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The Hottest Sunshine Coast New Year’s Eve Events To Ring In 2024

By Isabel Croker – who loves morning run clubs as equally as she loves negronis and tiny snack plates

Pop the champas, fill the flutes and woo those arms—we’re ready to say goodbye to yet another raging dumpster fire of a year that was 2023 and usher in a hopefully better 2024. 

So dust off your dancing shoes and check out these themed festivities, swanky seaside sippers and fireworks displays. Here are some fantastic Sunshine Coast's New Year’s Eve events you need to check out in 2023.

Caloundra Fireworks

Kings Beach Amphitheatre

The Caloundra NYE Celebrations are back for 2023, kicking off at 4pm with live music in the Kings Beach Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic blanket and relax to the sounds of Duende, Carl Wockner and Buttermello. 

There will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained including carnival rides, face painting and a very special movie screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Pack a picnic or enjoy delicious street food and at 9:30pm a spectacular fireworks display over Kings Beach will provide the finale to the NYE festivities in Caloundra. More information here.

Mooloolaba Fireworks

Mooloolaba Esplanade

One of the Sunshine Coast's most popular fireworks locations, there will be live music, kids entertainment, face painters, food and market stalls from 5pm on the Mooloolaba Esplanade. There will be live DJs on the beach stage from 7pm and fireworks displays at 8:30pm and midnight. More information here.

Coolum Fireworks

Coolum Beach

There will be a vibrant fireworks display on Coolum Beach near Tickle Park at 8:30pm. This is a perfect choice if you want to be in bed early on New Year's Eve, or hit one of Coolum's bustling restaurants afterwards for some beverages. More information here.

New Year's Eve Party At WAT Den

101-105 Mooloolaba Espl, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

Image Credit: WAT Den | Supplied

This New Year’s Eve, welcome in 2024 with elegantly crafted cocktails, top-tier food and front row seats to the iconic Mooloolaba fireworks at the Sunshine Coast’s only specialised spirits bar, WAT Den.

Pull up a chair on the gorgeous Mooloolaba Esplanade and witness the artistry of WAT Den's talented bartenders as they shake, stir, and pour throughout the night. You will be treated to an unlimited five-hour drinks package, pizza and panini bites from Goodslice Pizzeria, live entertainment, an esplanade view of the midnight fireworks and, of course, champagne poured at midnight. Cheers to that.


When: Sunday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am
Cost: $199 per person
For more information, click here.

New Year's Eve Degustation At Ocean Ended

1/14 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore QLD 4558

Image Credit: Ocean Ended | Supplied

As the sun sets over the sparkling Maroochy River this New Year’s Eve, ring in 2024 while feasting on a decadent five course degustation at Ocean Ended at Platinum. The talented chefs have curated an unforgettable dining experience highlighting some of the Sunshine Coast’s finest local ingredients.

The five-course New Year's Eve degustation includes delights such as aburi scallop with wild rice, whole bug tail with rainbow chard and foie gras with brioche. This stunning celebration combines the best of culinary artistry and coastal allure—we can't think of a better way to ring in the New Year.


When: Sunday 31 December
Cost: $175 per person
For more information, click here.

New Year's Eve At The Tamarind

88 Obi Lane South, Maleny QLD 4552

Spice up your New Year’s Eve by heading to The Tamarind to indulge in a night of Asian-infused dining nestled amongst the lush tropical rainforest surrounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat.

Enjoy live music, a welcome cocktail and Tamarind’s festive banquet bursting with local flavours and mouth-watering dishes like steamed chicken dumplings, Northern Thai-style pork curry and Southern Thai-style beef satay.


When: Sunday 31 December, from 5pm to midnight
Cost: $159 per adult, $85 per child under 12 years old
For more information, click here.

NYE Cocktail Party At The Surf Club Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba Espl, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

Dress to impress at The Surf Club Mooloolaba’s glitzy New Year’s Eve cocktail party. Enjoy champagne on arrival, three-hour canape service, live music and unbeatable views of the fireworks displays at 8:30pm and midnight.

Be sure to dress to the dazzling theme—all the glitters. This New Year's Eve event is set to sell out, so we recommend grabbing your tickets early.


When: Sunday 31 December, from 7pm to 12:30am
Cost: $85 per person
For more information,
click here.

Ride Into The New Year At Aussie World

73 Frizzo Rd, Palmview QLD 4553

Perhaps one of the most exhilarating ways to end 2023, you can ride into the New Year—literally—at Aussie World.

The park will open during the evening and will be jam-packed with night rides, music, food, entertainers and an impressive fireworks display at 8:45pm to top it off. Pro tip: make sure you don’t indulge into too many NYE drinks before embarking on the rides.


When: Sunday 31 December, from 4pm to 9pm
Cost: $38 single admission, $35 per person with group admission (4 people or more)
For more information,
click here.

Already made your pick of the best New Year's Eve events on the Sunshine Coast? Start planning your recovery at one of the Sunshine Coast's best beaches

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