Queenslanders love horse racing and also love the Melbourne Cup. When it runs on the first Tuesday in November most around the state will be tuning in to the live coverage. In Brisbane many venues will open their doors with Cup themed events to add to the spectacle around the country.
Whether it's a Melbourne Cup Day lunch at the restaurants or cruising along the Brisbane River or a Cup Day Eve party be quick and gather your friends as many events will sell out. We hope with these ideas around Brisbane that you will be on right track!
Melbourne Cup Day Lunches and Parties in Brisbane
These Melbourne Cup Day fun ideas for Brisbane are sure to figure in the photo finish for your celebrations on the race that stops the nation. Hotels, restaurants and venues are all getting in the spirit of the great race. The winner is you and the event you choose and we hope you enjoy Cup Day.
RiverlandBrisbane / 07 3051 7655
Melbourne Cup at Riverland Brisbane
Enjoy the race that stops the nation with a 3 hour beverage package plus $25 credit at Riverlands scrumptious food station. That's not all there will also be sweeps, fashions on the river and LIVE music to entertain.
Melbourne Cup Package: $100
Friday'sBrisbane / 07 3051 7622
Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Join the team at Friday's for lunch this Melbourne Cup Day. Be treated to 2 course meal in the terrace bar with a 3hr standard or premium beverage package. Get in the spirit of things with prizes for best dressed plus Hair and Makeup artists on site.
Standard $125 | Premium $155
Melbourne Cup Day
Dress for the races this Melbourne Cup Day at Darling & Co. Indulge yourself with a 3 course seated lunch package or a cocktail package both including a 3 hours beverage. Plus prizes, sweeps and Brisbane's best DJs playing tunes after the races.
Seated Lunch $125 | Cocktail Party $105
Melbourne Cup Gala Event
The Regatta Hotel is putting on a Gala affair this Melbourne Cup Day in Bloom Courtyard and Walrus Club. Be spoiled with a 3 hour beverage package whilst watching the races screening live. Plus LIVE entertainment featuring a Jazz Trio and DJs.
CloudlandFortitude Valley / 07 3872 6600
Melbourne Cup: Royalty for a Day
Cloudland is making it a royal affair this Melbourne Cup Day. Choose from 2 spectacular offers, a glitzy Garden Party or a Gala Luncheon. Both include Drinks packages as well as food and entertainment.
Birdcage Garden Party from $129
Gala Luncheon from $199pp
Victoria ParkHerston / 07 3252 0666
Melbourne Cup in the Marquee
Victoria Park hosts an annual Brisbane Melbourne Cup Day gala event. This year's guests will be treated to an spectacular luncheon in Victoria Park's crown jewel the Marquee Room with Sweeps, Raffles, LIVE entertainment and more.
4 Course Lunch & Beverage Package
More Big Days in Brisbane post the Cup Carnival
Once the Melbourne Cup has been run the festive attention moves towards ideas of Christmas Parties and Christmas Day lunch. make sure you checkout ideas for Christmas Day Brisbane!
Also don't forget the biggest day of all, NYE Brisbane! Get your crew together and plan a fun New Year's Eve. See NewYearsEve.com.au for all the best NYE events in Brisbane.