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Melbourne Cup Tour in Tallarook

Tallarook Hotel -15 Main Rd, Tallarook VIC 3659(See map)
High Tea - $40 pp (excludes booking fee)
Auction Dinner - $70 pp (excludes booking fee)
Bookings can be made via Eventbrite. See links below.

The 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour races into Tallarook

Each year, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour provides rural, regional and metropolitan communities across Australia and New Zealand with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Lexus Melbourne Cup firsthand. The annual Tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Melbourne Cup and its contribution to Australia’s historical and cultural heritage before returning to Flemington Racecourse for the ‘race that stops a nation™’ on the first Tuesday in November.

The Tallarook Hotel, in conjunction with the greater Tallarook Community are delighted to be chosen as a destination of the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.

The coveted Trophy will arrive in Tallarook at approximately 1pm on Wednesday 23rd October and you are all invited to come along and enjoy the festivities. We will also have two other Melbourne Cup Trophies on display on the day. There will be fundraising for Goulburn Options Inc and Riding for the Disabled throughout the day.

Tallarook has also been selected as one of 24 rural and regional destinations to be part of the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep. This is an exciting element to the Tour and if Tallarook draws the barrier of the winning horse in the Melbourne Cup, we receive a donation of $50,000 to go directly to our nominated charity, Goulburn Options Inc.

Scheduled activities

High Tea

Join us in celebrating the Melbourne Cup Tour coming to Tallarook.

We're hosting a High Tea that will include a delicious spread of petite savouries and sweets as well Mitchelton Sparkling, tea & coffee.

The High Tea will conclude at 12.30pm with a Fashions of the Field Competition with best dressed and best hat prizes awarded.


11:30am — High Tea

12:30pm — Fashions on the Field judging

1pm to 6pm — photo opportunities with the Cup and Talent (TBA) for school groups, community groups, etc

4.30pm — pony rides


$40 per person available via Eventbrite.

Auction Dinner

The Auction dinner will include a 3 course dinner of canapés, main and cheese with beer and wine.

The dinner will feature guest speaker Gerry Ryan, VRC Talent and Charity Auction.




$70 per person available via Eventbrite.

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This page was last updated on 14 October 2019.