SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival 20th - 22nd February 2020

Tickets and Race Day Packages Now Available

The SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival is a ‘must do’ on the South Australian event calendar. The Cygnet River Racecourse comes alive with great country racing on Thursday 20th and Saturday 22nd 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. View the Facebook Album from the 2019 event.

Another ‘must-do’ is to join the popular Long Lunch trackside marquee on Cup Day. Enjoy a stunning 2-course menu accompanied by sumptuous grazing tables. 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 sell out quickly!

If you’re heading to the island just for the day, let us do the driving and purchase a KI Cup Package including return coach and ferry transfers from Adelaide and general admission entry. Spoil yourself and upgrade your package to include a ticket into the Long Lunch, too. Race-day packages including coach and ferry transfers are available for Cup Day only.


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Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival Events

Thursday 20th February 2020

Racing at the Cygnet, for the first day of the Racing Carnival.
Held at the Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote. Gates open 11.00am. Adults $15. Children under 15 FREE. Buy tickets at the gate or purchase our combo multi-day pass including Thursday and Saturday race entry.

Kangaroo Island Racing Club Cocktail Party will be held at the Ozone Hotel from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets can be pre-purchased for $35 or picked up on the night from the Ozone Hotel. The ticket includes a selection of Dudley Wines, beer, bubbly, soft drink and finger foods. Guest speaker details will be released shortly. 

 

Saturday 22nd February 2020

Kangaroo Island Cup Race Day, Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote. Gates open 11.00am. Adults $20. Children under 15 FREE. Tickets can be pre-purchased through SeaLink ($1 booking fee applies) or at the gate.

See below for Kangaroo Island Cup Day Package and Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch Package information and prices. 

 

 

Friday 21st February 2020

Punters Intermission at Dudley Wines Cellar Door, Penneshaw from 10.00am - 8.00pm. Call (08) 8553 133 or email for more information. No entry free, though table bookings are recommended.

Join the Community Fair in front of the Ozone Hotel on the Esplanade from 5.00pm – 11.00pm. There will be food and drinks, street stalls and live entertainment. Free entry.

 

 

Sunday 23rd February 2020

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.


SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup

 

Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch

The Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch trackside marquee is the place to be on Saturday 22nd February. This event sold out in 2018 and 2019, so be sure to get in quick and book your spot now!

Your ticket includes entry to the Racecourse, large grazing tables on arrival, 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. Purchase tickets below from $199 per adult.

DOWNLOAD THE LONG LUNCH MENU

 

Book Your Own Party Tent

Get a group together and book your very own Party Tent for Saturday 22nd February. 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.

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. Please note: Party tent bookings and catering requests will close off Wednesday 5th February 2020. 


 

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. 

Thanks to Fashions on the Field sponsor, Southern Ocean Lodge, you can be in the running for an amazing range of prizes. First place will come away with one night accommodation at the Southern Ocean Lodge in a Flinder's Suite for two, including all dining, an open bar with premium beverages, in-suite bar, and selected lodge-based experiences, plus SeaLink travel for two. Runner up prize includes two nights' accommodation at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat complete with dinner and breakfast for two, plus SeaLink travel for two. Under 12 girls and boys are up for $100 cash, so make sure you dress to impress.


 

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 and Package Options

SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival Ticket Options
Price from ($AUD)

General Admission - Kangaroo Island Cup (ticket only)

Adult ticket for entry to the SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 22nd February 2020.  

$21/Adult

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

Adult ticket for entry to the Race Meet on Thursday 20th February and the Dudley Wines Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 22nd February 2020. Book together and save $5.

$31/Adult

Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch

Entry into the Long Lunch Trackside Marque with large grazing tables on arrival, two-course lunch, complemented by Dudley Wines and beer. Includes entry to the Racecourse, private betting facilities and race book.

$199/Adult

Kangaroo Island Cup Full Race Package

Departing Adelaide

Includes General Admission ticket to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 22nd February 2020, 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 22nd February 2020, return transfers to the Racecourse from Cape Jervis and ferry travel.

$141/Adult 
$62/Child

Departing Penneshaw

Includes General Admission ticket to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 22nd February 2020 and return transfers to the Racecourse from Penneshaw.

$57/Adult 
$18/Child

Departing American River

Includes General Admission ticket to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 22nd February 2020 and return transfers to the Racecourse from American River.

$53/Adult 
$16/Child

Kangaroo Island Cup Full Race Package With Long Lunch

Departing Adelaide

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 22nd February 2020, return travel to the Racecourse from Adelaide and ferry travel.

$367/Adult 
$285/Child

Departing Cape Jervis

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 22nd February 2020, return travel to the Racecourse from Cape Jervis and ferry travel.

$319/Adult 
$261/Child

Departing Penneshaw

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 22nd February 2020 and return travel to the Racecourse from Penneshaw.

$235/Adult 
$217/Child

Departing American River

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 22nd February 2020 and return travel to the Racecourse from American River.

$231/Adult 
$215/Child

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