The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unparalleled multi-day celebration of world class thoroughbred racing, glamorous fashions and fine food and wine in a truly exhilarating atmosphere. There’s nothing like being amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience this unique event.
Encompassing the famous Emirates Melbourne Cup Day along with other key racedays, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is the unmissable social occasion of the year.
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is the focus of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with flamboyant fashion and outrageous ensembles. However, at 3pm all the attention is centered on the race track for one of the world’s richest horse races. The excitement slowly builds to fever pitch when everything at the track comes to a stop for 200 heart-pounding seconds.
The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne buzzes with energy with plenty of events and entertainment in the lead up to the big day. Be swept up in the excitement of this spectacular thoroughbred racing carnival and the largest outdoor fashion event in Australia!
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Flight Centre New Zealand is an Official Tourism Operator of the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival
Looking for something special for your raceday experience? Want to live it up a little or indulge in all day gourmet dining? Ask us about hospitality options which include racecourse admission, racebook, a beverage package (including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers and soft drinks), cash bar for spirits and imported beverages, access to private betting facilities and bookmaker and even more extras.