Top 6 spots to watch the Melbourne Cup on the Gold Coast

LADIES grab your fascinators and Gentlemen dust off your best suit because Melbourne Cup is galloping towards us.

The race that stops the nation is on Tuesday 3rd 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.


Sea World Resort Conference Centre

Best for: Value

Time: From 12pm

Cost: $89 per person

What’s Included: Experience the glamour of Melbourne Cup at Sea World Resort’s brand new Conference Centre, hosted by 102.9 Hot Tomato’s Flan and Emily Jade. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch, a decadent dessert buffet and a three-hour beverage package. Non-stop entertainment throughout the afternoon will be provided as well as the chance to win an amazing array of prizes.

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Gold Coast Turf Club

Best for: Raceday action

Time: From 10am

Cost: From $35

What’s Included: It will be an action packed event, filled with incredible racing, fashions and entertainment! It’s the only place on the Coast where you can watch LIVE on track racing action and the Melbourne Cup on the big screen. Off the track, the stylish lads and ladies will be strutting their stuff in the Fashions on the Field Competition for an amazing array of prizes.

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Vanitas at Palazzo Versace

Best for: Wearing your fanciest frock

Time: 12pm until 3pm

Cost: $350 per person

What’s included: Add a touch of glamour to your Melbourne Cup day at Palazzo Versace’s signature restaurant, Vanitas. Guests will enjoy canapés, a special 4 course lunch and a 3-hour beverage package with Ruinart Champagne. Enjoy live entertainment including a fashion installation. There is also a chance to win a prize for the best dressed lady, gent and most fascinating fascinator. Continue the celebrations into the evening at Le Jardin with Absolutely Marvellous Martinis and live music from 3-7pm with DJ Nicky Perry.

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Arts Centre Gold Coast

Best for: Laughs

Time: From 10:30am

Cost: $69 per perso

What’s Included: Hosted by comedian Lindsay Webb, attendees can enjoy lakeside views, canapés, a two-course meal, a fashion parade presented by That Shop, prizes, sweeps and a drink on arrival.

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Lawn Party at Stingray Bar at QT Gold Coast

Best for: Quirky fun

Time: From 11am

Cost: $69

What’s Included: Live food stations, canapés and a two-hour drinks package with reserved lounge areas for group bookings with 10 or more. Sweeps, best dressed prizes, free WIFI for personal betting accounts and a live DJ.

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Burleigh Bears Leagues Club

Best for: A laidback casual lunch

Time: From 11am

Cost:$44 per person

What’s Included: Feast on a superb three course lunch while enjoying entertainment by Upstage. There is also first rate TAB facilities available to place that all important bet.

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You can catch Flan & Emily Jade for Breakfast on 1029 Hot Tomato every weekday morning from 5am.