2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival – Travel Packages

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2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival Packages Coming Soon – Pre-Register Now!

The Lexus Melbourne Cup is one of the most anticipated and celebrated days on the Australian sporting calendar! Known to be the most lucrative two-mile (3.2km) handicap race in the world, the Lexus Melbourne Cup, also referred to as the “The Race That Stops a Nation™” sits in an extremely high regard amongst international horse racing events with it prestige, traditions and popularity. Each year the gates of Flemington Racecourse are flooded, as over 300,000 race goers from not only Australia but the world enter dressed immaculately to experience the glitz, glamour, drama and excitement of arguably the biggest four days on the international horse racing calendar! Having it’s own public holiday certainly warrants it enormity! Patrons attend the Melbourne Cup Carnival to not only witness some of the finest horse racing on the planet, have a ‘punt’ and partake in The Cup festivities; but also to soak in the atmosphere and festivities that are unlike anything else.


If you’re interested in experiencing one of the world’s most prestigious and famous horse racing events, along with the undeniable fun, excitement and entertainment at the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival  – please take a moment to register your interest in the Enquiry Form below! By doing so, we’ll send you a notification when our 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival packages are released later in the year.

Exclusive Pre-Sale: To get access to Sportsnet’s packages before they go on sale to the general public, please indicate in the form below that you’d like to place a fully-refundable $50 deposit. This will guarantee that you will have our full range of ticket and accommodation options to choose from!


Sportsnet’s range of 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival packages will likely include the following:

  • A great range of centrally located Melbourne CBD hotel accommodation options
  • A great range of official tickets and hospitality options (including grandstands)
  • Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfast:
    • Reserved Seating
    • Plated hot breakfast alongside freshly baked breads and seasonal fruits
    • Selection of beverages including Barista-made coffees, teas, sparkling wine, red and white wines, beers and juices
    • Live entertainment
    • Plus more!
  • One-way Cruise transfers to Flemington Racecourse
  • Exclusive Experiences
  • Plus more!

Please note inclusions are subject to select packages.

2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival travel packages and cruises


2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival – Event Overview

Event official name: 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival
Event start date: To be confirmed
Event end date: To be confirmed
Event official website: www.flemington.com.au/melbourne-cup-carnival
Event category: Horse Racing
Performers: To be announced
Event location: Flemington Racecourse
Event address: 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031
Package prices from: To be advised

6 Night P&O ‘Pacific Explorer’ Package • 7 Night P&O ‘Pacific Dawn’ Package2 Night Melbourne Cup Day Package 2 Night Victoria Derby Day Package 2 Night Kennedy Oaks Day Package4 night 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day package • 5 night 2019 AAMI Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day package 2 night 2019 Seppelt Wines Stakes Day package6 night 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Kennedy Oaks Day and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day package7 night 2019 AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day package

Please note that all prices and inclusions are from our range of 2019 packages and are therefore only a guide and are subject to change.


6 night P&O ‘Pacific Explorer’ Melbourne Cup 2019 cruise package from $1,755* included:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation aboard the P&O Pacific Explorer in an interior cabin including:
    • General Admission entry into Flemington Racecourse on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day –
    • Return Coach transfers from Flemington Racecourse back to the ship
    • Racing personalities onboard
    • Fashions at Sea
    • All main meals at selected restaurants
    • Daytime activities including the sports courts, whirlpool spas, pools and fully equipped gym
    • Evening entertainment featuring live comedy, theatre, nightclubs and cinema
    • Dedicated age specific children’s clubs
    • All Australian and overseas port taxes
    • Embark: Saturday 2nd November, 2019 in Sydney, Australia
    • Disembark: Friday 8th November, 2019 in Sydney, Australia
  • Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfast including:
    • Reserved seat inside the Arts Centre Melbourne Pavilion
    • Plated hot breakfast alongside freshly baked breads and seasonal fruits
    • Selection of beverages including Barista-made coffees, teas, sparkling wine, red and white wines, beers and juices
    • Live entertainment
    • Option to partake in the Sportsnet ‘Fashions off the Field’ competition
    • Phantom Race Call with $500 cash prize
    • Complimentary pamper stations
    • One way coach transfer to Flemington at the conclusion of the function Booking and Ticket Handling Fee
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

7 night P&O ‘Pacific Dawn’ Melbourne Cup 2019 cruise package from $1,505* included:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation aboard the P&O ‘Pacific Dawn’ in an interior cabin including:
    • Return coach transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse
    • General Admission entry into Flemington Racecourse on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day
    • Racing personalities onboard
    • Fashions at Sea
    • All main meals at selected restaurants
    • Daytime activities including the sports courts, whirlpool spas, pools and fully equipped gym
    • Evening entertainment featuring live comedy, theatre, nightclubs and cinema
    • Dedicated age specific children’s clubs
    • All Australian and overseas port taxes
    • Embark: Saturday 2nd November, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia
    • Disembark: Saturday 9th November, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia
  • Admission into the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
    • Enjoy a tea or coffee and cookie as you experience a flight on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

