What To Do For New Years Eve 2015

Work’s done, Christmas is done (did you see our last minute gift guides?) and now it’s time for New Years Eve; basically THE excuse of excuses to drink and eat too much (again) and celebrate the end of another no doubt hugely successful year. Congratulations!

But the question still stands… Where to go. Thankfully we have you covered and have compiled some of our most preferred choices of New Years Eve venues and New Years Eve events on hand that you might find exciting enough to drink while away the day at.


BARANGAROO in the heart of Sydney.

Sydneysiders can bring a picnic rug and settle on the Walumil and Stargazer lawns and welcome 2016 with a prime view of the iconic City of Sydney fireworks at 9pm and midnight and enjoy light entertainment, family-friendly alcohol-free zones and licenced areas. Food and beverages can be purchased onsite and ticketholders can either pre-order a gourmet picnic hamper or bring their own picnics. BYO alcohol is not permitted on New Year’s Eve.

Gates open at 6pm and the event is for all ages and entry is strictly by ticket only. Ticket prices are: $14.50 (Child 3-15, Concession); $29.50 (Adult 16+); Family $79 (two adults & two children). A total of 10 tickets can be purchased in one transaction. See more at Moshtix.

New Years Eve at Barangaroo.


Ringside seats to the greatest show on earth are hard to come by, but we’ve saved some great ones and you’re invited. Choose between two performances: a full performance of Puccini’s La Bohème or the entertaining Opera Gala, featuring favourites by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and more.Then, with a heart full of song, watch the fireworks the whole world watches. Interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks and the Sydney Opera House stays open well past the midnight fireworks. There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year’s Eve and there’s nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House. Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever.

Pre-Performance Dinner $389

Look out over Sydney Harbour as you dine to a three-course menu, designed by Matt Moran of ARIA Restaurant, matched with premium wines and beverages in the Northern Foyer from 5:30pm.

Midnight Party $299

Canapes, drinks and live entertainment from 10:30pm, with views of the midnight fireworks from the Northern Foyers.

Platinum Package $1,179-$1,259

Pre-performance dinner, Premium seats at the performance of your choice, a program, drink at interval, and the Midnight Party.

See more here.

Sydney Opera House New Years Eve

THE ARGYLE in The Rocks

On New Year’s Eve The Argyle’s five bars and iconic outside courtyard will come alive with roaming performers and a stellar line-up of DJs, including Minx & Nino BrownTASSLAVIDACRAZY CAZ & CHIVALRY who are ready to rock the house. Party until 3am with a free pass-out for the midnight fireworks on Sydney harbour. Tickets here. 

First release tickets – $60

Second release – $70

3rd release – $80



PALAZZO VERSACE on Queensland’s Gold Coast. 

The Palazzo Versace Black and White, or, Bianco e Nero Ball is an event held at the Palazzo that redefines what it means to celebrate New Years Eve. Count down to 2016 in your finest black and white attire for the most sophisticated New Year’s Eve event in Australia. Experience exceptional cuisine, world-class entertainment and a party you will never forget. Embrace the rhythm as you’re transported to the sophisticated world of jazz as big band Rush takes centre stage with jazz and swing classics to count down to New Year’s Eve.

LOBBY PARTY $285 per adult

Moët et Chandon Brut Imperial NV beverage package, with Belvedere Vodka Cocktails, Beefeater Gin Cocktails, a selection of beers and live entertainment from big band Rush. From 10pm – 2am.

LA MEDUSA BALLROOM $395 per adult

Bianco E Nero gala ball featuring lavish seafood buffet, premium beverages and live entertainment from the Cassidy Wilson Trio. Includes access to the Lobby Party. From 7pm – 10pm.

VANITAS $675 per adult

Magnificent five-course degustation dinner complented perfectly with matching premium wines including Penfolds Grange bin 95 vintage 2001 at Palazzo Versace’s signature restaurant. Includes access to the Lobby Party. From 7pm – 10pm.

VIE BAR + RESTAURANT $345 per adult

Savour a contemporary Australian five course dinner and premium beverages with live entertainment from Michael Blundell. Includes access to the Lobby Party. Second sitting, 8pm – 10pm. 

IL BAROCCO $345 per adult

Spectacular seafood buffet dinner and beverage package. Includes access to the Lobby Party. Second sitting, 8pm – 10pm.



5 themed party zones celebrate Asia – Lights, Love and Lanterns, Australia – The Melbourne lawn, Italy – Venice on the Yarra, Argentina – Buena Vida and Brazil – Rio Grande. Line-up includes international DJ Osunlade from New York City and Rik-E-Ragga – star of The Voice Australia. Plus much more live music and loads of roving entertainment. Watch the video for all you need to know or their website here.

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