Hear what our SportingTours travelers have been saying about our packages:

Patricia Brady
Melbourne Cup 2019

Hi Everyone,

Thank you all so much for a wonderful time on the tour. I always tell people thinking about a M-Cup trip to go with SPORTING TOURS.

The tour was just fantastic as always. Happy with all the bookings for me;  accommodation was excellent;  the arrangements at the race course were 1st class as always; the other social occasions 1st class too. Always enjoy the pre-cup night and the Stables/Dingley. A highlight for me was Living Legends at Woodlands.

I always promote The Sporting Tours M-Cup trip.

Best regards & THANKS HEAPS to ALL.


Cathryn Christensen
Melbourne Cup 2019

I really enjoyed the whole tour very much. Everyone was friend and happy.

Outings great, especially wine tour lunch and stable visit. Our seats in the Hill Stand were fantastic. I enjoyed 2 wonderful days of racing.

 The 3rd day of racing I visited the Melbourne Zoo. 

We were 1st timers on your tour. I would suggest first timers do the 8 day tour so they can get orientated and enjoy Darby Day, really great.

10/10 tour, thank you to everyone involved.

Cathryn Christensen

Earl Young
Melbourne Cup 2019

The organisational aspect was fantastic and the staff were friendly, approachable and helpful.



Garry & Josie Thomason
Melbourne Cup 2019

Thanks to all involved in providing Garry & I with a first-time well organised Melbourne Cup Tour and we have already decided to do it again next year.

Kind Regards,

Garry & Josie Thomason

Tony Barron
Winx Farewell Tour 2019

Once again thanks for the Winx Farewell Tour.

It was without doubt the greatest race day of my life. The organisation of your tours is second to none, I keep telling everyone that as long as you make your plane and bus on time you don’t have to worry about anything else.

Once again a big thank you.


Tony Barron.

Michael & Barbara Dowd
Winx Farewell Tour 2019

Hi Kel,

Congratulations, thanks for a wonderful trip, well planned, & executed, very professional.  Please pass on our thanks to Marilyn & Des for their invaluable contribution. Succeeded with our purchase  in a share of that gilded  colt from the Spendthrift stables.


Michael & Barbara 

Pat Brady
Melbourne Cup 2018

The help and expertise of Sporting Tours organisers/personnel.

The camaraderie and friendliness of the tour group.   Great to catch up with people from last year.   I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to people who are thinking of a Melbourne Cup trip.


Thanks very much Nielvin for all your help, both with the Melbourne part of my trip and also the Gold Coast part as well. Had a great view of the Gold Coast Racecourse from the 35th floor of the Novotel at Surfers Paradise!

Pat Brady

Diane Bruin & Ray Middlemiss
Melbourne cup 2018

Didn’t have to worry about a thing. Picked up dropped off and went like clock work. Even with the weather you got us there in plenty of time so we could relax.

Didn’t realize that the drinks would be complementary and nibbles and was a great Team of people who all enjoyed getting to know each other better. If you weren’t keen on horses it wouldn’t be the case but it was a Melbourne Cup tour after all.

Meet some great people, excellent seats at the event and well done on the organisation of the week nothing to complain about except get on and enjoy it.

Accommodation was so central to everything well done.

Colin Marsden
Indy 500 2018

What can I say about a trip of a lifetime?

To start with thank you for your part, but more especially a huge thank you to Willie for his part in looking after our every need no matter what. Willie was up before us checking that everything was ready for our next big adventure and that we would be fed and watered all day. His attention to detail is second to none and he looked after us as if we were his own children. Willie has a huge circle of genuine friends at Indianapolis and his ability to go to places not generally available to the public is not short of amazing, he added experiences at every turn with his general knowledge of everything interesting including in LA.

An experience I will definitely recommend to my friends. Thanks Willie, you can add me to your huge circle of friends.


Mr & Mrs Horgan
Melbourne Cup 2017

Thanks for a great Melbourne Cup Experience. We are really appreciative of the superb organizing that was always there.

Linda May
Indy 500 2018
Going to the race alone, was a highlight for me. Our sightseeing was well organised and the whole experience of touring the track, watching the pit stops, visiting the garages, meeting with Scott, visiting the Ganassi Headquarters!! etc was amazing. Could not have got any closer, thoroughly enjoyed it and can tick that box, many thanks, Linda May.

Ms Hood
Melbourne Cup 2017

I would like to thank you all… for the fantastic experience of going to the Melbourne Cup, Darby Day & Oaks Day races as well as all the other events  and items shared on the tour. I felt it was well organised and for a new comer. Instructions and events were all enjoyed. 

Melbourne Cup 2016

A note of appreciation and thanks for a most wonderful enjoyable tour! From our arrival we were so well looked after, I loved the race meetings, Kyneton a plus, as was Henrys racing stables The Dingley hotel how inspirational as was Garry Willets. Dinner at Pump house a super fun night with great food.

On a personal note thankyou Steve for your investigative approach for my lost glasses and enquiries re the shocking migraine I have on the flight home! Sometimes I think I shouldn’t be allowed out!

All good insurance will pay for glasses and I have been offered a new medication for migraine!

As my 12 yr old grandson would say it was a ‘MAJESTICAL’ tour

Lovely to meet you all Des, Kel, Marilyn, Steve your organization is just tops!!

Hopefully in 2017 we can do it again!!

Cheers A R

NRL 2017
The game was brilliant last week!…as was the whole package. Hotel Jen was in a great location…10/15 minute walk into town and the same to Suncorp Stadium.

Thanks for organising this…we really enjoyed the State of Origin experience. Have to admit it was a bit nerve racking being a NSW supporter though.

Steve, my husband was born in Woollangong so there was no choice.


Best Wishes

Mr Batt
Indy 500 2017
Many thanks for hosting such a great tour.

The depth of your knowledge (and obvious passion for Indianapolis) really came through….. and the people that you knew and introduced us to was beyond belief. You truly do have the key to many doors at Indy, and certainly provided me with many memories that I will carry for the rest of my life.

Thanks for such an outstanding experience.



Allan & Sheryl Service
Indy 500 2016

We went on this tour this year. I thought I knew Indy pretty well, but nothing prepared me for Willie Kay and his tour. He knows every inch of the Brickyard, and pretty much everyone worth knowing. If you want the trip of a life time….this is it! –

Bathurst 1000 2017

On behalf of the Wellington team I’d just like to say thanks for a greatly organised weekend.

Sporting Tours took away the hassle of having to think of all the details of the trip and just turning up to the airport knowing everything was taken care of was definitely a real plus for us.

A special thanks to Willie- once again he made the trip a real pleasure and lots of laughs- especially the “hot” lap in the bus!!!

The grandstand seats were some of the best.

Gary and Sheryl Dawson
Indy 500 2016
This is a short note to thank you both very much for making the 2016 Indy500 tour a wonderful experience. Sheryl and I really appreciated the hard work and thought you put into making it a fantastic experience for us. You both went the extra mile, made us feel very welcome, and went out of your way to ensure everything went so smoothly. It was truly a once in a life time event and we felt privileged to be able to be part of it with your tour group.

Once again, many thanks for a great time.


G & S