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Things to Do During the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

By Viator, December 2017

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The grand finale of the Spring Racing Carnival, the Melbourne Cup, is the year’s biggest horse race and a glittering event. Whether you’ve got tickets—to Victoria Derby Day, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Kennedy Oaks Day, or Emirates Stakes Day—or want an inside peek, here’s how to enjoy the Melbourne Cup.

  • Ensure you arrive in style at the Melbourne Cup with a racing day cruise package and indulge with in a decadent morning or afternoon tea as you sail down the Yarra River. 
  • Come face-to-face with champion racehorses on a tour of the Living Legends stables in Woodlands Historic Park.
  • Discover Melbourne’s favorite sports, including Australian Football League (AFL), cricket, and horse racing at the National Sports Museum.
  • Admire sports venues including the Flemington Racecourse and an AFL stadium on a cultural tour of Melbourne.
  • Be sure to save some time for sightseeing—the Eureka Skydeck, Fitzroy Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and St. Kilda beach are all must-sees.
  • Make the most of your time in Melbourne with a day tour to the Yarra Valley wine region, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, or Great Ocean Road.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival: Spring Racing Day Cruise Package, Melbourne, null
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Melbourne Cup Carnival: Spring Racing Day Cruise Package

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Join in the fun and action of the Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival with a Melbourne river cruise to Flemington Racecourse. Enjoy all the excitement of The ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $214.72
Central Melbourne Walking Tour, Melbourne, Sporting Events & Packages
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Central Melbourne Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 111 Reviews

Discover Melbourne from a local’s perspective on a Melbourne city walking tour. Trace the rich history of Australia's cultural capital as you hear stories ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.93
Champion Racehorse Tour with Beer and Wine Tasting, Melbourne, Walking Tours
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Champion Racehorse Tour with Beer and Wine Tasting

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Spend a day in regional Victoria and come face-to-face with legends of Australian horseracing on this Champion Racehorse Tour with Beer and Wine Tasting from ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.93
National Sports Museum General Entry Ticket with Optional Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour, Melbourne, ... 
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National Sports Museum General Entry Ticket with Optional Melbourne Cricket Ground Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Nowhere in the world can you find a museum that celebrates a nation's rich sporting history like the National Sports Museum at an unmatchable venue like the ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.16
Cultural Melbourne City Tour, Melbourne, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Cultural Melbourne City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover mouth watering taste sensations, visit the home of passionate football supporters, be enchanted and charmed by the sport of kings, delight in ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.83
Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside, Melbourne, City Tours
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Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside

Breathe in the glamour, beauty and the views. Appreciate the heritage. See the color and artistry. Be touched by the idyllic village atmosphere of Melbourne’s ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.83
Sports and Beer Tour of Melbourne, Melbourne, City Tours
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Sports and Beer Tour of Melbourne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Sport and beer go hand-in-hand, and what better way to do both, than to take this fantastic tour. Go behind-the-scenes at Melbourne's best sporting venues ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.93

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