Australia’s Best New Year’s Eve Events 2016

Australia’s Best New Year’s Eve Events 2016

We’ve done the hard work for you. Happy New Year!

By Elena Barton | 21st December 2016

No matter where you are this year, we have found the biggest and best New Year’s Eve events for all budgets and ages. Get ready to get down before the countdown!

QUEENSLAND

REGATTA HOTEL | BRISBANE
It’s a Cuban-inspired affair for NYE at the Regatta Hotel. Mojitos and Moët & Chandon will be flowing, and Latin American tunes and Cuban food stalls will make sure everyone is full and feeling the vibes. Tickets include access to the Laneway Street Fiesta, The Walrus Club Rum Lounge and the Havana Cocktail Party plus a four-hour food and beverage package so you can samba your way into the new year.

Cost: $137.10pp
Book: Book online.

BROOKLYN STANDARD | BRISBANE
Four and a half hours of food and drink, live bands and DJs, and the chance to win flights for two to the USA for the best “Made in America”-themed costumes. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere at Brooklyn Standard’s New York City-themed New Year’s Eve event.

Cost: $149pp
Book: Book online.

BLACKBIRD BAR & GRILL | BRISBANE
For high-end, high-voltage fun, Blackbird Bar & Grill has you covered. With live entertainment, five hours of free-flowing beverages (including champagne) and delicious canapés and food stations dotted throughout the venue, you can send off 2016 with a bang.

Cost: $210pp
Book: Contact Laila or Lucy on 07 3229 1200 or book online.

PALAZZO VERSACE | GOLD COAST
With four different party packages the whole family is catered for at Palazzo Versace. Three and five course meals, seafood buffets and even a masquerade ball with free flowing Belvedere Vodka cocktails, Moët & Chandon champagne plus canapés will send off 2016 in style.

Cost: From $169pp
Book: Call 07 5509 8000 or email [email protected]

Q1 SKYPOINT | SURFERS PARADISE
You’ll have the best view in town at Q1 Skypoint’s speakeasy spectacular. Dress in your 1920s best and enjoy four and a half hours of beverages, three hours of canapés, a live band, a photo booth and casino tables to keep everyone entertained.

Cost: $245pp
Book: Call 07 5582 2700 or book online

MOOLOOLABA ESPLANADE | MOOLOOLABA
There’s fun for the whole family with loads of entertainment for everyone spread over two stages, fireworks at 8.30pm and midnight, and plenty of food to choose from all the local vendors along the esplanade. Best of all, it’s free entry! Just get there early to secure a top spot to watch the fireworks.

Cost: Free entry

MISS MONEYPENNY’S | NOOSA
A decadent four-course dinner and a glass of G.H. Mumm will help you farewell 2016. Leading Australian band Gas Grooves will play an exclusive party set to get the GlitterBall Discotheque dancefloor pumping.

Cost: $145pp
Book: Call 07 5474 9999

NEW SOUTH WALES

NYE HARBOUR CRUISE | SYDNEY HARBOUR
Sail in to 2017 on a Sydney Harbour Cruise. Enjoy a front-row seat to one of the best New Year’s Eve fireworks displays in the world, along with an all-inclusive package.

Cost: From $700pp ($650pp under 18)
Book: Book online

HARBOUR PARTY NYE 2016 | MILSONS POINT
Head to Luna Park for the Harbour Party NYE 2016. All the rides, food and drink stalls, a fantastic line-up of DJs and a phenomenal view of the Bridge and Harbour ensure a fun-filled night for everyone.

Cost: From $139pp
Book: Book online

MANLY WHARF HOTEL | MANLY WHARF
The Manly Wharf Hotel has the best seats for Manly’s Fireworks and the Wharf Bar will be transformed into the ultimate party venue. There’s even a New Year’s Day party so you can recover in style.

Cost: From $60pp
Book: Book online

MARQUEE SYDNEY | PYRMONT
Dance into the new year with the biggest female duo in dance music – Krewella. VIP packages are available with premium canapés and beverages plus backstage access included.

Cost: From $106.60pp
Book: Book online

PACHA SYDNEY | SYDNEY
Tommy Trash is making his long-awaited return to Australia at Pacha Sydney for New Year’s Eve 2016. With no less than 25 other DJs on the bill, you had better be ready to dance until the sun comes up.

Cost: From $53.50pp
Book: Book online

NORTHIES CRONULLA HOTEL | CRONULLA
For those in the Shire, Northies Cronulla Hotel has the White Party New Year’s Eve affair! Don your brightest whites and get ready to party on into the wee hours with I am Wolfpack!

