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Melbourne Cup

One of Australia’s greatest sporting and a cultural icon, the Melbourne Cup, is a feature of the Spring Racing Carnival and is a must-do spectacle to see while in Melbourne.

While it is a racing event, the Melbourne Cup day transcends the traditional sporting events by combining fashion, celebrity, entertainment and sport. With a reputation of hosting glamorous and statement fashion, it is the day for guests to put their best foot forward.


What’s on at the Melbourne Cup in 2019?

The 2019 Melbourne Cup promises to be an exciting event with Australian bands Birds of Tokyo and Owl Eyes headlining entertainment.

Eat from local Melbourne institutions

Appearing at the 2019 Melbourne cup will be Melbourne institutions:

  • Agathe Patisserie
  • Duke Pizza
  • Pincy’s
  • Slider Diner
  • Son in Law

Celebrate the Melbourne Cup with drinks in style

Making an appearance at the 2019 Melbourne Cup will be:

  • Furphy Beer Garden
  • Grinders Coffee Retro Caravan
  • Heineken Container Bar
  • Jim Beam Black Destination Bar
  • Lillet at the Park
  • Seppelt Prosecco Bar
  • The Pony Bar


When is the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne Cup is on the 5th of November at Flemington.


How much are tickets for the Melbourne Cup?

There are two options for tickets- reserved seating and general admission.

General admission starts from $89 for Adults and are free for children under 16. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek.

The general admission tickets allows entrance to the Flemington Front Lawn, Square Hill Stand level 1, the Betting Ring, The Park, Saintly Place and all public bars.

Reserved seating is also available via Ticketek.


Why should you stay at with us during the Melbourne Cup?

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is an award winning 4.5 star hotel across the road from Southern Cross Train Station and on race days there is a direct train straight to the Flemington Racetrack.

Our hotel was awarded the 2019 AHA National Award for Excellence for Mid-Range Accommodation.

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