31 October 2022

Where to watch the Melbourne Cup in Wagga

| Chris Roe
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There’s plenty of great spots for a feed and a punt on Tuesday. Photo: File.

It may well be the race that stops the nation, but for the last couple of years, Melbourne Cup Day has been a subdued affair as the pandemic that stopped the world had us in its grip.

So this year, there’s even more reason to get frocked up and join the spring carnival celebration with Melbourne Cup events and gatherings returning with a bang!

We’ve put together a list of 5 top spots to watch Cup in Wagga.

Wagga Wagga RSL Christmas Party

Wagga Wagga RSL is a great place to catch the race that stops the nation. Photo: Wagga RSL.

Wagga RSL

The Wagga RSL, overlooking the glorious Murrumbidgee Turf Club is no stranger to racing and will be welcoming the punters with $15 burgers from Henry’s from 11:30 am plus $15 pizzas and $5 glasses of champagne all day!

The William Farrer Hotel has a great range of food and drinks available on the day. Photo: William Farrer Hotel.

William Farrer Hotel

The iconic ‘Farrer’ is starting the celebrations early with a good old fashioned Melbourne Cup ‘Calcutta’ being drawn tonight at 7:30 pm.

The doors will then open to the punters early on Raceday with bacon and egg rolls and coffee available from 8 am and a two-course set menu for lunch.

The Thomas Blamey Hotel is offering a Bottomless Lunch for $60.

Thomas Blamey Hotel

If you’re heading out to Lake Albert, the Thomas Blamey has a cup deal that’s pretty hard to beat.

Not only will the dozens of TVs and big screens be tuned into the race, but they are offering a Bottomless Lunch between 12-4 pm for $60.

But keep your pants on – its the food and drink that’s bottomless with beer, wine & pizza all included.

Romanos Hotel Wagga

A six-course feed and a best-dressed? Say no more. Photo: Romanos Hotel Instagram.

Romano’s Hotel

If you fancy getting your glad rags on, Romano’s will have prizes for Male & Female Best Dressed, Best Hat/Fascinator, and a losing TAB tickets draw.

There’s also a 6-course lunch including a glass of Veuve, for $65.

From great food to sweeps and giveaways, The Tolland Hotel is another great choice for this year’s Melbourne Cup.

Tolland Hotel

There’s also a party planned at the Tolland Hotel with full TAB facilities open from 8 am, plenty of sweeps & giveaways across the day and great food.

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