Local Tips for 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival

When you visit any city, it’s hard to beat local knowledge. And as the masses converge on this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival, we thought we’d give you our 3 tips to make the most from your visit:

Tip 1. Apparel

Take your suit attire to the next level with a visit to a Melbourne institution, City Hatters. Located under the clocks at Flinders Street Station since 1910, City Hatters has a huge range of hats combined with a rarity seen these days… service! Whether your after a modern look or something more Mad Men inspired you can’t go past this store.

Tip 2. Thirsty?

For something to drink either before or after the races, try The Savoy Tavern (677 Bourke Street, Melbourne). Renovated in recent times, it has found the perfect ground between, pub, sports-bar and cocktail bar.  It’s location is also a huge plus, right opposite Southern Cross Station where you can conveniently access the train to and from the race track.

Tip 3. Free CBD Trams

Since 1st January 2015, All Trams are now free of charge within the CBD area. Prior to this, the ‘Circle Tram’ was the only free ride around. You can hop on and off any trams in the CBD so as long as you are within the Free Tram Zone: includes the area from the iconic Queen Victoria Market, across to Victoria Harbour in Docklands, up to Spring Street and over to Flinders Street Station and Federation Square.

Travel on trams within this zone is free, and you won’t need a myki, however, if your journey starts or finishes outside the boundaries of the Free Tram Zone, you must touch on your myki at the reader in the normal way to make sure you have a valid ticket.

Our Melbourne Cup Carnival packages can be found here.

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