At New Year's Eve our passion is to provide information on the best events and to provide ideas on what to do for the biggest party of the year. New Year's Eve is about getting together with friends and making plans and then hoping like there is no tomorrow that it all goes well. Whether you are at home, heading to a hot venue or the free fireworks displays it always helps to get some tips from our NYE Concierge.
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Amora Hotel Riverwalk
Some of the NYE Concierge team in Melbourne got to visit the gorgeous Amora Hotel Riverwalk in Melbourne’s Richmond right near the Yarra River. When walking off Bridge Rd and into Amora it was apparent this venue was suited for the fine diners of Melbourne.
Simply wow is the first impression as you step into Brisbane’s Blackbird Restaurant. The intimate dining rooms of the restaurant and bar add a level of sophistication that is only exceed when you see the views of the Brisbane River.
Le Bon Ton
The NYE Concierge crew were delighted to receive a special welcome upon their arrival at Melbourne’s answer to a New Orlean’s fusion of gulf coast dining. This awesome venue located in Collingwood was packed with Saturday evening revelers. Once inside the crew had a peek around the indoor and outdoor areas and loved the quaint fairy lights outside providing muse sophisticated atmosphere.
Some of the NYE Team moseyed to the relaxing comforts that is the Sagra Restaurant. Sagra is actually a whole lot more than just a Restaurant. It encompasses also a Rooftop Bar and for those wanting more they also have a foodstore where they sell some of the delightful foods and wines they have on offer in the restaurant and bar.
The World Carnivale NYE lifts off this 31st December. So many fantastic South Wharf venues have been banded together on NYE to create one sensational New Year’s Party Precinct under the umbrella of a New Years Carnivale. And it looks like it will be a true Carnivale atmosphere.
NYE H2oh Harbourside is an institution in the Melbourne New Years scene. We have seen this event blossom over many years and we continually get favourable reviews from punters that attend. Now H2oh has been running this NYE event for quite a few years. Extraordinaire promoter Joe likes to look forward to the next big thing so I’m not sure if he counts how many years but it is getting up there. And why not? People love his NYE dance parties.
The Bridge Hotel
This funky pub venue is very close to the Yarra River end of Bridge Rd. Some of our NYE Concierge team dropped in for an ale and some gorgeous food to get a feel of a Bridge Hotel New Year’s Eve. Now this place is trendy. We started with a Jug of Long Island Ice Tea and then some awesome canapes types arrived of beetroot and goats cheese croquettes (this one is definitely for beetroot lovers or lovers in general).
A gorgeous Summer afternoon in Melbourne and some of the NYE Concierge team arrived unannounced at the very funky Prahran Hotel on High St. The team were welcomed upon entry and shown to a booth in the window. A gorgeous barrel shaped booth well thought thru with modern design.
The NYE Team visited the Melbourne restaurant Bang Pop, down by the Yarra River in the Melbourne precinct known as South Wharf. It’s a very active area with boardwalks along the Yarra and then many shops, hotels, eateries and bars and the Melbourne Exhibition centre.
Melbourne Central Lion Hotel
The massive shot tower we passed in the Melbourne Central is a sight to see. There is a buzz in this place as we are greeted by friendly staff and comfortable leather couches. The venue gives off that sort of the “Cheers” feel with a modern twist where everyone knows someone and you are instantly welcomed into the fold.
Our NYE crew have partied long and hard at the Watermark New Year’s Eve party over a few years. The venue is a sensational location on the Docklands promenade boardwalk. It’s inside and outside and also has intimate upstairs section (usually VIP). This party normally sells out so make sure you get in early.
The Vines Resort
The Vines Resort is just on the outskirts of Perth in Western Australia. It’s a big place so it’s easy to find. Known mainly as a golf resort where major Australian Golf Tournaments have been held and many famous people have visited, it obviously consists of golf courses. It also has super accommodation and fab hospitality and the Vines Resort New Year’s Eve functions are highly regarded.
If you are looking to NYE party in Melbourne then certainly check what the Campari House New Year’s Eve party has to offer. Come in off Hardware Lane to this Italian inspired venue with decor and vibe to suit. When we were there the Campari Vesper was parked right out front. It felt like we were on the streets of Italy. Pinch oneself! Yes we are in Melbourne with Bourke Street nearby!
The Terminus Hotel
The Terminus Hotel New Year’s Eve party will always be filled with fun and good times. Our NYE Concierge crew popped down to the Terminus during the week to check out the venue and to get some great insights into this awesome hotel. Our team were right on it and with the first hand dealt we knew we had a strong suit: Cocktail Jugs!.
The Harbour Kitchen New Year’s Eve experience has a history of fun and great atmosphere. With the venue being inside and outside it just provides so much for variation. You can be dancing inside and then enjoy time outside in the Summer weather. Another strong aspect of this venue is the outside function room.
Platform 28 is very close to the Southern Cross station and on NYE is one of the easy access options for venues. A fairly new venue in the Melbourne party landscape, Platform 28 has a superb offering with indoor and outdoor space. The Platform 28 New Year’s Eve experience will be even more enhanced by watching the Melbourne fireworks from the outdoor terrace.
European Bier Cafe
The European Bier Cafe has been running successful and popular NYE functions since we can recall. The fun European Bier Cafe New Year’s Eve party events are normally themed. And history will show that this NYE party is generally very well priced. The events are normally fully inclusive packages, but please check on the latest NYE offering.
Arbory NYE tips During the week some of the NYE crew visited Arbory down by the Yarra. See more on the NYE offering from Arbory and all the Melbourne New Year’s Restaurant and Party Package ideas. Arbory Location: Accommodation ideas and notes: Car Parking and drop off tips: Atmosphere Features
The NYE team visited the Dorchester in St Kilda.
