How to Watch the Melbourne Cup in New Zealand?

Last Updated 23 Jul 2021 | Commercial content | 18+

We all know it as the race that stops a nation in Australia, but can you watch the Melbourne Cup in NZ?

The Melbourne Cup is one of the most famous horse races in the world. Cup day at Flemington is watched by millions around the globe, including in New Zealand (more information to watch the Melbourne Cup abroad). We’ll take you through how not to miss the action.

Ways to Watch the Melbourne Cup in New Zealand

You may have your picks for Melbourne Cup day. You’ve found a great barrier jockey who will jump the gates quickly and make the best of their way home. But what are the best ways to watch the Melbourne Cup in NZ?

TV networks do show the race, the Melbourne Cup live being on Sky Sport in New Zealand. Remember however that this is a paid service. You’ll need a Sky Sport package to be able to watch the Melbourne Cup Carnival from Australia when at home in New Zealand.

If that’s not your bag, you can always jump online. There are other ways to watch the Melbourne Cup in NZ, including using VPN’s.

Watch Melbourne Cup in New Zealand

Using VPN’s to Watch the Melbourne Cup in NZ

Over in Melbourne, the racing coverage will be provided for free by Channel 10. To get access to this from overseas, you’ll need to use a VPN.

These too can cost, but there are free trials available and the cost in any case is minimal. Nobody wants to miss the site of the Melbourne Cup field flying round the final bend, and we can take you through what you need to do to get involved.

Steps to Watch the Melbourne Cup in NZ

Here’s all you need to do, step-by-step, to keep tabs on the Melbourne Cup from New Zealand:

  • Search for a well-known and reliable VPN
  • Subscribe to the VPN and create a new account
  • Select a plan – some offer 3 months free as a trial
  • Download the app so you can watch via desktop, iOS or Android
  • Log in, then connect to an Australian server
  • Open Channel 10’s official site and watch the Melbourne Cup

Watching the Melbourne Cup in New Zealand FAQ’s

Our most frequently asked questions on the subject are:

Will It Cost Me to Watch the Melbourne Cup From New Zealand?

If you have to buy a Sky Sport package, then yes. Also, a VPN subscription costs money but many are cheap and some offer free trials.

Is It Legal to Watch the Melbourne Cup in New Zealand?

Yes. Sky Sport carries official coverage, while your bookmaking platform may also offer a live stream of the event. It is also legal to download and use a VPN.

What Time Will I Be Able to Watch the Melbourne Cup?

Post time for the Melbourne Cup is 3 pm, local time. The race therefore will be shown at 5 pm in New Zealand, though the entire race day is worth watching.

Is the Melbourne Cup Free to Air on TV in New Zealand?

To watch on TV in New Zealand, you’ll need to have a Sky Sport package. You can watch for free via Channel 10’s coverage if you use a VPN.

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