The charming Grampians Region is also home to several renowned events, including the popular Great Western Cup.
As one of the most-admired racing events in the nation, the Great Western Cup welcomes many international and local visitors to its quaint and picturesque township next to the majestic Grampian Ranges.
Seppelt Salinger Great Western Cup 2021, Grampians VIC
Experience world-class racing at this fun-filled event and enjoy an array of other fun-filled activities that the region has to offer. The race is held on the Saturday of the Australia Day weekend and welcomes a huge number of visitors from all over the world.
Indulge yourself with a Mini Marquee or an Entertainer Marquee Race Day Package or kick back under the shade of your Umbrella Package with full track views for you and your friends. Alternatively, experience gourmet dining in the newly created Bird Cage in the Devlin Pavilion and treat yourself to a race day package that includes regional produce and fabulous Seppelt wines. Enjoy live entertainment from Reece Mastin and get your groove on after the last race!
You can also enjoy the Ararat RSL Fashions on the Field, Free Kid’s Activities from Kelly Sports and free Country Racing backpacks for the kids on arrival. There is plenty of shade to offer under the beautiful old pine trees for those looking to watch the races from a great undercover spot. Race Day Parking is free.
The racecourse offers an array of excellent facilities for participants and visitors. Nestled on a beautiful landscape, the Great Western Racecourse offers a relaxing venue in which each spectator can view this world-class race. So make sure you browse through the list of horses and place a bet on one of your favourites!
After having a great time at the Great Western Cup, why don’t you check out some of the cellar doors or take a winery tour? This way, you will explore the best-kept secrets of the Grampians Region. Also, make sure to check out some of the delicious restaurant meals throughout the town which serve many of the local wines.
As the Great Western Cup falls close to the Australia Day weekend, why not plan a week-long vacation in the beautiful Grampians? For children, the Great Western Cup offers a wide array of amusement options, including live music, delicious food and numerous activities. Also, take your little ones to the nearby Grapevine Mini marquee Village to have the ultimate country experience.