Choose to visit Melbourne, Victoria in spring if you're keen to be swept up in the glamour and excitement of Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival's 50 days of horse racing fever.
As one of the largest and most popular occasions on Melbourne and Australia's sporting calendar, the Spring Racing Carnival is sure to entertain you, whether you are crazy about horse racing or just mildly curious. The fashion is fabulous, the flowers are blooming, the food is divine and the champagne keeps flowing. And of course the races are fast and furious.
This carnival is one long and exhilarating celebration that places Melbourne, Australia in high regard with keen sports enthusiasts and party people worldwide. Enjoy the diverse program of carnival festivities, including races, breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, dances, fashion parades, and live entertainment.
Get your tickets to the main racing events such as the Caulfield Cup, Tattersall Cox Plate Day and, the big one, the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The Melbourne Cup horse racing event has been running for 145 years and has the power to bring all of Australia and parts of the world to a grinding halt to watch the race.
A Melbourne Cup travel package takes care of travel, accommodation and tickets to the events.
Accommodation near the Melbourne Cup grounds at Flemington are convenient, with Flemington hotels regarded as some of the best in Victoria. Melbourne Cup transport is meticulously organised to deliver you to the field without the hassles you'd expect from such a spectacular and extensive event.
Enjoy your spring experience!
Explore Melbourne's sporting venues and learn the history of Australia's sporting capital.