New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by almost all nations across the world, with the beautiful coastal city of the Gold Coast celebrating this fantastic event with bright lights, entertainment and, of course… fireworks!
This family-friendly celebration boasts several great spots for people to watch the spectacular fireworks displays.
Gold Coast New Year’s Eve Date, 2021/2022 Fireworks Times & Locations
People planning to visit Broadbeach for New Year’s Eve celebrations can visit Kurrawa Park; where you can watch the fireworks while enjoying the wide range of entertainment, activities, Broadbeach for New Years Eve celebrations can visit Kurrawa Park, where you can watch the fireworks while enjoying the wide range of entertainment, activities and dining options at the various fine-dining venues.
The New Years Eve fireworks are watched from various points across the city, with one of the most popular viewpoints for the fireworks being Southport. Alternatively, the Labrador side of the Broadwater is another excellent spot to watch the sparkling fireworks over the skyline of Surfers Paradise.
Each year, there are generally celebrations held in various locations around the Gold Coast, including: at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach; Broadwater Parklands Southport; Viney Park, Coomera; North Kirra Surf Club, North Kirra; Brien Harris Oval, Ormeau; Paradise Point Parklands, Paradise Point; Surfers Paradise Beach and along Marine Parade, Coolangatta.
Guests looking for accommodation can also stay near Broadbeach, Main Beach and Surfers Paradise areas. These suburbs house some of the most fantastic accommodation in the whole area. There is still accommodation available, so click on our links below to find some last-minute accommodation on the Gold Coast for New Year’s Eve.
There are so many events being held around the Gold Coast. Please check out just some of the events below:
Head to the following locations for some free and wholesome fun on December 31.
Ring in 2022 with two spectacular fireworks displays at the Esplanade in Surfers Paradise! The fireworks display will take place at 8pm and midnight. Arrive early to enjoy a meal in one of the many Surfers Paradise restaurants. Catch the G:Link to Surfers Paradise Station to avoid potential congestion in the evening.
There will be two spectacular fireworks displays at Kurrawa Pratten Park at 8.30pm and midnight. Movie under the Stars will be showing Abominable at 7pm.
No Scrubs New Year’s Eve at The Coolangatta Hotel
Round up your gang and get 2022 off to a fresh start at the Cooly Hotel’s Balcony, where you can dance out your demons to all the best bangers from the past 20 years. With tickets less than $25, this is one of the best priced New Year’s Eve parties on the Gold Coast.
A Nautical New Year’s Eve at Retro’s
Set sail into 2022 at Retro’s very nautical New Year’s Eve, with a three-hour food and beverage package and hits from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s to count down the end of 2021. Don’t forget to dress to impress! The fun starts from 8pm.
Laneway Lights party at The Island
From 8pm to 12.30am, enjoy a 4.5-hour food and drinks package while partying across the entire ground level of The Island, including the Pool Deck, Lounge and Goldie’s. There’ll also be live entertainment, immersive pop-up displays, roaming performers and special guests.
Hollywood party at The Cavill Hotel
Strike a pose and stroll down the walk of fame straight into 2022 at The Cavill Hotel’s Hollywood New Year’s Eve party. Get the VIP treatment with a three-hour beverage package from 8.30pm, plus tapas from 8.30pm to 10pm.
Rooftop Breeze party at The Island
Party under the stars at The Island, at the Gold Coast’s largest open-air rooftop bar, with a bird’s eye view of Surfers Paradise, coastline and hinterland. From 8pm to 12.30am, enjoy a premium drinks package, cocktails on arrival, live entertainment from 42 Band, pop-up displays, roaming performers and special guests.
Rumours Tribute Show at Southport Yacht Club
Ring in the new year dancing to Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours at the Southport Yacht Club. An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, drink specials, and stunning waterfront view will round out a night of pure delight.
Duke and Diamonds Penthouse VIP party at The Island
The VIP Experience at the Island Penthouse gives you exclusive access to one of the hottest New Year’s Eve parties on the coast—not to mention the 360-degree birds-eye view of the Surfers coastline and hinterland. The fun starts at 8pm and runs until 12.30pm with premium drinks, cocktails on arrival, food stations, entertainment, roaming performers and dazzling pop-up displays.
’80s AND ’90s party at Southport Sharks
Fuel up at Southport Sharks’ all-you-can-eat seafood buffet before hitting the dancefloor, where Jurassic Pop will perform popular ’80s, and ’90s jams live. Kids are welcome to join the fun.
LUXE at Stingray Lounge, QT Gold Coast
Revel at an opulent New York loft-style party for the who’s who at Stingray’s LUXE New Year’s Eve party. Enjoy champagne on arrival and three hours of premium drinks, canapes and food stations, plus live DJs and fanciful entertainers. There will also be a few LUXE surprises.
Peaky Blinders Party at Finn McCool’s
New Year’s Eve at Finn McCool’s Surfers Paradise will be a night filled to the brim with incredible food, drinks and live entertainment, plus all the grit and glamour of a Peaky Blinders-themed evening. Enjoy a three-hour food and beverage package from 8.30pm and party into the wee-smalls of January 1.
