Port Fairy / Koroit
Known for its amazing seafood and views of the Moyne River, Port Fairy / Koroit also has strong connections to racing including, Cup Tour ambassador, Des Gleeson, last year's Melbourne Cup winning trainer, Ciaron Maher and 1985 Cup winning jockey.
Thursday 5 - Friday 6 October
A beautiful part of Victoria, Macedon is on the outermost fringe of Melbourne and home to Macedon Lodge which has produced many Melbourne Cup winners including Ethereal, Efficient, Green Moon and Almandin.
Monday 9 October
Nagambie is known for its waterways, fine wines, and its strong racing community, many would know that Nagambie is home to owner of multiple Melbourne Cup winners, Gerry Ryan, and of course the mighty Black Caviar.
Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 11 October
The regional town of Boort is located in the Loddon Valley. A unique and wonderful town to explore that is blessed with rich natural beauty, friendly locals and a real sense of connection to its history and environment.
Friday 13 – Saturday 14 October
With links to the gold rush dating back to the 1800’s Ballarat is home to many Melbourne Cup winners. The current residence to the Maher-Eustace combination, trainers of last year's Melbourne Cup winner, Gold Trip, and the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, Michelle Payne.
Tuesday 17 October
A beautiful seaside location on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Queenscliff is home to Suma Park, a property dating back to the famous James Wilson who had strong connections with the Cup back in the 1870s and 1880s.
Tuesday 24 October
Bendigo has a long and illustrious racing history. The first Sandhurst Cup was run in 1854, a few years prior to the Melbourne Cup. Last year's Bendigo Cup winner High Emocean ran third in the 2023 Lexus Melbourne Cup.
Wednesday 1 November
Melbourne is of course home to the Melbourne Cup, first run in 1861.
Friday 20 October
Thursday 2 November – Monday 6 November