This Is Everything That’s Happening Off The Court At The Australian Open

There is so much to do!

Bree Gashparac

14 January 2019

Bree Gashparac

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The Australian Open is arguably one of the biggest events in Melbourne, which means there is a lot to do around town. Over the last few years, the event has expanded into live music stages, kids zones and some of the best food pop-ups. 

Here are some of the things you should consider checking out over the next two weeks. 

1. AO Live Stage

Until the 27th January, head down to Birrarung Marr to see some of the best local and international acts perform. Craig David, Bastille, Conrad Sewell and SAFIA are only a few of the headliners, and even the opening acts are just as sweet! 

See the full line-up here.

2. AO Ballpark

This could possibly be the coolest kids zone we’ve ever seen.. The Adventure Zone includes a 12m water slide, rock climbing wall and Australian Ninja Warrior Course. Like, oh my gosh.

The Emirates Family Sanctuary gives kids the opportunity to build lots of stuff with LEGO and screenings of family favourites. Plus, there is a day care on site! 

Find out more here.

3. Food & Drinks

After all the tennis action, one is definitely going to get hungry. Vegemite, Biggie Smalls, Burger Project, Mamasita, Hunky Dory and Huxtaburger are just a few of the trucks pulling up at the Australian Open. 

Plan all your meals here.

4. Around The Grounds

As usual, there are heaps of things to check out between sets. The Aperol Beach Club will be pouring drinks, Garnier are sharing an immersive experience with plenty of goodie bags and Mastercard will make you feel like a champion with movement-tracking tech on the court.

Find out about the other experiences here.


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