2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival
Official 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival Packages
Experience the world renowned racing, fashion, excitement and culture with a Melbourne Cup Carnival Package from Events Travel.
To start, explore the available packages below or view the PDF brochure.
Looking to customise? Design your own package from scratch or add on extra travel services to an existing package. Ask for a quote today.
Looking to enhance your package? See the package pages for pricing and information about Grandstands and Hospitality.
A Brief Overview
Experience the race that stops a nation with Events Travel in 2019
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is more than just a horse racing event, it’s a spring ritual and an eagerly anticipated milestone on the annual calendar of fashionista, punters and curious travellers from around the world.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival has evolved into a celebration of culture, sport, fashion and food and wine. Four unique race days combine to create a week long festival with fun for the entire family and themes that make the experience on each race day unique and exciting.
Over 100,000 fans frock up annually to witness the A$7.3 million dollar Lexus Melbourne Cup alone, which captures the attention of a huge global audience and stops the nation.
Melbourne is the perfect host city for such a global event with fantastic transport options to Flemington and a thriving arts, restaurant and cultural scene that will entertain and delight travellers outside of race days.
As an Official Tour Operator for VRC, we provide official packages with tickets, accommodation and travel services to help fans travel to the event. We look forward to welcoming you to our home city this November for the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival and trust you will have an excellent travel experience with Events Travel.
2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival
2-9 November 2019
448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031
Travel Packages and Hospitality
Event Information & Resources
Find out more about 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday 2 November 2019
|Considered one of the most prestigious days of racing in Australasia, featuring a card of nine Group races, four at the elite Group 1 level. The feature Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby is Australia’s premier staying classic for three-year-olds. The fashion stakes are equally high with the commencement of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition. This is the day for classic elegance, which sets the pace for the entire week. Traditionally, black and white has been the prominent colour scheme for women, while men often chose to wear a grey morning suit, top hat, peacock vest and pin-stripe pants.|
Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 5 November 2019
|The Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is a truly spectacular event and the focal point of the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival. While most of Australia stops to watch or listen to the race, there’s nothing like being there amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience this true spectacle. The excitement slowly builds to its 3pm fever pitch when everything at the track comes to a stop for 200 heart-pounding seconds. Each year, a new chapter is written, a new legend is made and a new dream comes true as the winning connections take Australia’s most famous sporting trophy.|
Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 7 November 2019
|Known as the ultimate style day of the Carnival, and commonly referred to as ‘Ladies Day’, women of all ages come together dressed in their most feminine ensemble. The winner of the national competition of Myer Fashions on the Field is announced on Kennedy Oaks Day, reinforcing its importance on the fashion calendar. The racing highlight is the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks, the classic for three-year-old fillies over 2500m.|
VRC Seppelt Stakes Day, Saturday 9 November 2019
|The Melbourne Cup Carnival concludes with VRC Seppelt Wines Stakes Day, featuring Victoria’s premier 1600m event, the Group 1 Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes. Seppelt Wines Stakes Day is the fastest growing race day for the four day Carnival with crowds topping 80,000 in recent years. It is also recognised as the Carnival’s family day, with the focus on family fun and an abundance of free activities available for children.|
Grandstands and Hospitality
|Lawn Stand||Situated opposite the winning post, this stand offers great views of the racecourse and city skyline at an affordable price (uncovered).|
|Saintly Place||This indoor stand is air- conditioned and behind glass, protected from the weather. A sophisticated option. Patrons of Saintly Place may need to stand to view races.|
|Hill Stand||This covered Grandstand is opposite the winning post and offers a good vantage point to see the racing with betting facilities close by. Front and sides of this stand are subject to weather conditions.|
|Precinct||This pay as you go facility is positioned at the 400 meter mark on the Flemington straight, you’re right amongst the racing action. With exclusive access to betting facilities, food trucks, restaurant pop-ups, bars and entertainment.|
|Home Straight Enclosure||Located inside the track, enjoy tables with canapes, lunch, afternoon tea and beverages plus a lot more with great views across the track to the stands.|
|Home Straight + Transfers||Get to the event in style with a transfer from Crown Metropol directly to the inside of the track and a short walk to the Home Straight Enclosure.|
|The Parade Lounge||Located next to the Parade Ring, enjoy an extended grazing menu and premium beverage package with indoor seating and outdoor viewing.|
|Makybe Diva Marquee||Located on the first bend, this premium facility includes a three course plated lunch, afternoon tea, premium drinks, espresso cart, pamper lounge and more.|
|Panorama Restaurant||Located in the Hill Stand with impressive sweeping views, guests will enjoy
a three course lunch, afternoon tea, drinks service, VIP car parking and more.
