Melbourne Cup Day | Full Day Package


$380.00 / per adult


Melbourne Cup | Full Day Package | 2023

Duration: 9 hours approx.

  • Cruising to Flemington Racecourse along the Yarra and Maribyrnong River is the most enjoyable and relaxing ways to experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
  • Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation. Enjoy a day of luxury on a private cruiser, berthed alongside Flemington Racecourse, with our gourmet cuisine, quality Australian wines, on board race monitors, all-day access into the racecourse and trouble-free transfers.
  • Our vessels are fully enclosed with panoramic viewing, sundecks and restrooms. There is absolutely no need to queue for anything!
  • Our full day catered package is all you need for a fun and exciting day with friends.

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  • Private Charter Functions are also available for Melbourne Cup Day. Click on the Enquire Now button above.

Pricing for Melbourne Cup Day – Full Package is $460.00 per adult.


9.00AM – Board vessel at Melbourne City Marina, Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

9.30AM – Depart from Melbourne City Marina, Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

10.15AM – Arrive at Flemington Racecourse.

10:45 AM – First Race:

12.30PM – Gourmet buffet lunch.

5:15PM – Last Race

5.30PM – Depart from Flemington Racecourse.

6.15PM – Arrive at Melbourne City Marina, Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

Full Day Race-Day Package Inclusions | 2023

  • Full Race Day Package is inclusive of all food, beverages & transfer.
  • Morning Tea & Gourmet stand-up fork buffet including a selection of seafood, cold platters, salads and dessert.
  • Selection of Premium Australian red, white & sparkling wine, heavy & light beer, spirits & soft drinks.
  • Docked at Flemington on the Maribyrnong River adjacent to the riverbank entrance gate at Flemington Racecourse.
  • On-board TV monitors for race day viewing.
  • Entertainment during the return to Melbourne City Marina.
  • Strict Dress Code
  • Strictly OVER 18+ Event

Package Exclusions (Not Included)

  • Flemington Racecourse General Admission Entry Tickets “NOT INCLUDED”
  • Hotel Transfer “NOT INCLUDED”

Event Dates are Non-Refundable.

Ticket Kiosk & Departure Locations

Below is a list of our all our key locations:

Locations Address Purchase Tickets Departure Location Map Hours Of Operation
Southgate BERTH 1, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 | Cruising Restaurant NO YES Click Here | Google Maps 9:30AM to 3:00PM (MON-SUN)
Southgate BERTH 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 YES YES Click Here | Google Maps 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Federation Wharf VAULT 10, Federation Wharf (Princes Walk), Melbourne VIC 3000 YES YES Click Here 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Head Office VAULT 11, Banana Alley, 367 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 YES No 9:00AM to 5:00PM (MON-FRI)
Williamstown GEM PIER, 1 Syme Street, Williamstown VIC 3016 No YES Click Here N/A

Click Here For Departure Times And Fare Information

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

Unfortunately, our vessels (including the on-board restrooms) are not wheelchair accessible and we do not have the facilities to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on there own or be assisted by their carers only as our staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding) in any way.


We do not offer bookings for groups less then 15 guests for our sightseeing cruises however you are able to purchase a prepaid voucher from our website.

Please note that this does not secure a time or a date and we do recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to the cruise time you are after to secure your spot.

Yes, as our schedule is subject to weather and tidal conditions you will need to call us from 9.45am on the morning of your preferred cruise date. Please call 03 8610 2600

Yes. Spending the day is Williamstown is a great way to see a different part of Melbourne. Return times are 1 hour after the ferry leaves the City but must be confirmed on the day.

You will find us located across from the Langham Hotel on the rivers edge.

All beverages as listed are included and served throughout the cruise.

We ask that guests please arrive no later than 7.15pm for boarding.
Please note that our cruise will leave at 7.30pm sharp and will not wait for late guests.

The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant cruises up river, passing the Botanical Gardens and sporting stadiums.
Please note that our cruise path is subject to weather and tidal conditions.

We operate our dinner cruise Thursdays to Sundays at 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Alternative days can be arranged for groups of 15+

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

The Spirit of Melbourne can accommodate up to 90 passengers and the floor plan is designed for the bookings that evening. Each booking will have their own table, large groups of 15 or more may be split across two tables.

Yes we do welcome children on board. In the interest of other guests children must remain seated at all times.

Please see our menu for details. Much of our menu is Gluten Free and we also offer vegetarian catering.

Smart casual.

Unlike the ocean the Yarra River is very calm and flat. It is very unlikely that travelling on our vessels will cause any motion sickness.

Cakes can be purchased at a cost. At least 7 days notice is required to order these items. Call us for sizes and pricing.


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