Your guide to the best local NYE parties

Every year, time absolutely flies by and every year, we’re surprised by time absolutely flying by. 2019 was no exception and before you know it, you’ll be counting down the seconds until 2020 at the Gold Coast party of your choice.

But which party will you choose? To make things a little easier (or perhaps harder) here are a few we’ve collated to ensure you don’t miss out on a very good time this New Years Eve (from north to south). 

Aviary Rooftop Bar
Start 2020 with Miami vibes and your friends at the Aviary Rooftop Bar NYE Neon Palm party. Experience the unparalleled views of the city and fireworks with a welcome drink on arrival and a DJ playing the best party tracks. Early bird tickets are just $10.
Where: Mantra at Sharks, Cnr Olsen & Musgrave Avenues, Southport

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
Terraces Restaurant
Celebrate the New Year with your family at Terraces Restaurant. Experience the renowned Seafood Buffet featuring fresh seafood, delicious roasts and a range of delectable desserts. Be amazed by a spectacular fireworks show at 8:00pm. Tickets are $179 and available here.
Oyster Bar and Grill
Welcome in 2020 with an intimate dining experience in Oyster Bar and Grill. Indulge in our 7 course degustation menu and add matching wines to create a deluxe degustation. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean as you celebrate with fireworks displays at 8pm. Tickets are $180 or $250 (with matching wines) and available here.
Mirage Grand Ballroom

Round up your crew and add a touch of sparkle to your New Years Eve in the Mirage Grand Ballroom to welcome in 2020. This adults-only event will feature a delicious seafood buffet dinner, flowing beverages, live entertainment, 8pm and midnight fireworks on the Mirage Beach. Tickets are $220 and available here.

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
Hosting the ultimate seafood buffet for New Year’s Eve is Citrique Restaurant, dinner will be served from 6pm until 10pm, including Marriott’s spectacular seafood buffet, chef-crafted pass arounds, interactive stations and traditional favorites. Live entertainment and a drink on arrival in included. Tickets are $159 and available here.
Chapter and Verse
It’s a Tropical Paradise Party at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. Dance the night away on the alfresco deck overlooking lush tropical surrounds with live DJ entertainment and enjoy a flowing three hour premium beverage package with canapés. Tickets are just $100 per person, book here.
Where: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

Hyde Paradiso
The countdown is on and Hyde Paradiso are having their first ever New Years Eve party! Grab your tribe, get ready for your best NYE yet and experience the best views, best party and best start to 2020 with a 4-hour premium beverage and canape package, Hyde branded cocktail on arrival, live DJ’s, roaming entertainment! Tickets are from $149 and available here.
Where: Level 2 / 8 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

ASYLUM is hosting a luring Come to the Other Side NYE Party featuring legendary DJ’s Andec, Steve Frank and Panda on the decks. Leave your sanity at the door and let loose this New Year’s Eve for a huge celebration that’s sure to surprise! There’s also c02 and confetti cannons and LOTS more count down celebrations. Early bird VIP online pre-sale tickets (100 tickets only available) are $20 + booking fee and VIP online pre sale tickets are $25 + booking fee. Prepare to get creepy.
Where: 15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise

The Island
Super-lavish and totally extra, this multi-level soirée will be all about maxed-out glamour! Set across three levels and six exclusive spaces, guests will experience a New Year’s Eve production like no other on the Gold Coast. Tickets to the Cocktail Party include a 4.5 hour premium food and drinks package on the pool deck and rooftop with live music all night for $149 and the VIP Experience gets you a 4.5 hour super premium package in the penthouse with next-level entertainment for $199.
Where: 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

White Rhino
Surfers’ good time bar and restaurant, White Rhino are putting on a night to remember this New Years Eve – you get a four hour premium food and beverage package (including spirits), live entertainment by Amy Shark’s drummer Joe Malafu and GC’s favourite singers Unison, three bars to ensure speedy drink service and a GIF Photobooth that you’ll no doubt spend all your time in. First release tickets are $89pp. Get on it.
Where: Shop 38/40/55 Circle On Cavill, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach
Bistro on3
The celebrations get underway early with friends and family at Bistro On3. Celebrate the end of another year and the beginning of the new with live entertainment and dining in style with a gourmet seafood and hot carvery buffet. Choose the early sitting if you are heading out to watch the fireworks right on the beach for $99 or join the second sitting for $175 to celebrate until the early hours.
Where: Sofitel Gold Coast, 81 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

