January Blues? Not in Sydney!

December 13, 2017


The summer holiday season is over, warm weather feels quite a while away and the evenings are getting chillier by the day. But what if you could change all that and watch some sport under the sun? New Year is approaching and what better way to spend it than taking a trip to the land Down Under to watch a spot of cricket in sunny Sydney.

And not just any old spot of cricket either: just after New Year, between January 4-8, The Sydney Cricket Ground will play host to the all-important fifth and final Ashes test between England and Australia. The visitors are up against it following defeat in the opening two tests, but Captain Joe Root has said he is confident that the side can still turn it around. As the potential series decider, the fifth Test looks more and more like the hottest ticket in town.

Sydney is the place to be to see in the new year, and the cricket coming so soon after the big event is impeccable timing for those planning a trip. The celebrations in Sydney Harbour are iconic – broadcast on news transmissions all around the world – and seeing the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and waterfront lit up in multi-colour by the bright flashes of the show in real life is a true bucket-list experience that you will never forget.

Sydney Climate

And then there’s the gorgeous weather. While the sleet lashes down back home, it can reach up to 26 degrees over December and January in the Aussie metropolis. As you sit there basking in the Sydney sun watching one of the world’s great cricketing nations edging out in front in a historic series currently tied at 32 wins apiece, you’ll wonder why you never thought of this before. January blues? Not in Sydney.

Away from the pitch, Sydney offers the chance to test out your balance on a board at one of the city’s legendary surf spots, take in beautiful views by climbing the famous Harbour Bridge, marvel at the art in the Gallery of NSW, explore Chinatown or watch the indigenous wildlife at Taronga Zoo.

But the main event that fans around the world will be tuning in to is the final Test, and what a clash it is shaping up to be. If you would like to bag tickets to be there in Sydney to watch the action yourself, you can book a flexible package including hotel accommodation and match tickets by clicking here.

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