New Years Eve Balls & Formal Parties
Palazzo Versace probably has the most famous of New Years Eve ball on the Gold Coast. Each year it is themed.
To get the most out of this party you are best to make a real night of it and stay at Palazzo Versace!
Bianco e Nero New Years Eve 2015 (2016 Details TBC) will be celebrated with an adults only (18 & over) Lobby Party from 10pm to 2am. $285 per person.
Adults can add in various dinner options from the 5 course degustation at Vanitas for $675 per adult, a grand buffet in La Medusa Ballroom for $395 per adult, 5 course dinner at Vie Bar + Restaurant for$345 per adult or a seafood buffet at Il Barocco for $345 per person.
For those looking for family friendly options for dinner, there's an early sitting a la carte dinner at Vie Bar + Restaurant includig kids menu for the 0 to 12's. There's also an early sitting for seafood buffet at Il Barocco that is suitable for children.
This venue is good to watch the Broadwater Parklands 9pm fireworks.
New Year's Eve Parties and Dinners
There are several options for enjoying a good dinner with great company in a fabulous location here are some ideas for your New Year's Eve 2016:
Hotel Watermark & Spa, Surfers Paradise - 2015 Details (2016 Details TBC)
Waves Buffet Restaurant have a buffet from 7pm to 10pm.
There are also dining options and parties at Walrus Social House and Clifford's Grill & Lounge.
It's not clear if there will be any entertainment.
Sofitel Gold Coast (Broadbeach) Bistro On3 2015 (2016 Details TBC) - New Years Eve Gourmet Seafood and Carvery Buffet Dinner Options.
Early Bird from 5.30pm to 8pm is a great option for families who want to eat and then head over to the Kurrawa Beach fireworks. Buffet including seafood, roast meats, salads and desserts.
| Adults $90 | Child 6 to 11 $45 | Child 5 & under $15 |
For those who want to party a little harder and later, the Main Event is from 8.30pm through to 12.30pm and includes the seafood and carvery buffet, plus 4½ hour beverage package and live entertainment.
| Adults $165 | Teen 12 to 17 $90 | Child 6 to 11 $45 | Child 5 & under $15 |
Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast -
There are two options at the Sheraton for 2015 NYE (2016 Details TBC). Plus you can welcome in 2016 with 2 fireworks displays - one at 9pm and the other at midnight on the beach.
Spend New Year's Eve 2015 in the Mirage Grand Ballroom. From 7.30pm enjoy full seafood buffet, drinks package, entertainment, lucky door prizes and and MC. Seating is on share tables of 10. This party will wrap up after midnight.
Approx prices: Adult $199 | Child (13 to 17) $179 | Child (4 to 12) $159.
Or head to Terraces Restaurant for a slightly more family friendly party. Full seafood buffet dinner. Two sittings either 6pm to 7.45pm or 8pm to 10pm. Adults $135 per person, Chidlren (4 to 12 years) $75
Sheraton Mirage put on their own fireworks on the beach at 9pm and at midnight.
SeaWorld Resort Options
Shoreline Restaurant - there's usually a dinner in The Shoreline Restaurant with international seafood buffet dinner.
Or head to Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant for some a la carte or Teppanyaki in this superb Japanese restaurant.
Live entertainment in the Lobby Lounge from 5pm to 12.30am.
Sea World have their own fireworks at midnight which can be viewed from the poolside area.
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort (formerly Hyatt Regency) - Best way to enjoy this is combine a stay at the hotel and relax into 2017 at this luxury Sanctuary Cove resort and enjoy the NYE celebrations.
There are dining options as well as a special in house beach party at their fabulous beach lagoon pool.
2015 NYE (2016 Details TBC) Cove Cafe is offering a full buffet dinner with a variety of seafood, hot carvery and large array of desserts. 6pm to 10pm. $130 adult, 12 to 17 years $55, 5 to 11 years $20, under 4s free
A la Carte dinner option at The Fireplace is more suited to adults
The Beach Party also has a VIP Package option which includes market style food and beverage package.
In 2015 (2016 Details TBC) Broadbeach restaurants Sage Cafe will be serving their regular a la carte menu on NYE and Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant will have option for 2, 3 or 4 course set menus on NYE.
Here are some other options to consider if you cannot find what you are looking for above:
- Four Winds 360 Restaurant Crowne Plaza is a revolving restaurant with awesome views and a fabulous buffet. There is usually a themed event here. 2016 TBA
- Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa - 2016 TBA - there's usually drinks in the Lobby Lounge and a dinner at Citrique at the New Year's Eve Buffet Heaven! I think Benihana Japanese Restaurant is usually open too.
- Relish Restaurant at Crowne Plaza - 2016 TBA - previously New Years Eve dinner from 6.00pm to 9.00pm with set menu but could be a buffet.
Bookings for all these events are essential. Most require that you pay when you book.
If you miss out on these, check back as I will be updating these as I get more information about these other holiday options:
- New Year Eve Parties
- New Years Specials
- New Years Eve Cruise
- New Years Eve Packages
- New Years Hotel