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Not Heading to Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup? No worries – Celebrate the Day Darwin Style!

By Korgan Hucent

So with Tuesday 3rd November fast approaching, so too is the race that stops a nation! If you, like the majority of Australia, won’t be in Melbourne at the Flemington for the big cup, don’t worry! Darwin has a huge line up of great activities and events to help you celebrate this fabulous day!

Here’s what’s in the pipeline for Melbourne Cup Day in Darwin this year, according to the findings of our team here at Ray White Bayside:

• Lexus of Darwin Melbourne Cup: Held at the Darwin Turf Club, you can watch the big race on the multiple big screens around the course, and watch the six local races being run live at the track. With full betting facilities and an incredible selection of food and beverage options, live entertainment and more, you’re sure to have a ball! Tickets and full package details are available now at:

• Melbourne Cup at SKYCITY: In ACES you can watch the race on Darwin’s biggest HD super screen, and spoil yourself with a three-course lunch at Il Piatto! Cocktails are available at Sandbar and there’s a seafood buffet in The Vue! All venues will have big screens for you to watch the race, with sweeps and TAB facilities on hand. For more information, visit:

Be sure to check out your favourite pubs and clubs in Darwin as well, to find out what’s planned for Melbourne Cup Day! Due to the popularity of these events, bookings are essential, so get in quick while there’s still time!

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