Top New Year’s Eve Events on the Gold Coast for 2023

Prepare to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new in style! We’ve scoured the Gold Coast for the hottest New Year’s Eve events to make sure your countdown to 2023 is nothing short of spectacular. From rooftop shindigs to tropical Hawaiian vibes, buckle up for a night to remember as we dive into the top events that promise to make your New Year’s Eve truly unforgettable.


Burleigh Pavilion’s New Year’s Eve


Without a doubt, any discussion about the Gold Coast’s premier party venues must include Burleigh Pavilion. Burleigh Pavilion and The Tropic are joining forces this New Year’s Eve for an unforgettable celebration. The party, featuring Grammy-award-winning UK DJ and producer Riton as the headliner, promises an epic night of electronic dance tracks like ‘Fake ID’ and ‘Turn Me On.’ The Pavilion’s doors will swing open at noon, ensuring a non-stop party atmosphere until 2 AM.


You can opt for an All Access ticket package. It includes a beverage package for two hours, canapes, and DJs in The Tropic from 6 PM to 8 PM. Alternatively, a GA ticket offers free entry and food from the Pavilion throughout the night. With high demand expected, secure your tickets starting at 9 AM (QLD time) on Tuesday, 31 October.


Stingray’s Retro NYE Party


Embark on a time-travelling adventure as Stingray rewinds the clock this New Year’s Eve. With disco balls dusted off, and the DJ spinning sounds from vinyl, immerse yourself in the anthems of the 80s and 90s. Strike a pose with a cocktail on arrival, relish Baja California canapes, and groove on the dancefloor. Food stations abound, along with free-flowing drinks to ensure a memorable New Year’s Eve.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 8 PM to 2 AM


Cost: $169 per person


Garden Kitchen & Bar’s NYE Party


Turn up the heat at The Garden Kitchen & Bar’s New Year’s Eve Party. Choose between a picnic package on The Lawn or a luxurious dinner in the restaurant. The restaurant offers two seatings, with the second featuring a three-hour set menu, and beverage package.


Additionally, it includes entertainment, and access to festivities on The Lawn. Picnic-style seating on The Lawn includes a gourmet platter menu, and a three-hour beverage package. Moreover, it offers an exclusive viewing of The Star’s midnight fireworks.


When: Saturday, 31 December, 5 PM to 7 PM or 8 PM to late


Cost: $200 per person (restaurant); $1,600 per picnic table for ten people (The Lawn)


New Year’s Eve Rooftop Party at The Island


Savour a little piece of heaven at the shimmering, super luxe, star-studded party this New Year’s Eve at The Island Gold Coast. Set across three levels, this huge party will offer delicious food, premium drinks, and high-end entertainment along the way. There are several packages available; we particularly like the ‘Rooftop Breeze’ package, which includes live entertainment by 42 Band, a 4.5-hour food and drink package, dazzling pop-up displays, and roaming performers.


When: 31 December, from 7 PM onwards


Cost: $209 per person (check out various packages)


Yamagen’s New Year’s Eve Omakase Dinner

End the year gleefully and indulge in 2023 with an evening of omakase dining at Yamagen. With a glass of champagne on arrival and a meticulously curated menu by Executive Chef Adam Lane, this New Year’s Eve promises to be unforgettable. The Yamagen team is ready for celebration with an extensive range of specialty cocktails, whisky, and sake available until 2 AM. Slide onto Stingray’s dancefloor for those aiming for a late night; entry is on the QT team.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 8 PM


Cost: $210 per person


Nineteen at The Star’s NYE Rooftop Celebrations


Wishing to celebrate the new year’s eve in refined style? Bring 2023 in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere at Nineteen at the Star. Savour a remarkable five-course meal accompanied by one of the most breathtaking views of the Gold Coast. To experience a first-class New Year’s Eve, select between the Moonlight Seating at 8:30 PM or the Sunset Seating at 5:30 PM. Book a room for the night at The Darling and glam things up.


