The 2013 Formula One Seasons kicks off in Style with the Australian Grand Prix

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Austravel, the leading Australasia specialists, is offering customers great offers on holidays to Melbourne, the home of the Australian Grand Prix.

The 2013 Formula One season starts soon as it comes into its 64th season. Kicking off in style with the Australian Grand Prix at The Albert Park circuit in Melbourne on 15 March, this year’s Formula One world championship is set to be one of the most exciting and unpredictable ever. On the weekend of 15th-17th March, Melbourne will welcome 22 of the world’s best drivers as they compete on the 5.303 km track and race the distance of 307.574 km.

For home fans, the main attraction will be veteran driver and Aussie, Mark Webber as he takes to the track in the hope of winning in his home Grand Prix for the first time. Lewis Hamilton is set to make a debut for Mercedes after thirteen years with McLaren, while William’s driver, Pastor Maldonado, will be hoping to finish the race after crashing on the final lap of last year’s race.

If after watching the sports-mad Melbournians celebrate and enjoy this prestigious event on their home turf makes you want to experience a trip down under, look no further than Austravel and its latest holiday offers. Austravel is the leading Australia and New Zealand holiday specialist, priding themselves on its expertise, service and passion for everything Australia and New Zealand. With Austravel’s great offers they can take you to the heart of Australia and specifically Melbourne, home to the Grand Prix street track.

Melbourne held its first Grand Prix back in 1996 and will be hoping 2013’s race will see many visitors from around the world. Why visit Melbourne? Australia’s largest city is arguably one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan and friendliest on earth. Melbourne has so much to see and do and with its beautiful summer weather boasts great outdoor activities. With a variety of restaurants, shopping, evening entertainment and iconic locations like the Great Ocean Road within easy reach, Melbourne makes a memorable holiday down under.

Austravel customers can take advantage of a seven night stay in Melbourne’s Travelodge Southbank from £1,095 saving £105 per person. This holiday departing 01 June 2013 is on a room only basis and includes return flights from London Heathrow with Cathay Pacific and a Philip Island Helicopter Tour. Alternatively for those interested in further exploration, Austravel is offering a seven night holiday to Melbourne from £1,159 per person which includes the chance to visit the areas highlights of Yarra Valley, Phillip Island and Mornington. This holiday departing 01 June 2013 includes a four night stay at the Ibis in Melbourne, three nights Victoria Self Drive, flights from London Heathrow with Cathay Pacific and a saving of £117 per person.

For more information on Austravel and its current offers and flights to Australia, visit its website or call an expert on 0800 988 4834.

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