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New Year’s Eve on the Gold Coast 2020/2021 | What’s happening on NYE

Everything you need to know to ring in the new year in style on the Gold Coast.

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Hoping to start 2021 off on the right foot on the Gold Coast by counting down the minutes to the fireworks from your hand-picked vantage point or at a dining spot with friends? You've come to the right place.

Whatever your agenda, from the sands of Surfers Paradise to Broadbeach, we've got the intel on where you need to be.

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Where to watch the Gold Coast New Year's Eve fireworks

While the 2020/2021 events haven't been announced yet, here's what happened last year.

The Gold Coast hosts numerous fireworks displays in and around the city. The most popular and arguably the most spectacular are:

LocationTimeWhat to expect
Surfers Paradise8pm and midnightTake in three pyrotechnics displays throughout the night with a beachfront view. Vantage points for the 8pm and midnight shows are ideal anywhere along Surfers Paradise Beach.
Southport8.30pmBroadwater Parklands offers the best vantage point for those catching the early Southport fireworks. It often features food trucks from 5pm onward.
Broadbeach8pm and midnightKurrawa Park and Pratten Park generally host live performances from the first fireworks display right to the last over Broadbeach. Both are popular options for catching the night show.
Coolangatta9pm and midnightOn the beach is where you should be sure to watch the fireworks over Coolangatta. True story.
Coomera9pmThis kid-friendly event features amusement park rides as well as live music and food stalls.

Best New Year’s Eve dinner specials on the Gold Coast

  • Dracula's: For something a little different, Dracula's on the Gold Coast serves up an entertaining night of bloodsucking cabaret. Tickets are $113 for finder food, sparkling wine, premium seating, ghost train ride, and show.

Best Gold Coast New Year's Eve parties and events

Gold Coast New Year's Eve events are yet to be confirmed for 2020.


Best Gold Coast New Year's Eve cruises

  • Anyboat: Why party with strangers when you can charter your own boat? Anyboat gives you that option with 10+ private boat hires from $400 an hour in December/January.

Gold Coast accommodation for New Year's Eve that's still available

Still need somewhere to stay on 31 December on the Gold Coast? These hotels and resorts still have rooms available on New Year's Eve. We'll update this list as rooms sell out.

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

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