Darwin New Year's Eve 2019

Guide to new year celebrations in Darwin - fireworks, cruises, parties and hotels for NYE 2018-2019

Darwin new year's eve

The citizens of Darwin are known among their fellow Australians as a lively crowd, so come new year's eve you can be sure they'll be hosting a celebrations to remember.

The highlight of the party is the fireworks display down at the Darwin Waterfront, but if you are visiting this part of the world then there are plenty of other attractions and activities to keep yuo entertained.

We especially recommend you head out to the stunning Kakadu National Park where you can explore prehistoric sites, Aboriginal rock paintings, cascading waterfalls, wildlife and breathtaking views. Just watch out for the crocs (and I'm not talking about the plastic ones you wear on your feet!). 

You could also venture to Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, again, with spectacular scenery and a photographers dream come true, consider climbing on board one of the Katherine Gorge cruises if you fancy it.

Darwin Waterfront New Year's Eve

Darwin hosts a fantastic free new year's eve event down at the popular Darwin Waterfront. There's a free concert and 2 fireworks showings, one at 9pm and one at midnight, so this is great for all the family to enjoy.

Many people choose to go for a low key new year and just grab some champagne and a picnic blanket and find themselves a spot near the waterfront to enjoy the warm weather and wait for the fireworks to start.

New Year's Eve Cruise

As a lot of the action is near the water, you might want to think of a new year's eve cruise on a luxury yacht, you can party under the stars and have the perfect viewing platform for the fireworks.

One great option is to see in the new year on the Sundancer NT luxury catamaran on their New Year's Eve VIP View cruise, including champagne, dinner and a front row view of the fireworks.

You also have the option of staying on board overnight. It is a relatively small vessel to we advise booking in advance if you;re keen to go - you can reserve your place here.

Parties & Events

The hotels and clubs in Darwin have some great events planned every year, many with live Djs and firework displays of their own. If you're in and around the wharf area, there will be plenty to choose from, just make sure you have your tickets or reservations made in plenty of time.


Darwin has some wonderful restaurants to dine in, as with anywhere, it would be best to make your reservations in advance to get the restaurant of your choice for New Years Eve:

Pee Wee's At The Point
Hanuman Restaurant
The Pearl
Wharf One Food & Wine

New Year's Eve Hotels

If you are staying in Darwin for new year's eve, then book up in plenty of time to get the hotel you want - top recommended places to stay include:

Darwin Central Hotel
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin
Skycity Darwin
Hilton Darwin

You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.

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