Every year, time absolutely flies by and every year, we’re surprised by time absolutely flying by. 2018 was no exception and before you know it, you’ll be counting down the seconds until 2019 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
Welcome in 2019 with your friends in style at the recently opened Aviary Rooftop Bar cocktail event – Skyline Soiree. Experience the unparalleled views of the city with a four hour beverage package and funky vibes mixed by DJ Damo Cox. Tickets are $129.
Where: Cnr Olsen & Musgrave Avenues, Southport
Southport’s epic rooftop bar will be putting on an unmissable party with live music, DJs and drink and food packages perfect for an evening of celebration with the crew. Of course, from way up there you’ll get a sweet view of Southport’s fireworks and we all know that’s the very best part.
Where: 43 Nerang St, Southport
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
Round up your crew for ‘A Glamorous Affair’ in the Mirage Grand Ballroom to welcome in 2019. This adults-only event will feature a delicious buffet dinner, deluxe beverage package and glamorous theming. Time to dress to the nines and dance the night away. Tickets are $229.
Southport Yacht Club
A seafood buffet and live entertainment by The Hip Replacements will be a good spot to welcome 2019. It’s all happening at the Main Beach Club House overlooking the water and tickets are just $109 per person. Book here.
Where: 1 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach
QT Gold Coast
Midnight in Paris is the name of the game at QT Gold Coast this New Years Eve and it’s set to be a showstopper. Choose from three luxe, French-inspired soirees and bring in 2019 in the sophisticated style you deserve.
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
Hard Rock Cafe
The 80s brought may have seen some questionable fashion choices, but you can’t argue that the music was epic. Which is why the Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise presents 80’s Revisited this NYE. With a slew of memorable 80’s tunes spun by DJ Steve Dart and a ceiling balloon drop at midnight, this will be a party guaranteed to take you back in time. Tickets are $150pp, book here.
Where: Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
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
A New Years Eve Carnival will take place in Surfers Paradise over six days bringing all kinds of fun and frivolity to the streets. There’ll be daily attractions for the little ones to enjoy and the entire party will culminate in the biggest fireworks display the Gold Coast has on offer over Surfers’ beach. Happy days.
Where: Various, Surfers Paradise
You’ll be Havana good time way up high at SkyPoint this New Years Eve with their yes, Havana themed party. You get a 4.5-hour drinks package, 3 hours of canapés (including a cheese and antipasto station) plus a Cuban band and DJ, salsa dancers, stilt walkers and fire performers to keep you on your toes. Tickets are $199.
Where: Level 77, Q1, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Bistro on 3
If you’ve got wee ones, you might be keen for an early celebration and then home to bed (same but with no kids). Bistro on 3 have you covered with a gourmet seafood and carvery buffet and live entertainment from 5.30pm. Tickets are $99 for adults, $89 for kids 12 to 17, $59 for 6 to 11 years and $25 for kids 5 and under. Book here.
Where: Sofitel Gold Coast, 81 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 2019 off to a dazzling start.
Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant
Celebrate New Years Eve in the spookiest way possible with a ghost train ride, Dracula’s new show Nine Pints, a three course meal with your choice of main and a complimentary glass of bubbles for $150. Nine Pints 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
Escape around the world with the Palmy favourites to end 2018 with a bang. It’ll be a five course of the globe style situation with each kitchen representing their home country by cooking up traditional fare. You can get yourself a Business Class ticket including a three-hour food and beverage package for $165 or First Class tickets with a VIP reserved rooftop space with three hours of food and beverages, a champagne service and dedicated five-star service for $265. It goes from 8pm to 2am and it sounds like the party of the year to us. Book here.
Where: 1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
Words by Kirra Smith