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Avoca Shire Turf Club

Avoca Shire Turf Club

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Avoca Shire Turf Club has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.

The Avoca Shire Turf Club is a popular racecourse just two hours away from Melbourne in the town of Avoca.

Situated in a charming rural town in the Pyrenees, the turf club is just one of the many attractions in the area.

Avoca Shire Turf Club, Racecourse, Reserve, Camping, Address & Map VIC

It has been in operation for more than 160 years, and has hosted numerous races. Considering that rural horseracing is deeply embedded into the culture of Avoca, a visit to see the races right here is highly recommended if you want to get a feel of the local spirit. In fact, the race meetings at the Avoca Shire Turf Club are acknowledged as some of the most popular in the industry.

Why not enjoy a truly unique experience at the Avoca Shire Turf Club. For just $15 per night, you can camp right next to the racecourse! Enjoy a communal bonfire or create your own. The Avoca Shire Turf Club offers unpowered sites in a family-friendly environment with access to showers and toilets. So bring along your caravan or pitch a tent and join the other 100 campsites that celebrate racing at Avoca.

Aside from horse racing, there’s much to see and do at Avoca. It’s known for excellent wine, great local food, and exciting outdoor activities. If you love wine, don’t miss out on world-class wineries: Blue Pyrenees Estate, St. Ignatius Vineyard, Mount Avoca, Forest Gate Estate, and the Pyrenees Ridge Winery, just to name a few.

Bring your appetite and a curiosity to try new wines as well as learn about thoroughbred racing while in Avoca. With so much to explore, it’s no wonder that this has become a well-loved destination for both domestic and international travellers.

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General Admission: $15 on race day (cash only)
Pension Card Holders: $10 (at the gate only)
Under 16yrs: Free (when accompanied by a parent or guardian)

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