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Flemington Racecourse

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Victoria Racing 448 Epsom Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 1300 727 575
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Melbourne Cup Carnival: Spring Racing Day Cruise Package
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The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unequalled world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion, culture, food and wine all in one place - Flemington. Be enthralled and swept up in the magic of the celebration that stops a nation™! Held across four days from 1 to 8 November, it is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is the unmissable social occasion of the year. Encompassing the famous Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, along with three other key racedays, AAMMI Victoria Derby Day, Crown Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day, the Melbourne Cup Carnival holds a unique position in world racing as there is no comparable week where crowds of such magnitude gather to celebrate thoroughbred racing. The Emirates Melbourne Cup is the iconic race of the Carnival, with increasingly the best thoroughbreds from around the world showcasing the very best of the sport. Trackside, the event is a spectacle of fashion and entertainment, combining friends and families with corporates and celebrities. Firmly established as an unequalled international and Australian draw card, Melbourne embraces domestic and international visitors alike to bask in the excitement and revel in the glamour of the Birdcage, Flemington lawns, marquees and some of the finest hospitality and entertainment it has to offer. As a cultural and sporting event its lure is magnetic and undeniable, attracting crowds who descend upon Flemington to be a part of the truly unforgettable experience that is...the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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Victoria Racing 448 Epsom Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 1300 727 575
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite the cold weather, a bunch of us went to the last race day of the season. Well patronised day and it was nice to see lots of families enjoying the member's facilities. We took a picnic lunch to share and bolstered it with some...More

Thank Virginia J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this venue; everyone should go to the races once n their lives. I look forward to seeing Michelle Paine one day; our Jockey version of Phar Llap.

Thank rosalindp405
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful weather, people, horses and you can catch live acts and great entertainment for all ages if you go around November. That being said, Autumn and Winter racing is pretty good too!

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think Flemington is just OK. Sure, it has the Melbourne Cup but that race meeting is just an excuse for a booze up and for over priced everything with a bunch of inebrieted twits (from the car park to the most expensive marquee). The...More

Thank ggads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic Melbourne attraction and the home to Victorian racing, Flemington racecourse is a must see attraction, especially during the Spring Racing Carnival in November. My pick is Derby Day, when the bets horses strut their stuff. Try and get into one of the sponsored marquees...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're visiting Melbourne during the October to November period, don't miss the opportunity to go to a race day at Flemington. Going to the races doesn't have to be expensive, with very competitive ticket prices for general admin. However, if you ask me, it...More

Thank Kirsteen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great experience and really a world within itself. The grounds are a pleasure to see - well maintained

Thank redvfr750
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This historically iconic track is home to the Melbourne Cup. You cannot go past this day in November without a great day out. The grounds are spectacular and the roses are just beautiful.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

A place to enjoy during the racing Spring carnival time. Electric atmosphere during this time. Lots of ladies and men fashion. Beautiful garden with flowers. Excellent facilities. Should not miss if you are in Melbourne during Spring.

Thank Warna F
Reviewed 30 May 2017

What a place, fantastic!! If you are in Melbourne and have the time (and the racing is on) its a must to visit!!!

Thank Jacmac00
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Curtis H
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Response from 254joanr | Reviewed this property |
Google Flemington Race Course and you should find your answers there.
25 March 2017|
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Response from kyderby | Reviewed this property |
I have used the Tram before, stopping at stop 29. It is quite a walk to grandstand area. I would take cab or uber.
7 March 2017|
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Response from kyderby | Reviewed this property |
I think you have some good options already mentioned. I was a member of the media, so my seat was super. I think the Precinct is the best option.