|Skyline Restaurant||Located in the Hill Stand with vast views, sit at round tables with waiter service, three course lunch, drinks (cash bar for spirits/imported) and more.|
|The Stayers Lounge||Located inside the track with views across to the stands, extended grazing menu, beverage package, balcony views, betting facilities, central garden and entertainment.|
|The Rose Room||Situated within the Hill Stand, watch the horses take the first bend in comfort with a five- course plated lunch, afternoon tea, premium drinks package, outdoor viewing area and more.|
|The Terrace Restaurant||Located in the Hill Stand, enjoy views of the winning post, a degustation menu, afternoon tea, extensive wine list to purchase, plus a personal tv and car park per table.|
|The Perch in The Birdcage||The premium hospitality option in the revered Birdcage. Enjoy access to The Perch, an extended grazing menu, premium drinks including GH Mumm plus more.|
Lexus Melbourne Cup jump time: 3pm, Tuesday 5 November, 2019
Distance: 3200m (2 miles)
Race record: Kingston Rule in a time of 3:16.3 (1990)
2018 Champion: Cross Counter (trainer Charlie Appleby, jockey Kerrin McEvoy)
Purse: $7,300,000 (2018)
Qualification: Three-year-olds and up
Most wins by horse: Makybe Diva with 3 (2003, 2004, 2005)
Most wins by jockey: Bobby Lewis with 4 (1902, 1915, 1919, 1927)
Most wins by trainer: Bart Cummings with 12 (1965 – 2008)
Most wins by owner: Lloyd Williams with 6 (1981 – 2017)
Customise Your Package
Create the travel experience that’s right for you by adding on extra travel services to your package.
As a full service travel company, we have access to the best available services from suppliers across the globe. Our travel consultants will happily put together a custom package that’s right for you. Ask us for a quote today.
Travelling with a group? We pride ourselves on providing flexible services to cater to groups of all sizes from small groups to over 200, we’ve done it all. We understand the complications of group transport, accommodation management, flight ticketing, event seating plus the rest.
Let us do the hard work for you. Start your group travel experience today.
Services We Provide:
- Accommodation: Extra nights, room upgrades and other accommodation options
- Flights: All carriers, classes and destinations (we ticket flights in-house)
- Transport: Transfers, car hire, coaches, train tickets and internal flights
- Sightseeing Experiences: Private tours, attractions and more
- Customised Itineraries: Customise a listed event package or create your own itinerary
- Group Packages: For corporate groups, schools, incentive trips and other group types
- Travel Insurance: Our customers receive a 15% discount if booking with CHI, a service we provide with your booking.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question not listed here, please contact us, we would love to hear from you and we may use your question here to help others.
What Melbourne Cup ticket types are available?
- Lawn Stand
- Saintly Place
- Hill Stand
- The Precinct
- Home Straight Enclosure
- Home Straight Enclosure + Transfers
- The Parade Lounge
- Makybe Diva Marquee
- Panorama Restaurant
- Skyline Restaurant
- The Stayers Lounge
- The Rose Room
- The Terrace Restaurant
- The Perch in The Birdcage
Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be sent to you at least two weeks before the event with your travel documentation. If you require these earlier or are not at your postal address at that time, we can arrange alternative delivery.
When do I receive my travel documents?
Travel documents (including event tickets, flight tickets, hotel vouchers and other applicable items) are sent at least two weeks prior to the event by email, courier or registered post. In special circumstances, documents and tickets may be made available via an official ticket collection centre or via a hotel drop-off. Finalised information will be provided to you closer to the event.
Can you book flights for me?
Yes, we are an IATA Agent and ticket flights directly in-house with access to the best available fares on all carriers. Ask us to add flights to your package.
I have a group, can you help us?
We provide travel for groups of any size (10, 50 or 100+) and can tailor our packages and services to suit specific groups needs. Contact us today to get your 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival Package started.
What travel services do you offer?
We offer a full range of travel services, such as:
- Custom itineraries
- Group packages
- Travel insurance
When booking, ask us for a quote to add-on additional services to your package.
Can I extend my stay longer than your package dates?
Yes. We have contracted fantastic hotel rates for the event and adjacent dates before or after. Ask us for a quote to add extra nights to any package. We can provide accommodation elsewhere during your trip too.
Please note: Extra nights are subject to availability and are best booked as early as you can. Note that if you book at the same hotel via other means (e.g. a hotel booking site or direct) then you may not receive the same room for the duration of your stay. Ask us for a quote for extra nights when making your booking. Our extra night rates are very competitive.
Why should I choose Events Travel?
We have the most Official Partnerships with major global events than any company in Australia and have been proudly providing quality travel to major events since 1993. Our customers love our flexible and attentive service, something they don’t find when booking travel online. We are 100% Australian owned and managed with customers in Australia and around the globe.
We are fully accredited to the highest available standards (IATA, ATAS, AFTA, ASTA and IAGTO) and are audited annually, something you won’t find elsewhere.
We have the experience and expertise to ensure you travel with complete confidence.
But, that’s enough about us, let us know how we can help you have an amazing #EventsTravel experience.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
Yes. We recommend travel insurance for every trip big or small. We offer competitive policies and include a valuable 15% discount with CHI for our customers. We can also help choose the right policy for you while booking.
Terms and Conditions
The fine points and payment deadlines.
Booking and Travelling Terms and Conditions can be found at events.com.au/terms or a PDF can be supplied on request at any time.
- Pricing is listed per person in AUD
- Prices and availability are subject to change at any time until payment is received
- All payments are non-refundable
- We highly recommend travel insurance and can provide a 15% discount off retail prices with CHI. We can also assist choosing the right policy for you
- Events Travel are AFTA, ATAS, ASTA, IAGTO and IATA accredited
How to Book
- Deposit: 25% to confirm your package plus any upgrades in full.
- Balance: due by 2 August 2019.
We accept direct bank transfers and credit card payments. Accepted credit cards include Visa, MasterCard (1.5% fee) and American Express (1.98% fee). Payment information will be provided with your booking confirmation and invoice.
Events Travel is proud to be an Official Tour Operator for VRC and the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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