The buzz behind women's football has never been greater as we come off the back of the Euros where England stormed to victory. And, as we start the lead-up to the 2023 World Cup, we are sure more people than ever will be finding a reason to both support their nation and enjoy a well-deserved holiday.
If you are considering buying tickets to a 2023 Women's World Cup match but aren't sure where to stay, we offer some great luxury options. Read on to find out everything you need to know about travelling to see the 2023 Women's World Cup in action.
Where is The 2023 Women's World Cup Being Held?
The 2023 Women's World Cup is being hosted by both Australia
and New Zealand.
This is the first time the competition has gone 'down under' with the previous hosts being China, Sweden, the USA, Germany, Canada and most recently in 2019, France. It's also the first time that two countries have hosted the competition at once.
What are the host cities for the 2023 Women's World Cup?
In total, there are 9 host cities for the World Cup across Australia and New Zealand (Aotearoa). The five Australian host cities are Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. In New Zealand, there are four host cities, these are, Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau), Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara), Dunedin (Otepoti), and Hamilton (Kirikiriroa).
Which stadiums are hosting the 2023 Women's World Cup matches?
Across the nine host cities, there are a total of 10 venues and stadiums:
- Sydney Football Stadium: Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW 2021
- Stadium Australia: Edwin Flack Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
- Brisbane Stadium: 40 Castlemaine St, Brisbane QLD 4064
- Melbourne Rectangular Stadium: Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic 3000
- Hindmarsh Stadium: Holden St, Hindmarsh SA 5007
- Perth Rectangular Stadium: 310 Pier St, Perth, WA, 6000
- Eden Park: Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau, 1024
- Wellington Regional Stadium: 105 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 6140
- Dunedin Stadium: 130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin/Otepoti, 9016
- Hamilton Stadium: 128 Seddon Road, Frankton, Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, 3204
The opening match will take place at Eden Park in Auckland, with the semi-finals being hosted across both nations (with unconfirmed venues) and the final of the competition will be held at Stadium Australia in Sydney.
The Best Luxury Accommodation in Each Host City
Where to stay in Sydney, Australia
Sydney has two stadiums which will be hosting bouts throughout the competition including the final and so is probably the best base for those who want to see as many matches as possible. If you are looking for for luxury accommodation in Sydney,
there is plenty available and the majority are in a central location, offering great connections to the hosting stadiums, and the highlights of the city.
For those who want iconic views of the Sydney Harbour (and the sailed Opera House) then the Park Hyatt Sydney
is the ideal place to stay. Only a short drive from both host stadiums in the city, it is a great base for football fans and city explorers. Within the inner city, Spicers Potts Point
is a modern boutique hotel with bundles of charm and character. Only a 6-minute drive from the Sydney Stadium, it'll situate you in the perfect position to catch some games.
Where to stay in Brisbane, Australia
If you want to catch a match in Brisbane during your trip, there are some great choices in the city for your accommodation. You'll be able to take in the games at the Brisbane Stadium, but also popular sites like the City Botanic Gardens and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for a great, Australian experience.
The Emporium Hotel
is a great luxury option, with panoramic views of the city from the South Bank, overlooking the Brisbane River. It boasts a 23-metre infinity pool, exceptional cuisine, and great access to the heart of the city - what more could you want?
Where to stay in Melbourne, Australia
The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium will be playing host to an assortment of matches during the tournament and is a wonderful, luxury holiday destination.
Melbourne is often considered the sporting capital of the world, so its accolades as a base for sporting fans are certified.
When it comes to accommodation, the five-star Park Hyatt Melbourne
is a timeless option, and only a short walk from the stadium, taking you past the city's cricket ground en route. A short walk in the other direction, alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens, brings you to United Places,
an exclusive property offering a home-from-home experience with only twelve suites.
Where to stay in Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide is another gem on Australia's crown, with some amazing attractions like the Central Market, its popular zoo and the Art Gallery of South Australia all ready to be enjoyed by visitors. It's the Hindmarsh Stadium that'll be exhibiting World Cup matches in 2023, also known as Coopers Stadium and home to Adelaide United F.C.
If you'd like to be in the city centre and enjoy the buzz of this metropolis, then the 5 star Sofitel Adelaide
is the way to go. For those who'd prefer to be outside of the city but still within a simple car trip to the stadium and city centre attractions, why not consider Mount Lofty House?
Tucked into the Adelaide Hills, it feels as though it's in a whole other world but is only 20 minutes from the city.
Where to stay in Perth, Australia
Perth is the final Australian city that'll be hosting matches, with its Rectangular Stadium the place to be. When games aren't being played, there is plenty to do from wandering Kings Park and the Botanic Garden to taking a ferry down the river (with its iconic black swans!)
We've got two great options for those looking to find luxury accommodation in Perth, both within walking distance of the stadium. The Ritz-Carlton
is a timeless option, overlooking Elizabeth Bay and the river. Alternatively, the contemporary COMO The Treasury
offers an oasis away from the hustle of the city but within its heart.
Where to stay in Auckland, New Zealand
Flying over to New Zealand and Auckland, the biggest city on the North Island and home to Eden Park. When you aren't watching matches, you can enjoy the massive SkyTower, the impressive museum or hike a former volcano at Mount Eden.
There are some wonderful options for accommodation in Auckland that can bring your trip to the next level, allowing you to explore during the day and catch the games whilst unwinding in style during the nights. Hotel DeBrett
is one such option, with an art deco style and exclusive 25 rooms and suites. If you want to overlook the Harbour, Sofitel Auckland
is the place to stay and puts you in the perfect position for exploring the best of the city.
Where to stay in Wellington, New Zealand
The capital of New Zealand will also be playing host to some matches, with the Wellington Regional Stadium the place to be. As the capital, you know there is plenty to do and explore, and you can enjoy attractions such as amazing museums, brilliant natural attractions, and wonderful hiking routes.
Wellington's location on the southern tip of the North Island makes it a great place for exploration, and the coastline around the city is extremely impressive. If you want to make the most of the great outdoors on your trip, we'd suggest leaving the city and staying at the Edwardian-style Wharekauhau Country Estate.
Where to stay in Dunedin, New Zealand
We often think it's the lesser-explored locations that are the ones most worth visiting, as they show you a different side to a destination and allow you to go beyond the tourist trail. A trip to Dunedin on the South Island does just that. You'll have great access to the stunning Otago Peninsula for an exciting day trip and be able to enjoy the historic sites in the city too.
The ultimate hideaway which is situated just outside of the city centre is Blanket Bay,
one of the country's finest lodges. Enjoy easy access to the city as well as outdoor adventures in New Zealand's beautiful landscapes at this Alpine-inspired retreat.
Where to stay in Hamilton, New Zealand
The final location hosting Women's World Cup matches in 2023 is Hamilton. The gardens are a fan favourite, with both the Hamilton Gardens and Taitua Arboretum worth a visit on your trip here. There is also a brilliant zoo here for those enjoying a luxury family holiday.
Hamilton offers you brilliant access to the central area of the North Island, and to make the most of this, we'd recommend getting into the countryside and staying at the Treetops Lodge and Estate.
Less than 2 hours from the city, you'll be nestled amidst the magnificent 800-year-old forest at this secluded retreat.
The 2023 Women's World Cup is due to be the biggest and most exciting yet and by taking a trip 'down under' you can not only enjoy this historic sporting occasion but explore some amazing destinations in luxury. We have a wealth of luxury accommodations in Australasia ready to make your trip unforgettable.
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