Your Official 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival Guide

Your Official 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival Guide

One of the most beloved events on the Melbourne calendar is, of course, the Melbourne Cup. This iconic fixture is known as ‘the race that stops a nation’ and it’s easy to see why – between the thrilling 3200-metre race for three-year old thoroughbreds, the social atmosphere and the next-level fashion, it’s a day that’s eagerly anticipated all year. If you’re planning to attend the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup on 5 November, here are the details you’ll want to know including where to book Melbourne accommodation apartments.

What are the options for admission?

You might prefer to kick back with reserved seating in the Hill Stand, or to book a premium package to be seen in The Precinct with its exclusive bars and entertainment. You might even like to book a private marquee or villa and watch the action from your own private balcony. If you want to experience the true thrill of the Melbourne Cup, though, we’d recommend soaking up all the action from amongst the humming crowd. You’ll be able to wander to and from Hill Square, Front Lawn, level 1 of Hill Stand, the Betting Ring, Saintly Place and The Park to gain your ideal vantage point for the main race at 3pm.

Where should we stay for the 2019 Melbourne Cup?

It’s wise to book apartments or hotels in the Melbourne CBD that aren’t too far away from the race track. Staying at our Northbank apartments right near the Yarra River will place you an easy 19 minute drive or 22 minute train journey away from race day. Or, choose Flinders Lane for stylish apartments at the cultural heart of the city that are just four minutes’ walk from Flinders Station. Punthill Apartment Hotels offers accommodation in Melbourne’s CBD, inner suburbs and wider surrounds, providing plenty of choice for your stay.

What should I wear for the 2019 Melbourne Cup?

You’ll know that race day brings out the most breathtaking of formalwear, but what should you be looking for in terms of Melbourne Cup fashion? Ladies, search for beautiful cocktail dresses or ensembles, dress shoes and a brilliant fascinator or hat in keeping with the Cup spirit. By keeping it sophisticated and coordinated, you’ll be right on the money for Fashions on the Field. Gents can bring their A-game with tailored trousers, a tie, dress shoes and either a sports coat or jacket.

Don’t miss the most anticipated and exciting race in Australia – book convenient Punthill apartments in Melbourne before you miss out, and start searching for that perfect outfit! We’ll see you trackside…