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Oakbank Easter Monday

Race day

Oakbank, Oakbank

Monday, 22nd April, 2019
7:00am - 5:00pm

The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by early morning the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.

A family-oriented event, the Easter Racing Carnival has plenty of activities and entertainment designed especially for kids, including rides and amusements, an animal petting zoo, face painting, Kelly Sports and roving entertainers.

Oakbank Racing Club offers a range of options for racegoers wanting the experience the thrill of high-quality racing in an idyllic Adelaide Hills setting. These include general admission tickets, the famous Punters’ Retreat, corporate boxes, reserved private marquees, with packages available for one or both days of the Carnival.

Gates open at 7am. 

For more information on the 2019 event, contact the Oakbank Racing Club on (08) 8388 4072 or email


For your convenience, please refer to maps for Easter Monday.

Racecourse map

Back Paddock map

Food Truck Village

There will be a range of food trucks serving up in the Back Paddock area which is accessible to the general public. Those joining us on the Easter Monday are:

  • People Vs Coffee
  • Finns Fine Food
  • Squid Inc
  • Atomic Food
  • Grasso Grasso
  • Strawberries Galore
  • Beyond India


The easiest way to get to and from the Oakbank Easter Carnival. One way bus transport is just $10, with a return fare only $20. Buses will depart from locations between 9:30am and 10.30am.

Buses will depart the Oakbank Racecourse 15 minutes after the last race. 

Departure times are subject to change pending race times. 

Transport is available from the following locations:      

  • City Central Bus Station
  • Arkaba Hotel       
  • The Crafers

Click here to book transport 


There will also be a range of bars and drink vans joining us in the Back Paddock area. These include:

  • Pimms
  • Espresso Martini Van
  • Left Barrel Brewing

Stable Stars

This race day is a family-friendly day so we will be bringing the Stable Stars FREE kids club zone for children to enjoy. In this area you will find free pony rides with Archie and his friends, life size games, racing costumes for dress up, a colouring in area and our Stable Stars passport activities with games and prizes. Look out for the Stable Stars area in general admission to access these free activities – all you need to do is join Stable Stars to participate – this can be done before the day or on the day.

For further details, please visit:  

Kids Activities

There is so much on offer to keep the kids entertained on Easter Monday. 

KidsZone map

General Admission

Access to all general admission areas. Pop up bars, food trucks and plenty of live trackside action.

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General Admission

Adult $15

Pensioner $10 (Will require proof of entitlement ID)

Child (13-17 years) $5

Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $30

Kids under 13 Free

Book now Back Paddock Reserve - $95pp

Located in the Back Paddock precinct, this is the perfect package for those looking to take the hassle out of organising a day at the races.

More info Book now Back Paddock Reserve - $95pp

Package from 12pm - 5pm and includes:

  • 1 food voucher
  • 5 hour drinks package – selection of beer, red and white wine, sparkling white wine and assorted soft drinks
  • Admission to the racecourse
  • Casual seating and cocktail tables
  • Racebook
  • TV monitors and nearby tote facilities tipping competition with a top prize of $1,000

  • WIN a horse ownership experience thanks to which includes mounting yard access, pre-race inner sanctum and post-race celebratory drinks - for up to 4 lucky winners
Book now

Fallen Log Terrace - $150

Treat your guests to the best seats on course! Located at the top of the grandstand, this premium location offers a bird’s eye view of the winning post.

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Fallen Log Terrace - $150

Premium food hamper

  • 5 hour drinks package – selection of beer, red and white wine, sparkling white wine and assorted soft drinks
  • Admission to the racecourse
  • Private undercover area including tables and chairs, overlooking the winning post
  • Race books
  • TV monitors and tote facilities
Book now

Limited: Private Site Offering - $500

The ideal for social and corporate groups who would like to entertain clients and friends. All tents have a back wall and a division wall between adjoining marquees.

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Limited: Private Site Offering - $500

  • Guaranteed site reservation 6mx8m on the fence
  • 3mx3m marquee with 3mx8m picket fenced area filled with high tables and chairs.
  • Admission to the racecourse
  • Race books
  • One reserved carpark close by to site
  • Option to preorder beverages and food hamper *At an extra cost
  • Picnic hampers and beverage packages are also available to order within these tents.
Book now

Reserved Umbrella Site - $240

Located in a prime location in front of the grandstand on the home straight in a private picket fenced area.

This is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the iconic Oakbank Racing Carnival with family or friends.

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Reserved Umbrella Site - $240

Includes -

  • Table
  • Umbrella
  • 6 seats
Book now

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