New Year’s Eve Canberra

New Year's Eve Canberra fireworksThis New Year’s Eve Canberra skies will light up with a sensational city funded fireworks display. Canberra is not normally a target destination for the 20 year old traveler on New Year’s Eve.  We’ve spoken to many punters from Canberra and surrounds over the years and generally the local venues sell out with the local population. With a big city NYE party planned Canberra will party celebrating the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017.

Canberra’s population is skewed by the public service employment, and with parliament not sitting over the Christmas New Year holiday period, there are a lot of people not actually in town!  Over the years some NYE promoters have tried to get larger NYE events up and running in Canberra with mixed results. This has a bit to do with who is about! It really is a gorgeous city and easy to get around by car or bus.

A centre piece of NYE in Canberra is the fabulous fireworks launched over Lake Burley Griffin.  There is plenty of lawn and park space for vantage points and there are also a number of venues close by that have advantage for viewing the fireworks.  Are you headed to Canberra for the 31st December celebrations? Or maybe you find yourself there. Then hopefully we can help to make it the most fun NYE that it can be. We’ve sorted some New Year’s Eve Canberra ideas that are worth considering.

New Year’s Eve Canberra Events & Parties

Banana Leaf


02 6193 9335

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New Year's Eve Dinner

Enjoy 3 Courses of superb A La Carte Dining at Banana Leaf this New Year's Eve with 2 sittings on offer perfectly timed for the 9pm and midnight Canberra fireworks shows. End 2016 with some great food and welcome in 2016 at Banana Leaf. Make a Booking Now.


3 Course Dinner: $85

OTIS Dining Hall


02 6260 6066

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Celebrate New Year's Eve 2017

This New Year's Eve enjoy a 4 course dining experience at OTIS in Canberra. Be spoiled with 4 course featuring lobster and wagyu beef with matching local wines. Get in quick and book into one of the 2 sittings available, spaces limited.


Dinner: $200

Crowne Plaza Canberra


02 6247 8999

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Red Salt New Year's Eve 2016

See in the New Year with a scrumptious buffet dinner at Red Salt Restaurant. Enjoy a smorgasbord featuring hot and cold selections, soup, breads, seafood and dessert with selected beverages included. Raise a toast to the New Year at the Crowne Plaza Canberra


Adults: $120
Child 13-17 years: $89
Child 6-12 years: $49
Children under six years: free

The day after Canberra’s New Year’s Eve party

The first day of the new year comes with new year decisions. Do you want to try and party on or have a recovery session? Or maybe you are not in a position to make decisions. Canberra on NYD may be just the place! Here are ideas for New Year’s Day Canberra.