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The best spots to catch the New Year’s Fireworks

By admin | December 20, 2015

Gold Coast

Broadbeach has two firework shows this New Year’s Eve, one at 8pm and the other at midnight. Kurrawa Park will be the place to watch these spectacular firework displays and there will be live entertainment on the Broadbeach Mall stage. Bring your family and friends to Broadbeach to welcome on the New Year.



Broadwater Parklands is combining their New Year’s fireworks with their Food Truck Feast. This means that as well as watching the fireworks on The Great Lawn, the best of the Gold Coast food trucks as well as some of Brisbane’s food trucks will be scattered along The Great Lawn to keep your hunger satisfied. What could be better than food trucks and fireworks? This family-friendly event starts from 5pm with the fireworks show going off at 9pm on The Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands. Easy access from both ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach and ULTIQA Freshwater Point on the G:Link rail system.



Surfers Paradise is the place to be on New Years’ where you can view the largest firework displays in Queensland. Bring some beach chairs and a rug and snuggle in for a colourful and loud FREE family friendly presentation on the 31st December, 2015. There’s two display times of 8pm and midnight. What better way to welcome the New Year.   The 8pm show is brilliant if you have younger children.




Sky Point Observation Deck at Q1 is another perfect place to catch the fireworks. Enjoy views of the Surfers Paradise firework show with entertainment, delicious canapes and desserts as well as a photo booth. Open 31st December, 2015 from 7.30pm until 1am. Definitely an unforgettable way to bring on the New Year.




Sunshine Coast

Caloundra is hosting a family beach party to celebrate New Year’s Eve. There’s loads of activities for the kids, including; face painting, clowns, jumping castle, movie showing of Minions as well as a variety of food and drink stalls with entertainment for the adults. There will be a fireworks show to welcome the New Year at 9.30pm. This celebration will take place at the Kings Beach Amphitheatre and Lions Park Caloundra, which is directly opposite ULTIQA Shearwater Resort – and when we say directly opposite – like 100 metres.




Mooloolaba New Year’s Eve Festival is a free family-friendly event that you would not want to miss. This annual event attracts many international tourists, families on holidays and locals. There’s live entertainment and performances as well as fun activities for the whole family. There’s two firework shows that start at 8pm and the other at midnight. This is a perfect event for the family to celebrate the past year and welcome on the New Year. Held at The Esplanade, Mooloolaba from 4pm.


http://www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au/the-heart/events/mooloolaba-new-years-eve &http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/countdown-has-begun-new-years-eve-mooloolaba/2112853/


Coolum Lions Club is hosting a family-friendly New Year’s Eve event at Tickle Park, Coolum.  There will be rides for the little ones as well as popcorn, fairy floss, sausage sizzle and many more delicious foods. There’s also the fireworks at 8pm. Bring your whole family down to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016.





The Wheel of Brisbane is one of the most magnificent spots to watch the New Year’s fireworks. Book a private gondola for the 8.30pm or midnight to view Southbank’s firework display. Who can think of a better way to welcome 2016 than in a gondola on the Wheel of Brisbane while watching the fireworks?




South Bank Parklands is the place to view South Banks New Year’s fireworks. There’s the two firework displays with the 8.30pm show most preferred for families with children rather than the midnight show which is mostly for the late goers. Be sure to get there early to secure your spot in the park. There will be food truck vendors to cure your hunger, live music to keep you entertained in the lead up to the fireworks as well as competitions and prizes.


http://www.brisbanekids.com.au/event/new-years-eve-fireworks-south-bank/ & http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/south-bank/whats-on/free/new-years-eve-at-south-bank?utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SouthBankInsidersGuide_December2015


Eagle Street Pier is a great place to watch the South Bank fireworks. Eating a delicious meal from the variety of restaurants along the pier including ARIA, Mr & Mrs G Riverbar, Nagomi, Sake, Cha Cha Char and many more, while watching the fireworks seems like a relaxing way to welcome the New Year.



Mt. Coot-tha lookout is a favourite local and tourist destination to enjoy panoramic views of Brisbane. This is one of the most breathtaking spots to watch the New Year’s fireworks. You can even enjoy a lovely meal at either the Kuta Café of the Summit Restaurant, however bookings will be necessary on this busy night. If you are looking for a picturesque New Year’s then this is the place.



Kookaburra Showboat Cruises is another fantastic way to enjoy the South Bank fireworks. Departing from Eagle Street Pier at 9pm, you will be able to experience uninterrupted views of the firework show from the Brisbane River. This cruise includes a tasty three course meal as well as magnificent live entertainment. Bookings are essential.


http://kookaburrariverqueens.com/brisbane-river-cruises/new -years-eve-cruise-brisbane/

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