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The below information is for New Year's Eve 2020/2021. We'll update this page with information about the 2021/2022 events once available.
With the sun shining and the beach at your beck and call there's no better way to start off the new year than with a party in Cairns.
From beachside dinners to island parties, there's a little something for everybody. Yes, including those midnight fireworks.
Due to COVID-19, where you can watch the fireworks in Cairns may change to comply with social distancing measures. At this stage, no changes have been advised but there will be QR code check points.
The best place to witness the sky crack with the light of New Year's fireworks is on Cairns Esplanade. There will be a 9pm show for kids and families and for those who can stay up for it there was the grand finale midnight spectacular.
Around 30,000 people usually flock to the shore to catch both pyrotechnic performances, but you won't have to struggle to find space or an unimpeded view. Anywhere along the Esplanade is fine and there is plenty to keep all entertained from 5pm onwards at Fogerty Park. This includes on-stage and roving entertainment and amusement park rides.
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