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Horse racing enthusiasts will love our Flemington hotels. This town is world-famous for its horse racing events and in fact, the entire town is almost entirely founded upon the sport. The city was only established in 1835 and Flemington Racecourse was set up in 1840. The racecourse has been pivotal to the city's existence, and is now National Heritage listed. The mid 19th century gold rush, in Victoria, had a large role to play in Flemington's rise to popularity. Once gold was found in the surrounding areas, Melbourne was 'the place to be', and the Melbourne Cup race soon became the nation's social (and fashion) event of the year. It remains so, to this day, but there is more to Flemington than just equestrian events.

The Melbourne Cup is, without a doubt, the biggest highlight of the year in Flemington. It is Australia's largest horse racing event and the entire nation comes to a standstill to attend, or watch on television, this epic race meet, which is held on the first Tuesday of November. Even if you aren't able to be here for the big event, you can go on a tour of the grounds almost any time of the year. The racecourse is also the home of the monthly Flemington Racecourse Market, where you can purchase fresh Victorian produce and handcrafted goods. Other attractions in Flemington are the Flemington Hotel, which was built in 1848 and the Melbourne Showgrounds, which host trade shows, markets and major touring music festivals including the Big Day Out, Future Music and Soundwave. If you're wandering around town and feel so hungry that you could eat a horse, Flemington offers a wide variety of ethnic food to appease your stomach. You can choose from Malaysian, Ethiopian, Mexican, Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese and, of course, modern Australian cuisine.

Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport is only about 15 minutes away from Flemington, and the CBD is only six kilometres away. This makes Flemington a great base for exploring all of the suburbs in and around Melbourne. All you have to do is jump on a train, tram or bus, and you're there. Check out our cheap flights to Melbourne and race to book your Flemington accommodation to start enjoying your holiday in the horse racing capital of Australia.

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