Here’s to how to spend your Melbourne Cup Day like a boss when you happen to be in Weipa this year.
Happening this Tuesday 1 November, the Melbourne Cup is sneaking up fast, hitting the ground running every first Tuesday of November.
Although it won’t be a public holiday for everyone (eyes are on you Victoria), you don’t have to miss out on all of the action by standing on the sidelines. Celebrating Melbourne Cup Day no matter where you are in the country – such as Weipa – can offer a ton of fun and delicious food with great vibes and atmosphere.
From planning your day to cheering your horse through to the finish line, here is our guide to having the best Melbourne Cup Day celebration when in Weipa.
Host at home
If you have a decent sized TV and some quick foods and a drink budget to host a Melbourne Cup Day celebration, there isn’t any reason to not host it at home.
The advantages to hosting at home is that it’s cheaper than going out, and often offers the luxury of comfort in your own setting.
If you do have a bit to spend on your event, consider ordering some gourmet catering to reflect the extravagance associated with the Melbourne Cup. From grazing platters to hot finger foods and delectable sweets, there’s so much to explore in a menu.
Be sure to make a guest list beforehand and grab some RSVPs for the events so you know how much food and drink to prepare for your guests. Find out about allergies to avoid having any foods that may cause problems for your guests.
Celebrate with a great local crowd
Grab the best deals with the best vibes and atmosphere in Weipa and celebrate Melbourne Cup Day at the Albatross Bay Resort.
The Alby hosts one of the best Melbourne Cup Day events in Weipa. Featuring massive screens that are high quality with a great sound system, you’ll get the best views of the event in the comfort of a fantastic venue. The day will be action-packed with an option for you to choose between an indulgent Melbourne Cup package hosted at the Deck Restaurant or a casual afternoon dine and dabble at the Sports Bar.
If opting for the first options, you’ll be spoilt with a three-course luncheon at the Deck Restaurant. Part of the $100 per person package includes a glass of bubbly upon your arrival followed by a specially curated three course lunch prepared by professional chefs who embrace local and fusion cuisine, using only the freshest ingredients. There’s a sweeps, fashion parade, and prizes for the best dressed and best hat or fascinator to keep the entertainment high. So be sure to dress to impress as you have the chance to win big on Melbourne Cup Day.
There is limited seating so you’ll have to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid missing out. Simply call the Albatross Bay Resort team on 0740906666 to make a booking.
For those looking for a more casual and relaxing experience, head to the Sports Bar at the Albatross Bay Resort. Showcasing races live throughout the Sports Bar, you’ll be thrilled to know that entry is free for you to enjoy!
Keen punters will be pleased to know that TAB betting facilities are available on premise from 9am so you can back your favourite horse for the win.
Avoid disappointment on the big day by booking your table ahead by calling the Albatross Bay Resort team on 0740906666.
Don’t forget to Fashion Up
Dress to impress on Melbourne Cup Day – just like they do at the Flemington Racecourse. Whether it’s a light competition between friends and family or even going to an event like the Melbourne Cup Day at the Albatross Bay Resort (which has its own best dressed competition with prizes), a little friendly competition can be extremely fun and exciting for everyone.
Men don’t forget to look dapper with slacks and proper shoes with a smart shirt and tie, blazer or suit. Women, throw on a dress that stands out with your custom style together with a fascinator or fancy hat to remind everyone that it’s the races you’re here for!