The 2019 Melbourne Cup is just on the horizon and if you’re looking to soak up all the action live on the Queensland Gold Coast, look no further than our central Surfers Paradise holiday accommodation.
The stunning Gold Coast offers a choice of world-class venues that host the Melbourne Cup live each spring, complete with luxury food courses, beverage packages and a lively atmosphere to go with Australia’s number-one horse racing event.
With the beach just moments away, the Gold Coast offers a whole new way to experience the Melbourne Cup - here are the best coastal venues to catch it this November near our prime location at Surfers Tropique Holiday Apartments.
Gold Coast Turf Club
The Gold Coast’s official racecourse doesn’t disappoint when “the race that stops the nation” comes around each spring, offering all the thoroughbred action live on a trackside big screen with world-class cuisine in the Aquis Park restaurants and an atmosphere to rival being at the Flemington Racecourse itself.
Dress up for the big race day, dine in style at The Gallery or The Skyline and take part in various sweepstakes guaranteed to enhance your Melbourne Cup race day experience. Situated in Bundall, Aquis Park Gold Coast Turf Club is only a 10-minute drive from our Surfers Paradise accommodation.
Gold Coast Convention Centre
Also offering a huge TV screen, sumptuous lunch courses and a vibrant atmosphere fit for keen punters and racegoers, Melbourne Cup Day Lunch at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach - just south of Surfers Paradise - is another exciting way to get in the racing spirit for the Melbourne Cup.
Your race day ticket provides complimentary French champagne on arrival, a filling four-course lunch and a full evening of lively entertainment from 102.9 Hot Tomato and renowned Brisbane covers band Sex and Chocolate, who are guaranteed to get you on the dance floor after the big race. All racecourse action will be live in the Gold Coast Convention Centre’s rose garden, promising a unique atmosphere for this year’s unmissable race.
Southport Yacht Club
Minutes from breathtaking Main Beach Gold Coast, the Southport Yacht Club will come alive on Melbourne Cup day. Located on the Southport marina, Southport Yacht Club is your ideal Melbourne Cup venue if you’re looking to watch and dine with a view with a variety of ways to take in all the action.
Tuck into a seafood buffet as the race unfolds or be at Southport Yacht Club’s 4Shore Bar for pouring drinks, sweepstakes, raffles and prizes. For the perfect celebration after the race, don’t miss Southport Yacht Club’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2019, which will offer a lineup of live local bands on the scenic waterfront deck.
These venues are just a short drive from our central Surfers Paradise apartments, consisting of cheap one and two bedroom options for both couples and groups. View our affordable direct rates today at Surfers Tropique Gold Coast.