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Elise Stevenson2 years ago

Where will you watch the race that stops the nation?

It’s Australia’s most anticipated horserace, where everyone stops everything to celebrate another historic moment with clinking champagne glasses and picking the winning horse. But if you’ve left your Melbourne Cup plans to the last minute, you may be at a loss as to where to go to watch the annual event. Don’t despair! We’ve compiled a list of places where you can sit back and enjoy the race.

Jockey Clubs & Race Tracks

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These places live and breathe horseracing! You don’t need to go to Flemington Park to experience all the perks of being a part of the race day action at an actual racetrack. Most event celebrations will offer finger food and beverage packages, as well table service and screens to cheer on your favourites in the big race.


Leagues Club Luncheons

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If you’re looking for something a little fancier, head over to your local leagues or RSL club to watch the race. They often run competitions for best dressed and lucky draw prizes to give everyone an opportunity to be a winner on the day. With a selection of fine dining and buffet lunch options as well as complimentary beverages that may be on offer, you’ll be celebrating the Melbourne Cup in style.


Pubs & Taverns

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Pubs and taverns are the simplest and easiest options when it comes to watching all the Melbourne Cup action, making it a perfect last minute choice. With classic food and beverage options and often no bookings required, your local pub and tavern is a great spot to watch the Melbourne Cup with your mates.


No matter how you want to celebrate the Melbourne Cup this year, we’ve got you covered with these local venues in Rockhampton.


Rockhampton Leagues Club

Watch the races in style, Rockhampton Leagues Club - Rockhampton
Watch the races in style, Rockhampton Leagues Club – Rockhampton

If you’re looking to celebrate Melbourne Cup in style, look no further than the Rockhampton Leagues Club. Their facilities include:

  • Dining, entertainment & function rooms
  • Big screens for watching the races
  • Live entertainment

Rockhampton Leagues Club also offers a free courtesy bus for members. For more information on their services, check out the Rockhampton Leagues Club’s LocalSearch profile page.


Capricorn Tavern

Watch the race with mates, Capricorn Tavern - Rockhampton
Watch the race with mates, Capricorn Tavern – Rockhampton

Visit the Capricorn Tavern for all your race day action. The venue’s services include:

  • A bistro & beer garden
  • A bottle shop
  • An air conditioned kids room

Whether you’re watching the Melbourne Cup with a few mates or making it a family affair, Capricorn Tavern has something for everyone. Find out more on their LocalSearch profile page.


Pacific Hotel & Liquor Barn 

Drop in for a drink or grab a few for home, Pacific Hotel & Liquor Barn - Rockhampton
Drop in for a drink or grab a few for home, Pacific Hotel & Liquor Barn – Rockhampton

Pacific Hotel & Liquor Barn in Yeppoon will have you covered for the race that stops the nation. Facilities that they have on offer include:

  • WG’s Steakhouse with lunchtime specials
  • Updated pubic bar & entertainment
  • Large & conveniently located car park

The liquor barn is fully stocked if you’re looking to grab some drinks for celebrating the Melbourne Cup at home. Visit the Pacific Hotel & Liquor Barn’s LocalSearch profile page for more information.

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