Official Travel Package

Cup Express

Escape to Melbourne for a day at the races, where over 100,000 fans come from around around the world to experience the prestigious and historic race that dates back to 1861.

Package includes

  • 3-nights accommodation:
    • Check-in: Sun, 30 Oct 2022
    • Check-out: Wed, 2 Nov 2022
    • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 1 x Official Melbourne Cup Carnival tickets, Lawn Stand (reserved, uncovered):
    • Cup Day, Tue, 1 Nov 2022
  • 1-day Myki Explorer Travel Card (unlimited 1-day public transport, including to/from Flemington)
  • GST, hotel taxes and ticket handling fees (no more to pay)
*Lawn Stand seating is uncovered. See Ticket Upgrades and Hospitality below for covered options.

Prices

HotelRatingRoomTwin/DoubleTripleQuadSingle
Mantra Little Bourke Street4-starExecutive Studio$769$709N/A$1,149
1 Bedroom Apartment$889$789N/A$1,389
2 Bedroom Apartment$1,389$1,059$889N/A
Voco Melbourne Central4-starStandard$989N/AN/A$1,569
Corner King Premium$1,099$979N/A$1,799
Corner King Premium (Bath)$1,169$1,019N/A$1,929
Melbourne Marriott Docklands5-starDeluxe$1,129$1,009N/A$1,799
Sofitel on Collins5-starClassic$1,329$1,109N/A$2,229
Superior Bay View$1,479$1,209N/A$2,529
Room occupancy refers to the number of guests in each room. Two persons can be twin (seperate beds) or double (one bed, usually queen or king.) Bedding for triple and quad rooms varies, please discuss with a Travel Consultant.

Upgrades and extras

Enhance your experience with ticket upgrades or extra travel services.

All packages come with Lawn Stand tickets by default. Lawn Stand offers guests a reserved seat in an uncovered section, where you can come and go all day.

From Lawn Stand, upgrade to Hill Stand or to a hospitality venue for an enhanced race day experience including gourmet food, premium drinks, waited service, panoramic views and much more.

Grandstands

Lawn Stand

Delivering superb views of the world-renowned Flemington racetrack, you’ll be perfectly placed to witness every moment of racing action from your Reserved Seat in the Lawn Stand, located to the west of the Winning Post. This ticket includes entry into the course and access to all public areas on course, including the Front Lawn, The Hill Stand Level 1, the Betting Ring, Saintly Place and The Park.

Pricing:

Included

Hill Stand

Take your seat above the famous Flemington Front Lawn and take in spectacular views of the racecourse and Melbourne’s city skyline. This ticket includes entry into the course and access to all public areas on course, including the Front Lawn, The Hill Stand Level 1, the Betting Ring, Saintly Place and The Park.

While The Hill Stand offers covered seating, the front and sides of the stand are exposed to weather conditions.

Pricing

Derby Day: $49
Cup Day: $109
Oaks Day: $44
Stakes Day: $26

Attending multiple race days? Request a quote for combination pricing.

Melbourne Cup Carnival 2022 venue map

All packages come with Lawn Stand tickets by default. Lawn Stand offers guests a reserved seat in an uncovered section, where you can come and go all day.

From Lawn Stand, upgrade to Hill Stand or to a hospitality venue for an enhanced race day experience including gourmet food, premium drinks, waited service, panoramic views and much more.

Hospitality & Dining

Riverside Bar & Bistro

The ideal spot to bask in the excitement of the carnival, located right next to the track on the first bend. Guests will enjoy the elevated deck and bar with live entertainment. Includes: all-inclusive buffet menu, all-day drinks package, including beer, wine, sparkling and soft drinks, trackside views, outdoor viewing deck with bar, dJ and entertainment, access to betting facilities, racecourse admission ​and race book.

Pricing

Derby Day: $623
Cup Day: $892
Oaks Day: $497
Stakes Day: $511

Makybe Diva Marquee

Indulge in one of Flemington’s most prized marquees, offering a remarkable race day experience at the first bend. Includes: shared marquee with outdoor courtyard, track, Winning Post and city views, access to seating in a reserved section of the Lawn Stand, three-course plated lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea, selection of red, white and sparkling wine, light and heavy beers and soft drinks (note: upgraded beverage selection purchased on consumption), reserved tables (shared for bookings under 10ppl) with waiter service, barista coffee, private betting facilities and access to a bookmaker, racecourse admission, racebook and Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen.

Pricing

Derby Day: $673
Cup Day: $1,031
Oaks Day: $524
Stakes Day: $394

Parade Lounge

Located above the horse stalls, the Parade Lounge is a treat for horse lovers. Includes: all-inclusive grazing menu provided throughout the day, all-day drinks package, including beer, wine, sparkling and soft drink, upgraded beverage selection purchased on consumption, exclusive outdoor area with seating and umbrellas​, DJ and entertainment​, access to betting facilities, Parade Ring and track views​, racecourse admission and race book​.

Pricing

Derby Day: $923
Cup Day: $1,059
Oaks Day: $613
Stakes Day: $483

Skyline Lounge

New for 2022 the Skyline Lounge is a stylish dining area with a high-end luxe lounge atmosphere, featuring modern all-day shared grazing menu from renowned guest chefs. Includes: grazing plates served throughout the day, all-day drinks package, including a signature cocktail on arrival, beer, wine, sparkling and soft drinks, upgraded beverage selection purchased on consumption, access to seating in a reserved section of the Hill Stand, entertainment throughout the day, access to betting facilities, racecourse admission and race book. – Private tables for groups of 4 or 8.

Pricing

Derby Day: $919
Cup Day: $1,164
Oaks Day: $697
Stakes Day: $500

Skyline Dining

Take in the magnificence of Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Cup Carnival from Skyline in the Hill Stand. Includes: four-course fine dining menu, all-day drinks package, including a glass of G.H Mumm on arrival, a range beer, wines, and soft drinks, upgraded beverage selection purchased on consumption, access to seating in a reserved section of the Hill Stand, live entertainment​, access to betting facilities​, racecourse admission ​and race book.

– Private tables for groups of 10 or 12, shared tables for smaller groups.

Pricing

Derby Day: $1,018
Cup Day: $1,276
Oaks Day: $797
Stakes Day: $600

Rose Room

The Rose Room offers an unparalleled dining package for the most discerning guests. Look out to the track and the Winning Post through floor to ceiling windows from your beautifully styled table. Includes: marquee with outdoor viewing area, track, Winning Post and city views, morning tea, five-course plated lunch plus afternoon tea, selection of standard spirits, sparkling, red and white wines, light and heavy beers and soft drinks, reserved tables with waiter service, private betting facilities and access to bookmaker, racecourse admission, racebook and Melbourne Cup Carnival souvenir pen.

– Private tables for groups of 4, 8, 10 or 12.

Pricing

Derby Day: $1,123
Cup Day: $1,498
Oaks Day: $613
Stakes Day: $483

Attending multiple race days? Request a quote for combination pricing.

Melbourne Cup Carnival 2022 venue map

Enhance your package with the following travel services. Request a quote today.

  • Flights
  • Accommodation options (room upgrades, other hotels and apartments)
  • Transport
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel insurance
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE MAIN EVENT PAGE OR SPEAK TO A TRAVEL CONSULTANT.

Accommodation

Room upgrades and other options on request.

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