Isoletto Privé puts the luxe into NYE.
Isoletto Privé puts the luxe into NYE.
Now that we’re deep in December territory, we need to momentarily avert the attention from those not-yet-procured gifts to a more pressing issue – NYE is just around the corner, party people!
And this year, The Star Gold Coast’s Isoletto Privé, one of our hottest – and otherwise off-limits – rooftop haunts is affording us the very rare opportunity to ring in 2024 in total luxury at its next level, NYE event.
Bust out your most fabulous white frocks and ‘fits, because Isoletto Privé’s sky-high ‘Night of White’ shindig will be a white party like no other. Clad in your crispest all-white ensembles, embark on an epic evening of live entertainment, canapés, fireworks and four-hours of premium drinks. By which we mean, a Moët & Chandon Impérial Deluxe and Grey Goose Vodka studded beverage package… to give 2023 the top tier send off it deserves, thank you very much.
Teaming up with another premium party purveyor for the occasion, the entire event will be presented by Grey Goose. Enjoy a Grey Goose cocktail on arrival and sip your way through said welcome drink as you acquaint yourself, then proceed to make yourself right at home within the lush expanse of the pool-studded deck, surrounded by summery pops of bright lemon and melon (y’know, to really make that crisp white finery pop).
With poolside party mode in full swing, load up on premium canapés and live food stations, to ensure the sustenance levels are optimal for all that sashaying you’ll be doing as you party the night (and year) away. And if you ask us, there’s nothing quite like the prospect of spreads of charcuterie and cheese, stacks of freshly shucked oysters, plus live pasta and dessert stations, to start the year off right.
Backing up the impeccable vibes will of course be some top-notch live entertainment sets emanating from the d-floor, culminating in a headliner set from one of Australia’s most glamorous cover-model-cum-DJ’s, Brook Evers. Temporarily taking a break from dominating the club scene across the globe to deliver us a not-to-be-missed performance, with an irresistible mix of electro-house bangers and old-school mash-up tracks to break out all our fave moves to.
To really seal the deal on this next level NYE bash, the sky-high surrounds also offer a primo vantage for viewing all the midnight fireworks action… we can already hear the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from here – and no doubt the complementary midnight sparkling toast will also supply a few ‘aahs’ of its own.
When it comes to avoiding an all-out fizzer, we can all agree the golden rule of a stellar NYE is not sleeping on locking in those plans – so if the likes of a seldom seen invitation for one very lush, luxury rooftop pool club style NYE does not qualify for immediate, forward-to-group-chat status, we don’t know what does.
Get your hot little hands on tickets to the hottest little NYE event here.
Words by Kellie Leader.
STORY SPONSORED BY THE STAR GOLD COAST
The Star practises the responsible service of alcohol.
It’s been a year and we’re officially counting down the days and hours until the clock strikes New Year. You’ve made it, we’ve made it and what better way to celebrate that than at one of the Gold Coast’s best.
Whether you’ve had a blast or it’s been a bit of a bust, either way it’s time to celebrate the year that was and say ciao to 2023 in style. So, bottoms up because we’ve found the Gold Coast’s best banquets, bottomless beverage packages and so much more to keep you going until the clock strikes midnight.
Welcome to the ultimate New Year’s Eve soiree at The Island Gold Coast! This glamour-packed event promises a night of glitz, glam, and grandeur. Toast to 2023 and immerse yourself in the fun at one of the Coast’s most iconic parties. Whether you’re wanting to party poolside or penthouse style, they’ve got three epic parties to pick from. We’ve got all the solid gold here.
Where: The Island, 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
The Star Gold Coast
The Star Gold Coast is pulling out all the stops for an appropriately sparkly New Year’s celebration. With multiple venues and events (hello party on The Star Grand Pool Lawn), including rooftop festivities and exclusive dining experiences, The Star is to be the centre of allll the New Year’s activity so if you’re keen to know more, we’ve got you covered – check our ultimate guide to The Star’s New Year’s Eve celebrations here so you don’t miss out.
Where: The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach
JW Marriott is turning up the luxury for New Year’s Eve!
Dive into a feast for the senses with the ultimate seafood buffet at Citrique – decadent dining is the only way to say goodbye to 2023 and what better way than with a seafood spread. If cocktails and soaking up that sweet summer air is more your style, then Chapter & Verse will be delivering with a signature Cocktail Party so you can sip and celebrate in style.
