Why go?

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 300,000 plus racegoers that experience this unique event. Encompassing the famous Lexus 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. Lexus 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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The Precinct*

Immerse yourself in the race day vibe and enjoy a prime position trackside close to all the action!  This open air facility is located on the East Lawn in front of the Parade Ring and adjacent to the Birdcage.  The Precinct features outdoor furniture and market umbrellas, super screens, gourmet food outlets, betting facilities and bookmaker. Enjoy roaming live entertainment between races. Seating is unreserved. Also includes access to general public areas.
Lawn Stand*
Enjoy the Melbourne Cup Carnival from the comfort of a reserved seat in the Lawn Grandstand, located underneath the Hill Stand. The Lawn Grandstand has prime position opposite the winning post with spectacular views. Also includes access to general public areas. As the stand is uncovered, it is subject to weather conditions so it is recommended that racegoers dress appropriately and bring along the required protection eg: sunscreen, wet weather clothing. 


Saintly Place*

Saintly Place is located under the Lawn Stand and is indoors, behind glass and air conditioned. Patrons may need to stand to see races. Also includes access to general public areas.
Hill Stand tickets for 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day are only available when purchased in conjunction with another raceday that features in the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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* Specific seat numbers can not be requested.

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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.

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Prices are correct as at 12 March 2020, are subject to availability & subject to change without notice. Sale period: Valid for sale until 9pm, 30 April 2020, unless sold out earlier or withdrawn. Airfares are additional. Tickets are non refundable once booked. Prices are based on per person and in NZ Dollars, twin share unless otherwise stated. Selected travel dates apply. See individual listings for full terms and conditions. General conditions: Prices are correct at time of publication to the web, but are subject to change, withdrawal or variation without notice. All prices are based on payment by cash or EFTPOS only. Seasonal surcharges & blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. Any bonus inclusions, additional nights or special offers are already included in the advertised price. Travel insurance is recommended. Prices are valid for new bookings only. Accommodation star rating is based on Flight Centre ratings & is a guide only to the overall quality of the property. The accommodation, cruises, airfares, coach & small group tours & any other components included in your holiday are provided by carriers & hoteliers with their own terms & conditions, which your booking is subject to. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. For full terms & conditions visit www.flightcentre.co.nz/bookingterms.

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