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The Best Places to Watch Brisbane’s NYE Fireworks

8 Dec 2016

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Tired of bringing in the New Year at home on the couch? Get out and about this NYE and experience the best Brisbane has to offer in the way of food and fireworks by knowing the very best spots. Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 surrounded by good friends and dazzling fireworks… what could be better? Whether you’re after a rooftop bar or you’d prefer a spot by the river, here’s where you will find the perfect place to bring in the New Year in Brisbane.

NYE Events in Brisbane
Brisbane is always bustling with activity, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. In fact, NYE draws one of the largest crowds of the year. To get an idea of what’s happening on this very special night, read on. We’ve found some great events that may tickle your fancy, offering mouth-watering dishes and an even better vibe. Here are just some of the events you might want to check out that are happening across this great city:

  • South Bank Parklands: Next to the Brisbane River, this is where you can catch one of the most renowned and anticipated fireworks displays in Brisbane. Here you’ll find live music, great food and (of course) fireworks. The best part, other than the amazing view? It’s free!
  • Story Bridge Hotel: For NYE festivities catering more to adults, head to the Story Bridge Hotel. Swirl your martini, nibble on canapes, and enjoy the casino tables and other activities that are sure to make your night memorable. Out on the balcony you will be shown gorgeous views of the fireworks that will take your breath away.
  • The Jazz Club: Sit down for a sumptuous 3-course meal prepared by a professional chef at the Jazz Club. Once you’ve eaten, you’ll be able to admire the fireworks as they light up the sky from the big deck overlooking Brisbane.

Unique Vantage Spots
So now you know where the main firework displays are, it’s just a matter of discovering the best place to take them in. For a view that’s a little out of the ordinary, you can reserve a private gondola on the Wheel of Brisbane (available for the 8:30pm and midnight fireworks displays). Or if you don’t feel like attending the events above, get in nice and close to the action by setting your picnic blanket down at one of these locations:
Inner City Vantage Points

  • Victoria Bridge
  • Captain Burke Park
  • Wilson’s Lookout in New Farm
  • Dock Street in South Brisbane
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Suburban Vantage Points

  • Collins Road in Ferny Hills
  • Bartleys Lookout in Ascot
  • Forbes Street in Hawthorne
  • Mount Coot-tha Lookout
  • Plucks Road in Arana Hills

Favourite Hotels with Firework Views
Sometimes you don’t want to travel far to take in the beauty of the fireworks. Offering convenience, food, drinks and great views, head to one of these hotels for an easy way to celebrate the New Year.

  • Rydges, South Bank
  • Oaks Casino Towers
  • Mantra on the Quay
  • Mercure
  • Central Dockside Apartments
  • Adina Apartment Hotel

Whether you enjoy being surrounded by family and friends or huge crowds, there are plenty of great places to view the best of Brisbane’s fireworks.

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