New Year’s Eve in Hobart 2020/2021 | What’s happening on NYE

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The below information is for New Year's Eve 2020/2021. We'll update this page with information about the 2021/2022 events once available.

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. However, in 2020/2021 the displays will be higher to allow greater visibility from further vantage points across Hobart and Clarence councils.

Here are the main vantage points for 2020/2021.

  • Hobart Waterfront: Watch the fireworks over the harbour from the waterfront walkways, Salamanca, wharves and reserves. This includes Marwson 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

Hobart's main New Year's Eve festivals Taste of Tasmania and the Launceston to Hobart yacht race have been cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic.

New Year's Eve restaurants packages and events in Hobart

These are the dinner specials that have been confirmed for bringing in 2021.

  • 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 through the night. Tickets are $190 pp.
  • New Year's Eve at The Glass House: Join a cocktail party on the wharf from 5pm, including food and drinks until after the fireworks show at midnight. Tickets are $85 pp.
  • New Year's Eve at Mures Upper Deck: Sit down, relax and indulge in great food and fantastic fireworks views from Mures. Choose between an early family-friendly dinner or a celebration dinner where you'll be able to catch the 9.30pm fireworks fro your table. Tickets from $105pp (adults) and $40pp (children).
  • New Year's at Wrest Point: Finish the year on a high with a 4-course dinner with matching wines and degustation in the revolving restaurant at 7.30pm. Tickets from $295pp. Or, if you've got little ones, spend it with the family friendly buffet at the Buffet & Coffee Shop at 5.30pm or 8pm. Tickets from $135 (adults) and $75 (child).
  • Peppermint Bay cruise and dinner: It's summer so why spend it on land when you can be on the water? Pappermint Bay Cruises is reprising its NYE cruise in 2020 with views of the beach, harbour and wildlife as you make your way from Brooke Street Pier to Peppermint Bay Hotel for your dinner and drinks. Tickets $250pp.
  • Tavern 42 Degrees South: Reserve your spot for the 31st, right there on the harbour at T42. Your night starts at 8pm and features a 5-course dinner with drink on arrival and the chance to catch not one but two fireworks displays. Tickets $110pp.
  • Tasman Restaurant: Grab the gang and spend the last minutes of 2020 together over a two- or three-course dinner inside the stunning Hotel Grand Chancellor's restaurant. From $55pp (2 course) or $65pp (3 course).
  • The Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party: Send 2020 off in roaring 20s fashion decked to the nines in flappers and pearls at this Great Gatsby Party. Held at the Den, there will be a 2-hour cabaret experience to entertain you while you sump on your 4-course meal and sparkling wine. There are two seatings available finishing one at 6.30pm for families and the second at 9.30pm for the adults. Tickets $100pp.

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