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How to Celebrate the 2020 Melbourne Cup on the Gold Coast

How to Celebrate the 2020 Melbourne Cup on the Gold Coast
on 01 October 2020 in Events & Entertainment

Happening this Tuesday, 3 November, the Melbourne Cup is certainly not a celebration to be missed. A race that stops the nation, you don’t have to be in Melbourne to enjoy the show. After all, the big screen gives you the close-up shots, the best angles, and all the hype you need to get close to the edge of your seat.

The Gold Coast is renowned for its glamour and glitz and a passion for outrageous luxury. From trendy bars to fast cars, fashion and parties are the pinnacle point of Gold Coast life. Seeing as we can’t physically make it to the Melbourne Cup hosted at Flemington race course this year, it’s time you head to the Gold Coast instead.

If you’re planning to celebrate the 2020 Melbourne Cup on the Gold Coast, stay tuned for our stellar advice which will guarantee a great time.

Picking the right place

To watch the most competitive featured races in the world, you need to ensure that you pick the right spot to enjoy. And that means not picking a place where you have to huddle amongst 20 other people around a single screen.

The Coolangatta Hotel is the place to be for a great view of the 2020 Melbourne Cup. With screens placed strategically throughout the venue, you can watch all the races live and loud and never miss a moment.

With TAB facilities opening as early as 7.30am, you’ll have the chance to place your bets early and not miss out on your luck. There are two TAB terminals for your convenience, giving you all the opportunity to flutter on the races and watch it happen live on the big screen.

Take advantage of the live betting odds given by TAB’s stable of racing experts with their betting tips for the 2020 Melbourne Cup. Check out the 2020 Melbourne Cup’s latest odds here

Our all-inclusive event sets you up to have an enjoyable time with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a 2 course meal specially selected and curated by our Head Chef, Joel Leader, and a 2 hour beer, wine, and soft drink package sponsored by Chain of Fire Wines and Furphy. Talk about a full on feast to guarantee a happy belly with great drinks while you soak up the racing excitement.

We know that horse racing isn’t just about the sport. A fair part of the fun comes down to putting on your best fashion ensemble with the men dressing in suits and the ladies in fascinators. At the Cooly Hotel, we bring this excitement to the bar with prizes for Best Dressed guests along with a bunch of additional lucky door prizes available throughout the day.

At only $60 per person, which includes the glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a 2 course meal, and a 2 hour beer, wine, and soft drink package, the offer is a steal. Happening on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, from 12pm to 2pm. Kindly note that this event is strictly 18+ only. 

Bookings are essential to secure your spot and avoid missing out on the best 2020 Melbourne Cup celebrations on the Gold Coast at the Cooly Hotel. Call (07) 5589 6888 or email to book now.

Entertainment beyond the races

Undeniably the races are the highlight of the day, but truth be told that the day wouldn’t be as thrilling in the absence of live entertainment.

At the Coolangatta Hotel, we’re on the ball with ensuring that you will always be entertained. From the minute you walk in to watch the races to the moment the event is over, we will have live entertainment available. A soothing backdrop that will never overwhelm the 2020 Melbourne Cup races, embrace in the live band performance while you anticipate the next race.


The Cooly Hotel is conveniently located on Coolangatta’s beachfront, offering you spectacular sea views and beach access to soak in the best of what the Gold Coast has to offer. We’re also very close to public transport and plenty of free parking, ensuring a celebration of the 2020 Melbourne Cup at the Coolangatta Hotel will be a thoroughly enjoyable one without the external stressors of getting here. 

Bring your friends along

There’s nothing better than having your best mates to join in the fun of celebrating the 2020 Melbourne Cup. With sparkling wine given to you at arrival, the 2 course meal and 2 hour drinks package covered in your event fee, it’s time to get in on the run and action and head to the Coolangatta Hotel no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 3 November 2020. Don’t forget to book in advance to avoid disappointment!