Top Spots to Celebrate the New Year in NZ

Top Spots to Celebrate the New Year in NZ

The countdown has begun!

Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 in style by pairing your holiday to New Zealand with a New Year’s celebration. From free family fun to adults-only adventures, there is something to tempt every type of New Year’s reveller, whether you’re holidaying on the North or South Island.

If you’re looking for a family friendly celebration to bring in the New Year, Queenstown is where it’s at! Situated on the city’s lakefront at Earnslaw Park, the free event will kick off at 7:30pm for a celebration in the one of the globe’s most picturesque surroundings. Featuring a pumping lineup of music across two stages, entertainment and food, the evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display, igniting the sky as the clock strikes 12. Perfect for those holidaying at a Classic Managed Resort in Queenstown over the festive season, including Club Pacific Queenstown, Queenstown Mews or Ridge Resort.

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Planning a stay at the Club Pacific Westharbour in Auckland over the New Year period? Auckland is also serving up some pretty sweet celebrations, with Wondergarden dubbed the best New Year’s Eve festival to ever hit the city. Held at Silo Park, festivalgoers can expect a lineup that will have them on their feet all night long, art installations, delicious food stalls and the iconic Sky Tower fireworks display at midnight. This is a ticketed event, so be sure to book in advance.

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Paihia and the Bay of Islands region are beautiful enough. Add a free world class pyrotechnics display to the mix and you have the makings of a perfect New Year’s Eve. For a romantic evening, get wined and dined at one of the many bars and restaurants that line the waterfront or simply sit on Paihia Beach and watch the sky above the water turn every colour of the rainbow. All the action is just a stone’s throw from Club Paihia and The Bishop Selwyn Resort.


Looking for the ultimate adults-only way to welcome 2018? Held at the stunning Lake Hawea in Wanaka, enjoy an evening of country blues and rock at the Top Paddock Music Festival. With local, national and international artists entertaining the masses, gourmet food and delicious beverages, there is no better place to party the night away. This ticketed event is a must for couples planning a getaway to Pines Resort or Edgewater Club Resort.

Lake Hawea in Wanaka

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