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Your Ultimate Guide to New Years Eve - Brisbane & Surrounds

Bring on the bubbly!

Your Ultimate Guide to New Years Eve - Brisbane & Surrounds
📷: Cottonbro

After a rollercoaster of a year, let's blow 2020 a midnight kiss goodbye and ring in the new year in style! Whether your tastes are decadent or more laid back, you can count(down) on us to bring you the best of what Brisbane and surrounds has to offer this New Years Eve. You'll be walkin' in a confetti wonderland in no time!

📷: @factorysummer

Factory Festival

If you didn't think you'd get to go to a festival this year, think again. The final night of Factory Festival will have you frolicking from stage to stage through carnival rides, pop-up bars, food trucks, and silent discos with live performances by The Presets, Confidence Man, Illy, Ruel, Vera Blue, and a DJ set by Peking Duk.

Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

When: 5:00pm - 1:00am

How much: $70 - $200.

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The Regatta Hotel

Don your best all-white outfit and enjoy a 4-hour beverage package, tasty food stations, seafood and mediterranean cuisine, live music, an underground rum cabin, a midnight fireworks display, and DJs across all levels of the hotel!

Where: Toowong

When: 8:00pm - 12:00am

How much: $150pp

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Riverland

2020 was a year of cancelled plans, but now at least your outfit won't go to waste! Dress up in whatever outfit this year robbed you of - your best festival gear, a ski suit, a wedding dress, or your best beach. Whatever it is get ready for a night of drinks, food and fireworks at Riverland.

Where: Eagle Street Pier

When: 7:00pm - 12:00am

How much: Entry is free but limited VIP tickets are available for $89pp and this will get you a reserved area for the night, a three hour drinks package and $15 to use at their street vendors.

Book here now.

📷: @w_brisbane

W Brisbane

Level up your NYE on the WET Deck of the W. Take in a stunning view of the Brisbane River while live DJ's provide your soundtrack and 3.5 glorious hours of gourmet chef stations, cocktails, canapes, and Veuve Clicquot Champagne keep you satisfied until the year comes to a close.

Where: Brisbane CBD

When: 8:30pm - 12:00am

How much: $249pp

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Riverlife

This event will bring the tastes of Europe, South America and Asia to Brisbane with fabulous food and frozen cocktails in an al fresco setting. Tickets will provide you with unlimited food, a five hour beverage package including beer, wine and cocktails, a dancefloor and live entertainment all along the waterfront.

Where: Kangaroo Point

When: 7:30pm - 10:30pm

How much: $159

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The Prince Consort

This one will have you feeling like royalty as you explore multiple venues and dance the night away to some of Australia's best DJ's. The VIP package will also get you a two hour beverage package and access to a premium VIP area and private bar!

Where: Fortitude Valley

When: 8:00pm - 5:00am

How much: $65 - $125

Book here now.

📷: @thejettysouthbank

The Jetty

This one's for the foodies. Whether you're looking for a festive feast or something for the family, The Jetty's got you covered. Perched on the edge of the river, a fabulous 4-course shared menu will be served at 5:30pm for The Family Feast. The Midnight Feast at 8:30pm will include the 4-course shared menu as well as a 3.5 hour drinks package to keep you satisfied right up until that magical midnight moment.

Where: Southbank

When: Two sittings, 5:30pm and 8:30pm.

How much: Family Feast - $110 for adults, $55 for kids (5-12 years old). Midnight Feast - $200

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Lefty's Roadhouse Party

Pull out the hairspray and your raddest 80s threads for a night of all-American eats, a four hour beverage package, live entertainment, and access to three themed bars: The Swayze, Jack Daniels Roadhouse Bar, and The Double Deuce.

Where: Caxton Street

When: 8:00pm - 12:00am

How much: $159pp

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Emporium Hotel

Take in the new year from the top at Emporium Hotel's rooftop terrace with a 4 hour beverage package of Mumm Champagne as well as canapes, small dishes and cocktails.

Where: Fortitude Valley

When: 8:00pm - 12:00am

How much: $250

Book here now.

📷: @cloudlandbrisbane

Cloudland

If your vibe is glitz and glam this might be the one for you. Take your pick between The Crystal Garden Soiree, The Cocktail Lounge, or the 'Play Among the Stars' VIP Soiree and enjoy a 4.5 hour beverage package, and food while you dance the night away under sparkling, crystal chandeliers.

Where: Fortitude Valley

When: 8:00pm - 12:30am

How much: $159 - $219

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Thunderdome Rumble at Fortitude Music Hall

Dress in your best take on post-apocolyptic glam for game night. Be entertained as six contenders take the stage to battle it out through performance and improvised chaos. With special guests, a yet-to-be-announced line-up, and a 3 hour drinks package for VIPs, this is sure to be an unforgettable night.

Where: Fortitude Valley

When: 7:00pm til late

How much: $78 - $134

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Victoria Park New Years Eve Cocktail Ball

Dress in your cocktail best and enjoy a five hour beverage package, canapes, live entertainment, a DJ and a private fireworks show to bring in 2021!

Where: Herston

When: 7:30pm - 12:30am

How much: $149

Book here now.

📷: @theislandgoldcoast

New Years Eve at The Island

Get ready to party in paradise at one of the four parties on offer at this luxurious venue on the Gold Coast. Take your pick between cocktail parties at either the glasshouse, the pool deck or the rooftop, or go for gold with the VIP experience in the penthouse. No matter which you choose you'll be soaking up a 4.5 hour food and drinks package, unbeatable live entertainment, DJ's, pop-up displays and roaming performers.

Where: Gold Coast

When: 8:00pm - 12:30pm

How much: $159 - $219pp

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NYE at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant

Start the new year in style by settling in for a sublime six-course meal prepared by Chef Andrea Ravezzani and a complimentary glass of Veuve Cliquot on arrival.

Where: Noosa

When: 6:30pm

How much: $185

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Rooftop and Backyard New Years Eve at The Boundary

Take in an exclusive midnight fireworks display and live entertainment from Cailin Malley while you enjoy pop-up cocktail stations and canapes all night long!

Where: West End

When: 8:00pm - 12:00am

How much: $219

Book here now.

📷: @spicersclovellyestate

NYE at Spicers Clovelly Estate

If you're looking for a quiet New Years Eve after a long year, you can't go past a superb six-course degustation at Spicers. You'll enjoy fabulous French cuisine, canapes and champagne with enough time to make it back home for a cosy celebration at midnight.

Where: Montville

When: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

How much: $190pp or $275pp with matched wines.

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Fire and Ice at Will and Flo

Take in the new year under the stars while you enjoy fire performance acts and a four hour drinks package including Moet and Chandon, and canapes.

Where: Brisbane CBD

When: 8:00pm - 12:00am

How much: $269pp

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Queensland Pops Orchestra: New Years Eve Gala

Strap in for a night of entertainment like no other from internationally renowned performers and a follow-up celebration on the roof-top with champagne and canapes.

Where: QPAC, South Brisbane

When: Two sittings, 6:00pm and 10:00pm

How much: $88 - $190

Book here now.

Sometimes all we need is a fresh start, and lots of champagne. So put on your party pants and get ready to party like it's 1999!

📷: Karolina Grabow

About the Author

Jade Macbeth

Jade Macbeth

Though it might not love her back, this sun-loving North-sider is dreaming of plane hair, jet lag and delayed flights while passing her time boogieing the night away at live gigs, tucked away with a good book, binging the same four shows on Netflix and finding whatever body of water she can to keep the summer heat at bay! She keeps her ears open for the stories that connect us, with a keen interest in all of the wacky, wonderful things that make us human.