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Melbourne Cup Day 2023

November 16, 2023

Melbourne Cup DayMelbourne Cup Day 2023 is celebrated on the first Tuesday of November.  In 2023 the race that stops the nation is on Tuesday 7th November 2023.  It all takes place at Flemington race course in Melbourne.  It’s a huge week of horse racing in Melbourne and Cup Day is the centre piece of the Spring Racing carnival.

Massive crowds will go to Flemington to see the race. But many people will watch the races at functions or at family and friends events all around Australia.   There are many options of where to celebrate Cup Day including dining packages with all inclusive tickets. There are Cup Day Lunch parties and after parties that are always  so much fun. Some even have best dressed and fashions on the field competitions. And yes this happens all around Australia from Hobart to Brisbane across to Darwin and Perth and back to Melbourne again!

Back a winner this Cup Day. Jockey for position and get your riders together with their horses.. Everyone is a winner at

Grand Final Day 2023

September 26, 2023

Grand Final DayGrand Final Day 2023 takes place over the weekend of Saturday 30th September and  Sunday 1st October 2023. The AFL and NRL Grand Finals will be played out between Collingwood and Brisbane and Penrith and Brisbane. It’s an awesome weekend of Grand Finals in both codes.   So get out and about and celebrate with some great ideas of things to do even if your team is not in the finals.

In Melbourne there are lots of options of of where to watch the Grand Finals including dining packages with all inclusive tickets. There are Grand Final Eve parties and parades and lots of fun to be had with even post Grand Final Parties. In Perth the Vines Resort is for those that just want to get away from footy and relax. And in Sydney there are great ways to watch the finals fun!

Kick a goal this Grand Final Day and check it all out. There is something for everyone at

Fathers Day 2023

September 1, 2023

Have a Happy Fathers DayFathers Day 2023 is on Super Sunday 3rd September 2023. It’s the first Sunday of September. And as Spring will have just sprung it is also the first Sunday of Spring!  Get ready to celebrate Dads Day with some fun and creative ideas.

In Melbourne there are lots of options of lunch and dining. Why not get a hamper for dear dad and feast picnic style in local park.  In Hobart the local Make A Wish group are having a super fun Colour Splash!  All ages, all abilities for fun!  In Perth the Vines Resort is celebrating Dads with a roast lunch. But also have some family fun on the Mini Golf!

On the Gold Coast dining is aplenty at the restaurants of JW Marriott Resort & Spa.  Make sure you and your family check it all out and enjoy.    Happy Fathers Day Australia.


Christmas 2023 Planning

July 31, 2023

Christmas Lunch and PartyChristmas 2023 is not that far away. It’s only three more months until December. December means Christmas Parties and celebrations getting together. Another thing you may like to consider is having Christmas Day dining at one of the merry venues on Christmas Day! Don’t leave your plans too long. We have some fantastic venues and events for Christmas Parties and Christmas Day Lunch!
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Cup Day Fashions on the Field

October 1, 2022

Cup Day Fashions on the FieldSpring is in the air and the good weather lifts our spirits to get out and about for fun events like the Race Days. Nothing is better than to get dressed up and head to the horse racing fun events. Whether you are on course at the races or at an off course racing event where the races are shown on big screens, it’s a lot of fun to get dressed up and look good. The bonus is where Fashions are rewarded. It could be Best Dressed or Best Hat. Getting dressed to impress for Fashions on the Field competitions is fun and can be very rewarding! Continue reading

New Years Eve Fireworks

September 28, 2022

NYE Fireworks SydneyFireworks are in the news with discussions taking place on drones over the traditional combustion fireworks. With NYE being a key celebration that traditionally has fireworks much discussion is taking place on who will use drones (called drone works) over traditional fireworks. Continue reading

AFL Grand Final 2022

September 25, 2022

Sneaky Grand Final DayThe 2022 AFL Grand Final at the MCG on Saturday 24th September was a huge win to Geelong Cats over the Sydney Swans.  It was the first time in 3 years the Grand Final Day was held in Melbourne at the MCG. Sneaky Sound System entertained on the day of the parade at the Festival of Footy!Continue reading

Fathers Day 2022

August 23, 2022

celebrate fathers day diningFathers Day 2022 is the first Sunday in September 4th 2022. It is also the first Sunday of the Spring Season!  A celebration for Dads all over Australia. So get involved and celebrate dear old Dad or even new Dads! Happy Fathers Day celebration ideas include, breakfast in bed, a family lunch or dinner at a hotel or restaurant or a gift idea.  Celebrate Dads Day!Continue reading

AFL Grand Final in Perth

September 19, 2021

The AFL Grand Final will be played at Optus Stadium in Perth on Saturday 25th September.  It will be the first time the AFL Grand Final has been played in Western Australia.  Melbourne and Western Bulldogs will play off for the premiership cup in a twighlight time.Continue reading

Fathers Day is Getting Bigger

August 26, 2020

celebrate fathers day diningThe first Sunday in September (also the first Sunday of Spring) is Fathers Day!  A celebration of and for Dads all over Australia. Examples of Happy Fathers Day include, breakfast in bed, a family lunch or dinner or a gift idea.  But in reality it’s the opportunity to spending quality time, phone, in person, video or with pen on Dads!  Celebrate Dads Day!Continue reading