The Gold Coast is the perfect place to bring in New Year’s Eve (NYE). Known as the ultimate party place, there’s nowhere else that can celebrate the impending new year quite like it. While the Gold Coast’s reputation centres around partying, don’t let that fool you.
There are plenty of family-friendly spots to enjoy the celebrations. A trip to the Gold Coast for NYE offers the best of both worlds. Families can enjoy the relaxed beachside atmosphere while adults and the young at heart can party the night away at various different locations.
6 Ways to Bring in the New Year
From watching fireworks light up the night sky to dancing your way to midnight, there is something for everyone to enjoy this NYE on the Gold Coast. So, without further ado, here are 6 ways to celebrate NYE on the Gold Coast.
- Watch the fireworks
Admittedly, you can watch fireworks on NYE just about anywhere in the world. However, the fireworks in and around the Gold Coast have to be seen to be believed. Coolangatta is a perfect spot for those looking to enjoy the nighttime fireworks display. However, it also offers numerous experiences. For instance, interested parties can watch the fireworks from the Cooly Hotel. Happening on the beach off Marine Parade, patrons can enjoy the music that the Cooly Hotel will be playing all night, views of the beach and the fireworks display. Making the Cooly Hotel your one-stop shop for NYE fun.
- Try something new
A great way to bring in the new year is by taking part in a new experience. It allows for a bit of adventure and also falls into the theme of the new year being about new experiences. The Gold Coast is all about experiences, so there are numerous activities on offer.
A trip to Southport Yacht Club, a spooky night at Dracula’s or a unique experience at the Four Winds 360° Revolving Restaurant will have you kicking the new year off in exciting fashion.
- Attend a party
The Cooly Hotel will be celebrating NYE with a special event featuring Lisa Hunt and The Bunch. Playing the best of Motown, Soul R&B and Disco, Lisa Hunt will have the venue rocking with soul music.
Originating out of the Queensland and New South Wales coast, The Bunch are a 5 piece cover band not to be missed. With a blend of bass, keys, guitar, drums and vocals, this band will have you energised and happy all night long.
A place as big and special as the Gold Coast thrives when it comes to NYE. So whether you like lavish parties or want to dance the night away there are events out there for you to attend.
- Visit the New Year’s Carnival
As another new year approaches, Surfers Paradise will transform into a playground of festivities. With amusement rides and activities across the foreshore, everyone will enjoy the New Year’s Carnival. With two fireworks displays set for 8 pm and 12 am on NYE, combine fun with traditional NYE festivities this year.
- Listen to live music
Music and NYE go hand in hand. People love listening to old favourites performed in a live atmosphere as the clock moves further and further towards midnight. The Gold Coast is a great way to feed your appetite for live music. As mentioned, the Cooly Hotel has a special live event.
The original Hard Rock Cafe on the Gold Coast will also have music. The NYE Carnival features a DJ, while the lavish Island Gold Coast NYE Party 2020 will also include live entertainment.
If you’re after live entertainment on NYE, the options are endless.
- Book a hotel room
Staying at hotels like The Star and Meriton Suites is another great way to enjoy NYE. Both have different, yet equally enjoyable ways to enjoy NYE. Better yet, despite being indoors, hotel guests can still walk outside and take part in all the fun of watching the fireworks light up the nearby beaches. Booking a hotel room combines a bit of luxury with the casual fun of being able to watch the fireworks.