2024 Melbourne Grand Prix
Melbourne has been host to the Australian Grand Prix since 1996. Its Albert Park circuit is one of the fastest and most exciting of all the Grand Prix venues.
This attractive inner city track is built around a lake in Albert Park and open to day to day traffic for most of the year. When the Australian GP arrives, the park is closed and stands go up for some of the best race viewing there is. Tickets for the Waite Stand, overlooking the chicane-like turns 9 and 10 are particularly sought after.
When you are not watching the motor racing, there is all of Melbourne to explore. The tree-lined streets of the city centre are a mixture of shining, modern offices and grand historic buildings, with a host of museums and galleries.
Melbourne’s famous laneways are a magnet for shoppers and browsers and, in the evening, the bars and restaurants of Southbank and Docklands are buzzing. The city is also known for its fine parks and gardens, and the trendy beachside district of St. Kilda just a tram ride away.
The Best of Victoria
There is also plenty to see just outside Melbourne, so it is well worth staying a few days before or after the Australian Grand Prix.
A favourite trip for many is the Great Ocean Road, a spectacular coastal drive from Melbourne overlooking the Southern Ocean.
Also popular is Phillip Island, home to fairy penguins and fur seals, the enticing wineries of the Yarra Valley and the relics of Victoria’s gold mining past. All can be explored on a day tour from Melbourne or on a self drive to Adelaide or Sydney.
An Australia Adventure
If time allows, why not take the opportunity to explore more of Australia before or after the Melbourne GP? From Sydney’s iconic landmarks to Uluru and The Outback and the beaches and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, there is so much to see.
To find out more, please speak with one of our Aussie Specialists, who can arrange your Aus GP tickets, flights, hotels and activities as one ATOL protected package.
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