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New Year’s Eve in Darwin 2021/22 | What’s happening on NYE?

Here are our tips for a top New Year's Eve in the Top End.

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From fireworks and a party on a boat to a sit-down dinner by the sea, there's plenty to do in Darwin on New Year's Eve.

Catch the 10-minute fireworks displays at 9pm for families and at midnight for the main event.

Darwin Waterfront events: Fireworks and festivities

If there's one place you need to be to celebrate the turn of the year, it's Darwin Waterfront. Tickets start at $40.60 (children under 5 free) for a night filled with entertainment, food vendors, alcoholic beverages for people aged 18+ and views of the 9pm and midnight fireworks.


Get there before 5:30pm when it all kicks off to get a front-row seat to the entertainment up to 9pm including:

  • Bluey and Bingo
  • PAW Patrol
  • Conrad Sewell
  • Amy Shark

The Veronicas and Disco Polenta will be providing the tunes until the main event at 12am.

Best New Year's Eve dinners in Darwin

Wish to dine in style on New Year's Eve while catching the fireworks from your table? These restaurants have you sorted with dinner packages and views to boot.

  • NYE Masquerade at Wharf One: Set yourself up for roving eats and a drinks package with 9pm and midnight fireworks viewings at Wharf One. Tickets from $179pp.
  • Pee Wee's at the Point: Dine on a set menu featuring scallop ceviche, garlic prawns and hazelnut dacquoise with a clear view over Fannie Bay for the midnight fireworks. Prices from $150pp.
  • Bella Mafia Dinner: Enjoy a 3-course Italian-inspired dining experience at Bella. Book your table in prime viewing areas to watch the fireworks starting at 9pm and midnight. Tickets start from $80pp.
  • NYE Sparkle Dinner at Wharf One: Head on down to Wharf One for food and wine on the alfresco this NYE with a 3-course meal and prime views of the fireworks shows. Tickets from $85 (adult) and $60 (kids). (SOLD OUT)

Best Darwin New Year's Eve events and parties

  • Retro New Year's Eve at The Precinct: Party from 2pm till 3am on New Year's Eve with live music playing non-stop. Be wowed by the fire show, enjoy beverages from the cocktail bar and go into the running for the $500 best-dressed prize. Entry is free.
  • Disney NYE Kids Party: Take the kids for games and activities at The Parap Tavern before the countdown to 2022. Includes mini dancefloor, best-dressed award, food and drinks.
  • NYE Party at THROB: Dance the night away at Throb Nightclub this NYE. Tickets from $18.41pp.
  • Opium's NYE Party: Grab a ticket to the hottest party in town with live DJ's and Kennyon Brown on hosting duties. Tickets from $25pp.

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