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2017-18 Ashes Series in Australia

The Kookaburra Tour
Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth Test Matches

Cover three coasts of Australia and enjoy some fantastic sightseeing opportunities after the Adelaide test match... You just have to BE THERE!

Prices from £4,499pp
Dates: 20th Nov - 20th Dec 2017

The Kookaburra Tour package includes:

27 nights' accommodation in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, EVERY NIGHT on Australian soil!
The opportunity to enhance your time in Australia with a range of must-see group sightseeing options between tests.
Guaranteed five-day passes for the Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth Ashes Test Matches. Some include match transfers, see tour options for details.
Return, international, economy flights from the UK.
All domestic flights.
All airport transfers in air-conditioned transport. (Not included in 'White Tours')
Services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.
Tour welcome drink and farewell dinner. (Not included in 'White Tours')
Access to Howzat Travel's famed special guest events.
Limited edition lightweight tour polo shirt and brimmed hat.

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Tour Itinerary

Mon 20th Nov
Depart the UK on your international one-stop flight to Brisbane.

Wed 22nd Nov
On arrival at Brisbane airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your hotel.

In the evening, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and the rest of your group for welcome drinks and an introduction to your tour. This will also be an ideal chance for you to meet your fellow Howzat Travellers.

Thurs 23rd - Mon 27th Nov 1st Ashes Series Test Match
Each day after breakfast, we will transfer/walk to the Gabba for the first Ashes Test Match between Australia and England. After each day's play, return to your hotel.

Tues 28th Nov
Day at leisure in Brisbane. Why not visit Fraser Island or Australia Zoo? See our inspection page for other suggestions. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.

Wed 29th Nov
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Adelaide. On arrival in Adelaide, transfer to your hotel.

Thurs 30th Nov - Fri 1st Dec
Days at leisure in Adelaide. Take in a range of day trips from the Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf to the Barossa Valley. See our inspection page for other suggestions. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.

Sat 2nd - Wed 6th Dec 2nd Ashes Series Test Match
Each day enjoy a morning at leisure then take the short walk to the Adelaide Oval for the second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England, the first ever day-night Ashes Test Match! After each day's play, return to your hotel.

Thurs 7th Dec
Day at leisure.

Fri 8th Dec
You can choose to spend the week between the Adelaide and Perth test matches however you wish.

The default/standard option included in the tour package price is to travel directly from Adelaide to Perth on 8th December. However, we have a fantastic range of Post Adelaide sightseeing options available to add to your tour package. Read more here >

As such, you rejoin the main itinerary...

Tues 12th Dec
On arrival in Perth, transfer to your hotel.

Wed 13th Dec
Day at leisure in Perth. Pre-book a Swan River Cruise or check out the incredible Wave Rock. See our inspection page for other suggestions. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you might like to do.

Thurs 14th - Mon 18th Dec 3rd Ashes Series Test Match
Each day after breakfast, transfer/walk to the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England. After each day's play, return to your hotel.

On the evening of Sunday 17th, you are invited to join your Tour Managers and fellow travellers for a Howzat Travel tour farewell dinner!

Tues 19th Dec
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Perth airport for your one-stop international flight back to the UK.

You can choose to add-on any of our sightseeing options to the end of this tour, please see details in the link below.

To read more about our Post Perth
sightseeing options, click here >




International Flights

For this tour, we are offering a choice of international flights, via Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and a range of other destinations.

These flights all depart the UK on the evening of Monday 20th November and arrive into Brisbane on the morning of Wednesday 22nd November.

Tour prices quoted below include economy flights from London and Manchester. Other regional departures may incur a surcharge.

Please contact us for specific timings, regional departures and upgrade options.

 



The Kookaburra Tour - Platinum
Information
& Price

SOLD OUT!

The Kookaburra Tour Platinum package includes:

First-class hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour.
Platinum match tickets. Upgrades to hospitality available, see below for information.
Brisbane match transfers in air-conditioned transport. (Adelaide and Perth hotels are a short walk to the ground. Venue dependent in Perth.)
Full services of a Howzat Travel Tour Manager exclusively for the Platinum group.
Exclusive access to Howzat Travel special guests.


