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. Here's the goss:
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 6pm onwards in the area including on-stage and roving entertainment and amusement park rides.
For those seeking to get away from the crowds, Palm Cove also hosts its own fireworks along the foreshore at 9pm.
Here are some of our top picks for 2018/2019:
Grab your ticket to the biggest parties to close out 2018.
Cairns has an abundant choice of hotel rooms to retire to after a long night out on the town. Book these now though because they're bound to sell out quickly.
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