Melbourne Cup Carnival: Spring Racing Day Cruise Package

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Join in the fun and action of the Melbournes Spring Racing Carnival with a Melbourne river cruise to Flemington Racecourse. Enjoy all the excitement of The Derby, Oaks Day and the infamous Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation!


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  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free drinks included

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Cruise the Yarra River to Flemington aboard a decorated cruiser. Youll be welcomed aboard with a glass of Australian sparkling wine, and during the cruise enjoy morning and afternoon tea, a gourmet buffet lunch and unlimited drinks. Study the form guide on the sun deck or just relax and admire the views. The fun doesn't stop when the races have finished, as the party continues with entertainment by our onboard DJ as you travel back to the Melbourne City Marina.

Inclusions for Melbourne Cup Carnival: Spring Racing Day Cruise Package

  • A decorated cruiser for the entire race day, docked adjacent to the entrance gate
  • Return cruise to Flemington Racecourse from the Melbourne City Marina, Victor Harbour
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Selection of premium Australian red, white and sparkling wines, heavy and light beer, basic spirits, soft drinks, mineral water and orange juice
  • Gourmet stand up fork buffet including a selection of seafood, cold platters, salads and desserts
  • Television monitors for race viewing onboard
  • Entertainment on the return back to the city

Exclusions for Melbourne Cup Carnival: Spring Racing Day Cruise Package

  • General Admission is not included into the Flemington Racecourse
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Flemington is the oldest and best-known racecourse in Australia with races held every year since 1840. The highlight of the racing calendar is the Spring Racing Carnival which features the main events of Derby Day, Oaks Day, Melbourne Cup and Stakes Day. Flowers, especially roses are an important part of the week's racing at Flemington, with each of the major race days having their own official flower.

Derby Day - Victoria Derby Day kicks off the Spring Racing Carnival in style. Traditionally black and white are worn on this day by women and morning suits by men. The flower of the day is a blue Corn Flower.

Melbourne Cup - It’s Melbourne Cup and time for the Race that stops a Nation! See fortunes won and lost and history made on the first Tuesday of November every year. Join in the fun and soak up the atmosphere as the entire nation stops to watch the Race at 3.00pm. The flower of the day is a Yellow Rose.

Oaks Day - Also known as ladies day, Oaks Day is more famous for “fashions on the field” than the horse racing! This is the time to dress to impress with large hats and fascinators. The flower of the day is a Pink rose.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Passengers must be 18+ years old

Dress Code for Spring Racing is "Dress to Impress"

Men - collared shirts and dress shoes

Ladies - semi formal to formal

Please Note: strictly no denim

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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  • This was excellent value for Cup Day. We had great fun and I will book this cruise again next year. Staff were very helpful and helped make the day. Best way to go to the Cup.

  • absolutely brilliant I highly recommend seeing the cup this way, we were well looked after all day the food was good and the drinks kept coming

  • We all had a great time. The staff where great nothing was too much for them. The service was very good. We would highly recommend this to other people

  • A great way of "doing the Melbourne cup" Lunch was 5 Stars, the bubbles and wine were not so great. I think a better quality in the bubbles and wine would have made this a perfect trip. Great fun on the way home with the DJ. Have recommended your trip too many. Thanks for a great day.

  • Absolutely fantastic. The staff, the food, the whole thing cannot fault. Well done to you all. A+

  • OMG it was beyond amazing. Once you have been to the Melbourne Cup by boat you will never travel any other way to celebrate this amazing day. The crew the boat the food the endless supply of drinks and the weather made the day the most memorable day ever also dancing our way back to the docklands was awesome - we are all still talking about it and have told everyone we know. Thank you thank you thank you! Best day everrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

  • This was definitely a 5 star day. Plenty of Food and Drink. Boat was fabulous, staff were amazing. A little bit of a "boogie" on the dance floor on the way home. Would definitely recommend. Just a note that this package does not include your entry to the Race Track so make sure you prepurchase

  • 12 out of 10 its was amazing great food excellent staff lots of fun good company I was on my own and was made to feel welcome. The only issue I had was that am from Perth and flew in the night before the event and did not know that I couldn't but a ticket at the gate at Flemington. I might just go again one never knows

  • It was an excellent day. The staff and crew did everything to make it so, very friendly and did everything they could to make it an enjoyable experience. Food was excellent as was the bubbles and wine. My view is that if you did not enjoy it then it was only your own fault. - GREAT DAY!!!

  • Was an excellent day out, would highly recommend for anyone to do it, staff were great, friendly and attentive, drinks and food plentiful, will be booking again next year for sure.

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