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All eyes will be on Perth when the Hopman Cup 2018 descends upon Perth Arena from Dec 30 – Jan 6th. The tournament is a sanctioned event in the calendar of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and heralds the beginning of the annual tennis season. Matches are formatted with 8 x mixed gender teams, from top ranking countries, all competing for the prestigious trophy. It’s a tennis fan’s dream come true to witness world class players execute powerful displays of speed & precision live on court. Perth is a delight to explore pre or post tournament.
The city of Perth is surrounded by the natural beauty of Swan River. This dramatic waterway stretches from Fremantle in the south to the beautiful Swan Valley region. There are many ways to experience the Swan including a guided river tour, leisurely kayak or the simplest of ways – a stroll along the dual pathway to admire the city skyline reflections.
Make sure to check out the huge botanical gardens within Kings Park whilst you’re in vicinity. The park cultivates over 13,000 species of Western Australian plants and boasts one of the world’s largest areas of natural bush land close to a capital city. It’s a real pleasure to roam about and connect with the local environment.
Perth stakes as a global foodie destination continue to rise. Which comes as no surprise, when you consider the amount of deluxe eateries that are condensed into the world’s most isolated city. Why not blend your international tennis fix with a serve of fine cuisine whilst in town? Take time out to visit one of following restaurants during your Hopman Cup 2018 holiday.
• Epicurean – Located on the ground floor of the Crown Towers precinct, this restaurant is a fine example of a gastronomic delight and a dining experience you do not want to miss. Guests can enjoy an outstanding array of international cuisine at Epicurean. Featuring a gourmet style buffet selection of seafood, salads, Asian fare, a western hot food station, an authentic Indian tandoori oven, and the most decadent dessert station in Perth.
• Juniper & Bay – Modern Australian and European flavours. Excellent food prepared by expert chefs. Berries and leaves not only serve as the inspiration for the restaurant’s name but are the key ingredient to all their stocks and sauces. The size and the presentation of each dish is on point, beautiful but not overdone. An intimate fine dining experience. Bookings essential.
• Opus Restaurant – A glamourous occasion is to be enjoyed at Perth’s most sophisticated restaurant. Expect inventive cuisine with French origins and modern Australian additions. The executive chef creates a seasonal menu using the finest Western Australian produce. An a la carte dining experience indeed.
• The Best Brew Bar & Kitchen – Right opposite the spectacular Perth arena. Swing by before or after all the on court action during the 2018 Hopman Cup. Bring your mates or your date and unwind with a delightful West Australian wine and/or one of the many local and international beers available. It’s a vibrant street art setting with a broad and enticing menu and oh so conveniently located to the tennis.
The Hopman Cup 2018 is the prelude event to the Australian Open Grand Slam. The athletes competing in Perth are guaranteed to be fine form and aiming to perform their best. Making the finals here evokes a psychological advantage over the world biggest tennis stars as they head into the Australian Open. The honourable Swiss duo of Rodger Federer and Belinda Bencic are already confirmed to compete at the tournament. Thus sports fans are looking forward to further team announcements as the event draws nearer. Have a look here for more information on our packages.
Sportsnet Holidays offer fantastic packages that include; Hopman Cup 2018 event tickets, transfers and hotels. Plus exclusive event merchandise. Guests are also invited to have their photo taken with the renowned Hopman Cup trophy during the event as a special Sportsnet bonus. Get inspired for a summer weekend, filled with world class tennis action. Call us now to reserve a prime position at the Perth Arena!
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