The British & Irish Lions Australian Tour 2025 Witness the British and Irish Lions play in Adelaide for the first time in almost 140 years

Rugby fans from all over the world will flock to Adelaide in 2025, as Australian and New Zealand players team up - for the first time since 1989 and only the second time in history - to take on the British and Irish Lions. Gracing our shores once every 12 years, the Lions Tour is one of rugby’s most prestigious series and will be back down-under in July 2025, to play nine matches across the country. The British and Irish Lions will play in South Australia for the first time in 137 years in Adelaide on Saturday July 12, 2025 in what is sure to be the most entertaining match of the tour.

The Lions Tour of Australia 2025 is set to be one of the most eagerly anticipated tours in history. Wanting to be a part of the action? With one of the world's best sports stadiums - Adelaide Oval - a city overflowing with world class restaurants and small bars, there are countless reasons to play-on once the match is done. Stay up to date with news about ticket sales, travel deals and holiday packages to Adelaide and South Australia by subscribing to our newsletter, or check out our FAQs.

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Michael Lynagh’s Guide to Adelaide & Beyond

Michael Lynagh, AM, is a legendary rugby union player. Representing Australia from 1984 to 1995, he was capped 72 times for Australia and was the world points scoring record holder when he retired. Now a Sky Sports rugby analyst in the UK and with sons forging their own international rugby careers, Michael is still very much connected to the sport.

Michael paid a visit to Adelaide ahead of the British & Irish Lions tour to check out what South Australia has in store for visiting rugby fans. Join him in the videos below as he explores the wine, wildlife and history of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find all the essential information regarding ticketing, the match and your time in Adelaide for the Lions 2025 tour.

Ticketing Information

Fans living in the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe can purchase tickets through Lions Rugby Travel. 

Fans living in Australia, New Zealand or other neighbouring South Pacific countries can purchase tickets via Ticketek or Wallabies Travel.  

No, you don’t need to book a package if you’re from Australia, New Zealand or other neighbouring South Pacific countries. You are able to purchase tickets to the match via Ticketek. 

If you are travelling from the UK, Ireland or the rest of Europe, you will need to book a package through Lions Rugby Travel to secure tickets. 

Yes, for Australian and New Zealand supporters you can purchase either a general admission ticket, hospitality ticket or travel package ticket to just attend the Adelaide match.

For UK, Ireland and European supporters, Lions Rugby Travel have a range of packages including tickets to all three Test matches as well as one or two Test matches and the pre-Test match in Adelaide. Tickets must be purchased in conjunction with a package including hotel accommodation.


No, you can choose which matches you attend around Australia.

For fans in Australia, New Zealand or other neighbouring South Pacific countries, you can simply purchase your tickets through Ticketek for the matches you wish to attend.

For fans in the UK, Ireland or the rest of Europe, there are a range of packages available through Lions Rugby Travel which offer a variety of different match options. These range from two matches to the full test including every match. 

Getting to and around South Australia

Adelaide / Tarntanya (pronounced Tarn-tan-ya) is the traditional land of The Kaurna (Gar-na) people and the cosmopolitan coastal capital of South Australia. While small in size, it sure packs a punch with plenty of things to see and do before or after the match. Getting around Adelaide city is easy, with a range of public transport, driving, cycling or walking options available.

If you’re travelling to Adelaide from the UK or Europe, your flight will include a short stopover en-route depending on what airline you choose to fly with.

If you’re travelling from New Zealand, you can fly direct from Auckland to Adelaide. Flights from other New Zealand cities will include a stopover in Sydney or Melbourne.

If you're planning to just stay in Adelaide, there are plenty of transportation options that'll have you covered. If you want to see more of South Australia and explore our world-famous wine regions, we recommend hiring a car to get out and about. The stunning Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills are all within an hour’s drive of Adelaide – you can also book a transfer or arrange a tour package to see our regions.

South Australia covers almost 1 million square kilometres – that’s the size of France and Germany combined! Luckily, Adelaide is the perfect home base from which to explore the state – with 200 cellar doors located within an hour’s drive of the capital city, it couldn’t be easier to explore South Australia’s stunning regions. Take a daytrip to the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale or Adelaide Hills, then return to the city and enjoy a short stroll to dinner in an award-winning restaurant. 

If you’re travelling from the UK or Europe, you will be staying in preselected accommodation as part of your tour package. See Lions Rugby Travel for more details.

If you’re travelling from Australia or New Zealand, you have the option to purchase a tour package that includes preselected accommodation, or you can book tickets and accommodation separately. Find out more about Adelaide accommodation here.

Match Day Information

The match will be held at Adelaide Oval, located in the heart of the city. The oval is within easy walking distance of many CBD hotels, and a short stroll from the food and drink precinct of the city. 

If you’re staying in the CBD, Adelaide Oval is easily accessible on foot. Otherwise, you can catch public transport to the oval with bus, train and tram routes running nearby. Car parking is available at and around the oval, but can be limited on event days. A taxi rank is also available at the oval.


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