Brisbane - Stamford Plaza Hotel
22nd - 29th Nov (7 nights) - Hotel website >

Adelaide - Mayfair Hotel
29th Nov - 8th Dec (9 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
8th - 12th Dec (4 nights)
To see your options, click here >

Perth - Hyatt Regency
12th - 19th Dec (7 nights) - Hotel website >

 

Platinum Tour - Match Ticket Information

Brisbane - Platinum ticket - Southern / Northern Stand Upper, behind the bowlers arm to slips
Adelaide - Platinum ticket - Riverbank Stand Upper (front), behind the bowlers arm to slips
Perth - Platinum ticket - Location TBC

Hospitality - Cricket Club Dining

For Days 1-3 of the Test you’ll be guest of Cricket Australia in Official Hospitality. The Cricket Club is a sophisticated, yet relaxed environment. All guests in the Cricket Club receive:

• Excellent stadium seating with access to the Cricket Club throughout the game. Seating is exclusive to the Cricket Club in Brisbane and Sydney. Other venues are either in the public seating or Members Enclosure, dependent on the facility.
• Entertaining guest appearance
• Dedicated reception offering an all-day concierge service
• During the main break you will be escorted to a reserved table for a sit down meal.
• Beverages, including premium wine and beer, soft drinks, espresso coffee and tea served throughout the day.
• You will have access to the Lounge throughout the day.

On Day 4 you will receive Platinum seating and, as with all match modules, Day 5 tickets are general admission.

Brisbane - Upgrade to Cricket Club Dining for £1,075
Adelaide - Upgrade to Cricket Club Dining for £1,020
Perth - Upgrade to Cricket Club Dining for £1,075

 

The Kookaburra Tour - Platinum Price
£8,499 per person, based on two people sharing.
Single supplement available for £2,660

 

 



The Kookaburra Tour - Blue
Information
& Price

The Kookaburra Tour Blue package includes:

Luxury hotels on a B&B basis throughout the tour.
Superior match tickets. Upgrades available, see below for information.
Match transfers in Brisbane and Perth (venue dependant) in air-conditioned transport.
Full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

 

Brisbane - Next Hotel
22nd - 29th Nov (7 nights) - Hotel website >

Adelaide - Hilton Hotel
29th Nov - 8th Dec (9 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
8th - 12th Dec (4 nights)
For options, click here >

Perth - Pan Pacific
12th - 19th Dec (7 nights) - Hotel website >

 

Blue Tour - Match Ticket Information

Brisbane - Gold Ticket - Southern Stand Upper, slips to gully
Adelaide - Silver Ticket - Riverbank Stand Upper, gully
Perth - Platinum Ticket - Location TBC

 

The Kookaburra Tour - Blue Price
£7,099 per person, based on two people sharing.
Single supplement available for £2,290

 

 

The Kookaburra Tour - Red
Information
& Price

The Kookaburra Tour Red package includes:

Quality hotels on a room-only basis throughout the tour.
Silver match tickets. Upgrades available, see below for information.
Full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

 

Brisbane - Royal on the Park
22nd - 29th Nov (7 nights) - Hotel website >
*Please note: We have SOLD OUT of twin rooms at this property. If you are looking for a twin room you will be staying at the Hotel Jen. See our inspection pages for details.

Adelaide - Adabco Boutique Hotel
29th Nov - 8th Dec (9 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
8th - 12th Dec (4 nights)
For options, click here >

Perth - Ibis
12th - 19th Dec (7 nights) - Hotel website >
*Please note: If you booked prior to 16/02/2017, you will be staying at the Travelodge. Please see your invoice or our inspection pages for details.

