Sydney in Spring is simply sensational with gorgeous weather and so much going on around the Harbour, Sydneysiders don't really need an excuse to enjoy another November day. But, thoroughbred horse racing is a passion shared by Aussies all around this great country.
And most people may know the very first Melbourne Cup winner was from NSW. Ever since then Sydney horse trainers keep coming back to try and win Australia's greatest race.
In Sydney many venues offer live coverage of the Cup Day event on big screens or boats are setup to entertain patrons with horsey themes. In any case it's all for fun and enjoyment and when the jockeys whips are cracking make sure you are sorted with some of these great ideas for Cup Day in Sydney.
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch, Live and After Parties in Sydney
Come on Sydney, get on a winner with these cruise, restaurants, hotel and venue ideas for your Melbourne Cup Day in Sydney. It's the race that stops the nation and Sydney loves the fun that this national race day brings.
Campbell StoresThe Rocks / 1300 117 118
Melbourne Cup at Campbell Stores
Enjoy the festivities this Melbourne Cup Day from Sydney Harbour's Campbell Stores. Be treated to a sparkling on arrival, 4 hours beverage package and a 3 course alternate serve menu. Be entertained with full race coverage and DJ entertainment. Plus get in the spirit of the occasion and dress in your race day finery with prizes for best dressed.
Cup Day Package: $115
CargoDarling Harbour / 02 8322 2005
Melbourne Cup Cocktail Party
Join Cargo Upstairs this Meblourne Cup Day for a Cocktail Party. You'll be treated to a 3 Hour Canapes and Beverage Package with Cocktail on Arrival. Plus Entertainment and of course it wouldn't be a Cup Day party without LIVE racing. Keep the party going at the after party from 3:30pm.
Upstairs Cocktail Party: $99
Bungalow 8 & The LoftDarling Harbour / 02 8322 2006
Melbourne Cup Lunch
Join Bunglaow 8 for a delicious 3 course Lunch by Sydney's Darling Harbour this Melbourne Cup Day and see all the action from Flemington. Dress to impress with prizes for best dressed plus get on a winner in the sweepstakes. Package includes 3 course lunch with glass of bubbly on arrival.
3 Course Lunch: $79
All Hands Brewing HouseSydney / 02 8270 7901
Melbourne Cup Lunch and After Party
Awesome venue to watch the Melbourne Cup in Sydney. Enjoy a set menu sit down lunch and big screens so you can see all the action! Join in After the Race for the After Party featuring DJ Nathan Zammit on the Decks!
2 Course Sit Down Lunch: $60 pp
Happy Hour Drink Specials 4-7pm
Beer DeluxeKing St Wharf / 02 8322 2020
Melbourne Cup Day: Horsin' Around!
Enjoy a Melbourne Cup Day Party at Sydney's Beer Deluxe King St Wharf. You'll be treated to 9 piece canapes selection with a beer, wine or sparking on arrival. Celebrate the race that stops a nation and what all the action from this harbourside location. Plus don't forget to get in on the free cup day sweepstakes.
Melbourne Cup Package: $49
P.J. O'Brien's Irish PubSydney / 02 9290 1811
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch
Watch the race that stops a nation at P.J. O'Brien's Sydney. Enjoy some Fabulous Melbourne Cup Day offers including 2 or 3 Course Lunch with Drink On Arrival or a Cocktail Party Canapé Package with Cash Bar.
Sit Down Lunch from $55
Stand Up Cocktail Party $40
Sir StamfordCircular Quay / 02 9252 4600
Melbourne Cup Buffet Lunch
Enjoy a glamorous Melbourne Cup Day experience at the Sir Stamford in Sydney. Watch all the races LIVE on the Big Screens whilst you are treated to refined luxury of a Buffet Lunch that only the Sir Stamford can offer. Includes Champagne on Arrival and 2 hour Beverage package,
Melbourne Cup Buffet Lunch $79 +bf pp
Sail AustraliaDarling Harbour / 02 4322 8227
Romantic Getaway Cruises
If you are not into the horse races then why not break from the barriers for a romantic getaway sailing on Sydney Harbour. Great short packages available to with Sail Australia in Spring in Sydney. Love is in the air!
Post Cup Carnival there are more Big Days in Sydney
Once the Spring Carnival horse racing is over the party people start to think towards the big days of summer, about Christmas, Boxing Day and the Biggest of the Big Days, New Year's Eve. To checkout ideas for Christmas Parties and Christmas Day Lunches see Christmas Day Sydney!
NYE Sydney! is another bucket list item not to be missed and after Cup Day, New Year's Eve is not far away. See NewYearsEve.com.au for all the best NYE events in Sydney.