Melbourne Cup at Cockle Bay Wharf
Melbourne Cup at Cockle Bay Wharf


Party by the water this Melbourne Cup

The race that stops the nation starts the party.


6 November 2018


11 am - 5pm


Cockle Bay Wharf 1 Wheat Road Sydney NSW 2000
You don’t have to be trackside to kick up your heels this Melbourne Cup because the race that stops the nation starts the party at Cockle Bay Wharf.

What’s better than a front row seat to the Melbourne Cup? Watching the race that stops the nation on the edge of beautiful Darling Harbour. With 5 different long lunches and plenty of places to party on later, Cockle Bay Wharf comes to life this Melbourne Cup.

From seafood-laden celebrations to classy rooftop fiestas, there’s a lunch menu to suit all tastes. And it’s not all about the food, each venue is bringing all your favourite Melbourne Cup traditions to the table: there are big screens for the race, sweepstakes, fashion parades and free-flowing bubbly. We’ve organised a few extras for your day out too!

Wanna bet?

There is no better place to celebrate this year’s Melbourne Cup and we’d bet on that! If betting on the race* is more your style, you can visit the convenient TAB van located on the Cockle Bay Wharf waterfront.

The ultimate polaroid awaits

With blooming buds in the background, your Melbourne Cup day finery will pop in front of our flower wall at Town Centre. It’s just like you’re in the Flemington Birdcage and our photographer will be there with his professional polaroid camera to take pictures of you and your party pals. Don’t worry, we’ll email you your picture too, so you can upload and #MelbourneCup18

Read our handy guide to find your perfect Melbourne Cup lunch or after party. If you’re not dining at the precinct, you can still stop by Cockle Bay Wharf for a free picture in front of our flower wall and a Melbourne Cup flutter.

*always gamble responsibly