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Join us on a thrilling 5-day Kiwi Tour from 04 November to 08 November 2024, as we explore the excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival!

Experience the thrill of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with our exclusive Escorted 5 Day Kiwi Tour! From the moment you depart New Zealand to your return, we’ve curated an unforgettable journey filled with excitement, fantastic inclusions, and the unforgetable horse racing.

On top of all that, Your experience is enhanced by our knowledgeable tour hosts Des Coppins, Chris Hammonds, and Kel Munro.


Escorted 5-Day Kiwi tour | 04 to 08 November 2024

5-Day Kiwi Tour Itinerary

Monday, 04 November

Depart from New Zealand for Melbourne. On arrival you will be transferred to your selected hotel. This evening we meet for our Cup Eve Gala Dinner and Racing Show which includes complimentary beverages and dinner. Hosted by Des Coppins with special guests. 

Tuesday, 05 November

It’s Lexus Melbourne Cup Day! Following breakfast we transfer to Flemington for the Lexus Melbourne Cup. Fun, fashion and frivolity will be on the cards as we celebrate Australia’s most famous race day. After the last race we return you to your hotel for a post cup celebration. 

Wednesday, 06 November

Today is at leisure. As an optional extra you are welcome to join Sporting Tours at the fun country race meeting at Kyneton for the running of the Kyneton Cup (racecourse admission at own cost). This is an all-day event that runs from 10am – 7pm

Or join us on a tour to a Yarra Valley Winery for wine tasting and lunch cost TBC

Or tour to Living Legends home of retired champion race horses such as Fields of Omagh, Brew, Efficient, Apache Cat. Depart 9 am return 12.30 pm morning tea included Cost $60 per person.

Thursday, 07 November

It’s VRC Oaks Day at Flemington, traditionally known as ’Ladies Day’ for the glamorous fashions. Return transfers to Flemington are provided. Join us at the “Farewell Gathering” this evening to say goodbye to some new friends. 

Friday, 08 November

Today we return to New Zealand. We’ll be transferred to Melbourne International Airport for our return flight home.


  • Return economy class airfare from New Zealand to Melbourne
  • All airline levies and fuel surcharges, Australian and New Zealand depart taxes
  • Airport transfers in Melbourne (applies to group flights only)
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Cup Eve Gala Dinner including beverages with racing personalities
  • Return coach transfers to Flemington Racecourse as per itinerary
  • Reserved Hill Stand* seats on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day & VRC Oaks Day
  • Post-cup celebration
  • Full Day Tours – A choice of a trip to a country race meeting at Kyneton for the running of the Kyneton Cup (race course admission at own cost) OR trip to a Yarra Valley Winery lunch included cost TBC per person OR trip to Living Legends morning tea included Cost $60 per person
  • Farewell gathering
  • $10 Lexus Melbourne Cup Sweepstake ticket
  • Des’s 33yrs. celebration bet – $1000 bet for 1 lucky person on their pick in the Cup
  • Sporting Tours travel pack
  • Tour hosts Des Coppins, Chris Hammonds and Kel Munro
  • (subject to minimum numbers)

    *The Hill Stand is covered, however the front and sides of the stand are subject to weather conditions Package extensions available, contact us today with your requirements

    Other packages available, please contact us for details.

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