Where to ring in the New Year around Australia

The best views in the house - New Year’s Eve at Portside Sydney Opera House
The best views in the house - New Year’s Eve at Portside Sydney Opera House

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it’s now or never to book in your plans. Across Australia there’s no shortage of options and a party on offer for all, from festive fireworks exploding across breathtaking backdrops to blissed-out beach parties and bubbles.

Here’s our pick of the best New Year’s Eve parties taking place across the country to ensure you ring in 2019 in style:

Sydney - The iconic New Year’s Eve

Sydney is undoubtedly one of the most iconic places to spend New Year’s Eve, so why not do it with prime view of the action. Right on Sydney Harbour, Trippas White’s Portside Sydney will treat guests to free-flowing champagne, beer and wine, as well as gourmet canapés and food stations. Unobstructed views of glittering fireworks over Sydney Harbour will make the perfect backdrop for a midnight kiss, while house, disco and nostalgic mashup beats from Sydney’s best DJs will see you dancing into 2019. Click here for more information, tickets from $795pp.

Melbourne – The luxe New Year’s Eve

Touted as one of Melbourne’s most luxurious New Year’s Eve parties, ‘Level 55 New Year’s Eve’ at the city’s famed Vue de Monde is a lavish way to celebrate 2019. Take in the Melbourne skyline and brilliant fireworks while perched atop one of the city’s highest points, over bespoke canapés, flowing champagne and wines and matching cocktails. Click here for more information. Tickets from $350pp.

Brisbane – The cosmopolitan New Year’s Eve

Live it up poolside in the heart of Brisbane city this New Year’s Eve at W Brisbane’s NYE BrisVegas Baby party. Soak up all the electricity of one of the city’s newest five-star venues - W’s exclusive rooftop pool will be open for business, offering front row seats to two epic firework displays over the Brisbane River, flowing Belvedere Vodka cocktails, molecular canapés and live beats from Sydney DJ/Producer Emily Scott. Click here for more information, tickets from $220pp.  

Adelaide – The winery New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2019 amongst the vineyards, at Barossa Chateau in Lyndoch, about an hour out of Adelaide. The evening will feature gourmet, chef-prepared food, including canapés on arrival and a long-table feast, a carefully selected menu of craft beers and wines, and live music and dancing. All within the grounds of a stately, European chateau and its famed rose gardens and vineyards. Click here for more information. Tickets from $165pp.

Perth – The beachside New Year’s Eve

Farewell 2018 with one last sunset over the Indian Ocean at the quintessentially West Australian, beachside venue, Coast Port Beach. Located right on Fremantle Beach, Coast Port will transform into a Beach House to round out the year. The ticket includes a glass of bubbles and canapés upon arrival, and beats from live bands and DJs into the night. Click here for more information. Tickets from $25pp.