New Year’s Eve Wicked Club Crawl
Join the party of the year with Wicked Club Crawl, where you can skip the queues when you hit four different nightclubs: Surfers Paradise Beergarden, Taboo Tiki, Asylum and Arcade. Your wicked party pack includes pizza and nibbles, prize giveaways, venue vouchers, professional photographer and MC host.
New Year’s Eve party at Spaghetti and Jazz
Celebrate the year with delicious food, awesome music and warm Italian hospitality at Spaghetti and Jazz. Enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival, plus non-stop tapas and live entertainment from Joe Phillips, who will be playing hits from genres spanning rock, Latin, Motown, Italian opera and more.
Providence Farm Hall New Year’s Eve party
Enjoy some fresh air and country charm this New Year’s Eve at the Providence Farm Hall, Beechmont. With free camping, live music from Blues Arcadia, and food trucks aplenty, this family-friendly event has something for everyone.
New Year’s Eve at Dracula’s
Sink your teeth into 2022 at Dracula’s, where you can enjoy a frightfully full stage show and three-course dinner, plus a ghost train ride and champagne at midnight. The fun starts from 7.30pm.
Disco Revolution at Diggers and Sports Club
Slip on your flares, step into your platforms and get down at Diggers this New Year’s Eve, where Disco Revolution will have everyone blaming it on the boogie with a range of disco classics. There’ll also be prizes for the ’70s best dressed. Doors open from 5.30pm; the show starts at 8.30pm.
Dinner and drinks
NYE Dinner at Little Cooly
Wave goodbye to 2021 in style with dinner at Little Cooly overlooking Coolangatta Beach, where you can indulge in a three-course menu for just $50 per person. Choose between the early sitting from 5pm to 7pm or the late sitting, which commences at 7.30pm.
Bazaar Marketplace at QT Gold Coast
This New Year’s Eve, immerse yourself in the magic of Bazaar’s marketplace dining. Inspired by the souks and bodegas of international street stalls, Bazaar invites you to delight in trawler-fresh seafood, crustacean and charcuterie bars, Asian delicacies, grill stations, wood-fired pizzas, rotisserie goods and much more. Adults also receive free access to the LUXE party in the Stingray Lounge.
Yamagen at QT Gold Coast
QT Gold Coast’s newest dining destination, Yamagen is set to celebrate its first New Year’s Eve with a bang. The edgy new izakaya-style restaurant offers two NYE seatings (6pm–8pm or 9pm–late), champagne on arrival and free access for adults to the LUXE party in the Stingray Lounge.
Harvest Buffet at The Star Gold Coast
Enjoy a glass of complimentary bubbles on arrival before indulging in Harvest Buffet’s selection of all-you-can-eat fresh seafood, hot and cold dishes, salads, cheeses and decadent desserts. There are two seatings to choose from 5pm–7pm or 7.30pm–9.30pm.
Nineteen at The Star Gold Coast
For a sophisticated New Year’s Eve experience, book a sunset or moonlight seating at Nineteen, where you can delight in a five-course set menu amid a stylish rooftop setting.
Cucina Vivo at The Star Gold Coas
Enjoy New Year’s Eve Italian style at Cucina Vivo, where two seating options are available. The first seating from 5.30pm–7.45pm includes a mouth-watering three-course set menu, drink on arrival and live entertainment. The second seating runs from 8.30pm to midnight and consists of a six-course dinner, 3.5-hour beverage package, live entertainment and exclusive viewing of midnight fireworks from the Cucina Vivo terrace.
Garden Kitchen and Bar at The Star Gold Coast
Whether you fancy an a la carte affair or a multi-course menu in the restaurant, or a gourmet picnic under the stars, Garden Kitchen and Bar has you covered.
The Exhibitionist Bar at HOTA
Spend the evening at The Exhibitionist Bar on the Rooftop of HOTA Gallery, enjoy a caviar bump on arrival, and continue with sensational canapes and a bold beverage pack to keep the drinks flowing.
Palette Restaurant at HOTA
For the ultimate foodie experience, nowhere boasts culinary excellence like Palette Restaurant, as a menu of fresh local ingredients meets unrivalled decadent delights matched with 5-course paired wines.
Superlife Yacht party
Step aboard the Mermaid Spirit this New Year’s Eve for a four-hour dance party spanning three levels of superyacht luxury. Enjoy fresh cheese and snack platters plus drinks from the bar, or indulge in a VIP package with reserved booth seating plus champagne or cocktails for your group. Take to the rooftop to enjoy the midnight fireworks.
New Year’s Eve dinner cruise with Spirit Broadwater Cruises
Celebrate new beginnings aboard the Spirit with a 2.5-hour journey along the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. Enjoy cocktail-style dining and canapes, live entertainment and the early Broadwater Parklands fireworks from the Spirit’s unique vantage point.
New Year’s Eve cruise with Sea World Cruises
Hit the waterways and enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks aboard your choice of Sea World Cruises’ vessels: either the Spirit of Elston or Kaiala. The cruise begins along the canals, taking in the stunning Surfers Paradise skyline before heading out to the Gold Coast Broadwater for the Sea World Resort midnight fireworks from open-top decks. Enjoy a glass of Chandon on arrival plus a four-hour food and beverage package.