SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival 17th - 19th February 2022

Start planning for the 2022 racing events!

The SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival is a ‘must-do’ on the South Australian event calendar and in February 2020 it was marked as the biggest event to take place on Kangaroo Island ever!

Each year the Cygnet River Racecourse comes alive with great country racing from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th February. The Thursday event is a casual affair, with the main race day, the Dudley Wines Kangaroo Island Cup, held on the Saturday. Punters dress up in true racing style and enjoy trackside entertainment, colourful marquees, fashions on the field competitions and an abundance of local Kangaroo Island food and wine.

Another ‘must-do’ is to join the popular Long Lunch trackside marquee on Cup Day, Saturday 19th February. Enjoy a stunning 2-course menu. A selection of local Dudley Wines and beers are included to wet your whistle. Book early to avoid disappointment, as tickets to this popular lunch always sell out.

If you’re heading to the island just for the day, let us do the driving and enquire about a KI Cup Package including return coach and ferry transfers from Adelaide and general admission entry. Race-day packages including coach and ferry transfers are available for Cup Day only.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Book your tickets and packages


SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup

Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch - BOOK NOW

The Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch trackside marquee is the place to be. This event sold out in 2020, so be sure to get in quick and book your spot now!

Your ticket includes entry to the Racecourse, a two-course lunch complemented by Dudley Wines and beer, with private betting facilities at your doorstep and a race-book.

Watch the racing in style from the comfort of your marquee and enjoy the range of local food and beverages.

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Book Your Own Party Tent

Get a group together and book your very own Party Tent. Trackside tents are great to use as your base for the day and are suitable for up to 10 or 20 people, with chairs and tables included. You can either pre-order lunch and food platters from a local caterer (details TBA), purchase from the food vendors on the day or bring your own food and nibbles. Party tents sold out in 2020 so be quick to secure a spot!

Guests won’t be able to bring their own alcohol onto the racecourse or for their party tent, however beverages can be pre-ordered from the Racing Club and will be delivered direct to your party tent in coolers. Alternatively, you can purchase drinks on the day from the bar. 

Party Tents can only be booked direct with Greg Miller from the Kangaroo Island Racing Club on 0419 338 139.


 

Fashions On The Field

The annual Fashions on the Field competition is a favourite on Cup Day, with participants showing off their stylish racewear on stage. Get your fascinator or suit ready and enter one of the categories open on the day, including kids (aged up to 16 years), men and women.

Dress to impress and enter Fashions on the Field, on the day for your chance to win some fantastic prizes for winning categories.


 

Plan Your Weekend Away

Stay for the weekend and get involved with the racing buzz across the island. If travelling to Kangaroo Island make sure to organise your accommodation and ferry travel well in advance with limited options available on the island over this busy time.

Save with SeaLink’s self-drive packages or join a guided tour while on KI. It’s the perfect time of year to visit so grab a group of friends and family and start planning your weekend away.

Looking for more exciting activities to do or places to visit while on KI? Take a look at our 30 reasons to visit Kangaroo Island article for some of the best things to do while visiting.


Travel Package and Ticket Options

General Admission - Kangaroo Island Cup Day (Saturday ticket only)

Entry to the SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 19th February 2022. Adults $21 (including $1 booking fee) and children under 15 years free. Please select child tickets as 2022 attendance numbers will be monitored inline with the COVID event management plan. 

$21/Adult

General Admission - Race Meet (Thursday ticket only)

Entry to the Race Meet on Thursday 17th February 2022. Adults $16 (including $1 booking fee) and children under 15 years free. Please select child tickets as 2022 attendance numbers will be monitored inline with the COVID event management plan. 

$16/Adult

General Admission - Race Meet (Thursday) + Kangaroo Island Cup Day (Saturday ticket only)

Book a ticket to both the Race Meet on Thursday 17th February and the Dudley Wines Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 19th February and save! The price for both days will be $31 (including $1 booking fee), saving you $5. To book, simply purchase tickets to both events online and your discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Children under 15 years free.

$31/Adult

Kangaroo Island Cup Day Long Lunch - Limited Tickets Available!

Entry into the Long Lunch Trackside Marque with nibbles on arrival, two-course lunch, complemented by Dudley Wines and beer. Includes entry to the Racecourse, private betting facilities and racebook. Price includes $1 booking fee.

$225/Adult

Departing Adelaide

Includes General Admission ticket to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 19th February 2022, return transfers to the Racecourse from Adelaide and ferry travel. 

$189/Adult 
$86/Child

Departing Cape Jervis

Includes General Admission ticket to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 19th February 2022, return transfers to the Racecourse from Cape Jervis and ferry travel. 

$141/Adult 
$62/Child

Departing Adelaide

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 19th February 2022, return travel to the Racecourse from Adelaide and ferry travel.

$395/Adult 
$312/Child

Departing Cape Jervis

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 19th February 2022, return travel to the Racecourse from Cape Jervis and ferry travel.

$347/Adult 
$288/Child

Departing Penneshaw

Return KI Cup Transfer from Penneshaw to the Cygnet River Racecourse. Pick up locations include Penneshaw Ferry Terminal, Netball Courts, Baudin Beach or Island Beach. To book, call our Sales Centre on 13 13 01 or email [email protected]

$42/Adult 
$21/Child

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Departing American River

Return KI Cup Transfer from American River to the Cygnet River Racecourse. Pick up locations include American River Post Office, American River Wharf or the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge. To book, call our Sales Centre on 13 13 01 or email [email protected]

$38/Adult 
$19/Child

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For assistance, please call SeaLink on 13 13 01 or email [email protected]