The iconic Melbourne Cup will visit Australia’s red centre and New Zealand as part of a four-month annual tour.
Destinations for the 15th trophy tour were announced on Tuesday by the Victorian Racing Club.
The Melbourne Cup will start at West Wyalong in NSW on July 1 and make stops in 31 towns and cities including Auckland and Alice Springs before arriving at Flemington on November 7.
NSW: Sydney, West Wyalong, Bathurst, Nowra, Bermagui, Mudgee, Widden, Cessnock, Lismore
WA: Perth, Roebourne, Kununurra
NT: Alice Springs
Qld: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Central Highlands (Springsure, Emerald, Clermont), Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton
SA: Adelaide, Murray Bridge
Vic: Melbourne, Ararat, Ballan, Euroa, Echuca
New Zealand: Christchurch, Stratford, Auckland