The premier thoroughbred horse racing event in Australia is the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This is one of the greatest carnivals in the world with almost 400,000 people attending magnificent Flemington over the four days. Don’t miss all the colour and excitement of the week that stops a city.
Monday 31 October 2022
Depart from New Zealand for Melbourne. On arrival you will be transferred to your selected hotel. This evening we meet for a Cup Eve Gala Dinner and Racing Show which includes complimentary beverages and dinner. Hosted by Des Coppins with special guests.
Tuesday 01 November 2022
It’s Lexus Melbourne Cup Day! Following breakfast we transfer to Flemington for the Lexus Melbourne Cup. Fun, fashion and frivolity will be on the cards as we celebrate Australia’s most famous race day. After the last race we return you to your hotel for a post cup celebration.
Wednesday 02 November 2022
Today is at leisure.
As an optional extra you are welcome to join your group at the fun country race meeting at Kyneton for the running of the Kyneton Cup (racecourse admission at own cost). This is an all-day event that runs from 10am – 7pm.
Alternatively join members of your group on a tour to a Yarra Valley Winery for wine tasting and lunch.Cost $90 per person.
Or finally a tour to Living Legends home of retired champion race horses such as Fields of Omagh, Brew, Rogan Josh, Better Loosen Up. Depart 10am return 2pm lunch included. Cost $60 per person.
Thursday 03 November 2022
It’s Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington, traditionally known as ’Ladies Day’ for the glamorous fashions. Return transfers to Flemington are provided. Join us at the “Farewell Gathering” this evening to say goodbye to some new friends.
Friday 04 November 2022
Today we return to New Zealand. We’ll be transferred to Melbourne International Airport for our return flight home.
31 October – 04 November 2022