Derby Day Express

Derby Day Express
Stay for 2-nights in Melbourne and enjoy Derby Day — the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival




Australian Dollar (A$)




4-star or 5-star




Stay for 2-nights in Melbourne and enjoy Derby Day, the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and one of the most anticipated days of racing, fashion and hospitality at Flemington


Items and experiences included with your trip


2-nights accommodation

Check-in: Fri 29 October
Check-out: Sun 31 October

Daily buffet breakfast


Official General Admission tickets to Derby Day (upgrades optional)


Transfer from your hotel to Flemington on Derby Day (one-way)

Myki Explorer Travel Card (unlimited 1-day public transport, including return from Flemington)

Events Travel ticket holder and lanyard

GST and ticket handling fees


Per person pricing for this trip, with all listed inclusions

HotelRatingRoom Twin or DoubleTripleQuadSingle
Mantra Little Bourke4-starExecutive Studio$571$533$817
Mantra Little Bourke4-star1 Bedroom Apartment$611$560$897
Mantra Little Bourke4-star2-Bedroom$837$666$581
Adina Queen Street4-star1 Bedroom Apartment$664$595$1,004
Adina Queen Street4-star2-Bedroom$797$640$561
Crown Metropol5-starLuxe$1,051$880$1,737
Grand Hyatt Melbourne5-starKing/Twin$904$786$1,417
Grand Hyatt Melbourne5-starCity View$931$795$1,444
Grand Hyatt Melbourne5-starRiver View$931$804$1,497
Grand Hyatt Melbourne5-starCity View with Club Access$904$865$1,537
Sofitel on Collins5-starClassic$991$862$1,591
Sofitel on Collins5-starSuperior$1,031$888$1,671
Sofitel on Collins5-starLuxury Club Room$1,097$964$1,924

Room occupancy refers to the number of guests per room. Two people can be twin share (two separate beds) or double share (one bed, usually king or queen size). Triple share bedding varies

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Upgrades and extras

Enhance your travel experience with ticket upgrades and additional travel services. More information can be found in the details section of the main event listing

Home Straight Enclosure ($558)

Located in the middle of the track, enjoy canapes, a plated lunch, afternoon tea
and beverages with great views across the track to the stands.

A transfer option is available for this package including track transfers from the Crown Complex directly to inside the track, where it’s a short walk to the enclosure.

The Parade Lounge ($688)

Located next to the Parade Ring, enjoy an extended grazing menu and premium beverage package with indoor seating and outdoor viewing.

Makybe Diva® Marquee ($595)

Located on the first bend, this premium facility includes a three-course plated lunch, afternoon tea, premium drinks package, espresso cart, pamper lounge, table seating and separate outdoor terrace and grandstand seating area.

Panorama Restaurant ($807)

Located in the Hill Stand with impressive sweeping views, guests will enjoy a three-course buffet, afternoon tea, drinks service, VIP car parking and more.

Skyline Restaurant ($852)

Located in the Hill Stand with vast views of the racecourse and city, sit at round tables with waiter service, three-course lunch, drinks package (cash bar for spirits/imported drinks) and more.

The Stayers Lounge ($852)

Located inside the track with views across to the grandstands, enjoy an extended grazing menu, beverage package, balcony views, betting facilities, central garden and entertainment.

The Rose Room ($958)

One of Flemington’s most beautiful and exclusive race day venues, offering world-class hospitality. Positioned high above the Lawn Stand, enjoy a five-course plated lunch, premium beverages and attentive service.

The Terrace Restaurant ($1,807)

Located in the Hill Stand, enjoy views of the Winning Post, a degustation menu, afternoon tea, extensive wine list to purchase, a personal TV and one car park per table. This is a great option for corporate groups.

The Perch in The Birdcage ($2,123)

The premium hospitality venue in the revered Birdcage. Enjoy access to The Perch, an extended grazing menu, premium drinks including GH Mumm and much more. Enjoy The Perch for an elevated Melbourne Cup Carnival experience.

On request:

  • Flights
  • Extra nights
  • Transport
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel insurance

Speak to a Travel Expert today for a quote, recommendations, and more.


Room upgrades, other accommodation options and customised packages on request

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