Follow England on 27 October and 19 November
Four years after England hosted the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, its Australia's turn. On 27 October, the event kicks off in Melbourne with the most anticipated match of the group stage: England vs. Australia. There will be pomp, ceremony and of course, championship-level rugby. Miss this match and you'll have to wait at least four more years for a group game this special in a city that loves its sports. Even better, the opening contest takes place at AAMI Park, within walking distance or a short tram from the city's famous central business district (CBD). Order up a dinner in one of Melbourne's laneways and then make your way to to the stadium to support your England national team. Is there a better sporting night on the calendar? We think not.
But don't book just a short stay in Melbourne. Should your #3 ranked England team advance to the Quarterfinals, they'd likely be right back on the pitch in Melbourne playing a crucial knockout match. Your country needs you in Australia.
An event like this, in a city like this doesn't come around often. That's why you'll want to get your flights, tickets and hotels quickly.
Once you're here, the city has a wealth of quality accommodations within a brief walk to both the stadium and the places visitors love to see. Any hotel in the CBD puts you right in the middle of quintessential Melbourne where acclaimed restaurants, art-covered laneways, inventive coffee shops and historic buildings are the norm.
Of course, there's much more to see in and around Melbourne than world-class rugby. Take your trip up a try by booking a package if you want to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites, penguins, hot springs, rainforests and kangaroos. Follow team England to Melbourne and experience the best rugby and the best of Australia!
Our city is one of the world's premier event destinations for a reason. Pick something from the calendar and experience it for yourself!