As we wave goodbye to 2016, we reflect on the highs and lows of the year gone by while looking towards the possibilities of the coming year.
To take the pressure off the big decision of how to welcome in 2017, we have compiled a list of the most affordable and stress-free ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve right in the heart of the Gold Coast.
Fun for the whole family
If you’re finding it difficult to uncover a hassle-free way to spend this New Year’s Eve with the family, why not keep it local and head over to Robina Town Centre?
The centre is the perfect place to light up your night, with a magical fireworks display that will have the kids (and the adults!) in awe, at the family-friendly time of 9pm.
Feed those rumbling bellies at one of the Promenade’s assortment of beautiful lakeside dining options and secure your front row seat for the fireworks show, while you sit back, relax and take it all in.
DJ Joshua Austin will be spinning tunes on the decks from 5pm to keep the festive spirit going as you welcome in the New Year.
With unlimited free parking, Robina Town Centre delivers a festive event that is sure to be a breeze for mums and dads across the Gold Coast wanting to ring in the New Year with the whole tribe.
Where: 19 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina 4226
Time: Live music from 5pm
A perfect picnic in the park
After a crazy busy year, it’s nice to take a load off and enjoy the opportunity to celebrate a brand new beginning and the exciting prospects that await.
Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and head just 10 minutes east of Robina to beautiful Burleigh Hill (John Laws Park) where you can watch the sun go down on 2016.
With views all the way to Surfers Paradise, sit back, relax and watch as the fireworks light up the night sky all the way up the east coast.
Kids, couples and friends alike can enjoy the scenery of arguably one of the best views on the Gold Coast as they bring in the New Year.
With the expense of the Christmas season still fresh in the memory, this budget-friendly New Year’s Eve is a great way to keep the kids entertained and allow the parents to bring in the New Year in a relaxing way.
Where: John Laws Park, Burleigh beach
Time: New Year’s Eve
Lets get this party started!
For those looking to kick off their heels and let their hair down this New Year’s Eve, Varsity Lakes Tavern will have you celebrating in style at their Glow Party.
Don your best white outfit and start dancing the night away from 6pm to the sweet tunes of DJ AFYO, who will be playing all your favourite tracks as you bring in the New Year.
With free entry and lucky door prizes throughout the night, you can party with all your friends and send off 2016 with a bang.
Locals and visitors can join in the festivities and with plenty of free parking, it’s an ideal location to celebrate.
This is a strictly over 18’s event and photo identification is required upon entry.
Where: Varsity Lakes Tavern, 2 Santa Maria Court, Varsity Lakes
Time: From 6pm