Melbourne Cup is under one week away! Don’t have plans? Don’t fret, read our Melbourne Cup Day Guide below for all your Race Day entertainment options!

Walt & Burley

For a classy and sophisticated day, Walt & Burley have two packages available including an all-inclusive package for $150pp which provides guests with Pimms and Champagne on arrival, followed by a four-hour canapé and drinks package! Their second package is at $70pp for a four-hour canapé package and drink on arrival. All guests will enjoy live entertainment, a photo booth for your silly pics, fashions on the field and live race viewings! For tickets and more information, contact [email protected]


Hopscotch have a crazy day planned for you! Dildo racing from 1.00pm-3.00pm will be happening. Yes, dildo racing, you read that correct – what it entails, we have no idea, but it makes us want to find out! A live viewing of the Cup and more live entertainment from The Advocates at 4.30pm-7.30pm is also on offer. For bookings, and we know you want to, call (02) 6107 3030


Let Kokomo’s whisk you away this Melbourne Cup at their Champagne Lunch! Enjoy a glass of their finest Champagne on arrival, followed by a tropical grazing lunch, showcasing some of their tastiest dishes while catching all the racing action live on the screens. The tropical oasis combined with the racing entertainment will make for an unusual, yet awesome event! Kokomo’s will be the perfect place to host your friends or colleagues this year! For bookings contact the guys on (02) 6171 2092.

Mint Garden Bar

How does a Mumm Champagne Garden Party sound? Pretty good to us! Enjoy watching the race live with your mates with a glass of bubbly in Canberra’s freshest beer garden. The package options are also endless starting from $35! The team at Mint Garden Bar are sure to create an unforgettable Melbourne Cup experience and bookings are essential so contact Alexandra on [email protected]

So, it’s spring which means it’s time for Public Bar Manuka to set the scene in their outdoor area for Cup Day! An afternoon at Public will be the capital’s premier party for all your race day festivities. All races will be shown live as well as live music and best pressed prizes to keep things classic and oh so fun! Get in quick as tickets are selling fast! Speaking of, tickets will only be sold until the 3rd Nov – so your drinks and canapé packages are waiting! Book via (02) 6161 880

Casino Canberra

Looking for a themed Melbourne Cup Day event? Casino Canberra’s Mad Hatters Themed dress code will have the whole game room talking! From 12.00pm, enjoy a complimentary glass of Chandon, including free event entry and a $10 cash card from Ladbrokes! A photo-booth with racing props and best-dressed, and of course best-hat prizes are on offer so come prepared! Platter specials, Pimms and Chandon promos, a DJ for all the beats, and vocalists M.C. Hayes Loau and Robyn Loau plus specialty Mad Hatter dancers will all be happening at the Casino. With happy hour from 4.30pm-6.30pm, it is the perfect way to end the day after the celebrations, and maybe even end with a game of poker? Melbourne Cup Race Day at Thoroughbred Park

What better way to spend Melbourne Cup than at the race course! Melbourne Cup Race Day at Thoroughbred Park is one of the biggest social events of the year for race fans, socialites and fashionistas! Network with clients, entertain guests, and have a great day with friends or work colleagues with a range of hospitality packages! Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketek. For more information, click here 

Courtyard by Milk Crate

Courtyard by Milk Crate is hosting The Cup @ Courtyard event where they will be offering a three-course lunch, with optional drink packages! There will be a big screen for coverage of the races with in-house sweepstakes, live music all afternoon and a DJ from 3pm! Tickets will be available for inside and outside for those who want to enjoy the sunshine. You can purchase your tickets by emailing [email protected]

The National Press Club

Join The National Press Club in celebrating Melbourne Cup this year with canapes, drinks and fun! From 11.00am VIP drinks and nibbles will be served in the club lounge and at 12.00pm the buffet luncheon will begin! The big screens will be on, fashions-on-the-field will be judged, a makeup bar will be on site, best dressed and door prizes and more will be available for your entertainment! From 4.00pm the party really begins as The club lounge will feature acoustic pop, rock and soul music from The Cherry Pickers Duo, Monica Moore and John Van Buuren!

Gungahlin Lakes

From 11.30am-4.00pm Gunghalin Lakes are offering a three-course meal, champagne on arrival, live music, sweeps, and more at their annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon. To register and receive exclusive ticket offers, click here

EQ Café and Lounge

EQ Café and Lounge’s ‘Off to the Races’ Melbourne Cup event is sure to impress! Live race action on the big screens, lunch and dessert buffet’s, sweepstakes, at beats from 3pm is happening! Dress to impress as His & Her best-dressed prizes are available so come along and enjoy the all-day race atmosphere without the hassles! Get in quick and book your table here

Siren Bar

From 9.00am on Melbourne Cup Day will be a classic day of best dressed, best headwear, sweepstakes, and live music with Sean & The band! Siren Bar are putting their hope and spirit behind Canberra’s Mighty Mare and Nick Olive and are celebrating with a special, creative and one of a kind cocktail! The “Mighty Mare” cocktail will be up for grabs on the day so we expect you all to give a big cheers to Single Gaze!

The Duxton


Celebrate Melbourne Cup in style with The Duxton’s $59 two course Cup Day luncheon package! The Duxton will be taking bookings at either 12.00pm or 1.00pm and seatings will be exclusive until 4.00pm before being open to the public. Enjoy a mixture of dips, bread, croquettes, and calamari YUM! The main will consist of share plates from their new spring menu teamed with a selection of delicious sides. With one free drink on arrival from a selection of Aperol Spritz, Villa Sandi Prosecco or Stella Artois – what could be better!