How To Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day Without Leaving Auckland

The Summer racing season is almost here and as November approaches so does Melbourne Cup Day. While most of us can’t take the trip to Melbourne for the day, it turns out there is a New Zealand alternative.

You can head on over to Ellerslie Racecourse for their Melbourne Cup Day event. They’re the only place in Auckland that will have their own live races as well as live footage from Flemington. They’ll be making a day of it with lots of delicious food and luxury champagne available as well as spot prizes for the most stylish attendees.

The details:

On the 7th of November from 11am the gates to Ellerslie race course will open and the first race will take place at approximately 12:30pm.

The Melbourne Cup Day race itself will be broadcasted live at 5pm. With the last race finishing around 7pm. The event finishes around 9pm.

General admission to the day is free but if you want to take part in the hospitality the ticket prices range from $60 – $260pp. Limited private areas and corporate marquee sites will be available.

Free parking will be available or you can catch the train as the Greenlane train station is only 600m away.

For extra info  check out the website.