Cost: Free entry

VICTORIA

FEDERATION SQUARE FIREWORKS | MELBOURNE
Federation Square is topping the New Year’s Eve events with a block party for the whole family. The range of music and entertainment reflects Melbourne’s diverse cultural scene and you’ll be in a prime location to catch the city’s fireworks.

Cost: Free entry

LITTLE RED POCKET
The annual masquerade party at Little Red Pocket is back for NYE 2016. Featuring five hours of unlimited drinks, free-flowing Japanese tapas and a Vegas live dance show at midnight, they’ll even provide you with your own mask on arrival, so all you need to do is book a ticket and enjoy.

Cost: From $175pp
Book: Book online

PROMISELAND | DOCKLANDS
Promiseland presents Ja Rule and Ashanti performing their hits live to welcome the new year. With amazing views of the fireworks, roving performers and all the R’n’B and club anthems you could ask for, it’s sure to be a night to remember.

Cost: From $119pp
Book: Book online

LE BON TON | COLLINGWOOD
Add some New Orleans flavour to your New Year’s Eve events choices with the Le Bon Ton NYE Carnival extravaganza. Tickets include five hours of beverages, an all-you-can-eat American-style backyard barbecue and two live bands playing traditional New Orleans Brass Band favourites.

Cost: $160pp
Book: Book online

PLATFORM 28 | DOCKLANDS
With four and a half hours of food and drink plus entertainment from DJ Aurelia and DJ Frida, Platform 28’s award-winning terrace balcony and indoor lounge is one of the hottest New Year’s Eve events in town.

Cost: From $100pp
Book: Book online

VICTORIA STAR CRUISES | DOCKLANDS
For five hours of fun, you can’t go past Victoria Star Cruises NYE Cruise. With two DJs spinning all the top tracks from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and now, plus gourmet finger food served throughout the night and cheap beverages, this NYE cruise is sure to float your boat!

Cost: $160pp
Book: Book online

BOBBY MCGEE’S | MELBOURNE
How can you say no to NYE at Bobby McGee’s when they have a 3.6-metre doughnut wall?! Your tickets include a four-hour beverage package, premium canapés and food stations live entertainment and of course that doughnut wall.

Cost: $145pp
Book: Book online

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

CIVIC SQUARE FIREWORKS | CANBERRA
Enjoy a free concert with the family at this glass- and alcohol-free event in Civic Square. The Potbelleez are sure to get the party pumping and with two fireworks displays, 2016 is sure to go out with a bang!

Cost: Free

THE HIGHBALL EXPRESS | CANBERRA
With live music and entertainment plus the signature cocktails Highball is known for and free entry, it will be everyone’s favourite place to wave goodbye to 2016. The doors open at 4pm so get in early to secure your spot!

Cost: Free entry

MOOSEHEADS PUB & NIGHTCLUB | CANBERRA
Mooseheads know how to start the New Year right, with $3 champagnes all night, all the floor-fillers being played by the resident DJs and $2000 being fired out of a cash cannon onto the dancefloor at midnight. Just be careful not to be crushed in the stampede.

Cost: Free entry

Hellenic Club | Woden
Pour yourself into some leather pants, bust out your best air guitar and get ready to rock into 2017 at the Hellenic club as covers band IVOJ NOB play all the hits from Bon Jovi, Guns n’ Roses, Queen and Whitesnake.

Cost: $35pp
Book: Book online

Walt & Burley | Kingston
After something a little more refined? Walt and Burley is offering a three-course sit-down dinner on the foreshore overlooking the fireworks display.

Cost: $70pp
Book: Call 02 6239 6648

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WOLF LANE | PERTH
Get ready for a secret soiree at Wolf Lane. Tickets include a loaded apple cocktail, a tap beer, house wine or cider, seasoned nuts, pulled pork roll and a red velvet cupcake to finish things off. DJs will be on the decks from 8pm and there’s a cash bar all evening.

Cost: $70pp
Book: Book online

THE AVIARY | PERTH
With four hours of drinks, a pimp your Pimm’s station, food stalls and canapés, DJs and a countdown set from Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics, 2017 is sure to get a warm welcome at the Aviary. They’re even helping you back things up with New Year’s Day party.

Cost: New Year’s Eve Party $150pp. New Year’s Day Party $99pp
Book: Book online

NYE ON THE FORESHORE | EAST PERTH
Perth’s longest running and most popular New Year’s Eve event is back! Welcome the new year at the picturesque Ozone Reserve with stunning views over the Perth city skyline and the Swan River.

Cost: From $59.50pp
Book: Book online

THE OLD BREWERY | PERTH
Welcome the new year with a four-course dinner, live entertainment and views overlooking the beautiful Swan River at the Old Brewery.