2 night 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day package from $649* included:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels
    • Check In: Monday 4th November, 2019
    • Check Out: Wednesday 6th November, 2019
  • Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfast
    • Reserved seat inside the Arts Centre Melbourne Pavilion
    • Plated hot breakfast alongside freshly baked breads and seasonal fruits
    • Selection of beverages including Barista-made coffees, teas, sparkling wine, red and white wines, beers and juices
    • Live entertainment
    • Option to partake in the Sportsnet ‘Fashions off the Field’ competition
    • Phantom Race Call with $500 cash prize
    • Complimentary pamper stations
    • One way coach transfer to Flemington at the conclusion of the function
  • General admission ticket to the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day 
  • myki Visitor Pack including:
    • A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network
    • Discount offers at 15 attractions including: Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Melbourne Star, saving you more than $100
    • A protective souvenir myki wallet
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

2 night 2019 AAMI Victoria Derby Day package from $589* included:

  • 2 nights’ accommodationat a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels
    • Check In: Friday 1st November, 2019
    • Check Out: Sunday 3rd November, 2019
  • One-way Derby Day cruise to Flemington Racecourse including:
    • Delivery to the doorstep of the renowned Flemington Racecourse
    • Scenic cruise along the Maribyrnong River
    • Live music
    • Stand-up morning tea buffet consisting of fresh seasonal fruits, delicious muffins, gourmet pastries and tastefully filled croissants
    • Unlimited heavy & light beers and Australian sparkling, red & white wines
    • A variety of soft drinks, freshly squeezed orange juice, tea & coffee
  • General admission ticket to AAMI Victoria Derby Day
  • myki Visitor Pack including:
    • A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network
    • Discount offers at 15 attractions including: Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Melbourne Star, saving you more than $100
    • A protective souvenir myki wallet
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

2 night 2019 Kennedy Oaks Day package from $499* included:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels
    • Check In: Wednesday 6th November, 2019
    • Check Out: Friday 8th November, 2019
  • The Oaks Day Return Transfer to Flemington Racecourse including:
    • Return water taxi transfers from Melbourne City Marina to Flemington Racecourse
    • Delivery to the doorstep of the renowned Flemington Racecourse
    • Scenic cruise along the Maribyrnong River
    • Beverages may be purchased on board from the cash bar
  • General admission ticket to Kennedy Oaks Day 
  • myki Visitor Pack including:
    • A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network
    • Discount offers at 15 attractions including: Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Melbourne Star, saving you more than $100
    • A protective souvenir myki wallet
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

4 night 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day package from 1,088* included:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels
    • Check In: Monday 4th November, 2019
    • Check Out: Friday 8th November, 2019
  • Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfast including:
    • Reserved seat inside the Arts Centre Melbourne Pavilion
    • Plated hot breakfast alongside freshly baked breads and seasonal fruits
    • Selection of beverages including Barista-made coffees, teas, sparkling wine, red and white wines, beers and juices
    • Live entertainment
    • Option to partake in the Sportsnet ‘Fashions off the Field’ competition
    • Phantom Race Call with $500 cash prize
    • Complimentary pamper stations
    • One way coach transfer to Flemington at the conclusion of the function
  • General admission ticket to the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day 
  • The Oaks Day Return Transfer to Flemington Racecourse including:
    • Return water taxi transfers from Melbourne City Marina to Flemington Racecourse
    • Delivery to the doorstep of the renowned Flemington Racecourse
    • Scenic cruise along the Maribyrnong River
    • Beverages may be purchased on board from the cash bar
  • General admission ticket to Kennedy Oaks Day 
  • myki Visitor Pack including:
    • A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network
    • Discount offers at 15 attractions including: Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Melbourne Star, saving you more than $100
    • A protective souvenir myki wallet
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

