Planning your day at the Melbourne Cup Carnival – Step by step

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#1 Book!

Book your tickets to the best enclosure on the track – The Home Straight Enclosure.

#2 – Flights & Accommodation

Coming from interstate? Book in those flights and accommodation quick! This is a busy time in Melbourne, and the best hotels will sell our FAST!

#3 – Transfers

When the day finally comes, the last thing you will want to worry about is how you’re getting to and from the races. Book your spot on our bus transfer, the easiest and most cost effective option (for only $25pp). The bus will pick you and your guests up from Crown Casino, and drop you off right outside the Home Straight Enclosure, and then back to Crown at the end of the day.

#4 – Outfits

Although this is step 4, for some it is most important of all! Dresses, shoes, hats, fascinators … The races is as much about the fashion, as it is about the horses! Make sure you start planning those outfits early, as this is one thing you don’t want to leave to the last minute!

#5 – Enjoy the day

Once the day arrives, be sure to let your hair down, and soak up all that this carnival has to offer. Dress up, place a bet, eat, drink and be merry! This will be a day to remember forever.