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Where To Find Gold Coast’s Hottest New Year’s Eve Parties

By Danielle Read - 04 Dec 2018

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When it comes to ringing in 2019, you don’t want to be stuck just anywhere. With so many celebratory nights spanning right across the Gold Coast, you’ve got a tough job choosing where to farewell the year that’s been.

Whether you’re after swanky dinners, outdoor soirees or epic parties, we’ve got you sorted with all the best New Year’s Eve parties on the Gold Coast.

Fly Away With The Collective

Palm Beach

If you were hoping to take a trip overseas this festive season but didn’t quite make it, then jump aboard The Collective party plane with their aviation themed event. Kicking off from 8pm choose from either a business (three hour food and beverage package with beer, wine and cocktails) or first class ticket (same as the business but with a rooftop reserved area and premium drinks). In keeping with the global theme, food will hail from all around the world including eats from Italy, Mexico and Asia as well as live music and DJs. 

Details: 8pm-2am; includes four-hour drinks package + canapés
Cost: $165 business ticket, $265 first class ticket  
For more information, click here.

Midnight in Paris At Stingray Lounge

Popping champagne and being French go hand in hand. And oui oui are all about pretending we’re on the other side of the world. Stingray Lounge’s New Years Eve Party on the Gold Coast has got to be the most creative. You’ll be greeted by a tres fancy Perrier Jouet on arrival, served French-themed canapes and three hours of bubbles, wines and beers. Cheers to the end of the year and bonjour to 2019 in style!

Details: 7pm-2am; three hour drink package, canapes, bubbles on arrival
Cost: $119
For more information, click here.

Beachfront Celebrations At Miami Tavern

Dipping your toes in the ocean on New Year’s Eve is a GC tradition for many. So, kicking off your NYE celebrations at Miami Tavern the perfect place to start. There will be free live tunes and classic tasty eats. Who could say no to a last minute $15 burger and pint before those niggling health resolutions kick in the next day? Then take a short meander across the road to catch the seaside fireworks shows snaking down the coastline.

Details: 6pm-1am
Cost: Free
For more information, click here.

Fancy Cheersing At The Island

Party away 2018 at Surfers Paradise’s super glam boutique locale. This has got be one of the best New Year’s Eve parties on the Gold Coast with options to suit pretty much anyone. The Island Gold Coast’s Cocktail Party spans three levels, including the newly opened Island Pool Deck. Sip ‘til you’re not sure what year it is with four hours of premium food and drinks on the agenda. Everything from Chivas Scotch and Beefeater Gin right through to Balter XPA and French sparkling. Then kick back to live music and roving entertainers. Or if you’re up for the VIP experience, sit pretty in the open-air Penthouse Terrace Bar with a birds-eye view of the Gold Coast’s mesmerising skyline and sprawling hinterland.

Details: 7pm till 5am; includes four hour premium drinks package and canapes 
Cost: $149+BF (Cocktail Experience) or $199+BF (VIP Experience) 
For more information, click here.

NYE Lagoon Beach Party At InterContinental Sanctuary Cove

The award for the most splashtastic New Year’s Eve party on the Coast hands-down goes to Sanctuary Cove Resort. The summer vibes are high with palm-lined lagoon lazing on the cards. Plus, there’s a five hour drinks package! Cheers wine, throw back beer and get stuck into some seriously good canapes up for grabs. There’s also moorish paella, oyster shucking, a peking duck pancake station and indulgent desserts.

Details: 7pm-midnight; five hour wine and beer drinks package, delicious tasting stations
Cost: $209
For more information, click here.

An All-Inclusive New Year’s Eve At Nobby’s Surf Club

Nothing says New Year’s Eve on the Gold Coast quite like a Hawaiian-themed shindig at the local and thankfully Nobby’s Surf Club is throwing one helluva party. Boasting an all-inclusive night, nibble canapes, enjoy icy-cold drinks and bust out your best moves to beachfront live music. 

Details: 7pm-2am; includes canapes and drinks
Cost: $100 
For more information, click here.

