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New Year's Eve on the Gold Coast

Marnie | Staff Writer

From feasts to fireworks and incredible live entertainment, New Year's Eve on the Gold Coast is a truly spectacular affair.

Read on to discover the many incredible events and free fireworks all over the Gold Coast for New Year’s Eve.


With all eyes on Christmas first, it can be easy to let your New Year’s plans slide until the last minute.

But some of the best events are ticketed, so to guarantee the most memorable night seeing in 2017, you’ll need to plan ahead!

New Year’s Eve Garden Party at Songbirds

Experience a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration at Songbirds Rainforest Retreat for a Garden Party tucked away in midst the luscious rainforest. Reserve your spot for a nightlong feast, and a spirited atmosphere amidst their enchanting rainforest on Tamborine Mountain.

New Year’s Eve Party at Howl at the Moon

Be part of Howl and the Moon’s massive New Year’s Eve Party and catch the 10pm fireworks live from their riverside balcony in Surfers Paradise. Book ahead for entry and dinner tickets, or VIP seating and canapes and enjoy live entertainment from 7pm.

New Year’s Eve at Kiyomi

Kiyomi has launched a New Year’s Eve menu specially curated by internationally renowned Executive Head Chef, Chase Kojima. There’s no better time of the year to indulge and see in 2017 with a mind-blowing culinary spread.

Gold Coast New Year’s Eve Cruise

Cruise along the coast’s waterways and canals with Wyndham Cruises, before viewing the riverside fireworks at 10pm from an exclusive viewpoint with the Surfers Paradise skyline as the backdrop.

NYE at Nightquarter

From 4pm-12:30pm enjoy an epic line-up of eight acts and a midnight fire show countdown alongside incredible food, a wide range of markets, street performers and kids’ activities.

Spiderlash at Dracula’s Cabaret

Step into a different world and be entranced by burlesque, comedy and a live rock soundtrack at Dracula’s Cabaret before the final countdown to ring in the New Year.


There are loads of free New Year’s Eve fireworks being held all over the Gold Coast! Check out the fireworks display times near you…

Southport: 9pm

For a night to remember for the whole family, head to Southport’s Broadwater Parklands this New Year’s Eve for fireworks and a feast! Grab a bite to eat from one of your favourite food trucks from 5pm, and set up a blanket on the lawn to watch the show in the sky.

Main Beach: 8pm and midnight

Enjoy two spectacular fireworks displays on the beach in front of Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa to welcome in 2017 in style.

Surfers Paradise: 8pm, 10pm and midnight

Every year, Surfers Paradise puts on one of the largest fireworks displays in Queensland. This year there are three main events - with festivities kicking off at 8am, a display by the river at 10pm, and the finale to ring in the New Year at midnight.

Broadbeach: 8pm and midnight

With live performances kicking off from 8pm and running all the way through to 12:30am, you get a whole lot more than fireworks at Kurrawa Park and Pratten Park in Broadbeach.

North Kirra: 7.30pm

This spot is a pretty great vantage point to get your fireworks fix. Start off with the 7:30pm display in front of the North Kirra Surf Club, then stick around for family fun, jumping castles and more, before catching a glimpse of both the Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise fireworks later in the evening!

Coolangatta: 9pm and midnight

Just across from The Strand at Coolangatta Beach there are two fireworks displays. Grab a picnic blanket and get cosy on the beach, or book a table at one of the nearby restaurants or surf clubs for the best seat in the house.

Tweed Heads: 11pm

If you’re on the southern end of the coast and can’t hold out until midnight, popping over to Jack Evans Boat Harbour is a great way to catch the fireworks an hour earlier!

Marnie O'Brien

Marnie O'Brien

Staff Writer

Marnie is yet to go off and travel the world because she is hooked on the unique sights and experiences in her own backyard. Not only is she lucky to call the Gold Coast home, but she also gets to share her love for the beaches, hinterland and beyond with travellers from all over through Visit Gold Coast's website and social media channels.

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