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Melbourne Cup

Australia’s most prestigious thoroughbred horse race, the Melbourne Cup is a ‘must see’ for many racing fans, and you can be there with a Black Opal sports holiday.

The richest ‘two-mile’ handicap in the world, the Cup is known locally as "the race that stops a nation", much like the UK’s own Grand National. With entertainments and race day events accompanying the action on the racecourse, the Melbourne Cup Carnival offers much more to enjoy that the racing itself. Ask our experts about your hospitality options to ensure your own experience, and vantage point, is second to none.

November is a great time of year to travel to Melbourne, with the nights drawing in the UK, the Australian summer is just beginning. Why not extend you stay to take in more of the wonders of this vast nation? Ask about tailored luxury travel experiences and create an even more memorable Melbourne Cup holiday.

Image credit: Tourism Australia / Time Out Australia


Our hand-picked luxury accommodation

At Black Opal, we know our clients want the very best accommodation to accompany their luxury sports travel experience. That’s why we endeavour to secure the very best accommodation available within convenient proximity to your chosen event. Our recommendations are below, but should you wish to stay elsewhere simply give us a call on 0330 041 4888 or contact us online.

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