From racecourses and golf courses to Sydney's spectacular harbour and shopping precincts, The Bledisloe Cup Festival will take over the harbour city for four days from 5-8 August 2015. Most festival activities are free and some offer the chance to meet Qantas Wallabies players.
The Bledisloe Cup Festival culminates in the ultimate trans-Tasman battle between arch rivals the Qantas Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, on Saturday 8 August 2015.
Qantas Wallaby, Quade Cooper and his partner the fashionable racing ambassador, Laura Dundovic stepped out at Royal Randwick Racecourse ahead of the Bledisloe Cup Festival Race Day which will be held at the Racecourse on 8 August, ahead of the evening match.
The Bledisloe Cup Festival Race Day will see Randwick Racecourse cloaked in a sea of gold and black and the jockeys will run a special Bledisloe Cup race draped in Wallaby and All Black silks. Bledisloe Cup 2015 ticketholders and ANZ Stadium members can enjoy a full day of sport with free entry to the special Race Day, with on-course activities running throughout the day ensuring fun for the whole family.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the Bledisloe Cup Festival will bring more rugby fans to Sydney with plenty on offer for everyone.
“This year's Festival features a range of events in the week leading up to the big game at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 8 August. The NSW Government is proud to have secured the 2015 Bledisloe Cup Festival for Sydney through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, with the event expected to attract visitors from all over Australia and the world.”
Festival events include an interactive Wallabies fan zone at Sydney's Pitt Street Mall, a Women in Business & Sport Rugby lunch, a Bledisloe Bay fan day at Darling Harbour, a Classic Wallabies golf day and a special Bledisloe Cup Race Day at Royal Randwick.