New Year’s Eve in Hobart 2019/2020 | What’s happening on NYE

Fireworks, festivals and everything in between

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The tantalising Tasmanian city of Hobart puts on quite a show over the harbour for New Year's, and although it's a quieter event than other cities (we’re looking at you, Sydney), it's still something to see.

From waterfront piers as prime fireworks viewpoints to indulgent New Year's Eve menus at city restaurants and festivals like the Taste of Tasmania, 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 and is best seen from along the waterfront. Here are the main vantage points for 2019/2020.

  • Hobart Waterfront: Watch the fireworks over the harbour from the waterfront walkways, Salamanca and wharves.
  • 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 Lookout: Just south of the city, this reserve has clear views of the city and harbour.

Best Hobart New Year's Eve festivals

  • The Taste of Tasmania: This 7-day event falls over New Year’s Eve running from 28 December until 3 January 2020. It has around 70 stalls offering some of the best seafood, cheese, wine and beer from the state and will have a New Year’s celebration during the event. This features a sing-a-long and live and local entertainment, as well as prime positioning to catch the fireworks. Tickets $59 (general admission).

Best New Year's Eve dinners 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 through the night. Tickets from $190.
  • New Year's Eve at The Glass House: Join a cocktail party on the wharf from 9:30pm, including food and drinks until after the fireworks show at midnight. Tickets from $260.
  • New Year's at Wrest Point: Premium dinners with matching wines and degustation in the revolving restaurant at 7:30pm. Tickets from $200.

Best New Year’s Eve accommodation in Hobart

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