The NYE Team got along to an evening at Plus 5 down riverside at South Wharf. The venue has 2 entries. One right on the wharf area next to the Yarra River and the other closer to the retail area. There are a few restaurants in this area and we found it was easy to miss if in a hurry walking past. But the team was so glad they did not miss it. The staff met us at the door and invited us in. The NYE team initially sat in a comfy leather lounge for some initial drinks and then moved outside to the riverside for some share plates of food.
Morning Star Estate
We popped past one lunchtime to check out all the hype about the Morning Star Estate New Year’s Eve. And if someone said have you thought about heading down to the Peninsula for New Year’s Eve? Straight away my mind is thinking of Rye and a young crowd. But no there is more to it. Morning Star on the Peninsula down on the way to Mornington which is about a 50 minute drive from Melbourne.
The Glenelg Pier Hotel
Glenelg has long been held as Adelaide’s beach holiday location. The very relaxed nature of Glenelg as a beach city is captured as one looks west to the Gulf St Vincent ocean off South Australia. It is a gorgeous active area with many cafes and restaurants and a focus on recreation and the outdoor. For those visitors wanting racing recreation, the Morphettville racecourse is also close by. For NYE, the Glenelg Pier Hotel New Year’s Eve party is a popular choice!
The NYE Concierge crew got an invite to checkout the details first hand of the Pilgrim Bar New Year’s Eve. So the crew went there last evening and the delight of the venue alongside the Yarra River was evident on their faces as they arrived. Fun in store and the host Toby welcomed the NYE crew in with some drinks to start. A Sangria quenched the girls thirst while they perused the menu.
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
The Sydney Boulevard Hotel NYE is set to go off this New Years and our NYE Team checked in to find out the best parts of the 25 NYE party package.
The NYE Team got along to an afternoon at Meat Market down riverside at South Wharf. A terrific Melbourne restaurant that spoils it’s customers with such a fantastic array of delectable meats. As the name says, meat is the main fair on this restaurants menu. The Meat Market New Years Eve offering was high on our agenda.
Some of the NYE team were invited to Waterslide to get a look at the venue and preparations for NYE. The first impression is that the staff are attentive and polite. That was good as we all only get one first impression. We ventured onto the balcony and ordered a share meat plate, the charcuterie selection and some waters.
Little Red Pocket
Our NYE Concierge popped along to Little Red Pocket to preview what might be in store for the exciting Little Red Pocket New Year’s Eve. The crew arrived around 9.30pm and the atmosphere was already pumping. Everyone was having a great time. The girls tried the “Lychee Long Time” Cocktail which was delicious and the boys had a jug of “Green Dragon”. They didn’t stop talking about how great it tasted. Awesome crowd in as we got started and ordered for some food from the menu.
The Wharf Hotel
The Wharf Hotel New Year’s Eve has always been a fun fun fun event. This venue has had all manner of themes for NYE from Sailors and Beach to Summer parties. And given the watery location in summery Melbourne it makes sense to use the assets of the location in the NYE party theme. Over the years we have heard great reviews of the NYE parties at The Wharf.
Our NYE concierge crew got invited to Marrakech to have a peek at what all the fuss is about. Cocktails and Shisha pipes are the specialty as well as good times. It was easy to tell from the vibe that a Marrakech New Year’s Eve will be memorable. Our crew were invited to try some of the super delicious looking cocktails made by the friendly staff, energetic in their mixing and cocktail knowledge. Ably lead by Shaun we had a Princess Aloe and a Long Island Ice Tea. Very hands on and then it was time to relax in the comfy area to the tune of a fruit Berry/Orange Shisha pipe.
Miss Fitzy’s New Year’s Eve will be filled with glamour and gorgeous surprises. A marvelous venue that has inside and outside options. The outside brings in the Summer breeze and gorgeous views of the beach areas. And inside Miss Fitzy’s you will find that old world charm and sophistication. Service and quality food and beverages are key success factors for this venue and fun times abound for those willing to indulge! Immerse yourself this NYE in the Miss Fitzy’s fun and smiles will abound!
Sydney Harbour Escapes
Some of our NYE Concierge team spent some time looking at the New Year’s offering of Sydney Harbour Escapes. With so many boating and “on water” options for Sydney Harbour it really can take some consideration. The advice of the team at Sydney Harbour Escapes can be invaluable. A lot can revolve around you budget and who is the audience.
The NYE Team had the pleasure of enjoying a sensational Temperance Hotel New Year’s Eve a few years back. The food was fantastic and the drinks to die for. A great atmosphere inside with the DJ spinning the discs on the decks and the opportunity to also get outside to see the city fireworks. The venue is blessed with multiple areas of space connected by the high heel glass slipper staircase as a feature. Just love Temperance and for NYE even better.
Our NYE Concierge gets all around Australia and a recent visit to Darwin we stopped by the fabulous Wharf One restaurant. And it’s easy to see how the Wharf One New Year’s Eve experience will be a highlight of the Darwin NYE nightlife.
Awesome modern Indian restaurant that opens for dinner on New Years. Great for a group or family before heading to the fireworks celebrations. Located in Melbourne’s Albert Park.
Bohemian Bar & Restaurant
The Bohemian is situated on the south side of the Yarra at South Wharf in Melbourne’s Southbank area. The NYE Team visited for some dining and drinks to see what was on the menu coming up to New Year’s Eve. The team were welcomed by the host and shown to a table. The first impression is that this is a Spanish theme restaurant and has a food menu inspired as such. It’s actually in a great location that is busy and bordered by many other restaurants which makes for a very lively atmosphere.