Havana Nights At Skypoint

This year SkyPoint is hosting an epic Cuban New Year’s Eve party on the Coast. Lap up ocean, city and star-filled skies all from the one fancy locale. When December 31 rolls around, the top deck will transform into a firey fiesta. Fit with cheese and antipasto stations, roving canapes, an indulgent drinks package and so much entertainment. We’re talking a Cuban band, salsa dancers and fire performers.

Details: 7:30pm-1am; includes three hours of canapes and a four and a half hour drinks package (beer, wine, champagne and soft drink)
Cost: $199 
For more information, click here.

A Glamorous Affair At Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort just took New Year’s Eve on the Gold Coast to the next level. Decking out the ballroom for a dazzler of a night, there’s a sumptuous seafood buffet of fresh prawns, oysters and much more. Share a table with nine of your favourite people and party the night away.

Details: 7:30pm-1am; includes seafood buffet and drinks package
Cost: $229+BF
For more information, click here.

Tee Into 2019 At Topgolf

If baggy greens are your thing, you’ll be thrilled to know that Topgolf are throwing a swing-filled night of celebrations. Like karaoke, you’ll get better at slammin’ some balls after a few bevvies. And with four hours of unlimited play, you’ll be sure to get loads of practice in. Standard packages are alcohol free but do include platters of nibbles. Or go for the premium package for a three hour hour drinks package and a glass of bubbles at countdown time.  

Details: 9pm-1am; premium platters, four hours unlimited play (three hour drinks package with the Premium Package)
Cost: $780 per six guests (Standard Package), $1200 per six guests (Premium Package)
For more information, click here.

New Year’s Eve Skyline Soiree At Aviary Rooftop Bar

If you hail from the northern end of the Gold Coast, you’ll be pumped to know that Southport Shark’s new Aviary Bar is putting on a swanky New Year’s Eve Party. Haven’t popped by yet? What better reason than for a night of special drinks, rooftop gazing and canapes galore!

Details: 7:30pm-12:30am; four hour drinks package plus canapes
Cost: $129
For more information, click here.

Jig To Drapht At Kingscliff Beach Hotel

Every New Year’s Eve has a story. And you’re bound to make plenty if you head along to see Drapht at the Kingscliff Beach Hotel. Mosh into 2019 like the party animal you are and make a night of your festivities by splashing on an OTT beachfront AirBnB for the night to end the year on a high.  

Details: 7pm-midnight; Drapht live gig 
Cost: $40 online, $50 at the door
For more information, click here.

New Year’s Eve On The Lawn At Garden Bar

What better way to ring in the New Year than celebrating outdoors at The Garden Bar? Relax on the lawn with a picnic package and cocktail or opt in for the restaurant deal. Eating isn’t cheating on New Year’s. After all, you’ll need your stamina. So, we think a set menu and three hour drinks package will go down an absolute treat.  

Details: From 8pm; three hour drinks package, set menu, lawn festivities
Cost: $165
For more information, click here.

Wine And Dine At Tasca

Cooly wine bar and fine dining joint Tasca is throwing a delicious affair. If you’re after a bit more of a low-key night, grab one of their earlier sittings at 4pm (the second is at 8pm) and enjoy bubbles on arrival followed by a four course dinner, including oysters. There will be cocktails aplenty and sweet beats throughout the night then head to the beachfront for the fireworks.

Details: 4pm onwards; four course dinner plus drink on arrival
Cost: $95
For more information, click here.

Mexican Fiesta at Mexicali

Throw back margaritas, sangria (as well as Balter beers) at Nobby Beach rooftop Mexicali. The gang are throwing one epic fiesta feature Free the Genie, Buff Girls and Bonnas. Your ticket will score you a four-hour food and drinks package that features a whopping 12 courses—that’s a whole lotta tacos. There’s also vegan and vegetarian options so everyone is covered.

Details: 8pm-12am; includes four-hour drinks package + canapés
Cost: $135   
For more information, click here.


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