AAMI Victoria Derby Day, held on Saturday 31st October, is commonly considered the best day for racing purists and marks the start of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in style. It provides the only all-Group race-day on the Australian racing calendar. On Tuesday 03rd November, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day attracts well over 100,000 race-goers eager to experience the carnival atmosphere. Run over a gruelling 3,200 metres the Lexus Melbourne Cup is a race widely considered to be the best staying handicap in the world.
The jewel in the Melbourne Cup Carnival crown is the Lexus Melbourne Cup, one of the world's richest staying races, offering $8 million in prize money.
To further enjoy your visit to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, why not ask about extending your stay and taking in the Kennedy Oaks Day or the Seppelt Wines Stakes Day?
Thanks to our strong expert pedigree, we’re able to source the best rates, top seats and exceptional added value for our clients in Melbourne. You truly are in the best hands with our team, who have been taking clients on dream racing holidays Down Under for 30 years.
The Melbourne Marriott Hotel is perfectly situated in the central business district, moments from Melbourne's theatre and entertainment district. The elegantly appointed rooms feature large bathrooms, many offer sweeping views of the Melbourne skyline. When you are peckish, why not visit modern Australian eatery The Essence, or how about a post races cocktail in Elements Bar and Lounge. If you are feeling more active why not take a dip in the heated indoor pool or enjoy an invigorating workout in the fitness centre.
You will be accommodated in an undercover Hill Stand seat. The Hill Stand is located opposite the Winning Post and are undercover, ideal to help you shelter from the Australian sun!
The Skyline Restaurant is located on level 3 of the Hill Stand adjacent to the Panorama Restaurant and opposite the Winning Post. Enjoy amazing views of the racecourse and city skyline.
Located on level 3 of the Hill Stand, opposite the Winning Post, this restaurant offers a superb buffet lunch and sensational views of the racecourse.
As this is not an escorted tour, our experienced local representatives will be on hand to assist you throughout your stay.
Melbourne Cup Carnival tickets are provided via Ambassador Travel an Official Tourist Operator of the Victoria Racing Club.
We can assist with race day hospitality options for both the AAMI Victoria Derby and the Lexus Melbourne Cup race itself.
As always with Spectate, you’ll be pampered with a first-rate service throughout your experience.
For your journey to and from Australia we can arrange premium lounge access, flight upgrades and personal meet and greets to ensure every element of your journey is seamless and stress-free. You'll receive 24-hour assistance and a personal concierge service to help you to get the best out of your stay.
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