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The Best Ways To Celebrate Race Day On The Gold Coast!

Our top 7 picks just for you

The Best Ways To Celebrate Race Day On The Gold Coast! Just Horse Racing | Jonathan Stiers

Spring = race season, which means it's time to step into those heels, dust off that fascinator, and grab those clutches for a day of high-class celebrating!

But the perfect race day outfit needs to be flaunted at the perfect race day event. Luckily, we've listed our Top 7 Gold Coast Melbourne Cup events just for you! Keep reading to find out what's on... 


1. Gold Coast Turf Club 


If you want to hang out with the people famous for throwing can't-miss parties, head to the Sea FM Garden Party at the Turf Club event centre.

There you'll find a pop up cocktail bar with happy hour, make up and hair touch-up stations, beautiful flower walls for the perfect Insta pic & even a phone charging station!

To top it off, there's a grazing menu, 4-hour beverage package, live entertainment, tote facilities and plenty of indoor and outdoor cocktail seating to mingle.

Tickets are $180pp. Find out more HERE


2. Rose At The Races


QT Gold Coast's famed bar Stingray is sure to throw a race day party you won't soon forget, from the moment you're handed a Mumm Rosé Champagne on arrival!

There'll be best dressed competitions, sweeps, and big screen TVs to catch all of the racing action! Plus, every guest will receive a refreshing Aperol Spritz from their pop-up bar. 

For just $110pp (or $100pp when booking a group of 10), head to the Outdoor Calypso Terrace from 12 - 3pm. 


3. Baskk


With roving canapés and delicious drink packages, BASKK is the perfect place to experience all the Melbourne Cup action!

Dress to impress in your best racing outfit, with a tinge of coastal style, and enjoy a flute of prosecco on arrival! Book online HERE.


4. White Rhino


Celebrate the Melbourne Cup at White Rhino to enjoy a day jam packed with race day festivities, from live music to fashion on the field, and a HUGE screen to watch all the races! 

Get a 3 course set menu package for $135, or canapés from $85. Both include a 4 hour beverage package. Find out more HERE


5. The Island Gold Coast


Keep your race day classy at The Island Penthouse Level 12 Gala Luncheon.

Enjoy a 3 course sit-down luncheon with canapés on arrival and a 3.5 hour beverage package for $195pp. 

So if you're looking for a day of good food and drinks, fashion and live entertainment, click HERE


6. Aviary Rooftop Bar


For a cocktail style Melbourne Cup event, head to the Aviary Rooftop Bar with an extensive grazing table, traditional woodfire pizza and a decadent dessert station!

Benny Hanna will be performing live, and there'll even be a Begitta Fashion Parade! 

All of this and more from just $140. Get your tickets HERE


7. Hilton Surfers Paradise


Crack the whip on your mates and round them up for the Hilton race day event

It'll be kicking off with an "Old Fashioned Whiskey" on arrival, followed by live entertainment by Bogus Bookies, complete with a delicious trifecta lunch and beverage package.

The event will conclude with a charity auction, raising funds for Black Dog Institute.


So there you have it! Let us know how you'll be celebrating the season?