New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay 2019/2020 | What’s happening on NYE

The ins and outs of partying into the new year at Byron Bay.

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Byron Bay lighthouse.

The sleepy town of Byron Bay comes to life over New Year's with restaurant specials, a street party and a music festival.

Curious? You'll want in on this guide to what's on in Byron Bay this New Year's Eve.

Are there Byron Bay New Year’s Eve fireworks?

There are no fireworks or beach parties in Byron Bay to ring in the new year, so if you're looking for sparklers and revellers this isn't the place to be.

Instead, you can expect a cool selection of local parties and events to celebrate the Byron Bay way.

Best New Year's Eve dinner specials in Byron Bay

  • The Balcony Bar: A cocktail on arrival, a slew of canapes and that all-important glass of bubbly at the stroke of midnight are what you're in for at Balcony Bar this New Year's. With three sittings available, live music playing and views of the street party from the bar's balcony, you're making this a luxurious and chilled one this year. Event is 18+ only. Families are welcome for an early dinner. Tickets $125.
  • Italian at The Pacific: The Italian is going all-out this year with a six-course degustation to tantalise the senses. This dinner special includes sparkling on arrival and starts at 8pm. Tickets $155.
  • Beach Byron Bay: Glam up your New Year's Eve celebration with an elegant dinner on the beach. From bubbles on arrival to a 3-course menu complemented by live music, you'll be singing its praises from start to finish. That's from 7pm until 1am for those of you playing at home. Tickets $130pp.

Best Byron Bay New Year's Eve events and parties

  • Falls Festival: A festival that needs no introduction, Falls Fest is Byron Bay's indie music arts event. Every year it runs over New Year’s in Byron and this year it calls in big names like Halsey, Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, Peking Duk, Of Monsters and Men, John Farnham, G Flip and more.
  • Byron Bay Soul Street: Each year Johnson Street finds its soul, transforming into a hotbed of family friendly entertainment. Expect artisan stalls, buskers and circus performances on the roam. Head to Railway Park for live and local entertainment. The party is alcohol-free and runs from 6pm till late.
  • First Sun New Year's Day: Only in Byron Bay will you find a hangover party on New Year’s Day, and only in Byron Bay will they make you get up at the crack of dawn to attend it. You'll find it at the Cape Byron Lighthouse where punters will greet the first sun of the new year with peace and good intentions.
  • Harvest Newrybar: The theme of Harvest Newrybar's NYE party this year is COSMIC DISCO so go ahead and reach for the stars. It's a night of food, drinks, disco and eco-glitter with entry priced at $225 and the party starting at 7pm and ending at 1am.
  • Beach Hotel Byron Bay: This pumping venue is bring the funk and the soul to the close of the year as DJ Shimmy Disco and Madison Kat spin those decks. GA tickets start at $63 or you can upgrade to the VIP tables for $145.60. This gets you entry into the green room lounge and its endless grazing plates.

Best places to camp on New Year's Eve in Byron Bay

Byron Bay offers numerous camping and holiday parks for an outdoor adventure. Some popular parks include Byron Holiday Park and Broken Head Holiday Park.

Best New Year’s Eve accommodation in Byron Bay

These hotels in and around Byron Bay still have limited rooms available, but if they're sold out you might like to try looking on homeshare sites like Airbnb.

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