Melbourne Cup 2016

  • Melbourne Cup
26th Oct 2016

Don’t miss out on the race that stops a nation just because you are visiting Perth! If you would like to make the most of the day and spend it in style, here is a helpful list that will ensure you are in the best place to watch!


Melbourne Cup on Rottnest Island

Watch the Melbourne Cup from somewhere completely unique and unforgettable- Rottnest Island! On arrival to The Hotel Rottnest, you will be met with a glass of Mumm champagne to get the celebrations started. Enter into the sweep for your chance to win big, best hat and fashions of the island, games and entertaining live music. Experience island life the best way!

Tickets: $195- Hotel Rottnest luncheon and return ferry tickets. Bookings are essential-to book contact (08) 9292 5011 or

Timing: Beverage Package starts at 11am and ends 2pm. Starter is served at 11:30am, the race is at 12pm and mains served at 12:30pm.


Melbourne Cup at The Beach Club

Drink Clicquot Champagne, eat fresh Oysters from the Oyster Bar or from the Spring Carnival food stations and be inspired by the fashion parade presented by Boheme Luxe. Not to mention there are opportunities to win great prizes. Enter the sweep to try your luck on your favourite horse or even just wear your finest dress to take home the prize for best dressed! Cottesloe Beach will make for a great backdrop for the photos!

Tickets: $85.00


Melbourne Cup Day at Bathers Beach House

More fashion, more food and possibly more fun? Another great way to spend your Melbourne Cup day is at Bathers Beach House! To mix things up there will be two events occurring, one upstairs and the other downstairs. The upstairs event is on the first floor as well as the function room and attendants will receive complimentary drinks between 11am-2pm (from a selected list), access to four televisions to get a great view of the race, the chance to win prizes and more. The downstairs option is also great as guests will lunch on a three course meal, enjoy the race on a large screen and more!

Tickets: The upstairs cocktail event is $125 and $75.00 for downstairs set menu lunch. Tickets can be purchased directly from Bathers Beach House via phone or a booking form emailed directly.


Bib & Tucker

Beachside and brimming with excitement! Enjoy an afternoon of spring racing fun with a glass of Veuve as you arrive, a DJ, sweepstakes as well as competitions! Guests will enjoy a marvellous menu including delicious seafood from an Oyster & Canapé Bar, petit fours, share mains, an espresso martini and an afternoon snack.

Tickets: $140


Image credit: Chris Phutully