SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival 17th - 19th February 2022
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 ever take place on Kangaroo Island!
Each year the Cygnet River Racecourse comes alive with great country racing from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th February. Thursday's 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.
If you’re planning to head 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 are only available for Saturday's Cup Day.
We look forward to seeing you there!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - COVID Vaccination Requirement from Racing SA.
As of 20th January 2022, anyone aged 16 years and over intending to enter any South Australian racing venue, for any purpose, will be required to show proof of double vaccination. A COVID-19 Digital Certificate will be required to be sighted, at the racetrack gates via a smartphone, or via a printed immunisation certificate, Where an official SA Health medical exemption is in place, proof of a negative COVID test result for the 72-hour period prior to seeking entry and full exemption details will need to be provided. The requirement will be enforced by Racing SA and Racing Clubs at all venues. For further information visit Country Racing SA Industry Update.
Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival Events
Thursday 17th February
Race Meet, for the first day of the Racing Carnival. Held at the Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote. Gates open 11.00am. Adults $16. Children under 15 FREE. Pre-purchase your ticket online only or buy a combo multi-day pass including the Thursday and Saturday race entry and save $5.
Thursday 17th February
Kangaroo Island Racing Club Cocktail Party will be held at the Ozone Hotel from 7pm until late. Tickets $25pp and can be pre-purchased through the Ozone Hotel. Tickets include live music, bar snacks and a welcome cocktail on arrival.
Friday 18th February
Punters Intermission at Dudley Wines Cellar Door, Penneshaw from 10.00am - 8.00pm. Call (08) 8553 1333 or email for more information. No entry fee, though table bookings are recommended.
Saturday 19th February
Kangaroo Island Cup Race Day, Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote. Gates open 11.00am. Adults general admission $21 (including $1 booking fee). Children under 15 FREE. Pre-book your general admission online only for adults and children or book in your place at the Long Lunch trackside marquee. Bookings essential.
Sunday 20th February
Live Music at Dudley Wines Cellar Door, Cape Willoughby Rd, Penneshaw from 10.00am - 5.00pm. Call (08) 8553 133 or email for more information and to book a table. Free entry. Looking for more to do while on the island? Take a look at our outdoor and nature activities or our list of 30 reasons to visit Kangaroo Island for our top things to do.
Dudley Wines Kangaroo Island Cup Day
Kangaroo Island Spirits Long Lunch - SOLD OUT
The Kangaroo Island Spirits Long Lunch is the place to be on KI Cup Day. This event sold out in 2021, so be sure to get in quick and book your spot now!
Your ticket includes entry to the Racecourse, a three-course lunch complemented by a Kangaroo Island Spirits cocktail on arrival, 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.
Book Your Own Party Tent - SOLD OUT
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Entry into the Long Lunch on KI Cup Day (19th February 2022) with nibbles and a Kangaroo Island Spirits cocktail on arrival, three-course lunch, complemented by Dudley Wines and beer. Includes entry to the Racecourse, private betting facilities and racebook. Price includes $1 booking fee.
Kangaroo Island Cup Day Package
Includes General Admission ticket to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 19th February 2022, return transfers to the Racecourse from Adelaide and ferry travel.
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.
Kangaroo Island Cup Day Package With Long Lunch - SOLD OUT
Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Spirits Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 19th February 2022, return travel to the Racecourse from Adelaide and ferry travel.
Departing Cape Jervis
Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Spirits Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 19th February 2022, return travel to the Racecourse from Cape Jervis and ferry travel.
Kangaroo Island Cup Day On-Island Transfers
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]
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]
For assistance, please call SeaLink on 13 13 01 or email [email protected]