A paradise for surfers across the globe, one of the more sort after destinations for staff on the Tour. Former home to the late Billy Smith, rider of the 1960 Melbourne Cup winner, Hi Jinx.

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September

What happened in Gold Coast

The iconic trophy and three-time Lexus Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Glen Boss appeared in two of the Australian Outback Spectacular Heartland Shows giving guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and experience the magic of the People’s Cup. 

Australian Outback Spectacular celebrates great horsemanship and all things culturally iconic to Australia. 

Gold Coast is a part of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep, which sees 24 rural and regional Cup Tour destinations across Australia allocated a barrier for the 2023 Lexus Melbourne Cup.

Gold Coast have nominated the Sea World Foundation as their charity which aims to help preserve Australia’s unique and wonderful wildlife through conservation, education and research .

Moments from Queensland