Spring racing season is upon us once again and you know what that means Gold Coasters? Champagne and fancy frocks for everyone.
Because we know you love a party as much as we do, we’ve collated a list of 10 top spots to watch the race that stops the nation while also enjoying bulk food and beverages and probably placing the odd bet or two.From north to south, here’s where to spend the day on November 6th, get in quick, they’re all selling fast.|
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Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort
A ticket to the Marriott will bring with it a three course spring lunch, three hours of premium wine, beer and soft drink and access to the after party at Chapter & Verse Bar and Lounge. There’ll be live entertainment, a fashion show, sweepstakes, prizes for best dressed, live coverage from Flemington, raffle tickets and giveaways. All of the best things. Individual tickets are $155 and from $1450 for a table of 10. Get yours here.
Where: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
Head to the Crowne Plaza for the ultimate Melbourne Cup luncheon high in the sky. Watch the race LIVE on our screens in style, whilst enjoying views as far as the eye can see, from the sparkling ocean to the lush green hinterland. Ticket includes lunch from the delicious seafood and Australian-fusion buffet as well as a two and a half hour drinks package. PLUS your chance to win a lucky door prize!
Where: Level 26, 2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
The Island Gold Coast
The Island is known for fab soirées and this year’s Melbourne Cup event promises to be exactly that! Set over three fabulous levels, the Island’s event will feature a dazzling array of fashion, food, drink and live entertainment galore. With your choice of the Cocktail Party or the Gala Luncheon there is something to suit every taste. Tickets from $99.
Where: 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
The Gold Coast Turf Club
Trackside is the perfect place to be to watch the race that stops the nation this year. There are several packages to choose from including the Members Day Pass, the Event Centre Package including a grazing menu and beverage package. Skyline Restaurant is offering a four course menu including a premium beverage package with basic spirits from $629 for a table for two and Gallery Restaurant has a deluxe seafood buffet plus a beverage package from $501 for a table of two.
Where: Racecourse Drive, Bundall
Hideaway Kitchen and Bar
One of the most fun events on the Coast, Hideaway is at it again for this years Melbourne Cup. Get yourself a four hours drink package plus four hours of canapé-style Asian street food. There’ll be sweepstakes, raffles, fashions on the field and live music with Kate McKay from 2pm. Doors open at 11am and tickets are just $125 per person.
Where: 2657 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach
The Star Gold Coast
RACV Royal Pines
If kicking back around a big table with friends licking messy fingers full of flavour and working your way through an epic cocktail list sounds more your style, Granddad Jacks Craft Distillery is the place to be. Catch the race live on the big screen at the new neighbourhood distillery at Miami while enjoying a mouth-watering three course menu courtesy of Fingers and Bones.
Where: 45 Lemana Lane, Miami
It’s a southern soiree once again at The Collective in Palm Beach. For $85 you’ll get a four course lunch and drink on arrival plus add a drinks package to keep the party happening. Silver gets you beer, wine and bubbles for $60 while Gold equals premium champagne, cocktails, wine, and beer for $90. Happy days.
Where: Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach