Melbourne Cup Events
Melbourne Cup is on November 6th. It is the race that stops the nation! A public holiday- everyone will be watching this iconic race and celebrating in style. Held at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, this exciting annual Thoroughbred horserace sees the nation’s finest horses complete over a 2-mile/3,200 metre circuit every second Tuesday in November. It’s watched by people all over Australia as well as New Zealand and is both the country’s most prestigious horserace and the richest handicap race in the world. It’s simply tradition to go out for lunch, dressed your best! Here are some of our favourite venues to be on the Gold Coast!
Get ready to gallop into Melbourne Cup at Aquis Park Home of The Gold Coast Turf Club.
Join us from 10am to celebrate the race that stops the nation in style with our 2018 exclusive packages selling fast.
Aquis Park is the only place on the Gold Coast where you can watch live on-track racing action and the Melbourne Cup on the big screen.
Tickets from $20. Visit https://www.gctc.com.au/events/
Set your heart aflutter with all the excitement of The Melbourne Cup at The Star. Fashion, fun, festivities, friends – and of course the chance for a flutter. With live screenings of the race, Fashions on the Field, various dining options and events, special guest MCs and an atmosphere that will carry on well after the last race, book your space to see the race that stops the nation.
There are 4 venues to choose from within The Star:
Mark your calendar for one of the biggest social events of the year, Melbourne Cup at Garden Kitchen & Bar on Tuesday 6 November 2018. There is the inside or outside option to book, tickets from $150.
Inside our restaurant, you will be hosted and toasted with a delicious three-course lunch and three-hour beverage package, pop up beauty bar, fashions on the field, prizes, DJ, sweeps and more. Amazing food, flowing drinks, great friends. It’s the winning trifecta.
Out on the lawn, step out in style with our Pimms and Veuve Clicquot Lawn bars and a mega screen with live race coverage. Plus, entertainment, prizes and picnic packages help bring the field to life.
See all the Flemington action at Sports Bar from only $99.00. Take the party onto our terrace with a 2-hour drinks package including substantial canapes at Sports Bar. And with the race live, large and loud on the big screen, you won’t miss a moment of the action.
Get set to experience the Melbourne Cup at Cucina Vivo on Tuesday 6 November from $165.00. Enjoy an exquisite meal and beverage package, pop-up Moet bar on the balcony, sweeps, special guest MC and best dressed prizes. Cup Day just got glamorous.
Bookings are essential: https://www.star.com.au/goldcoast/whats-on/melbourne-cup
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hosted by Charli Robinson the Centre of Melbourne Cup Lunch is the Gold Coast’s glamourous Spring event. This year GCCEC continues a partnership with Robina Town Centre, the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation and Moet & Chandon.
It’s time to giddy up and get your tickets before they sell out! This outstanding race day event has all of the favourites you have loved year after year:
- Moet and Chandon on arrival
- 4-course lunch complimented by a premium beverage package
- Spring summer fashion parade presented by Robina Town Centre
- Live entertainment with host Charli Robinson & band Funk ‘n’ Stuff
- Race sweeps by the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
The Island, Gold Coast
Join us at the Island Gold Coast for the biggest day on the racing (and fashion!) calendar – Melbourne Cup, 2018. This promises to be our biggest event yet, across three fabulous levels with the best food, drink, fashion and live entertainment on the Coast. Giddy-up!
The Island is known for throwing a soirée and this year’s Melbourne Cup event promises to do just that! Set over three fabulous levels, the Island Melbourne Cup event will feature a dazzling array of fashion, food, drink and live entertainment galore. With your choice of the Cocktail Party or the Gala Luncheon, there is something to suit every taste.
- Fashions on the field
- Fabulous prizes, giveaways, raffles and sweeps
- Live entertainment throughout the afternoon with bands, roaming artists, DJs + special guests
- All of the racing on the big screens
- The party continues after the big race with live entertainment well into the night!
