New Year’s Eve on the Gold Coast 2021/2022

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

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Hoping to start 2022 off on the right foot on the Gold Coast? Count down the minutes to the fireworks from your hand-picked vantage point or at a dining spot with friends.

Whatever your choose, from the sands of Surfers Paradise to Broadbeach, we've got the intel on where you need to be on New Year's Eve.
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Where to watch the Gold Coast New Year's Eve fireworks

The Gold Coast is hosting numerous fireworks displays in and around the city. Here's where the most popular and arguably the most spectacular firework displays will be:

LocationTimeWhat to expect
Surfers Paradise8pm and midnightTake in 2 pyrotechnics displays throughout the night with a beachfront view. Vantage points for the 9pm and midnight shows are ideal anywhere along Surfers Paradise Beach. Get there early to reserve your spot.
Southport9pmBroadwater Parklands offers the best vantage point for those catching the early Southport fireworks. It will have entertainment and kid's rides from 6pm.
Broadbeach8pm and midnightKurrawa Park will 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 midnightThe beach is the best place to watch the fireworks over Coolangatta. You'll thank us later.
Coomera9pm and midnightThe kid-friendly event 9pm features amusement park rides as well as live music and food stalls.
Paradise Point9pm and midnightHead to Paradise Point Parkland to watch the fireworks and enjoy live entertainment from 5:30pm.
Robina10pmFor an early night Robina will have a 3-minute fireworks display at 10pm with entertainment from 6pm.

Best New Year’s Eve dinner packages 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 include a 3-course dinner, sparkling wine, premium seating, ghost train ride and show. Tickets from $101.54 per person.
  • Garden Kitchen and Bar: Choose from the first seating option which will fill your belly before you enjoy a night out on the Gold Coast or the seating at The Lawn with exclusive views of the midnight fireworks on your table. You'll enjoy food, beverages and entertainment by Dirty South and Jordan Burns throughout the night. Contact the venue directly to book for the first seating. Ticket prices start from $175 per person for the second seating and $990 per person for The Lawn package. (SECOND SEATING SOLD OUT)
  • Cucina Vivo: Viva la casino. Housed within Star Casino, Cucina Vivo has 2 seatings, 1 from 5:30–8pm and the other from 8:30pm–12:30am. The venue also has a balcony overlooking the fireworks so you can witness all the action. Tickets from $295 per person for the Early Dinner and from $680 per person for the Celebration Dinner. (SECOND SEATING SOLD OUT)
  • Little Cooly: Overlook Coolangatta Beach as you tuck into a 3-course dinner on New Year's Eve. Choose between the early seating at 5pm or the later seating at 7:30pm. Tickets from $50 per person.
  • Bazaar Marketplace at QT Gold Coast: Styled after the souks and bodegas of international streets, Bazaar goers can feast on fresh seafood, charcuterie bars, Asian cuisine, pizzas, grill and rotisserie meals and more. Free entry to Stingray. Tickets from $110 for adults, $59 for kids.
  • Harvest Buffet at The Star Gold Coast: Sip on complimentary bubbles before attacking a buffet of all-you-can-eat seafood, hot and cold dishes, salads, cheeses and desserts. Tickets from $99 for adults, $29.90 for kids.
  • Nineteen at The Star Gold Coast: Add a touch of class to NYE with a sunset or moonlight seating at Nineteen where you can indulge on a 5-course set menu. Tickets from $160 for adults, $75 for kids.
  • Glass Dining and Lounge Bar: Enjoy a 4-course dinner featuring goats cheese, aged rib fillet and dessert with a glass of Moët on arrival, with a cocktail at midnight and live music playing throughout the evening. Tickets from $149 per person. (SOLD OUT)
  • Yamagen at QT Gold Coast: For delicious Japanese cuisine head to Yamagen for a izakaya-style feat, free entry to Stingray. Tickets from $80 per person. (SOLD OUT)

