Charter Private Jet to World Polo Championship, Sydney
The X FIP World Polo Championship will take place from 21-29 October 2017. The eight-day event will be held at the Sydney Polo Club in the town of Richmond, New South Wales, Sydney. This verdant 450-acre plot of land is home to five world-class polo fields, where 14 matches will be played over a six-day period.
History of World Polo Championship
The first ever World Polo Championship took place in 1987, hosted by Argentina, who went on to win the tournament. Federation of International Polo (FIP) founders Marcos Uranga and Glen Holden, created the Championship in a bid to promote public awareness of the sport and boost global publicity. This year will mark the 11th World Polo Championship to date and will see Sydney host the Championship for the first time ever, with the last Australian-hosted event taking place in Melbourne in 2001.
About World Polo Championship
The World Polo Championship is held every three years; each year countries bid to host the prestigious tournament. This exclusive event showcases the best polo teams and players at an international level. This year’s tournament takes place 21-29 October 2017. Eight international teams will compete over the course of the tournament to win the World Champion trophy, with the finals taking place on Sunday 29 October 2017. Final daily schedules will be released later this month.
Tickets to the 11th World Polo Championship are now on sale, with a variety of packages to choose from. The World Polo VIP Marquee offers the highest levels of comfort, serving exquisite cuisine accompanied by fine wines and Champagne in a stylish setting. All food and refreshments are included in the ticket. If you are travelling for business you can opt for a corporate package and bespoke marquee.
Throughout the tournament, a vibrant festival will be held offering a wide range of activities, entertainment and food. A great day out for families too, children will not be bored with face painting, a farm and more. There will also be an art exhibition held throughout the event showcasing cutting-edge work from both established and emerging Australian artists.
Sydney Polo Club is a 50-minute drive from the central business district and a one-hour drive from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. The flight time from London Heathrow to Sydney is approximately 20 hours one-way. Long-haul commercial flights can be extremely draining, and even with the amenities of first or business class, it can be hard to get the rest you need. Reduce the effects of the dreaded jet lag and arrive feeling rejuvenated with an international private jet charter for a hassle-free and relaxing journey. At the airport, benefit from private lounges and business facilities, with reduced boarding times for a swift and discreet journey. Once you arrive ACS will arrange for a chauffeur to meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel.
What to see in Sydney
Sydney is a metropolitan city with a thriving arts and cultural scene and buzzing nightlife. The eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and galleries to visit means there’s something for everyone. With average October temperatures of 18°C in Sydney, this is the perfect time to escape the blustery autumnal weather in the UK. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House for a guided tour, or dine at Bennelong – housed within the sails of the opera house – for world-class cuisine and over-the-water views of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visit Bondi Beach, Australia’s most famous beach, or the Royal Botanic Gardens, and spend a day soaking up the sunshine. Another attraction in New South Wales is the World-heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, which has breathtaking cliff-top views, rich natural habitats and Aboriginal art. There are signposted walking trails and more adventurous hiking routes to cater to all levels.
Where to stay
The five-star Park Hyatt Sydney, features a rooftop pool with views over Sydney Harbour. This luxurious waterside residence recently won the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award for best hotel in Australia. Other five-star options in Sydney include the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney and the Langham Sydney, both conveniently located in the central business district.
A perfect follow-up to the Cartier Queen's Cup and the summer polo season, the X FIP World Polo Championship in Sydney is an ideal excuse for a short getaway or longer break. Get an instant estimate for your bespoke journey with our pricing guide tool or contact Air Charter Service for more information.