Make sure you're in Melbourne during spring when sport, fashion and entertainment collide for the Spring Racing Carnival, culminating in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.
Flemington hosts 23 racemeetings every year, with races having been run every year since 1840 making it Australia's oldest continuing metropolitan racecourse in Australia.The racecourse has a crowd capacity of over 120,000, features three grandstands and on race days has a number of sponsored marquees and restricted members areas.
Beyond the horseracing spectacle is one of the most famous rose gardens in the world, acres of manicured lawns, stunning city skyline views and a host of other high profile events. Get along to music festivals, conferences, children's events, or even host your own private event at this postcard-perfect Melbourne institution.
Flemington Racecourse is located just 10 minutes' drive from the CBD and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport. It is close to public transport options and limited car parking is available.
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