Find the perfect way to spend New Year’s Eve while travelling Down Under!

Don’t let a new decade begin without marking the occasion, as Australia is here to offer you countless New year’s eve activities. Sure to excite even the fussiest celebrator, simply follow our guide to the top ultra-fabulous ways to welcome 2020 across Australia.

  • Marvel at Sydney Harbour’s Fireworks

    The Spectacular Sydney is shrouded in the sunshine, offering a blend easy-going and exhilarating atmosphere. The Sydney Harbour is one of Sydney’s most famous landmarks, boasting incredible views of the sapphire blue waters and nearby skyscrapers. It also is the perfect place to spend New Year’s at, with the world-famous Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks held along the Harbour. There are a number of vantage points around the foreshore that give you front-row views of the spectacle. Many of these lookout points are free, whereas others with the best views required a ticket purchase. Regardless of your chosen vantage point, your new year’s eve at Sydney will undoubtedly be an unforgettable one!

  • Fill Your Belly at Taste of Tasmania

    Head South to Tasmania’s and get ready for some great food, drinks, art, and music. The Taste of Tasmania is held in the seaside Hobart, offering a crisp salty breeze and a stunning waterfront view. The festival began in 1988 when the locals organised a small festival to ensure the crews finishing the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race had a reason to stay. Originally, the festival was held over just two days and featured only 22 stalls of food, arts and crafts, and drinks. But the fascination with Tasmanian grew, and over the next 30 years, Taste of Tasmania became the largest and most significant food and wine festival in the entire country.

  • Watch the Last Sunset of the Year in Western Australia

    What better way to appreciate Western Australia by then celebrating the coming new year in the natural landscape? The area is renowned for having extraordinary sunsets that light up the region. Travellers flood both the countryside areas and the coastal shores in the last hours of the year, trying to find the perfect spot for the last sunset of the year. Many choose to surf a wave or enjoy a beach bbq, with some even hiking up to a perfect lookout point.

  • Enjoy a Boogie along the Great Ocean Road

    Boogie into the new year at Great Ocean Road’s Falls Festival. Held at this picturesque beach region, the festival has an epic line-up of some of the best international and Australian musicians around. It is a three-day camping festival amidst the bush, sand, and grassland, so you can truly immerse yourself in the Australian landscape while you sing along to the tunes. Thousands of locals and tourist come from all over Australia to this popular festival, so make sure you book early in advance!

  • Stroll down Darwin Waterfront

    Darwin’s waterfront is a lively place any time of year, but on New Year’s Eve, it is at another level. Packed with a number of events and festivals, including a free outdoor concert and fireworks. Bring along a rug and picnic basket and set up along the soft grass, celebrating the fireworks with your nearest and dearest.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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