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 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
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
CloudlandFortitude 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
Victoria ParkHerston / 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
Queensland Pops OrchestraBrisbane / 07 3278 1913
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!
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.