The Australian Tennis Open is the first of the four Grand Slam events. Spanning two weeks in late January and held at Rod Laver Arena and the surrounding courts. The Arena is in Melbourne’s sports precinct which is conveniently close to the city centre. This is tennis at its best with the world’s top seed players competing. This is an international event that attracts people from all over Australia and around the world. Many visitors carry their Melbourne accommodation bookings on from one year to the next so make sure you book early if you are traveling to Melbourne for this event.