Is there any better way to ring in the new year than by watching fireworks light up some of Australia’s best beaches? This New Year’s Eve, enjoy the sun, sand and pyrotechnics on the Gold Coast and get the prime spot with our list of vantage points. With fireworks being set off all along the east coast, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Fireworks will be lighting up the sky over Broadbeach at both 8pm and midnight on New Year’s Eve. Families with young children are more than welcome to watch the show at Kurrawa Park, but if you find it’s getting a little crowded, you can see similarly spectacular views from Pratten Park. Make sure you pack some food and water though, as you won’t want to get up and lose your spot! If you’re visiting the area, be sure to stay conveniently at Meriton Suites Broadbeach.
Broadwater Parklands is the place to be if you’re in the Southport area. It’s an amazing event every year with food trucks from 5-9pm and a family-friendly concert featuring local talent on the Great Lawn from 6pm. Intended for families and couples with young kids (or those of you who prefer an early night), the fireworks display shows fairly early at 9pm. No one likes to travel far after a night out, so why not stay close by at Meriton Suites Southport and make your night hassle free.
Looking for one of the largest and most impressive fireworks displays in Queensland? Then head on over to Surfer’s Paradise Beach this New Year’s Eve. There are two showings (one at 8pm and one at midnight) but they love to go all out in Surfer’s Paradise, so there’s also an additional display at 10pm on the Surfer’s Paradise Riverside. The past four years have followed a superheroes theme, so we can’t wait to see what this year brings!
Although it’s a bit further inland than our other beachside locations, the locals of Robina certainly know how to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Located on the Promenade, the area comes alive with live entertainment, fireworks, and shows from 5pm-9pm, making it a great choice for families.
Your Private Suite
If you want to avoid the crowds and relax in luxury with unrestricted views of the fireworks, then enjoy New Year’s Eve from the comfort of your own private suite at either of our 2 Meriton Suites Gold Coast locations. Standing at 55 floors, our Southport location is Southport’s tallest building while our Broadbeach location reaches 32 levels – as you can guess, the view from your window will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen!
*Please note that not all of our suites guarantee views of the fireworks and can be subject to availability, unless stated otherwise at the time of reservation.