12 Gold Coast events to ring in the New Year

New Years Eve Party (image supplied)
New Years Eve Party (image supplied)

Well, Gold Coasters, we’re reasonably sure there has never been a better year to farewell with a big old celebration (except for maybe last year)… but anyway, we have all made it to the end of 2021, and we think you’ll agree, this deserves a celebration!

In honour of that, we’ve compiled a list of all the best bashes and parties you should make every effort of attending to ring in the new year. It must be said, outstanding multiple course banquets and free-flowing drinks packages do not come round that often.

Happy revelling. You’ve earned it.

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
When it comes to oodles of the freshest seafood all served up in plush surrounds, then JW Marriott’s all-star dining experience, Citrique, should be at the top of your list. This New Year’s, find yourself and those who mean the most to you enjoying an extravagant seafood buffet-style dinner, 2-hour premium drinks package and Champagne on arrival. Two sittings of 5.30pm and 8pm, adult tickets are priced at $299pp. Buy your tickets here.
Chapter & Verse
Bring in the new year with a lavish cocktail-style party and let the hangover be worth it. Doors are set to open from 7.30pm right through to midnight. Guests will savour a four-hour drink and canape package as well as live entertainment. An adult-only event, tickets are $139 per guest. Buy your tickets here.
Where: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

New Years Eve at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)
New Years Eve at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)

The Star Gold Coast
Nineteen at The Star
For a first-class New Year’s Eve experience, choose from two dinner sittings on the rooftop at Nineteen at the Star – the Sunset Menu or the Moonlight Menu. At Sunset, you’ll get a six-course dinner experience for $160pp. The Moonlight Menu is seven courses and $220pp. Both will no doubt be magical times filled with decadent dishes and stunning views.
Uncle Su
The newly opened and sensational ode to Cantonese cuisine is a great option to bring in the new year. An early evening sitting is available for regular a la carte dining before finishing at 7.30pm. The 8pm sitting is a four-course set menu of tasty delights taking you through to midnight, with a glass of Champagne on arrival; it’s a snip at $148 per adult. Buy your tickets here.
Cucina Vivo
Celebrate the New Year Italian style at Cucina Vivo. Start your night with a delicious three course menu between 5.30pm and 7.45pm. You won’t be disappointed by the five-star set menu including a welcome drink on arrival and live entertainment. Tickets are $75pp. Buy your tickets here.
Garden Kitchen & Bar – The Lawn
Celebrate on The Lawn in style with a Picnic Package for you and seven friends. From 8pm until late, you can enjoy a three-hour beverage package with share food for $990 for a group of eight people. What a way to ring in the year! Buy your tickets here.
Farewell 2021, Japanese style, with the freshest ingredients, exquisitely prepared and presented for your pleasure. And what a pleasure it will be. Two seatings – 5.30pm and 7.45pm – include a staggering nine-course dinner with a glass of Champagne on arrival. The adults only ticketed event are $150pp, and it’s sure to be an utterly incredible night. Buy your tickets here.
Warm-up to the celebrations ahead with a great buffet-style dinner. Feast your way through a selection of hot and cold seafood, live shucked fresh oyster stations, carvery stations, salads, cheeses and desserts. It’s impossible to leave Harvest disappointed. Two sittings between 5pm – 7pm and 7.30pm – 9.30pm are available with tickets for adults at $99pp and children (8-12 years old) $29.90 each — children under seven are free. Everyone is a winner here. Buy your tickets here.
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach

New Years Eve Celebrations (image supplied)
New Years Eve Celebrations (image supplied)

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort -Terraces Restaurant
The entire family can bid farewell to 2021 in Terraces Restaurant with their iconic seafood buffet experience including delicious roasts and a range of delectable desserts. The adult tickets are $289 include a two beverage package and live entertainment. A 5.30pm or 8pm sitting are available, so grab yours before they sell out. Buy your tickets here.
Where: 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

The Club at Parkwood Village
There are two electrifying options up for grabs at Parkwood’s go-to for great nights out. The first is the Tiki Cocktail Party, held in their main bistro space with live entertainment from 7pm until 2am, a 3-hour drinks package, food stations and platters, plus fire twirling entertainment. A snip at $89pp!
The Beauties and Bowties Gala Dinner encompasses a three-course a la carte menu, a staggering 4-hour drinks package, red carpet arrival with photographer. And not to mention, a live band will take you right through the night. Tickets are $129pp with the added option of a spirits and cocktails upgrade for $60pp. Buy your tickets here.
Where: 76-122 Napper Rd, Parkwood