Where: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
The Langham Gold Coast
We say that ringing in the New Year is pretty much the perfect time to be a little boujee and where better to do that than The Langham Gold Coast. Think four course feeds and live entertainment at your favourite hotel hotspots, but if you’re not here to make friends with food then why not pop into The Lobby Lounge or The Tap Room for a nibbles and a champagne toast – there’s something for everyone.
Where: 38 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise.
Get ready to groove and dance at Stingray’s NYE Party 2023 at QT Gold Coast. Stingray have pulled out all of the best parts it’s known for like live entertainment, ripper cocktails and good vibes all round – plus, there’s a 4.5 hour beverage package AND food stations that you just know are going to be irresistible. Say less.
Where: QT Hotel, Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove
In a first for the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove, The Fireplace will open its doors on NYE for six-course degustation that celebrates the iconic wood-fired flavours that have become a signature part of their dining experience. In a carefully crafted menu, enjoy the scenic surroundings, and savour every moment and bite as you bid farewell to 2023.
Where: InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Lower Level, Manor Circle, Hope Island
If you’re planning on having the kids in tow, then get ready for a family-friendly fun at Southport Sharks. With a lineup of activities for all ages, including live entertainment, a petting zoo, and of course a spectacular fireworks display – because it’s not New Year’s Eve if there are no fireworks. It’s the perfect spot for a festive fiesta.
Where: Olsen Avenue and Musgrave Avenue, Southport
If you’re looking to get into the spirit and have a ghouly good time, then look no further than Dracula’s! The crew will be delivering a spooky but spectacular celebration that’s complete with their signature cabaret show and food that’s to die for. If you were ever worried about making it to midnight, then being in the company of vampires is sure to make you go that extra mile – or hour.
Where: 1 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
Join the cultural celebration at HOTA with their New Year’s Eve events at Palette and The Exhibitionist Bar. With live performances, art installations, and a vibrant atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to welcome the new year in style. If you’re searching for the ultimate foodie experience then a five-course dinner at Palette is a no brainer, otherwise you can party with sweeping views of the Gold Coast at The Exhibitionist Bar – the perfect spot to see the fireworks all cross the city.
Ring in the New Year with unparalleled views festivities. The SkyPoint NYE celebration promises a night of glamour and excitement, set against the glittering backdrop of the city lights and the Pacific Ocean. Revel in a premium experience featuring live entertainment, exquisite dining, and, of course, the breathtaking fireworks display that transforms the skyline. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner or a vibrant party atmosphere, SkyPoint offers a range of packages, ensuring a memorable start to the new year.
Where: SkyPoint Observation Deck, Level 77, Q1, Surfers Paradise
Words by Jacqueline Bojanowski.
It’s time to avert the attention of your group chat to the pressing matter that is locking in some stellar New Year’s plans… just as soon as everyone can agree on exactly what that entails.
Who better equipped to solve this quandary, than our steadfast late-night haven and year-round party purveyors at The Star Gold Coast? This year’s NYE lineup is shaping up to be The Star’s biggest yet– with no less than nine options on offer, we are well and truly spoiled with a multitude of ways to countdown and celebrate in style. Let’s get this thing started, hey party animals?
The Star Grand Pool Lawn
If it’s a frivolous and funk-filled NYE you seek, gather the party posse and prepare to shake your groove ‘thang all the way into 2024 – because The Star Grand Pool Lawn is hosting its iconic poolside disco bash for another year. Flares, sequins and bulk hairspray (and probs don’t skip the stretches, either) at the ready!
The glam poolside surrounds will transform into a full-blown disco inferno with DJ’s dropping boogie-inducing beats – with soul sensation Lisa Hunt and the sensational Gold Coast Brooke Evers headlining as we groove the night (and year) away. Impeccable vibes will also come courtesy of a four-hour beverage package, pizza and paella live food stations, and a sparkling midnight toast to bolster your midnight fireworks viewing. $225 pp (18+ only)*
Isoletto Privé & Lawn
Commemorate the end of 2023 in the chicest of ways – living it up in the luxe surrounds of the Isoletto Privé & Lawn terrace, clad in your most fire all-white outfit (*sweats in notorious spiller*).
