SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival 18th - 20th February 2021

Pre-purchase your Thursday and Saturday tickets

Please note the General Admission ticket allocation for the Dudley Wines Kangaroo Island Cup is currently exhausted. More tickets will be made available soon once the COVID Management Plan has been approved. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

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 18th to Saturday 20th 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 20th 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 sell out quickly! (Please note, tickets are currently exhausted for the Long Lunch).

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. Race-day packages including coach and ferry transfers are available for Cup Day only.

Tickets will only be available to book online this year, so pre-purchase your Thursday and Saturday tickets as they will not be available at the gate.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Book your tickets and packages

Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival Events

Thursday 18th February
Race Meet, for the first day of the Racing Carnival. Held at the Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote. Gates open 11.00am. Adults $16 (including $1 booking fee). 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 18th February
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.

Friday 19th 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 free, though table bookings are recommended.

 

Saturday 20th 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 or why not head along to the Long Lunch trackside marquee. Bookings essential.

 

SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup

Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch

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.

Please note, the ticket allocation is currently exhausted.


 

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.

Fantastic prizes will apply for our winning categories. Details on these will be available shortly!


 

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 20th February 2021. Adults $21 (including $1 booking fee) and children under 15 years free. Please select child tickets as 2021 attendance numbers will be monitored inline with the COVID event management plan. 

 Please note, the ticket allocation is currently exhausted. We expect more tickets to be available soon once the COVID Management Plan has been approved.

$21/Adult

General Admission - Race Meet (Thursday ticket only)

Entry to the Race Meet on Thursday 18th February 2021. Adults $16 (including $1 booking fee) and children under 15 years free. Please select child tickets as 2021 attendance numbers will be monitored inline with the COVID event management plan. 

$16/Adult

Kangaroo Island Cup Day Long Lunch

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 20th February 2021, return transfers to the Racecourse from Adelaide and ferry travel. Please note, the ticket allocation is currently exhausted. We expect more tickets to be available soon once the COVID Management Plan has been approved.

$189/Adult 
$86/Child

Departing Cape Jervis

Includes General Admission ticket to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 20th February 2021, return transfers to the Racecourse from Cape Jervis and ferry travel. Please note, the ticket allocation is currently exhausted. We expect more tickets to be available soon once the COVID Management Plan has been approved.

$141/Adult 
$62/Child

Departing Penneshaw (GA Ticket & Transfer)

Includes General Admission ticket to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 20th February 2021 and return transfers to the Racecourse from Penneshaw. Please note, the ticket allocation is currently exhausted. We expect more tickets to be available soon once the COVID Management Plan has been approved.

$62/Adult 
$20.50/Child

Departing American River (GA Ticket & Transfer)

Includes General Admission ticket to the Kangaroo Island Cup on Saturday 20th February 2021 and return transfers to the Racecourse from American River. Please note, the ticket allocation is currently exhausted. We expect more tickets to be available soon once the COVID Management Plan has been approved.

$58/Adult 
$18.50/Child

Departing Adelaide

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 20th February 2021, return travel to the Racecourse from Adelaide and ferry travel.

$393/Adult 
$311/Child

Departing Cape Jervis

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 20th February 2021, return travel to the Racecourse from Cape Jervis and ferry travel.

$345/Adult 
$287/Child

Departing Penneshaw (Long Lunch Ticket + Transfer)

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 20th February 2021 and return travel to the Racecourse from Penneshaw.

$261/Adult 
$243/Child

Departing American River (Long Lunch Ticket + Transfer)

Includes upgraded Kangaroo Island Cup Long Lunch ticket on Saturday 20th February 2021 and return travel to the Racecourse from American River.

$257/Adult 
$241/Child

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