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Melbourne Cup Carnival

Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australia's greatest thoroughbred race

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's premier thoroughbred race. It is held on the first Tuesday in... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Cup 6 night cruise on carnival spirit

Amazing upgrade to a suite which was a beautiful cabin - two sinks in the bathroom for two girls... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
N1369CIlouises
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Sydney, Australia
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Although you will find plenty of horse racing fanatics, the Melbourne Cup seems to be more about fashion than racing. With events like 'Fashion on the Field' drawing lots of attention, preparing for the event is all about choosing what to wear. As well as the fashion, there are four race days to attend, with ticket options ranging from general admission and reserved seating to full luxury packages. Grab a drink at the bar or sip on a beverage while relaxing on the grass in the sun, then try your luck and place a bet. After the race, venture out and experience all that Melbourne has to offer with the electric spring-racing vibe igniting the city.
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's premier thoroughbred race. It is held on the first Tuesday in November -- November 6, 2018. The Melbourne Cup is no longer just a Melbourne race -- most winners come from overseas. It's a "two miler" -- it's a handicap...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing upgrade to a suite which was a beautiful cabin - two sinks in the bathroom for two girls - heaven !! Very large balcony and beautifully appointed cabin. Wonderful trip to Melbourne - visited the spa a number of times with Tammi the masseur...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

What a beautiful racecourse, the roses were just beautiful, we were in the Parade Lounge right next to the Birdcage, had a wonderful view of what was happening. Great facility in the Parade Lounge, nibbles, bubbles, coffee, soft drink, water whatever you needed along with...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Wow, what an experience. One thing that must be on the bucket list. The atmosphere, fun, revelry and excitement is something you can't miss out on. We dined in the Skyline Restaurant, food was amazing for a large room, drinks were of great quality (Boags...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great day and amazing atmosphere. A tip tho bring your own food!!!! I waiting in line for an hour. The drinks line is horrific also. What do you expect really with over 100,000 people at one event. We had grandstand seats and they were great.Apparently...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A few tables and chairs, umbrellas and open Marques , freezing cold,craning to see races on big screens !!! Not my idea of a great day at the races and it's bloody expensive to boot! You never get to see a horse in the flesh,...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Melbourne Cup gives everyone a chance to experience a truly massive event. Whether you are a local or you travel across town, across the country or across the world, Cup day in Melbourne is something you really must do at least once in your lifetime.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

great thing to do when your younger and have a bit more tolerance towards yobbish behaviour. great event that usually descends into drunkeness by the end of the day (usually from the female patrons). but its still a great event if you stick too watch...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

All I can say is - Pay extra for seating in the stands! We sat on the grass near the finish line, and by the end of the day you're surrounded by drunks in a space that feels like a sardine can. Not a pleasant...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

A simply must do for all Australians . this is truly and day that both men and ladies can spruce themselves up , but let their hair down. whether you take up your spot on the lawn or pay for access into the grandstand or...More

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