Where to celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Noosa

Gather your friends and get ready for the best Tuesday on the calendar – the Melbourne Cup is just around the corner. We have done the hard work for you, and rounded up our guide to the best places to celebrate the race that stops a nation in Noosa!

Rococo Noosa

There’s no bigger party in Noosa on Cup Day than Rococo’s annual extravaganza. The infamous Rococo Jockey Club Marquee after party is back, with your ticket including free entry to the sought-after party featuring live beats by Raw Ordio, plus light food and canapes throughout the day, and a cocktail on arrival.

All-day food, cocktail on arrival, live music and after-party entry, $135.

Miss Moneypenny's

Stylish and festive, Miss Moneypenny’s Melbourne Cup Birdcage marquee promises a celebratory afternoon of fun and fabulous entertainment, minus the formality of a sit-down lunch. With a drink on arrival, roaming canapes throughout the day, and live entertainment from La Fiesta Sound System, the outdoor marquee promises to be one of Noosa’s chicest parties this Cup day.

Welcome drink, 3-hour canape package, $99.

Café le Monde

If it’s party atmosphere and good vibes you’re after, Café le Monde is your place. With a set banquet menu of fresh seafood and flowing drinks on offer, the party will continue with some of Noosa’s best DJs until well after the last horse has run.

Welcome cocktail, shared banquet menu, 2-hour drinks package, $159.

Sails Restaurant Noosa

More low-key and refined than some of the pumping parties happening around Noosa, settle in for a leisurely yet fun afternoon overlooking Noosa’s stunning Main Beach at Sails. With Champagne on arrival, a 4-course set menu, and a live 2-piece band playing throughout the afternoon, you can take in the best of the action, and then dance away the afternoon beachside.

3-course menu with French Champagne on arrival, $195.

Sunshine Beach Surf Club

A day of fashion and a roving feast, complete with Laurent Perrier Champagne and a 3-hour drinks package, this could be the very best way to celebrate Cup Day in Noosa, with party vibes, and sweeping views of Sunshine Beach.

Roving feast, 3-hour drinks package & Laurent Perrier Champagne, $149.

Noosa Beach House

Where better to celebrate than this Hastings St outpost, with a garden party-themed event and a birds-eye view over the street below. A glass of Laurent Perrier on arrival is followed up by a 4-course lunch by Chef Bret Cameron, with prizes for best-dressed guests.

4-course menu & glass of Laurent Perrier on arrival, $139.

Noosa Boathouse

Tailor the day to your needs, and celebrate the big day overlooking the Noosa River! With a 3-course lunch or Seafood Experience to choose from, 2-hours of free-flowing drinks, sweeps, and prizes for best dressed.

3-course lunch or Seafood Experience, 2-hour drink package, $179.

Noosa Waterfront

Celebrate in style, with tranquil front-row views of the Noosa River at the Noosa Waterfront Restaurant. Expect authentic Italian fare and a 4-course share-style lunch, with a glass of Champagne on arrival.

Banquet-style 4-course lunch, glass of Champagne on arrival, $169.

Essence Peregian Beach

This brand-new boutique hotel offering in the heart of the seaside village of Peregian Beach is hosting their inaugural Melbourne Cup Spring Soiree, where you can celebrate the big day with roaming canapes, and four-hours of flowing drinks from the Pimp My Prosecco Bar, with live DJs, sweeps, and fashions on the field, in the chic newly-opened interiors.

Canapes, four-hour drinks package, $175.


Head to the thriving hinterland town of Pomona, and the rustic surrounds of Pomona Distilling Co for a memorable country afternoon! Settle into the outdoor garden setting and choose from a selection of lunch packages - Long Lunch under the Arbor, with gin cocktails and a 3-hour drinks package available.

3-course lunch, gin cocktail on arrival, $89, upgrade to 3-hour drink package, $119


Grab some friends and head to the relaxed surrounds of 4 Pines Noosa, for an epic Melbourne Cup celebration! With 2-course lunch, drink on arrival, 2-hour drinks package, sweeps, fashion prizes, big screens, and plenty of race day fun.

2-course lunch, 2-hour drinks package, $49.90.


Head to the Noosa Hinterland, to experience a country-themed Melbourne Cup Lunch in the homely surrounds of the Cooroy RSL. With 2-course lunch, sweeps, live music, and prizes for best dressed.

2-course lunch, $40.