Time rolls around so quickly, doesn’t it? So it’s never too early to think about your NYE plans. Instead of being stuck to your couch watching New Year’s Eve celebrations across the globe on TV and mobiles, get together with your favourite people and celebrate the night somewhere special. Although I’ve been to many countries, I think it’s better to narrow down my options to the Land Down Under. Let me assure you, you can have a bang in there. Here are some of the best offerings for New Year’s Eve in Australia. From the ever-popular fireworks displays to the quieter nature-friendly celebrations, there are many options for you to choose from.
Sydney Harbour NYE Celebrations
Well, no doubt, it’s the obvious choice while you are in Australia. Sydney takes the spotlight on NYE locations and one of the most coveted points of interest is the majestic harbour, housing some of the world-popular Sydney landmarks. Flock with the crowds to ring in the New Year witnessing one of the most expensive fireworks displays. If you are looking for a more personalised experience, you can board one of the New Year’s Eve dinner cruises on Sydney Harbour offering a remarkable NYE experience with deluxe dining opportunities. From premium glass boats to budget-friendly purpose-built catamarans and a paddlewheeler, there are many options to choose from. Well, what can get more Aussie than that? Aboard one of the sought-after New Year cruises and welcome the New Year under a shimmering blanket of fireworks off the Sydney Harbour Bridge while indulging in restaurant-quality dinner with drinks.
Woodford Folk Festival [NYE Celebrations in Queensland]
Are you passionate about music and the arts? If yes, there is no better way to celebrate this time of the year other than indulging in the popular Queensland Woodford Folk Festival. Prior to the NYE celebrations in south-east Queensland, all over six nights and days from 27th December to 1st January is the popular Woodford Folk Festival. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the most eclectic acts from artists around the world. The line-up encompasses dance, music, talks, workshops, film, as well as an entire programme dedicated to children. Apart from the celebrations and activities, the festival is also a great chance to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the village and the lives of its local people.
Hamilton Island NYE Celebrations
Hamilton comes alive over the festive season. If there is any chance you can beat your friends who say “I’m on a boat to ring in NYE”, it’s certainly would have to be “I’m on an Island”. Hamilton Island is one of the sought-after family-friendly destinations in Australia where you can enjoy some private moments with your loved ones without getting into the hassles of a mob. With the island’s top restaurants featuring NYE special menus, you are promised quite a remarkable NYE celebration like a celebrity. You can also join the parties on the streets. Check out popular points of interest such as Fort Street, Marina Tavern Forecourt, and famous beaches to indulge in the best NYE celebrations happening in Hamilton.
Iconic Blue Mountains NYE Celebrations
If you are looking for ways to celebrate New Year differently, without getting into any sort of a crowd, like large NYE parties, you can check out the iconic Blue Mountains in NSW. The remoteness of these mountains offers the perfect opportunity for you to spend quality time with your family and loved ones away from the festive city crowds. There are luxurious glamping style accommodations over the area where you can stay and relax after enjoying adrenaline-inducing outdoor games and activities. The relaxing environment and fun outdoor activities not only make you warm enough to kick start your New Year resolutions but also provide an incredible bonding opportunity with your family.