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Get that winning feeling and celebrate the race that stops the nation aboard Sydney's thoroughbred cruise ship MV Sydney 2000. The Melbourne Cup Lunch cruise will get you to the winners circle in style with premium 3 course dining and all the action of race day live from the lounge plus race sweeps, best dressed and lucky door prizes to be won. Secure your seats now and join all the fun on the first Tuesday in November. More Info ...

Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 6 November 2018

MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH CRUISE - Tuesday 6 November 2018

Melbourne Cup Lunch 
Cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 for the race that stops a nation. Great prizes to be won including lucky door prizes, sweeps and best dressed. Download flyer

Melbourne Cup Program (subject to change):


  • Best Dressed
  • Lucky Door 


  • Race Live Broadcast


  • Sweep Winners

The first Melbourne Cup was held in 1861 and won by "Archer", a horse from Nowra NSW who had walked 800km to get to the race. Archer's owner collected £170 and a gold watch. Today the winner takes home over 3 million dollars and approximately half of the horses are from overseas stables. 

Two race horses have cemented their places in the hearts of the nation. During the Great Depression, "Phar Lap" was so good that racing officials changed the rules to make the race more of a contest, with no effect. In 1930 he won the Melbourne Cup at the record low odds of 8-11 (1.73). In 2005, "Makybe Diva" became the only horse to win three Melbourne Cups, and in consecutive years. 

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100 % approval from 4 responses

9 months ago

Certainly would recommend them!

Review for Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise

10 months ago

Service: Sevice and quality of the food.
Product: very well organised ,good food

Review for Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise

10 months ago

Service: We couldn't fault the service
I brought my sister along on the cruise to experience a bit more of your beautiful harbour
It was her 1st holiday away from her little country town in S.A. in 64yrs and she was blown away.
We appreciated the table for 2 by the window ( Thankyou )and enjoyed the company of the other people around us.Our waitress was superb and very attentive.The whole event appeared to be well organised an ran very efficiently. We were made to feel very welcome.
Product: I purchased our tickets from interstate without any issues.

Review for Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise

10 months ago

Very attentive. Waiters were chatty and in the spirit of the day whilst still working flat out.

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