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May 1, 2020

Falling across March & April in Sydney, the Autumn Carnival features the best in racing, hospitality and celebrity shoulder-rubbing one can ask for. Encompassing two hallmark events – the Longines Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens and world-renowned The Championships at Royal Randwick, the Autumn Carnival welcomes every thrill-seeker and socialite alike to enjoy the best that Sydney has to offer. Experience the unparalleled captivation of one of Australia’s most renowned sporting events and take advantage of the harbour-city surrounds for the rest of the weekend while you’re at it!

Dress up like you mean it!

Autumn Racing welcomes a more formal approach to racewear with the likes of heavier materials, cropped jackets and felt headwear. It can take more planning, but in a modern society that seldom demands formal attire, it’s a great opportunity to dress to impress.

Take advantage of the Eastern Suburbs & Western Sydney’s vibrant nightlife

Jump in a taxi after a race day at Royal Randwick and keep the party going at the likes of Mrs Sippy (lavishly A-list), The Woollahra (a classy drink in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs) or one of the many cozy pub in Paddington. For Rosehill Gardens, check out Rydges Parramatta (to put those dancing shoes to work) or the Rosehill Bowling Club (for some live music and casual fun) and kick on with your friends for a weekend to remember.

Experience the thrill of Autumn Racing

Sydney Autumn promises Australia’s most exciting sporting event as the world’s best thoroughbreds, trainers, jockeys and racing legends converge on Sydney. With $33million in prizemoney up for grabs, you wouldn’t imagine any different! Combine that with the best in quality hospitality, DJs, live performances, thrilling off-course entertainment, and an invitation to party like you mean it and you’ve got yourself a golden ticket.

Book into hospitality packages to suit any style and budget

For a truly A-list, gourmet racing experience there’s nowhere better. For those who prefer a sit down lunch, both venues have some terrific restaurant options with panoramic racecourse views. For something more casual, look out for a pop-up marquee, lawn party or picnic options.

Spend Sunday exploring the best that Sydney has to offer

From Harbour Bridge climbs, coastal walks from Bondi to Coogee, drinks on Sydney Harbour at Opera Bar, a walk through the Botanical Gardens, or a ferry ride over to nearby Manly (and not necessarily in that order!), the to-do list in Sydney is endless.

For our tips on how to best explore Sydney, visit our Visiting Sydney page.

Book early and take advantage of affordable flights and hotel packages

These days you can find some really affordable hotel and flight deals through travel websites. Plus, for those looking to come to fully immerse, the likes of Airbnb can see you living like a true Sydney-sider. Check out your calendar, get in early and be rewarded!

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