 

Red Tour - Match Ticket Information

Brisbane - Silver Ticket - Western Stand Upper, square of the wicket
Adelaide - Silver Ticket - Riverbank Stand Upper, gully
Perth - Silver Ticket - Location TBC

 

The Kookaburra Tour - Red Price
£5,499 per person, based on two people sharing.
Single supplement available for £1,760

 

 



The Kookaburra Tour - White
Information
& Price

The Kookaburra Tour White package includes:

Great value, good hotels on a room-only basis throughout the tour.
Official match tickets, see below for information.
Access to Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

 

Brisbane - Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street
22nd - 29th Nov (7 nights) - Hotel website >

Adelaide - Sage Hotel
29th Nov - 8th Dec (9 nights) - Hotel website >

Your chosen itinerary
8th - 12th Dec (4 nights)
For options, click here >

Perth - Quality Hotel Ambassador
12th - 19th Dec (7 nights) - Hotel website >

 

White Tour - Match Ticket Information

Brisbane - Bronze Ticket - Western Stand Lower, square of the wicket
Adelaide - General Admission - Grassed Area, Northern End
Perth - Bronze Ticket - Location TBC

 

The Kookaburra Tour - White Price
£4,499 per person, based on two people sharing.
Single supplement available for £1,570

 




Not included:

Any meals except those specified in the itinerary
Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips and gratuities
Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times
Individual’s travel insurance

 



Didn't find exactly what you were looking for?

If you do not find exactly what you are looking for within our set packages, then please let us know, as we are very flexible in organising tailor-made packages to suit your exact requirements.

If you have travelled to Australia before and wish to explore alternative options before, after or between the Tests, ODIs & T20s, simply contact us to let us know what you'd prefer to do instead. We will then build an itinerary to your exact requirements.

 



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Click the links below to jump to a specific page:

2017-18 Ashes Series hub page

Tours

The Walkabout Tour (All Five Tests)
The Boomerang Tour (Brisbane & Adelaide Tests)
The Kookaburra Tour (Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth Tests)
The Billabong Tour (Adelaide & Perth Tests)
The Flinders Tour (Perth, Melbourne & Sydney Tests)
The Opal Tour (Melbourne & Sydney Tests)
The Sydney New Year Tour (New Year's Eve & Sydney Test)

Sightseeing

Sightseeing Options - Post Adelaide, Pre Perth
Sightseeing Options - Post Perth, Pre Melbourne

Bookings Page & T&Cs

2017-18 Ashes Series Bookings Page
2017-18 Ashes Series Terms & Conditions

Or, if you fancy ODI cricket...

The One Day Walkabout Tour

 

 

NB: Howzat Travel reserves the right to make alterations to any aspect of the itinerary, including accommodation stated. Equivalent alternatives will be provided if this is the case.

 


 

And... while you are deciding which tour to book, why not read the tour diaries from our previous cricket tours to the Ashes:

Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series, 2013-14 >

KFC Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011 >

Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11 >

Ashes Tour Australia 2006-07 >

 

 

Howzat Travel, a Cricket Australia Travel Office Licensed Travel Operator for the Ashes Series 2017-18. CATO Licence Number - CATO1718/050.

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Howzat Travel, a Cricket Australia 
Travel Office Licensed Travel Operator 
for the Ashes Series 2017-18. CATO
Licence Number - CATO1718/050.

Howzat Travel, a Cricket Australia
Travel Office Licensed Travel Operator
for the Ashes Series 2017-18. CATO
Licence Number - CATO1718/050.


The Gabba, Brisbane


Stamford Plaza, Brisbane


Next Hotel, Brisbane


Royal on the Park, Brisbane


Ibis Styles Elizabeth Street, Brisbane


Southbank, Brisbane


Adelaide Oval, Day-Night Game


Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide


Hilton, Adelaide


Adabco Boutique Hotel, Adelaide


Sage Hotel, Adelaide


Barossa Valley, Adelaide


The WACA


Hyatt Regency, Perth


Pan Pacific, Perth


Travelodge, Perth


Quality Hotel Ambassador, Perth


Cottesloe Beach, Perth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   


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