Cup Day is the most important day on the Australian Racing calendar. It is said that Australia built its economy on the back of it's vast land. Throughout the country in most towns around Australia there is still or there used to be a pub and a racecourse. People would work hard during the week, and then at the end of the working week they would unwind by seeing who had the fastest horse followed by a few drinks at the pub. It was part of the culture.
Now, over time, a lot of towns have lost their racecourses but for those that do, the biggest race on any towns calendar is the Cup. There are a few famous ones that have lost a little lustre like, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide Cups etc. But the biggest of them all is the Melbourne Cup and it has got stronger and more famous. Fashion plays a big part with people dressing up for fun and fair. So get with the party, dress to impress, get to the horse races and enjoy.
To help, we have listings of various cup events like cup lunches or dinners or parties for whatever you wish to do around the nation. Enjoy!
Cup Day News
Cup Day lunch and after party updates from restaurants and hotels that have events to get together at and celebrate Cup Day around Australia.
- November 5, 2019 - Cogratulations to Melbourne Cup Winner Vow and Declare. We can't wait until the next Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 3rd November 2020!
- November 5, 2019 - Melbourne Cup Day is here. With so many great ideas of things to do we hope you have a fantastic Cup Day! Giddy Up!
- October 31, 2019 - Melbourne Cup Day details keep on coming with great new Cup Day Weekend details for the Garden State Hotel, Platform 28 and the Espy in Melbourne. Check them out on Cup Day Melbourne.
- October 30, 2019 - Cup Weekend is coming soon with fabulous options of breakfasts, lunches, eve parties and celebrations. Wherever you are make sure you get immersed in the Cup Day excitement.
- October 23, 2019 - Huge new Cup Day details for those watching the big race in the Harbour City check out all the Cup Day Sydney action at Cargo, Bungalow 8 and Beer Deluxe.
- October 10, 2019 - Great Melbourne Cup Day details for the Albion Rooftop in South Melbourne. Check out Cup Day Melbourne for more...
- October 8, 2019 - Fantastic new Melbourne Cup Day Breakfast details for the Stamford Plaza in Melbourne. Check it out on the Cup Day Melbourne page.
- October 3, 2019 - Galloping toward the Spring Racing Carnival we've got new details for The Wharf, Hopscotch, Harlow and more check out Cup Day Melbourne.
Horse Races, Fashion and Fun Things to do
Great things to do over the Cup Day, Cup Eve and Weekend of the Melbourne Cup on the 1st Tuesday in November.
For the best event and accommodation ideas check below.
Cup Day, Cup Eve and Weekend - The Melbourne Cup ... It's the race that stops the nation.
- Melbourne » Campari House
- Melbourne » The Wharf Hotel
- Melbourne » Hopscotch
- Melbourne » The BoatBuilders Yard
- Melbourne » Young & Jackson
- Perth » Guildford
- Perth » The Aviary