Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve

Another year has flown by, and there is plenty happening around the heart of the city, so you can celebrate the year that was and welcome in 2019 in style. From festivals, a street party and fireworks, there are some great reasons for you to venture into the city to party your way through to 2019. Here’s what we have our eyes on for that New Year's Eve celebration ...


Wondergarden is the family friendly party of the year for music lovers. Celebrating all things visual and musical, this festival is lined up with world class acts from around the globe and New Zealand including Ladi6. From roaming children’s performers to delicious street food, there is something for everyone.

Britomart Block Party

Enter the new year with Auckland’s biggest New Year’s Eve festival, in the heart of the city. Welcome the festivities with performers, DJ’s and entertainment, with the party taking over Britomart's iconic venues including 1885, Racket, The Chamberlain, Talulah, Orleans, Mexico and Frida's Margaritas.  Plus a massive outdoor stage on Galway Street.

The Bluestone Room's NYE Warm Up

Warm up at The Bluestone Room with drinks on arrival, grazing platters, extended happy hour and spot prizes. Located just minutes from the Waterfront and Sky Tower, get the team together before the biggest night of the year.

Seafarers Nice'n'Urlich NYE

Be at the right place at the right time with Auckland’s funkiest tunes. Get swept away by the contagious rhythm and catchy beats at this much anticipated event. 

Dinner at Feriza’s then watch the fireworks from Silo Park

Indulge in a four-course set menu at Feriza’s to be enjoyed with a live guitarist.  The Mid-Summer Mediterranean dream ticketed evening is influenced by the food of Turkey, and Greece, and dishes include Ceviche, lamb rack and the pictured Ottoman Eggplant.  Then head along to Silo Park where you’ll have a great view to take in the breathtaking fireworks on display.

New Year's Eve at SKYCITY

SKYCITY’s free street festival is back with live music, street performers and laser shows. Featuring sets from Jupiter Project, Annie Crummer, Jetski Safari and much more, this year’s Federal Street Party is not to be missed.

Dinner at The Culpeper then watch the fireworks from the Viaduct

Make it about seafood and BBQ with The Culpepper’s appetising plates. Sitting on Auckland’s water edge, it’s the perfect spot to celebrate food, drinks and friends. Stroll over to the Viaduct afterwards for a drink and then watch the fireworks display.

Last updated: 02 January 2019