Melbourne Cup, the iconic horse race, first run in 1861, that literally stops the nation, has run each year in front of crowds of over 100,000, but 2020 will be an historic day, due to Covid19, keeping crowds away from Flemington and race tracks for the first time.
Traditionally Australians across the globe stop to watch the race, wherever they are but this year Salt Village in Kingscliff, and Husk Distillers located on the Tweed Coast, aim to draw festive crowds to a celebratory event, including a live screening of the race.
What better way to cheer on a winner, or commiserate a loss, than with a salty sea breeze and a fine cocktail in hand, and gourmet food offerings.
A traditional Fashions on the Field, Sweeps, Door Prizes, TAB, Sports Bar and giveaways, and with a price tag of just $15 for a reserved seat, the event is sure to be a winner.
The ticket price of $15 also includes a reserved seat, a Husk cocktail, or drink of choice (tap beer, sparkling, white or red wine) in the Husk Garden Bar or on the deck.
Husk Distillers were first known around the world for their distinctive blue INK Gin that changes colour when adding some PH, such as mixers or citrus. Now their vivid red Sloe Gin is gaining in popularity, but it all started with a dream to distil rum. The Husk Pure Cane Rum is best in mojitos, daiquiris and caipirinhas.
Tickets are limited, due to COVID-19 restrictions, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Why not stay the night and make a weekend of it. There is Mantra on Salt Beach, centrally located within Salt Village. As well as its superb waterfront position, Mantra on Salt offers hotel and fully self-contained one and two-bedroom rooms and suites each with a private balcony. Alternatively, there is Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, a leisurely coastal resort in Salt Village with a breezy seaside atmosphere where you can laze the days away by the resort and lagoon style pools or stroll down to Kingscliff Beach.