Six alternative ways to spend your Melbourne Cup money

Not keen on the Cup? On the fence about fascinators? Spend your cash elsewhere...

Photograph: Simon Shiff

Not everyone gets into the Melbourne Cup – and that's completely understandable. There are plenty of other ways to spend your hard-earned dollars this month; here are a few ideas. 

Want some Cup Day action? Head to our list of the best spots to celebrate on the public holiday.

Treat yourself this month

All of that combined: $885

Flights for two to Bangkok. Thailand's capital is much, much more than just a transit point to the beach resorts; we're talking incredible shopping malls, the famous floating markets, world-class cocktail bars and more. Peruse our travel guide to Bangkok to plan the perfect holiday.

By: Time Out editors

Make the most of the month