Melton is an urban area within metropolitan Melbourne located 35 kilometres west of the city’s central business district. Melton is considered to be Victoria's home to harness racing and is a popular tourist destination for those involved with the sport. The region is abundant with trainers, drivers and enthusiasts, making it an ideal destination for anyone who enjoys racing.
When race nights are held at Tabcorp Park, hotel guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal to the horses before they go on track, with stables open to the public. Guests can also participate in a real race with a dual sulky in-harness experience or enjoy a barrier ride, where guests can sit in a starting car as the thundering hooves of the horses trot toward them as they start the race.
Melton is also home to some of the best and rarest examples of dry-stone walls in Australia, and there is a local trail which allows the public to experience and enjoy this important historical element.
Melton City is part of the Sunbury Wine Region and is a haven of award winning wineries. Visitors have the opportunity to experience sample world class wines at the vineyard cellar door.