Best Gold Coast New Year's Eve parties and events

  • New Year's Eve Disco Revolution: Boogie your way into 2022 with a Studio 54-style disco with tunes from Tina Turner, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and more. Tickets from $38 per person.
  • Jungle Party at Lost Kingdom: An event for the Gold Coast's biggest party animals, dress up in your favourite leopard print outfit to be in the running for the best dressed prize and get ready to party the night away. Tickets from $33.45 per person.
  • Made in the 80s, Surfers Paradise: Celebrating all things 80s from LA Glam rock to electro pop cheer in the end of the year at the Diggers and Sports Club. Tickets from $41.51 per person.
  • New Year's Eve at Asylum Night Club: Go all out on New Year's Eve with a VIP nightclub experience at Asylum Night Club with a 3-hour food and drink page that comes with unlimited soft drink beer, wine and champagne. Tickets from $117.15 per person.
  • No Scrubs New Year's Eve at the Coolangatta Hotel: Coolangatta Hotel is the place to be on 31 December with a huge range of retro-classics to party through til midnight. Tickets from $25 per person.
  • Hollywood New Year's Eve Party: The red carpet will be pulled out for guests attending The Cavill Hotel's Hollywood New Year's Eve party. Enjoy drinks, tapas, DJ and live entertainment. Come dressed in your favourite Hollywood attire for a chance to win a prize. Tickets from $116.15 per person.
  • A Nautical New Year's Eve: Gather your shipmates and head to Retro's Surfers Paradise to set sail into 2022 with a 3-hour beverage package and hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s playing all night long. Tickets from $156.95 per person.
  • LUXE at Stingray Lounge, QT Gold Coast: This NYC loft-style party will carry you through til midnight in style. With champagne on arrival and 3 hours of drinks, canapés and live music you don't want to miss it. Tickets from $129 per person. (SOLD OUT)
  • Rumours Tribute Show Southport Yacht Club: Start the new year down at the Southport Yacht Club. Indulge in an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet and rock out to classic Fleetwood Mac tracks Go Your Own Way, Landslide and Little Lies performed by tribute band The Rumours. Tickets from $119 for adults and $49 for kids. (SOLD OUT)
  • The Way It Was New Year's Eve Spectacular: Rock the night away at Surfers Paradise Golf Club with a 5-piece live rock'n'roll band playing with musicians portraying Elvis, Buddy Holly and Johnny O'Keefe. Tickets from $89 per person. (CANCELLED - contact organiser for more details)
  • Laneways Lights party at The Island: It's a party across the Pool Deck, Lounge and Goldie's at The Island this year there'll be food and drink, roaming performers and pop-up displays. Tickets from $149 per person plus booking fee. (SOLD OUT - JOIN WAITLIST)
  • Rooftop Breeze party at The Island: For an open-air party with birds-eye views of Surfers Paradise look no further. Enjoy live music, food and drink all the way up to the fireworks display. Tickets from $239 per person plus booking fee. (SOLD OUT - JOIN WAITLIST)

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 private boat hires from $285.

At-home dining options on the Gold Coast


Things to do on New Year's Eve on the Gold Coast

Finish off 2021 with a bang with these epic experiences that are available on 31 December.

18 Holes Championship Golf in Kooralbyn Valley
18 Holes Championship Golf in Kooralbyn Valley

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Sea World Seal Encounter in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Sea World Seal Encounter in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

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Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast and Photos
Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast and Photos

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What is Gold Coast doing for New Year's Eve to ensure it's COVID-safe?

  • Restaurants and events: Gold Coast restaurants are able to host New Year's Eve events but capacities may be reduced, so you may want to book a table in advance.
  • Cruises: Cruises will be going ahead on New Year's Eve but get in quick to book as capacity limits may apply. Chartering your own boat is also an option if you'd rather cruise with your own circle.

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.

Jw Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa
Jw Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa

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Broadbeach Savannah Hotel and Resort
Broadbeach Savannah Hotel and Resort

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