Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Package – Race Day Cruise

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The race that stops a nation! It's the new era of the Melbourne Cup! The first Tuesday of November every year at 15:20 p.m. is a wonderful time in Australia. The whole nation stops for one horse race – the Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup has become an Australian tradition. So is Derby Day, held on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, and the races that follow – Oaks Day, or better known as 'Ladies Day', where the ladies don their hats at the Flemington Spring Carnival. If there's just too much excitement for you on Melbourne Cup Day, why not join in with these other hugely popular racing festivities?



Highlights

  • Instant confirmation
  • Pickup from a central meeting point
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Discover the sites from a boat
  • Free drinks included

Join in the action as you indulge in the fantastic Race Day Cruise aboard a moored and decked cruiser with transfers to and from the races and featuring gourmet food and drinks, as well as onboard TV monitors, race guides and much more!

Cruising is the most enjoyable and relaxing way to experience the Spring Racing Carnival. All boats are fully enclosed, with a panoramic view, terraces and rest rooms. There is absolutely no need to queue!

Climb aboard Waterfront City Marina – Melbourne Cup Day and Derby Day at 9:00 a.m. and Oaks Day at 9:30 a.m.

Starting from Waterfront City Marina – Melbourne Cup Day and Derby Day at 9:30 a.m. and Oaks Day at 9:45 a.m.
Be welcomed with champagne and tea in the morning. Not a worry in the world as you enjoy a relaxing cruise in Flemington



Arrival at Flemington Racecourse – Melbourne Cup Day and Derby Day at 10:15 a.m. and Oaks Day at 11:00 a.m.
The ship will be moored at the course entrance with plenty of time to study the form guide and place a bet


Gourmet lunch – 13:00 p.m. for all racing days
Savor a beautifully prepared meal of the finest foods combined with a selection of Australian wines

Start from Flemington Racecourse – 17:30 p.m. for all racing days
Cruise around town to the sounds of your onboard DJ

Return to Waterfront City Marina – 18:30 p.m. for all racing days
Last stop before next year!


Detailed schedule

Starting point :

  • Marina City Waterfront, Melbourne

Departure time :

  • Melbourne Cup Day and Derby Day – Boarding 9am, cruise departs 00am
  • Oaks Day – Boarding 9:30am, cruise departs 9:45am

Return details:

  • Return to the starting point around 18:30 p.m.
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