Rod laver Arena, Melbourne Park
Surface: Plexicushion Surface
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Come in January, the place to be is down under in Melbourne, Australia.  The first Grand Slam of the year promises to showcase enthusiastic Touring Pros, excited fans & temperature soaring well into the 90s.

Activities: Highlighting the city of Melbourne, consider visiting Melbourne Park, Melbourne Cricket Grounds, Arts Centere, & Fleminton Racecourse.

Shopping: Melbourne Central covers two blocks of downtown & includes more than 300 stores with designer & international labels; QV offers a dynamic mix of high – end fashion & retail stores & a European – style plaza; & Bourke Street mall showcases various department stores of Austrian & international designers.

Eating: Melbourne offers countless local restaurants, such as Blue Train, Egusto, & The Deck.  Enjoy an array of international restaurants that feature such food as Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, & Japanese.

Attractions: Ride on the City Circle Train to have a free -, 50 – minute tour of Melbourne; enjoy panoramic views of Melbourne from the deck on the 88th flour of the Eureka Tower; & don’t forget to include trips to the famous Queen Victoria Market, the Melbourne Zoo, the Melbourne Museum, the Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne’s hidden laneways, the National Sports Museum, & Federation Square.

Day Trips: Consider the Dandenong Ranges, Daylesford & Macedon Ranges, Phillip Island, Geelong, Torquay, the Morninton Peninusla, Yarra Valley, Ballarat, Gippsland, & Wilsons Promontory.

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