Offering a rare op for locals to get cozy with The Star’s slick new private pool club venue, the ‘Night of White’ themed event will feature a Four-hour Moët & Chandon Impérial deluxe and Grey Goose Vodka beverage package – with Grey Goose cocktail on arrival.
The exclus event of course comes complete with live entertainment, a midnight sparkling toast, and a primo vantage for viewing the midnight fireworks, for $279 pp (18+ only)*.
Garden Kitchen & Bar – The Restaurant & The Lawn
Get the party – and 2024 – started right, at the Star’s time-tested party playground and purveyors of good vibes, Garden Kitchen & Bar. Taking you through to 2024 will be an act voted Australia’s #1 Female DJ three years running – legendary local producer and global festival circuit frequent, Tigerlily, featuring Nat Sax.
For some alfresco-style NYE antics under the stars, stake your claim on some of The Lawn’s prime real-estate with picnic packages available from $960 – including three-hour beverage package and two decadent platters starring Arancini balls, Angus beef sliders and Fries to split with your fellow party animals.
Alternatively, the more peckish among us may prefer to perch up at The Restaurant for best of most worlds, with two-hour dinner seatings and full access to The Lawn’s festivities.
Nineteen at The Star
Start your 2024 on (roof)top of the world! Opt for a Bar Package or settle into your choice of two seatings, and emboldened by knockout views and stellar vibes – make a whole bunch of ambitious reso’s you’ll absolutely, definitely keep this year.
For $200pp, the Sunset seating kicks off from 5.30pm–8.00pm, with a four-course set menu. For anyone looking to ring in the new year in timeless, tasty luxury – the Moonlight Seating runs from 8.30pm–late for $240pp.
Our family-friendly hero for all manner of special occasions, Harvest Buffet, is ready and willing to host our nearest and dearest as we farewell the year that was. Offload the entertaining stress (*cough* inlaws onslaught) and gather for the famous smorgasbord spread with two seatings available for New Year’s Eve.
Good luck seeing midnight after you’ve feasted hot and cold seafood, live shucked fresh oyster stations, carvery stations, salads, cheeses and desserts.. #foodcomaimminent. Adults (13 and above) are $120 pp, children 8 – 12 years $50, and 7 and under free – how good!
Dishing up New Year’s Eve, Italian style.. aka the art of gathering to share in incredible eats and even better company. Celebrate with your preferred style of soiree, with two stunning seating options to select between: The ‘Sunset Seating’, from 5.30pm – 7.30pm, offers a set three-course menu, sparkling on arrival and live entertainment for $80 pp (+ kids menu available on the night). While for $205pp, the extended ‘Moonlight Seating’ will be an adults-only affair, from 8.30pm – 12.00am, with three-hours of free-flowing beverages and five courses to savour. Cin cin!
If a crowd-pleasing tastebud party is in your flavour, look no further than one of the GC’s favourite (honorary) uncles – Uncle Su. Gather the friends and fam to tuck in to some time-honoured celebratory fare: Cantonese style classics, and a selection of signature Beijing and Szechuan favourites. Take your pick of the two seating choices and tackle an a la carte menu fit for a king: including abalone, lobster and crab every which way you can imagine.
For those of us that firmly believe at the heart of every epic celebration should be exquisite food –farewell 2023 with the kind of fanciful feast only Kiyomi could pull off. This December 31, our Japanese eats darling is offering two seatings, with full rein of the sumptuous a la carte spread. The prospect of saying cheers to new year with stacks of Sushi, Chilli Ponzu Oysters, Miso Ceviche Kingfish – and of course, crafted cocktails – will surely be a popular one, so be quick to book out before you miso out. San, Ni, Ichi…Happy New Year!
The ultimate cheat code for a no wukkas NYE? Book a booth and guarantee you and the crew a prime possy to cosy up and bid adieu to 2023. For groups sized 6–12, $399 gets you a bottle of Domaine Chandon to get into the swing of things, dibs on one of the Atrium’s booths and a $250 bar tab. Let the good times (and woo’s) roll.
Words by Kellie Leader.
STORY SPONSORED BY THE STAR GOLD COAST
The Star practises the responsible service of alcohol. Guests must be 18 years or over to enter the Casino and Atrium Bar. BET WITH YOUR HEAD, NOT OVER IT.