New Year❜s Eve in Brisbane 2023
Remember when New Year’s Eve was just about finding the best parties, and not worrying about where you were going to sleep until after the sun came up? Then you had kids. Now somebody has to be the responsible adult, and apparently that somebody is you.
But don’t despair, just because you have kids doesn’t mean you need to stay home on New Year’s Eve. There’s still plenty of fun to be had, and we’ve found the best New Year's Eve events in Brisbane in 2023.
New Year's Eve in Brisbane 2023
New Year's Eve Events in Brisbane
It's the ultimate destination on New Year's Eve if you're spending it with kids—Southbank is a hub of activity on New Year's Eve and it's the perfect place to watch fireworks, too. They run a family-friendly countdown at 8:30 pm, which you can watch from anywhere in the parklands, or you can get fancy and hire a private gondola on the Wheel of Brisbane. If you want to dine in one of the restaurants, you’d be best off making a booking because they get mega busy. Or bring a picnic and find a spot on the grass—but make sure you get in early to secure a space!
Where: Southbank Parklands, South Brisbane
2. Woodford Folk Festival
Woodford Folk Festival is a wonderful 5-day event for families, with a children’s festival, loads of activities and things to see, and a beautiful atmosphere. New Year’s Eve is a special celebration and if you book them in early, you can drop your kids off at the Land of Nod and head out into the festival on your own for a bit. Freedom!
Where: 87 Woodrow Road, Woodford
Cost: Day passes from $135 for adults, $75 for youth (13-17), and $20 for kids (6-12), and free for 5 and under. Season and camping tickets are also available.
3. Sandstone Point Hotel
New Year's Eve kicks off early at the Sandstone Point Hotel with festivities getting underway at noon. It has kids’ rides, food stalls, live music, entertainment, and heaps more going on. There will be a live Oyster Shed Beach Club DJ from 4 pm.
Where: 1800 Bribie Island Rd, Sandstone Point
4. Party On The Promenade at Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Stamford Plaza Brisbane is hosting one of the best family-friendly New Year's Eve events right on the water. Party on the Promenade will have fireworks displays at 8:30 pm and midnight, plus kids entertainment, food stations, and 5 hours of bottomless drink. You can also indulge in delicious all-you-can-eat seafood and Argentinian grills at La Boca or enjoy an exciting cultural and culinary experience at Kabuki Teppanyaki for New Year's Eve in Brisbane 2023. Cheers!
Where: Stamford Plaza Brisbane, 39 Edward St, Brisbane
Cost: Price: $179 per adult | $119 per teen (13-17 yo) | $69 per child (5-12 yo)
If you're getting a babysitter and want an option for ringing in the New Year by the Brisbane River, head to Riverland and bid farewell to 2023 in style! Immerse yourself in the lively entertainment, captivated by the scenic riverside view, and relish the breathtaking NYE fireworks displays from one of the prime vantage points. Indulge in an all-inclusive NYE Package featuring 3 hours of canapes and a 4-hour beverage package.
Where: 167 Eagle St, Brisbane
Where to See New Year's Eve Fireworks in Brisbane
It's no secret that slews of Brisbane families flock to South Bank Parklands to be part of the New Year's Eve firework excitement—and needless to say, it gets super busy, super quickly. We've come up with some other vantage points around Brisbane so you can pack a picnic rug and snacks and still soak up the fun with your family.
- Captain Burke Park
- Kangaroo Point Cliffs
- City Riverwalk (including Riverside Centre and Eagle Street Pier)
- Victoria Bridge
- Wilson’s Lookout, New Farm
- Rail Overpass, The Barracks, Petrie Terrace
- Dock Street, South Brisbane
In the 'Burbs
- Camelia Ave, Everton Hills
- Mount Coot-tha lookout
- Forbes St, Hawthorne
- Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve
- Bartleys Lookout, Ascot
- Trammies Corner, Paddington
- Camp Hill Bowls Club, Ferguson Rd
- Bilsen Rd, Zeehan Rd,
- Rode Rd, Wavell Heights
- Caratel St, Stafford Heights
- Plucks Rd, Arana Hills
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