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. The fabulous restaurant 6 Head will have a Cup Day Lunch celebration package. Be entertained with full race coverage and entertainment. Plus get in the spirit of the occasion and dress in your race day finery.
Cup Day Dining
CargoDarling Harbour / 02 8322 2005
Melbourne Cup Lunch
Join the giddy up fun at Cargo this Melbourne Cup Day for a Cup Day Lunch. 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. Bookings essential. Dress to impress.
Cup Day Lunch
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 and drinks.
Sit Down Cup Day Lunch
All Hands Brewing HouseSydney / 02 8270 7901
Melbourne Cup Lunch and LIVE
Awesome Sydney venue to watch the Melbourne Cup in Sydney. Enjoy a sit down lunch and big screens so you can see all the action! Darling Harbour location means great place to meet others and celebrate!
The Whips are Cracking
Beer DeluxeKing St Wharf / 02 8322 2020
Melbourne Cup Day: Horsin' Around!
Enjoy a Melbourne Cup Day Lunch dining at Sydney's Beer Deluxe King St Wharf. You'll be treated to fabulous lunch main meall. Celebrate the race that stops a nation and watch all the action from this harbourside location. Plus don't forget to get in on the cup day fun and dress to impress.
Melbourne Cup Package
Sir StamfordCircular Quay / 02 9252 4600
Melbourne Cup High Tea
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 HighTea that only the Sir Stamford can offer. This is a packaged event. Giddy Up!
Melbourne Cup Day Fun
Sydney Harbour EscapesSydney Harbour / 02 9328 4748
Melbourne Cup Day Barefoot Cruising
Good times on Sydney Harbour cruising and checking in with the Melbourne Cup horse races. Ask about the barefoot cruising options from Sydney Harbour Cruises for that more relaxed time.
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.