Best Places To Visit in Australia During the Ashes 2017 Tour

Best Places To Visit in Australia During the Ashes 2017 Tour

If you’re planning a trip to Australia around January 2018 then you’ve picked a great month to head Down Under. It’s a huge month for live sport with the Ashes 2017/18 series being the highlight and if you’re following the full tour around the country then you’ll no doubt be seeking out the best tours and sights to visit. After all you’ve come all this way, it would be rude not to! Good news, there’s plenty of ways to make the most of Australia and explore what this amazing country has to offer. Being the experts we are in travel, sports and entertainment, we’ve hand picked some of our favourite activities from our trusted partners in all the key states that the Ashes tour will be taking you.

New South Wales

Bridge Climb, Sydney Harbour

Get absorbed in the 360-degree panoramic view of Sydney as you journey to the summit on this original climb experience. Like an exposed spine, the outer rim delivers you to the peak, as the sky remains just beyond your outstretched fingertips. Be one of those few who can say ‘I’ve climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge’ – now that’s pretty cool…!

Start your Sydney climb

Sydney Outback, Wilderness & Aboriginal Explorer Tour & Cruise

Why not spend a day out of the city and explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park’s wilderness? With Sydney Outback Tours you can experience breath-taking views of West Head lookout and cruise the tranquil waterways below. Learn of the ancient aboriginal culture at some of the many heritage sites and seek out historical rock engravings some visible only by water.

Explore the Ku-ring-gai

South Australia

Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours, departing from Adelaide

Grab yourself one of the best local guides and head to Kangaroo Island for an unforgettable two days. Action packed with everything from sand boarding, bike riding and kayaking to bush walking and swimming, every spirited traveller was in mind in the making of this tour. Visit for spectacular scenery, astounding wildlife, world class wineries and delicious local produce.

Explore Kangaroo Island

Kanagroo Island Tour Deals

Queensland

Drop Bear Adventures, Fraser Island, 4WD Tag Along Tour

While in Brisbane, you would be mad not to head up to Fraser Island to kick off your action packed trip. Explore the World’s largest sand island, K’gari (Fraser Island)! The combination of epic four wheel driving, glassy blue, green AND red lakes, a never ending beach highway and an aboriginal culture at its heart, this family run tour delivers a passionate and unforgettable experience. Choose from an all inclusive camping or beach hostel experience and discover the wonders of this captivating island in true “Drop Bear” fashion.

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Victoria

Penguin Parade, Philip Island

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, take a waddle on the wild side and see wild penguins at the world famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. Tickets from $25.10 or if you fancy making a day of it on the island consider grabbing the 4 parks pass which includes Penguin Parade General Viewing, Antarctic Journey, Koala Conservation Centre and the Churchill Island Heritage Farm – prices start at $57.00 per adult.

Meet the Penguins

Visit Philip Island Victoria Australia

Great Ocean Road

Spanning 400km from Torquay to Nelson on the South Australian border, The Great Ocean Road is a must do of the Victorian State. Classed as one of the most scenic coastal routes in the world whilst taking in the spectacular scenery of the 12 apostles there much more to do! Meet the wildlife, sample local produce, learn of the aboriginal culture and get back to nature. Best way to see it: hire a car for a few days, which certainly gives you a sense of freedom. If this isn’t an option, however, never fear – tours depart daily from Melbourne.

Discover the Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road, Victoria Cycling

Eureka Skydeck 

One of the most breathtaking experiences Melbourne has to offer, Eureka Skydeck is a viewing platform allowing for incredible floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree views across the city. At a dizzying 300m from the floor to the tip, it’s the second highest building in all of Australia! For those looking for a real adrenaline rush visit the Edge – a glass cube on the 88th floor extending out over Melbourne providing stunning views of the city both day and night.

Visit Eureka Skydeck

Western Australia

West Coast Cruiser Tours , South West Tour

Spend 3 days taking in the delights of the Perth to Albany, South West region tour, of West Coast Cruiser Tours enables you to taste famous Margaret River wine, experience-dizzying heights of the Tree Top Walk, relax on the beach at the Greens Pool and marvel at the 1.8km long Busselton Jetty. The unique scenery of the South West is certainly something you won’t forget so why not find out more here and become an West Coast Cruiser today!

Discover Western Australia 

Tour Margaret River via Busselton

By Gemma Glover