue Holidays are set to offer tennis fans an experience like no other, with the introduction of a range of tailor-made event packages for the Australian Open 2013.
Virgin Australia General Manager Marketing, Michael Betteridge, said “The tournament is one of the most prestigious events on the sporting calendar and following the success of the Australian Open 2012, Blue Holidays will offer new and exclusive packages allowing guests to book airfares, accommodation and courtside tickets in a few quick easy steps online”.
Join the colourful crowds this summer amid the festive atmosphere of Melbourne Park’s world-class tennis facilities … Catch all the courtside action and witness the world’s best players go head to head, with an Australian Open event package.
Blue Holidays Australian Open Tennis 2013 packages include return airfares to Melbourne, three nights’ accommodation and a Rod Laver Arena session ticket, from $613, per person. GAME, SET, MATCH!
Virgin Australia operates flights to Melbourne direct from Australian capital cities and major regional ports, and from international destination such as Christchurch, Auckland, Los Angeles, Nadi and Bali.
Where: Melbourne and Olympic Parks, Batman Avenue, Melbourne
When: 14–27 January 2013
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Our sister airline, Virgin Blue, is one of the sponsors of the 2011 Open, but that’s not the only reason we’re counting down the days to the big event. The world’s tennis superstars will take to the courts in Melbourne Park. Click here for more information or better yet book your Blue Holidays package here.
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Our sister airline, Virgin Blue, is one of the sponsors of the event, but that’s not the only reason we’re excited. The amazing entertainment showcase that is the Australian Open is something we love to behold. Mixing world class tennis with world class entertainment, facilities and technology. An energetic sporting carnival, that blends the fun and enjoyment of tennis with social and cultural attributes that celebrate Australia’s iconic love of the great outdoors and fun in the sun. Click here to learn more or better yet click here to join us and book your Australian Open Blue Holiday.