5 night 2019 AAMI Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day package from $1,305* included:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels Check In: Friday 1st November, 2019
    • Check Out: Wednesday 6th November, 2019
  • One-way Derby Day Cruise to Flemington Racecourse including:
    • Delivery to the doorstep of the renowned Flemington Racecourse
    • Scenic cruise along the Maribyrnong River
    • Live music
    • Stand-up morning tea buffet consisting of fresh seasonal fruits, delicious muffins, gourmet pastries and tastefully filled croissants
    • Unlimited heavy & light beers and Australian sparkling, red & white wines
    • A variety of soft drinks, freshly squeezed orange juice, tea & coffee
  • General admission ticket to AAMI Victoria Derby Day 
  • Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfast including:
    • Reserved seat inside the Arts Centre Melbourne Pavilion
    • Plated hot breakfast alongside freshly baked breads and seasonal fruits
    • Selection of beverages including Barista-made coffees, teas, sparkling wine, red and white wines, beers and juices
    • Live entertainment
    • Option to partake in the Sportsnet ‘Fashions off the Field’ competition
    • Phantom Race Call with $500 cash prize
    • Complimentary pamper stations
    • One way coach transfer to Flemington at the conclusion of the function
  • General admission ticket to the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day
  • myki Visitor Pack including:
    • A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network
    • Discount offers at 15 attractions including: Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Melbourne Star, saving you more than $100
    • A protective souvenir myki wallet
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

2 night 2019 Seppelt Wines Stakes Day package from $319* included:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels
    • Check In: Friday 8th November, 2019
    • Check Out: Sunday 10th November, 2019
  • General admission ticket to Seppelt Wines Stakes Day 
  • myki Visitor Pack including:
    • A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network
    • Discount offers at 15 attractions including: Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Melbourne Star, saving you more than $100
    • A protective souvenir myki wallet
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

6 night 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Kennedy Oaks Day and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day package from $1,347* included:

  • 6 nights’ accommodationat a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels
    • Check In: Monday 4th November, 2019
    • Check Out: Sunday 10th November, 2019
  • Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfastincluding:
    • Reserved seat inside the Arts Centre Melbourne Pavilion
    • Plated hot breakfast alongside freshly baked breads and seasonal fruits
    • Selection of beverages including Barista-made coffees, teas, sparkling wine, red and white wines, beers and juices
    • Live entertainment
    • Option to partake in the Sportsnet ‘Fashions off the Field’ competition
    • Phantom Race Call with $500 cash prize
    • Complimentary pamper stations
    • One way coach transfer to Flemington at the conclusion of the function
  • General admission ticket to the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day 
  • The Oaks Day Return Transfer to Flemington Racecourse including:
    • Return water taxi transfers from Melbourne City Marina to Flemington Racecourse
    • Delivery to the doorstep of the renowned Flemington Racecourse
    • Scenic cruise along the Maribyrnong River
    • Beverages may be purchased on board from the cash bar
  • General admission ticket to Kennedy Oaks Day 
  • General admission ticket to Seppelt Wines Stakes Day 
  • myki Visitor Pack including:
    • A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network
    • Discount offers at 15 attractions including: Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Melbourne Star, saving you more than $100
    • A protective souvenir myki wallet
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee

7 night 2019 AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day package from $1,744 included:

  • 7 nights’ accommodationat a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels
    • Check In: Friday 1st November, 2019
    • Check Out: Friday 8th November, 2019
  • One-way Derby Day Cruise to Flemington Racecourse including:
    • Delivery to the doorstep of the renowned Flemington Racecourse
    • Scenic cruise along the Maribyrnong River
    • Live music
    • Stand-up morning tea buffet consisting of fresh seasonal fruits, delicious muffins, gourmet pastries and tastefully filled croissants
    • Unlimited heavy & light beers and Australian sparkling, red & white wines
    • A variety of soft drinks, freshly squeezed orange juice, tea & coffee
  • General admission ticket to AAMI Victoria Derby Day 
  • Entry into Sportsnet’s Cup Day Gala Breakfast including:
    • Reserved seat inside the Arts Centre Melbourne Pavilion
    • Plated hot breakfast alongside freshly baked breads and seasonal fruits
    • Selection of beverages including Barista-made coffees, teas, sparkling wine, red and white wines, beers and juices
    • Live entertainment
    • Option to partake in the Sportsnet ‘Fashions off the Field’ competition
    • Phantom Race Call with $500 cash prize
    • Complimentary pamper stations
    • One way coach transfer to Flemington at the conclusion of the function
  • General admission ticket to the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day 
  • The Oaks Day Return Transfer to Flemington Racecourse including:
    • Return water taxi transfers from Melbourne City Marina to Flemington Racecourse
    • Delivery to the doorstep of the renowned Flemington Racecourse
    • Scenic cruise along the Maribyrnong River
    • Beverages may be purchased on board from the cash bar
  • General admission ticket to Kennedy Oaks Day
  • myki Visitor Pack including:
    • A Full Fare myki card, pre-loaded with enough myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the entire tram network
    • Discount offers at 15 attractions including: Melbourne Aquarium, the National Sports Museum, Eureka Skydeck and Melbourne Star, saving you more than $100
    • A protective souvenir myki wallet
  • Booking and Ticket Handling Fee