Melbourne Cup Day Event Ideas Brisbane

Brisbane CityhorseshoeQueenslanders 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.

  • Melbourne Cup Day at Riverland Brisbane


    Brisbane / 07 3051 7655

    Melbourne Cup at Riverland Brisbane

    Enjoy the race that stops the nation with a beverage package plus Kitchen credit for the 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: $89 VIP

  • Melbourne Cup at Friday's


    Brisbane / 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 at Darling & Co

    Darling & Co

    Melbourne Cup Day

    Dress for the races this Melbourne Cup Day at Darling & Co. Indulge yourself with a 3 course seated lunch package including a 3 hours beverage. Plus prizes, sweeps and live and loud races on the big creens.

    Seated Lunch $125

  • Melbourne Cup at the Regatta Hotel

    Regatta Hotel

    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.

    Tickets: $130

  • Melbourne Cup Day at Cloudland


    Fortitude Valley / 07 3872 6600

    Melbourne Cup: Royalty for a Day

    Cloudland is making it a royal affair this Melbourne Cup Day. Choose from the spectacular offers, a glitzy Garden Party or Gala Luncheon options. Both include Drinks packages as well as food and entertainment.

    Birdcage Garden Party and Gala Luncheon

  • Melbourne Cup Day at Victoria Park

    Victoria Park

    Herston / 07 3252 0666

    Melbourne Cup Lunch

    Victoria Park hosts an annual Brisbane Melbourne Cup Day gala event. This year's guests will be treated to a spectacular luncheon in Victoria Park's crown jewel with Sweeps, Raffles, LIVE entertainment and more.

    Lunch & Beverage Package

  • Cup Day with the Queensland Pops

    Queensland Pops Orchestra

    Brisbane / 07 3278 1913

    Spring Performances

    With Spring in Brisbane what better time to see what is coming up at the Queensland POP Orchestra! In racing a fiddle has a completely different meaning but some of the bows still use horse hair. See what's on!


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