Miss Moneypenny’s
The glamorous Broadbeach dining institution will be offering two-seatings of globally inspired Mediterranean dining crafted by acclaimed Head Chef Braden White. Offering sexy surrounds and exquisite food paired with a hefty cocktail bar and live DJ’s, Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach is set to make a splash on NYE! You can also catch a glimpse of the Kurrawa Beach Fireworks at 8pm and midnight. Miss Moneypenny’s 5.30pm – 8pm seating includes: five share dishes over three courses for $99pp and the 8.30pm – 2am seating includes: a glass of GH Mumm on arrival and 10 share dishes over five courses for $145 per person.
Where: 50 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

The Star Gold Coast
Could there be any better place to party this New Year’s Eve? Choose from a picnic on the Lawn, indulge in a special meal at one of the many excellent restaurants, watch the fireworks or ring in the New Year with The Star Gold Coast’s iconic balloon drop in the Atrium Foyer. However you celebrate, this might just be the place to get your 2020 off to a dazzling start.
Garden Kitchen & Bar
Fireworks, food and fun are the catch cry for New Years Eve at Garden Kitchen & Bar. For $175 you’ll get a set menu, four-hour beverage package, entertainment and access to festivities on the lawn. Fun indeed. Book here.
Harvest Buffet
Feast your way into 2020 with a special New Year’s Eve menu at the all new Harvest Buffet. Sip on a complimentary glass of bubbles as you feast on the best selection of hot and cold seafood, carvery stations, salads, cheeses and desserts. With a 5.30pm or 7.30pm seating to choose from, ring in the New Year with friends and family this year at Harvest Buffet for $99. Book here.
Cucina Vivo
Celebrate in Italian style at Cucina Vivo with seatings at 5pm for a 3-course share menu or at 8pm with a 5-course degustation menu including 4-hours of beverages for $185. Book here
Farewell 2019 in Japanese style with the freshest ingredients exquisitely prepared and presented for your pleasure. On the final night of 2019, give your taste buds the best send off to the year with a special NYE set menu. Enjoy an eight-course feast with champagne on arrival for $145 for two people at a 5.30pm or 8.30pm seating. Book here.

Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant
Celebrate New Years Eve in the spookiest way possible with a ghost train ride, Dracula’s new show Muertos, a three course meal with your choice of main, complimentary glass of bubbles, massive countdown to midnight and VIP necklace for $150. Muertos is a fun, music and comedy-filled show so you’ll definitely be enjoying a raucous party at your favourite local cabaret restaurant.
Where: 1 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub
Adding a cheeky dash of dazzle to New Year’s Eve celebrations is the Glitter NYE Party at The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub! For $158 per person, party-goers are invited to indulge in an all-inclusive show, pre-show canapes, beverage on arrival and after-party experience that’s sure to add some sparkle to 2020!  Following the show, Glitter guests keen to join the late-night Glitter NYE Party from 9.00pm, tickets range from just $18 per person for entry up to $150 per person for full VIP booth and bottle service. How sparkly.
Where: 88 Surf Pde. Broadbeach

Keen for a bit of a dress-up? Rock it at Etsu’s 80’s party for NYE! The Japanese insitution will be filled with slinkies, giant rubiks cubes, cassette tapes, polaroids and coloured party lights and lots of 80’s fashion. There are two sittings, the first sitting at 5pm-7.30pm with the regular a la carte menu featuring a few new specials from new Head Chef Damien Styles (ex Head Chef of The Fish House). The main sitting starts at 8pm with classic 80’s tunes spinning all night from a live DJ and includes a glass of bubbles / Japanese tap beer on arrival and a 7 course degustation menu designed especially for the night including some new fresh local seafood dishes in Etsu’s classic Izakaya style. After dinner, the tunes will be turned up, classic dance moves will come out and the party will kick on until 1am 80’s style.
Where: 2440 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

The Collective Palm Beach
Secure your table for New Year’s Eve at The Collective Palm Beach with two family-friendly sittings, 5pm to 8pm and 9pm to 11.30pm. No set menu or lock-in package. Just indulge in the delicious existing menu from the five Collective Kitchens, sip cocktail rooftop and enjoy live entertainment all night! Simples! Cheers to 2020.
Where: 1128 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach



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