Tickets from $99. Book at https://www.theislandgoldcoast.com.au/melbourne-cup-2018/
The Marriott, Surfers Paradise
The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa would like to welcome you to our Melbourne Cup Luncheon held on Tuesday 6th of November from 12 Noon until 3:30pm. Your ticket will entitle you to a 3-course spring lunch, 3 hours of premium wine, beer & soft drink and access to the Spring after party at Chapter & Verse Bar and Lounge from 3:30pm. You can enjoy live entertainment by ‘Musique’, a fashion show presented by Harbour Town Shopping Centre, sweepstakes by Variety the Children’s Charity, prizes for best dressed, live coverage from Flemington, raffle tickets and giveaways.
Tickets from $150. Book at https://goldcoasttickets.com.au/event/melbournecupatsurfersparadisemarriottresortspa-7518
Skypoint, Surfers Paradise
Experience new highs this Melbourne Cup race day and join us at SkyPoint Observation Deck. So you don’t miss out on the race that stops the nation, we’ve brought the track to the Gold Coast’s hottest destination. Place your cards on our front-running venue today. Indulge in a three-course lunch menu and three-hour standard beverage package (beer, wine, sparkling, orange juice & soft drink), enjoy live music and entertainment, as well as plenty of raffles at sweepstakes up for grabs. Last year’s sky-high event sold out early! Don’t miss out this year – buy your tickets today!
Tickets from $125. Book at https://www.skypoint.com.au/en/Whats-On/melbourne-cup
Watch the race that stops the nation on the huge screen on the main stage at Sharks or in Mackenzie’s Sports Bar on Tuesday, 6 November. There will be sweeps and best-dressed prizes, as well as TAB facilities available in Mack’s from 8.30am. Frenzy’s will be offering a mouth-watering, seafood buffet from 11.30am – $55 Members | $59 Guests. The Café will also be open from 8.30am for all of your caffeine and snack cravings. Southport Sharks is also offering amazing ticketed event experiences: Cabana’s Melbourne Cup Garden Party and Melbourne Cup Sharks Events Centre
Book tickets or find out more at: https://southportsharks.com.au/event/sharks-melbourne-cup/
QT, Gold Coast
The race that dolls up a nation is coming in hot. Grab the reins and take control of your Melbourne Cup, gallop into QT Gold Coast and choose between a Cup Day lunch or party. With ample glamour on hand, some serious style to show off, an indulgent feast and champagne… bottles and bottles of champagne, this Melbourne Cup is shaping up to be a doozy. Join us with all of the above in the annual Bazaar Melbourne Cup Lunch. We’ll have Flemington streaming live, gigantic sweepstakes and of course, it wouldn’t be Melbourne Cup without awards for the best-dressed. After lunch, the party will press on in Stingray Lounge, and who knows when that will wrap up!
Tickets from $100. Book at https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/gold-coast/eat-drink/promotions/melbourne-cup/
Palazzo Versace, Main Beach
Join us for a day of decadence celebrating the race that stops a nation in the exquisite La Medusa Ballroom at Palazzo Versace Gold Coast. Soak up the electric atmosphere and enjoy the race on the big screen, an indulgent three course lunch, flowing beverages, live entertainment in opulent surrounds, raffles, sweeps plus your chance to win luxury prizes including Two return business class tickets to Dubai provided by our platinum partner Emirates, and a luxury three night stay at our sister property, Palazzo Versace Dubai.
Tickets from $175. Book at https://www.palazzoversace.com.au/melbourne-cup-,special-offers_viewItem_321-en.html
Cicchetti, Isle of Capri
Located in one of the Gold Coast’s most exclusive locales, Isle of Capri, Cicchetti is renowned for its quality food, innovative cocktails and extensive wine list. Designed by esteemed architect and interior designer, Jayson Pate, the 130-seat restaurant is ideal for events or group get-togethers. Enjoy a Melbourne Cup lunch with live music by Soul D’Lux, with sweeps, raffles & prizes for Best Dressed & Best Hat!
For bookings: https://www.cicchetti.com.au/events/melbourne-cup-2018/