LADIES grab your fascinator and Gentlemen dust off your best suit because Melbourne Cup is galloping towards us.
The race that stops the nation is on next Tuesday 4th of November, but you don’t need to venture south to enjoy all of the action.
A number of Gold Coast venues are hosting events on the big day and we’ve picked out the best ones worth heading along too.
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[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Gold Coast Turf Club
Time: From 9am
Cost: $35 General Admission Ticket
What: Enjoy the Race that stops the Nation trackside at the Gold Coast Turf Club. With live racing action and entertainment, Fashions on the Field competitions, coverage of the Melbourne Cup as well as a number of function & dining packages, the Gold Coast Turf Club is the only place to be on Melbourne Cup Day!
Book: Visit gctc.com.au[/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Food Fantasy – Jupiters Hotel & Casino
Time: from 11:30am
Cost: $89 per person
What: Celebrate everyone’s favourite race at Food Fantasy’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon! With a seafood buffet and 3 hour beverage package, this is the perfect event to celebrate with your colleagues, family or friends.
Book: Visit jupitersgoldcoast.com.au [/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Stingray Lounge – QT Hotel
Time: From 11am
Price: $49 per person
What: Saddle up and enjoy the big race at Stingray Lounge’s Lawn Party at the QT Hotel. Set on the stunning outdoor Calypso Terrace, complete with astro turf and racing’s finest, indulge in live food stations, substantial canapés and a two hour beverage package. There will be prizes for Best Dressed, sweeps, a live DJ and all the racing action.
Book: Visit qtgoldcoast.com.au [/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Babalou – Kingscliff Beach Hotel
Time: From 12pm – 6pm
Price: $70 per person
What: No need to head to the Birdcage in Melbourne, simply pop across the border for a fabulous Melbourne Cup celebration at Babalou in Kingscliff. You’ll get to enjoy a 3 course meal, 3-hour drinks package, fashion parade, fashion competition, live entertainment, raffles and more. There will be a TAB runner at the event too.
Book: Visit babalou.com.au[/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]BMD Northcliffe Surf Club
Time: From 12pm
Cost: $59 per person
What: Watch the race that stops the nation while overlooking the gorgeous ocean. Feast on a delicious 3 course meal with a free glass of sparkling or pot of beer and enjoy sweepstakes, prizes for best dressed, and TAB facilities.
Book: Visit BMD Northcliffe Supporters Facebook Page [/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Vie Restaurant + Bar – Palazzo Versace
Time: 11:30am – 3pm
Cost $165 per person
What: Dress up in your finest frocks and suits for Melbourne Cup at Vie Restaurant + Bar at Palazzo Versace. Enjoy an arrival glass of crisp Mumm Champagne, a plated four course lunch and a continuous three and a half hour beverage package including; sparkling, red and white wine, beers and soft drinks.
Book: Visit palazzoversace.com.au [/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Surfers RSL
Time: From 11:30am
Cost: $49.95 per person
What: The brand new Surfers RSL function room is now open, and this a great spot to celebrate this year’s Melbourne Cup! Enjoy a delicious Buffet Lunch, a glass of champagne and a tipping pack. Plus there will be full TAB facilities and sweeps.
Book: Visit surfersrsl.com.au [/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Videre Restaurant – RACV Royal Pines Resort
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Cost: $129 per person
What: Frock up and enjoy the fashion, fun and exclusivity of Melbourne Cup from Level 21 at Videre Restaurant. Elevate your senses with an exquisite 3 course set menu including a glass of sparkling wine, fashion parades, sweepstakes and lucky door prizes.
Book: Visit racv.com.au [/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Paradise Room – Arts Centre
Time: From 10:30 am
Cost: $65 per person
What: The annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon in the Paradise Room at the Arts centre is a fun filled day. Indulge with a tantalizing two course meal, a fashion show, sweeps and all the action live from Flemington on the big screen.
Book: Visit theartscentregc.com.au[/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Bistro on 3 – Sofitel Broadbeach
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Cost: $115 per person
What: Head into Broadbeach for a delectable luncheon at Bistro On3 at the Sofitel. The fun kicks off at midday with a spectacular seafood and roast carvery buffet and a beverage package of selected wine, beer and soft drinks. Lucky door prizes will be raffled throughout, with sweepstakes and of course all the racing action live.
Book: Visit sofitelgoldcoast.com.au [/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Southport RSL
Time: 11am – 3pm
Cost: $79 per person
What: Feast on a grand buffet luncheon with complimentary drinks while watching Australia’s favourite race at RSL Southport. Be entertained by the energetic Tommy Memphis, and take part in the raffles, sweeps and best dressed competition. Plus make the most of the in-house TAB Facilities.
Book: Visit rslclubsouthport.com.au [/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Ivory Tavern
Time: 12pm – 4pm NSW time
Cost: $80 per person
What: If you live down the southern end, you can’t go past the Ivory Tavern for Melbourne Cup. With a delicious hot and cold seafood buffet, 4 hour drink package, prizes, sweeps, raffles, live entertainment and big screens to watch all the action, you are in for a great afternoon of fun.
Book: Visit Ivory Tavern Facebook Page [/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-awarded”]Currumbin Vikings Surf Club
Time: From 11am
Cost: $49.50 per person
What: Dress to impress and celebrate the day in style overlooking the stunning Gold Coast from Currumbin Vikings Surf Club. Feast on delicious 2 course meal and complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival. There’ll be sweepstakes, giveaways, a TAB betting runner, huge screens to watch the race and live entertainment from 3pm.
Book: Visit currumbinslsc.com.au[/signoff]
Know of another great spot to celebrate Melbourne Cup on the Gold Coast? Leave us a comment below!