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Where to watch the Melbourne Cup

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Thinking about what to do for Melbourne Cup already!?
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Maybe you just want to get dressed up with your favourite girlfriends and share a champagne or two but can’t decide where to go!? Here’s a local guide made just for you to ease the stress. Ranging from all different prices and inclusions, there’s an ideal package for everyone to make sure you have the best possible Melbourne Cup you can!

The Anchorage

The Anchorage is offering THREE separate Melbourne Cup Day packages…
You’ll be welcomed with a cocktail by Chandon S and an oyster tower featuring the best Sydney Rocks nurtured by the pristine waters of Port Stephens. And if sumptuous share plates of local seafood and charcuterie, a choice of mouth-watering mains, and decadent dessert boards were not enough, there are free-flowing Chandon bubbles to top it all off. Or if you’re feeling lucky why not upgrade to the luxe Champagne package with three hours of free-flowing Moet.

Chandon Sparkling Wine Lunch Package
3 course lunch with 3 hours sparkling wine
Cost: $135pp

Moet & Chandon Champagne Lunch Package
3 course lunch with 3 hours champagne
Cost: $185pp *
*Whole table must book this package

The Ultimate Melbourne Cup Play & Stay Package
Chandon cocktail and oysters on arrival, a three-course lunch, a three-hour Moet Champagne package, overnight accommodation in an ocean view room, and a sparkling wine buffet breakfast.
Cost: Twin Share $299pp | Single $399pp

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The Exchange
Oatley Wines presents the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Hosted by Timberlina with fashions on the field and live bands kicking off right after the big race. There will also be prizes and giveaways all day, as well as sweeps for the big day. Entry is free but if you’re after a little something more, secure a ticket and you’ll get two-hours of canapes, champagne cocktail on arrival and a free bottle of bubbles for tables of 8+.
Cost: Entry is Free | $39pp
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The Prince
Sip bubbles on the balcony or cheer a winner on in the Prince’s Sports Bar. Choose from the following two packages.
Balcony Package

Bistro Package

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Glam AF Melbourne Cup at The Junction Hotel
Head along to The Junction Hotel for a Glam As Flemington (Glam AF). Partnering with Moet & Chandon to you can sip on champagne and dine in style. Choose from one of the two packages.

Reserved Seating

View Bar

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Enjoy a 4 hour drinks package, 12pm - 4pm, inclusive of sparkling, beer, wine red or white sangria and soft drinks. 4 x food vouchers to choose over 13 different items over 5 food stations. Plus prize for best dressed, lucky sweeps + the Race live on three different screens and MC Harry Thurlby.
Bookings: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Tickets: $125 per person 
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Wharf 350 at The Rydges
Sip champagne and feast your way around the world at Wharf 350’s highly anticipated Melbourne Cup Day lunch. Cheer on the race that stops the nation in a spectacular waterfront setting with views of the Newcastle Harbour.
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Honeysuckle Hotel
There’s something for everyone this Melbourne Cup with a few packages on offer. There is FREE entry to the venue downstairs.

VIP Lawn Party

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It’s time to don the glad rags and dust off the fascinators at Babylon’s exclusive Melbourne Cup Party. Tickets include:

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The Great Northern
Get into the spirit and head along for a day on the Turf with the race that stops the Nation.
VIP Luncheon

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The Mattara
Enjoy The Mattara’s Chambord Garden Party for Melbourne cup this year and you could enjoy:

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Melbourne Cup at Lake Mac Yacht Club
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club is hosting a Melbourne Cup Luncheon.


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The Landing Bar & Kitchen
Join us for great food, great drinks, and great company this Melbourne Cup at The Landing Bar & Kitchen! You can even pick your party!


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Belmont 16s
Race into 16s and take part in the annual Melbourne Cup Fun Day in the Spinnaker Room!

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Merewether Surfhouse
Celebrate the big race at Merewether Surfhouse, with one of the best views in town.
Top Deck Cocktail

Level 2 Seated

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The Lucky Hotel
The cocktail style event includes:

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Queens Wharf Hotel
Get your tickets and head to the wharf for bubbles, big screens, sweeps, TAB facilities and much more for the race that stops the nation.

Skiff Bar

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Customs House
Situated harbour side, the historic Customs House Hotel is the prime location for Melbourne Cup 2019.

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Nup To the Cup
The best part of Melbourne Cup day is dressing up and wearing a pretty hat. If you don't want to support the Melbourne Cup but still want to enjoy the festivities, then this is the event for you! Dress up and pop on a hat, take along a plate and relax in the sunshine with foster dogs from Dog Rescue Newcastle. A photography corner will be set up with a flower arch, and an event photographer will be floating around snapping shots, as well as games, live music and even Fashion on the Field!
Where: King Edward Park
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