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

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The tantalising Tasmanian city of Hobart puts on quite a show over the harbour for New Year's.

From waterfront piers as prime fireworks viewpoints to indulgent New Year's Eve menus at city restaurants, here are some of the best things to do in Hobart on New Year's Eve.

Where to watch the Hobart New Year's Eve fireworks

Hobart's main New Year’s Eve fireworks display is over the harbour, skyrocketing from the middle of the River Derwent. There is a family-friendly 9.30pm display and a traditional midnight celebration.


Both fireworks shows are typically best seen from the waterfront.

These will be the main vantage points this year:

  • Hobart Waterfront: Watch the fireworks over the harbour from the waterfront walkways, Salamanca, wharves and reserves. This includes Mawson Place, Parliament House Lawns, Princes Park and AJ Park.
  • Mount Wellington: If you're up for the trek up to the top, watch the fireworks display from a kilometre above the city.
  • Mount Nelson Reserve and Lookout: Just south of the city, this reserve has clear views of the city and harbour.
  • Sandy Park and surrounds: South of Hobart, Derwent Beach Reserve, Manning Avenue, Red Chapel Reserve, Long Beach Reserve and Alexandra Battery Park are penned as potential vantage points on the night.
  • Clarence: On the eastern side of the Derwent Bridge, vantage points include Kangaroo Bluff Reserve, Kangaroo Bay Park, Bellerive Beach, Howrah Beach and Carella Neighbourhood Park.

Best Hobart New Year's Eve festivals and events

  • Taste of Summer: A fresh flavour of the Taste of Tasmania event. This 7-day event falls over New Year's Eve running from 28 December 2021 until 3 January 2022. There will be over 80 stallholders offering some of the best seafood, cheese, wine and beer from the state and will have a New Year's celebration during the event. NYE tickets from $71.65pp.
  • Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race: Making a return in 2021, the Launceston to Hobart race will start on 27 December and finish with a celebratory prize presentation on 31 December at 3:30pm.
  • NYE 2021: The Last Laugh: Enjoy a laugh at the Wrest Point Casino Showroom in Sandy Bay. There are 2 shows that will be presented by Jokers Comedy for the evening. Comedy at the Casino and 2021: The Last Laugh start at 7pm and 10pm respectively. Catch the NYE fireworks afterwards. Tickets from $49.91pp.
  • NYE Party at Bar Wa: Party the night away at Bar Wa Izakaya this New Year's Eve. Enjoy upbeat music by DJ Late Night Sashimi along with casual drinks with friends starting at 10pm.
  • Hobart Summer New Year's Eve: Fill your New Year's Eve with tunes from a line-up of Australian artists. Ring in the new year jamming out to The Presets, Vera Blue, Chase City and more. General admission tickets from $112.20pp (CANCELLED)

New Year's Eve restaurant packages and events in Hobart

  • New Year's on the Pier at Hobart Function and Conference Centre: Dine on a 7-course degustation menu and enjoy Tassie beer, wine, sparkling and soft drinks throughout the night. Tickets from $190pp.
  • Peppermint Bay Cruise: It's summer so why spend it on land when you can be on the water? Peppermint Bay Cruises New Year's Eve cruise includes views of the beach, harbour and wildlife. Departing from Hobart at 5:20pm, you'll enjoy a 6-course meal, drinks, entertainment and views of the midnight fireworks. Tickets $300pp.
  • NYE's on The Deck: Crowne Plaza Hobart is hosting a NYE party from 7pm-1am. Enjoy the evening with friends and eat and drink some cocktails, beers, roaming canapes and a complimentary glass of Tassie bubbles. Tickets from $100pp.
  • Viva Wrest Vegas: Vegas Style Buffet: Treat yourselves with a well-deserved iconic Vegas-style buffet in The Buffet and Coffee shop at Wrest Point Hotel & Casino. It's also a great spot to get a view of the early fireworks. Tickets from $60pp.
  • New Year's Eve at The Glass House: Join a cocktail party on the wharf including food and drinks until after the fireworks show at midnight. Tickets are $120pp. (SOLD OUT)

Here are some restaurants that offered dining packages in 2020 that haven't announced their New Year's Eve events for 2021. It may be worth booking a spot for a night of fine dining anyway.

  • Wrest Point The Point Revolving Restaurant
  • Wrest Point Waterfront
  • Tavern 42 Degrees South
  • Restaurant Tasman

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Things to do on New Year's Eve in Hobart

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