Time Out says
Get all the on-court action at the Australian Open
Every year, thousands head to Melbourne Park to watch the superstars of tennis battle it out in the fierce summer heat. Despite the heatwaves that occur regularly during the event (temperatures of 35 degrees or higher are common) the Australian Open continues to attract the world's best tennis players and their fans to the southern hemisphere's only Grand Slam tournament.
Even if you don’t make it into the arena, Birrarung Marr buzzes with live entertainment and food stalls during the Australian Open Festival and live screenings of matches are played on big screens.
You'll also find a number of activations by brands popping up around Melbourne Park. Mastercard has opened an immersive "escape room" that you can try – successful players can even win tickets to next year's men's Grand Slam finals, including flights and accommodation. ANZ has opened a wellbeing oasis featuring live DJ sets, talks with leading wellbeing experts, disco yoga classes and more. Hungry? Mr Miyagi is serving up Miyagi fried chicken plus a new dish, a tennis bao, which is exclusive to the Australian Open.
The AO Live Stage also features a series of live performances by some amazing home-grown and international acts. World-famous chefs are serving up good times and delicious fare at the AO Chef Series, plus there are plenty more brand activations happening all around the sporting precinct.
Tickets for the Australian Open start at $49. Click the 'buy tickets' button above to get yours.