New Years Eve Celebrations (image supplied)
New Years Eve Celebrations (image supplied)

QT Gold Coast – Stingray Lounge
QT’s famed bar, Stingray, would like to take you away on a Havana Nights adventure as you see out the old and see in the new. The Cuban-style party will get you hot under the collar with delectable canapes, a 4.5-hour drinks package, and food stations galore. Doors open from 8pm with tickets at $139 per reveller. Buy your tickets here.
Where: QT Hotel, Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Hyde Paradiso
Could this be your best NYE yet? Get into Hyde Paradiso for the best view of the Surfers Paradise fireworks upstairs on their deck. There’ll be roaming finger food and grazing stations, DJ Mollie Rose and a four beverage package. This event by the sea is not to be missed. Buy your tickets here.
Where: Level 2, Peppers Soul, 8 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Southport Sharks
Rock your way straight into 2022 with all of your favourite and cringe-worthy 80s and 90s tunes at Frenzy’s Food Court all you can eat Seafood Buffet. Fill up on some delectable eats followed by busting out a move to Jurassic Pop, who will be providing live entertainment till the wee hours. Adults are $65pp. Buy your tickets here.
Where: Olsen & Musgrave Aves, Southport

New Years Eve Celebrations (image supplied)
New Years Eve Celebrations (image supplied)

Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
The Grange
Push the boat well and truly out at Sanctuary Cove’s premier VIP event to see out the old year. Guests are encouraged to dress to dazzle, as a beautifully curated four-course menu is accompanied by five hours of premium drinks, including two show-stopping signature cocktails. Tickets are $299pp and include canapes on arrival with live entertainmnet provided by Manu Music. Buy your tickets here.
Cove Cafe
Celebrate the coming of a new year with a breathtaking buffet dinner experience. Be prepared for a good time and plenty of mouth-watering items, including everything from taco bars to oyster shucking, charcoal-grilled treats, and liquid nitrogen ice cream installations. Tickets are $149 per adult, $79 per teenager (12-17 years), $49 per child (6-12 years) and infants under four years are free. Buy your 5pm-7pm tickets or 8pm-10pm tickets.
Where: Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove

Fireworks (image supplied)

Mr Hizola’s
This perpetually good Asian fusion eatery where great drinks and top food go hand in hand gives patrons the chance to experience New Year’s Eve, Shanghai-style! Doors open at 8pm for a five-course emperor fashioned feast; with a cocktail on arrival and music provided by Jake Hobbs, you’re guaranteed a great night. Tickets are $99pp but are selling out quickly at the $89pp early bird price!
Where: 1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Dust off your party pants and fly up to SkyPoint to raise one last drink to the year you’re likely keen to forget. The aviation-themed event is set to keep your head in the clouds for the entire evening, the perfect place to take in all of the coast’s fireworks, naturally! Tickets include admission to SkyPoint Observation Deck, a complimentary welcome cocktail on arrival, free-flowing drinks, crewed food stations, canapes and grazing dishes all with accompanying live entertainment. What more could you ask for? Tickets are $195pp.
Where: Level 77, Q1, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

The Island
Treat yourself to a slice of paradise at The Island Gold Coast’s glittering, super luxe, star-studded parties this New Year’s Eve. There’ll be DJs, immersive pop-up displays, roaming performers, special guests and more across all three events Laneway Lights (ground level), Rooftop Breeze (rooftop) and Dukes & Diamonds VIP (penthouse).
All soirees kick off from 8pm for a 4.5-hour food and drinks package including premium spirits, premium tap beers and cider, wine, French sparkling with delicious canapés. Tickets are $149pp (Laneway Lights), $189pp (Rooftop Breeze), and $289pp (Dukes & Diamonds VIP). And once those have concluded, you’ll have the chance to kick on until the early hours at the Duke’s Parlour After Party. Yeehaw.
Where: 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Hideaway Kitchen & Bar
Relive the decadent days of the 1920s and get your Gatsby on at one of Broadbeach’s most lauded eateries. Swing your way through the night, and jive like no one is watching, as doors open at 8pm for a five-course Asian street feast. On top of this, you’ll enjoy a drink on arrival and live music throughout the entire evening. Get in quick as early birds tickets are priced and selling fast at $89pp.
Where: 2657 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Words by Alex Mitcheson.



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