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Dunkeld Race Course sits at the foot of the magnificent Grampians. Many race fans make the 283km drive from Melbourne to be absorbed in an authentic country racing experience.

The course has no permanent grandstands, seating and is not even supplied with power. What makes the Dunkeld races so impressive is that everything barring the course itself is set up from scratch to host its annual Dunkeld Cup.

It’s the country style atmosphere that sees thousands flock to the Dunkeld racecourse every Spring Racing Carnival to take part in traditional festivities. The breathtaking Mt. Abrupt overlooks course proper giving the track a stunningly unforgettable backdrop.

So if you’re looking for a unique raceday, put Dunkeld Cup Day on top of your bucket list.

Racecourse Location
LOT 6 DICKIE St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia

Kms from Melbourne
271km (approx 3.0 hours travel time)

By Car from Melbourne
From Melbourne, drive along the Western Highway to Ararat, take turn

By Train
From Southern Cross, take train to Ballarat Station, take bus to Dunkeld

By Bus
The Dunkeld Racing Club operates a shuttle bus service from Hamilton to Dunkeld and return. Find out more on our event page.