There’s no doubt that 2021 has been a rocky year, which gives us more reason to amp up in celebration for a better year ahead.
And what better way to start the new year than being close to the coastline, with beautiful breezes and ocean views to put your thoughts into serenity.
From waterfront celebrations to island parties, here are our top places to spend New Year’s Eve 2021.
Live it up at Cairns
With an annual ritual of around 30,000 people flocking to the shore in hopes to catch the fireworks at the Cairns Esplanade, it’s obvious that the party is great here. For families who want to wrap things up earlier than past midnight, catch the 8.30pm fireworks instead of the grand finale midnight spectacular.
With the entire stretch of the Esplanade offering great views of the fireworks, you won’t have to go elbow to elbow with others to find a good spot to watch the show, making it great for picnic rugs and Covid safety.
A strong tradition that isn’t to be missed no matter how young or old, you’ll want to come prepared with a picnic blanket, camping chairs, an esky full of snacks and drinks and a good crowd to spend your evening in anticipation for the pyrotechnic display.
Beyond the fireworks and countdown comes an eventful evening of live entertainment by local performers and family friendly activities in Fogarty Park.
Enjoy the serenity in Weipa
For those who happen to be in Weipa on New Year’s Eve, consider yourselves lucky to experience the start of 2022 in style. When it comes to having a great New Year’s celebration, it all starts with the crowd you celebrate with, and every Weipa traveller knows that the local crowd and atmosphere in this little town is phenomenal.
And what better way to enjoy the moment than to head to the iconic Albatross Bay Resort in Weipa in celebration of your last night of 2021? Promising spectacular waterfront views of the bay, amazing live entertainment that plays all night, and an exceptional dining experience featuring the freshest local caught seafood, Italian delights, premium steaks grilled just the way you like it, thirst quenching cold beers on tap, first class customer service, and so much more, you won’t want to miss out on your best chance to say goodbye to 2021 in Weipa.
To make a booking for your New Year’s Eve 2021 celebration at Albatross Bay Resort, call (07) 4090 6666 to avoid disappointment.
For those who plan on truly taking a break and lifting their feet up on the very last day of the year, be sure to book yourselves a great Weipa accommodation opportunity at the Albatross Bay Resort. Relax and retreat into comfortable and convenient accommodation after the New Year’s party and enjoy a delightful continental breakfast when you wake up on New Year’s Day.
Check out Palm Cove
Palm Cove offers the beautiful beach life that Cairns has to offer, but without the high traffic. A short 25 minutes from Cairns, the destination offers great sky light views of the 8.30pm fireworks happening on the Cairns Esplanade. Just head to Williams Esplanade (which is only for pedestrians on New Year’s Eve) for the best vantage point of the Cairns Esplanade fireworks.
The Palm Cove Jetty also has its own fireworks at 8.30pm for those who’d like to catch the pyrotechnics up close.
Beyond fireworks, you could always head to one of the bars and lounges at Portofino’s Bar, serving up some great cocktails made from Australian vodka, or Nu Nu Restaurant for some beachfront dining and live entertainment.
Party at Fitzroy Island
Embracing the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef comes as a privilege when you’re partying your night away at Fitzroy Island. After all, who said you had to be stuck in the mainland for New Year’s Eve 2021?
The real tropical party starts at Fitzroy Island – with live music and entertainment by local artists and world famous DJs, promising an experience that will help you dance the night away.
Know that you don’t have to settle down for hectic dancing and partying if it doesn’t touch your fancy in Fitzroy Island. There are many low key hangouts such as Zephyr’s Restaurant which overlooks Welcome Bay and offers a more casual and chill setting.