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New Year Events in Sunshine Coast

In a country as big as Australia, you will never run out of places to see and things to do. And with the New Year fast approaching, you need to make your plans fast. Luckily, we are here to help you make those arrangements with your mates and family.

New Year Activities

If you live around Sunshine Coast or are planning a road trip getaway to one of its many tourist attractions, then stay and mingle with the locals and other tourists when you join in on the New Year festivities. Here are some of the events you can expect around Sunshine Coast:



Mooloolaba is best known for great places to dine and for its white sand beaches. All year round, there is always something for everyone, but it gets turned up a notch this holiday season. Visit the Esplanade and enjoy roving entertainment, family activities, and grab some snacks from the food stalls in between activities. The event starts at 4 pm and lasts until 12: 15 AM on New Year’s Eve.



Kings Beach Amphitheatre and Lions Park will be quite busy on New Year’s, as they host a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy. There will be children’s rides, food stalls, and even a movie screening of Despicable Me 3 for the children. The grand finale for the evening will be a fireworks display that is set to start around 9:30 pm on New Year’s Eve.



Join the fun at Tickle Park, Coolum Beach and enjoy favourite fair fares such as popcorn, fairy floss and sausage sizzle. Sit back and relax in Tickle Park and enjoy your time sitting on the grass with your family, telling stories, having a few pints, and enjoying yourselves. The party starts at 5 pm and will end with some fireworks display around 9 in the evening

Novotel Twin Waters


Staycations are becoming more and more popular through the years, and one of the best places to do just that is at Novotel Twin Waters Resorts. Make your reservations and stay at the hotel and take part in the musical performance of Radio Flyer in Novotel’s new outdoor summer venue: The Shore and other types of live entertainment and music. It’s a great way to spend time with your loved ones and also a chance for you to welcome the new year in style and comfort.



Enjoy some great music and company when you choose to welcome the New Year at Noosa Marina. The restaurants in the area have special New Year’s Eve celebrations and offer the best views of the fireworks display. There will be two sets of fireworks scheduled for that day, one at around 9 in the evening, and the last one that is scheduled for midnight.

New Year’s Eve Cruise


Come on board the Whale One and take part in their New Year’s Eve Cruise along the Mooloolah River. You won’t be entering 2018 on an empty stomach as the cruise will be packed with food from the hot and cold buffet dinner and dessert platters for everyone. You can even partake in some beers and wine for the adults and soft drinks for the younger passengers. The ship’s upper and lower decks offer an uninterrupted view of the fireworks display. Indeed, the best way to usher in a new year.

Have you decided where you want to spend the last few hours of 2017? Grab your family or your mates and make the start of 2018 a memorable one. Can’t get there without a car? Don’t worry, rent a car with us here at Alpha Car Hire and you can be all set-in time for the celebrations.

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