When: Saturday, 31 December, 5:30 PM to 8 PM or 8:30 PM to late


Cost: $180 per person (Sunset Seating); $220 per person (Moonlight Seating)


‘The Night Of White’ at Isoletto


Since its opening in mid-2022, there has been significant hype around the luxe venue of Isoletto Pool Privé and Lawn, and for good reason. As among the premium venues on the Gold Coast, it will ring in 2023 with Belvedere’s ‘The Night of White’ themed party. A Belvedere drink awaits you upon arrival, along with gourmet canapés and live food stations, a four-hour beverage package, first-rate midnight fireworks watching, live entertainment and more. It’s time to get your whites dry-cleaned.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 8 PM to 1 AM


Cost: $249 per person


New Year’s Fever at The Star Grand Pool Lawn


Calling all shakers, groovers, and disco divas to the Gold Coast’s funkiest New Year’s Eve party. This New Year’s Eve, go to The Star Grand Pool Lawn for poolside splendour and world-class disco sounds. Then, wear your disco pants because soul icon Lisa Hunt will be leading this groovy event. When you arrive drink a cocktail, then enjoy canapes and food stations, sparkling midnight toast, a four-hour beverage package, and viewing the midnight fireworks display.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 8 PM to 1 AM


Cost: $220 per person



Hyde Paradiso’s The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party


If you’re someone who takes a shine to celebrate someplace near the tramway, Hyde Paradiso is your go-to. Hyde Paradiso is well-known for throwing epic parties, so you’re sure to have a wonderful time at this fashionista hotspot. On arrival, drink a cocktail and enjoy the four-hour premium beverage package, twizzle sparklers, burn up the d-floor to DJs, and soak up ocean views.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 7 PM onwards


Cost: $260 per person


Bazaar’s New Year’s Eve Feast


Say bye to 2023 at Bazaar Marketplace while feasting mouth-watering delicacies. They’re going back in time with an 80s and 90s theme, complete with tunes that’ll have you dancing around the marketplace. Start the evening with a welcome spritz and then tuck into a cuisine that Executive Chef Greg Benney has crafted to remember. This extravagant spread includes crab, Moreton Bay bugs, premium-sized oysters, inspired salads, roasted meats, and the popular chocolate fountain.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 5 PM


Cost: $179 to $269 per adult (packages vary); teenagers $99 (13-17 years), children $49 (5-12



Finn McCools’ Hollywood New Year’s Eve


Welcome the new year with some Irish at Finn McCool’s Hollywood New Year’s Eve in Surfers Paradise. Celebrate the Guinness and the greats as you countdown to 2023. The night will be a smashing box-office success—an awards for the best-dressed and an Oscar-worthy package.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 9 PM


Cost: $106 per person


NYE Hawaiian Party at Sandbar


As we welcome the new year with a smile, don your favourite tropical shirt. For one night, Savour a premium three-hour meal and beverage package at Sandbar Surfers Paradise while taking in the island lifestyle. Moreover, live your 2023’s first moments oceanside with the best seats in the house to watch the spectacular fireworks light up the Gold Coast Skyline.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 7 PM


Cost: $137 per person


A Margarita-Filled NYE at The Collective


Life is better surrounded by delicious food, great company, and a margarita (or two). It is precisely what happens on New Year’s Eve at The Collective in Palm Beach. Pick from three different dinner seatings to savour your favourite margarita cocktails, foods, and live music all evening. In addition, The Collective has extended kitchen hours until 10:30 PM to ensure you can make the most of your last meals in 2023.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 5 PM


Cost: Free; be sure to book a table


NYE Fiesta at the Cabana Bar (Southport Sharks)


With a taco, toast to 2023 this New Year’s Eve in style at the Cabana Bar & Lounge in Southport Sharks. After being welcomed with champagne, you’ll be treated to a delectable meal package with Mexican influences and a delicious churro cart and dessert bar. Topping the night off, you can view live fireworks displays of Southport Shark at 9 PM and midnight.


When: Saturday, 31 December, from 7:30 PM to midnight


Cost: $49 per person (early bird)


A Toast to Memories, Joy, and Prosperity on the Gold Coast

As the clock ticks down to midnight, these Gold Coast New Year’s Eve events offer a dazzling array of experiences to suit every reveller’s taste. Whether dancing under the stars or indulging in a feast surrounded by friends, the memories forged on this night will linger long into the new year. Here’s to bidding farewell to 2023 with a bang and embracing 2023 with open arms—may it be a year filled with joy, prosperity, and many more unforgettable celebrations!


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