Cost: $120pp
Book: Call 08 9211 8999 or email [email protected]

THE PRINT HALL | PERTH
There are two different New Year’s Eve events on offer: Movie Stars Under the Stars at Bob’s Bar encourages you to dress as your favourite movie star. Meanwhile, the Moulin Rouge Party in the Print Hall has a dress code of cocktail attire. Both events include a drink on arrival and canapés throughout the evening. After midnight the entire venue will be opened up so you can party on with everyone!

Cost: $60pp for either event
Book: Book online: Bob’s Bar | Moulin Rouge in the Print Hall

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

BOLLYWOOD NEW YEAR CRUISE 2017 | PORT ADELAIDE
Welcome 2017 Bollywood-style with a traditional three-course Indian feast. Aboard the three-storey cruiser you’ll find DJs playing the best Bollywood and Hindi hits to get the dance floors pumping.

Cost: $79pp (discounts for students, seniors and children)
Book: Book online

HILTON ADELAIDE | ADELAIDE
For a seriously South Australian NYE, the Hilton Adelaide is hosting a modern Australian four-course dinner. Check out the divine menu on the event page!

Cost: $140pp
Book: Book online

THE REPUBLIC | NORWOOD
Say hello to 2017 at The Republic Norwood. Complimentary canapés and a four-hour beverage package will kick off the celebrations while 2016’s hottest tracks keep the dance floor packed until dawn.

Cost: From $99pp
Book: Call 08 8362 4657

RED SQUARE BAR | ADELAIDE
With two rooms, two headlining DJs, cheap drinks and just a small cover charge, it’s sure to be an epic party at the Red Square Bar.

Cost: $20pp
Book: For VIP table reservations and availability enquiries call (08) 8221 5688 or email [email protected]

ELDER PARK FIREWORKS | ADELAIDE
Adelaide City Council is pulling out all the stops for New Year’s Eve, with a family fairground, street theatre, food stalls, three beer gardens and two rounds of show-stopping fireworks.

Cost: Free

TASMANIA

TASTE OF TASMANIA FESTIVAL | SALAMANCA
Kate Ceberano headlines the Taste of Tasmania NYE party for 2016. There’ll be more than 70 food and beverage stalls, live music and DJs plus midnight fireworks along the waterfront.

Cost: From $59pp
Book: Book online

ST ALBI BAR | MOONAH
Dress to the nines and get ready for a night of non-stop dancing, drinks, beats and eats. See out 2016 with roaming canapés or gather the gang and book a VIP table to indulge in a six-course degustation menu.

Cost: From $230pp
Book: Book online

PIER ONE RESTAURANT & BAR | SANDY BAY
This three-course New Year’s Eve dinner features top-notch fresh Tasmanian produce. With four options for each course and a welcome drink on arrival, you’re guaranteed a happy start to 2017.

Cost: $89pp
Book: Call 03 6221 1888

THE GLASS HOUSE | HOBART
Floor-to-ceiling views of the fireworks and all food and beverages included in the ticket price? Yes, please!

Cost: $315pp
Book: Book online

REPUBLIC BAR & CAFÉ | NORTH HOBART
Funk up your NYE with sick beats playing all night long. The restaurant will be open and serving its full menu so gather a group together and make a night of it.

Cost: $10pp
Book: Book online

NORTHERN TERRITORY

DARWIN WATERFRONT FIREWORKS | DARWIN
It’s a family affair! Pack a picnic and pull up a blanket to watch the fireworks and the free concert from Diesel. The kiddies will be entertained with face painting and a special stage show featuring Hoot and Hootabelle.

Cost: Free

WHARF ONE | DARWIN
Dine alfresco with two- or three-course meals on offer and cash bar facilities allowing you to enjoy the balmy weather and nab a front-row seat for the fireworks.

Cost: Two-course meal package $60pp | Three-course meal package $70pp
Book: Book online

SAIL DARWIN | LARRAKEYAH
Sail into 2017 with Sail Darwin’s luxury 50ft yacht. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and free-flowing champagne as you take in the fireworks without having to worry about the crowds. There’s even an option to stay the night, with breakfast included.

Cost: From $190pp
Book: Book online

SKYCITY DARWIN | DARWIN
Dance until you drop with DJ duo the Faders headlining the NYE party at Skycity Darwin. Book a spot in the VIP lounge and score two free beverages and access to a private bar.

Cost: From $55pp
Book: Book online

WISDOM BAR AND CAFÉ | DARWIN
The theme is Marvel vs DC Comics so dress up as your favourite hero and battle it out for best costume. The winner will receive a $250 bar tab!

Cost: Free entry before 10pm | $10pp cover charge after 10pm

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