Melbourne Cup and Spring Racing

Melbourne Cup and Spring Racing

Experience the fun and atmosphere of “the race that stops a nation” with Premium reserved elevated Lawn Stand Seating (opposite winning post). Pick a winner at the Tote or with any of the traditional bookmakers and see the Annual Parade of Champions in Federation Square.

Experience the fun and atmosphere of “the race that stops a nation” with Premium reserved elevated Lawn Stand Seating (opposite winning post). Pick a winner at the Tote or with any of the traditional bookmakers and see the Annual Parade of Champions in Federation Square.

 

All Coach

7 Days

 

ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES

  • Experience the fun and atmosphere of “The race that stops a nation” LIVE

  • Premium reserved elevated Lawn Stand Seating (opposite winning post)

  • Explore the beautiful stables, pick a winner at the TOTE

  • Annual Parade of Champions in Federation Square

  • National Sports Museum

  • Queen Victoria Markets

  • Crown Casino and Southbank

  • Kyneton Country Races

  • Morning tea cruise at Echuca

  • Cherries in Young

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

  • Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

  • 15 quality meals

  • Entries and attractions as shown

  • Modern luxury tour coach

  • Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Director

  • Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

Day 1

Sydney – Albury
Depart from the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney via Goulburn for your overnight stay in Albury.

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Day 2

Albury – Melbourne
In November in Melbourne, all legends have four legs. Take a guided tour of the racing champion spell paddock, including a BBQ at the stables. Have free time at the Queen Victoria Markets for the last minute hat or fascinator.

B, L, D

Day 3

Melbourne: Annual Parade of Champions, National Sports Museum, Crown Casino
Have your camera ready for the Parade of Champions complete with horses, winning owners and past trainers. The National Sports Museum showcases a comprehensive collection of sporting history locally and nationally. Tonight visit the Crown Casino Complex and be sure to check out the light show featured in the atrium or try your luck in the casino. Stroll through Southbank and along the banks of the Yarra.

Optional tours available:
Late dinner – The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

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Day 4

The Melbourne Cup
The action starts with bubbly at breakfast. Ladies will be lining the barriers for the commencement of the AAJ maiden fillies hat parade, always good fun with prizes for style and design. The competition has been opened up to the full field so men bring along your top hat. Enjoy a fun racing quiz before boarding our coach to arrive at The Cup in style. You have reserved seats in the Open Lawn Stand directly in front of the winning post (upgrades available if pre booked), giving you an excellent view of all the action. There is plenty to do during the day, including viewing Fashions on the Field. The rest of the day’s activities and expenses are up to you! Watch the races, use the Tote facilities at various points around the course, or some of the more traditional bookies.

B, D

Day 5

Melbourne – Echuca
This morning we say goodbye to some of our travellers as we make our way to Kyneton, nestled in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges. This is arguably one of the prettiest race courses in Australia, surrounded by 100 year old Elm trees. Over 6,000 race goers help bring this country track alive. In the afternoon continue to Echuca.

B, D

Day 6

Echuca – Cootamundra
Reminisce the romantic days of riverboating over a cup of tea as you cruise on an original paddle boat at Echuca River. Learn more of Ned Kelly and his escapades at Jerilderie. Stay overnight at Cootamundra.

B, L, D

Day 7

Cootamundra – Sydney
Stock up on your stone fruit in Young from fresh farm cherries, to cherry pies and cherry jam, crossing over the dividing range at Lithgow with an easy run then into Sydney and home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
0 Please contact our office to arrange
your pickup details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Strathfield Rail Station Strathfield Railway Station - 43 Everton Rd
(Country Buses near bottom roundabout),Strathfield
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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