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Celebrate New Year's Eve on the Sunshine Coast

06 Dec 2017

The best places to play and party ...

Enjoy the fantastic New Year's Eve celebrations right across the Sunshine Coast. 


Imperial Hotel Eumundi
The Imperial Hotel Eumundi will be pumping this New Year's Ever with live music kicking off in the Imperial Beer Garden from 2 pm with Ryan Giles and his acoustic magic, followed by local favourite Jay Bishoff from 6.30 pm. The Brewery (ticketed gig) will be kicking out the jams from 8.30 pm with The Supertrouts getting the vibe just right. They'll then hand over the stage to the one and only OKA - who may just be the perfect band to see in the New Year. 


Woodford Folk Festival
New Year's Eve at Woodford Folk Festival is one of the highlights of this iconic music, art and cultural festival. Spend the day taking outstanding musical talent from across the globe, join a dance class, grab a massage and devour delicious eats from the street stalls that line Woodfordia. Celebrate into the night with the amazing latern parade and fire display. 


The Esplanade Mooloolaba, 4 pm to 12:15 am. 
Gates open at 4 pm with free family activities, roving entertainment, face painting and food stalls. There will be live music on the main stage from Andrew Kirwin Trio, Mason Hope, Dan Horne Trio, energetic DJ sets on the beach stage and spectacular fireworks displays at 8.30pm and midnight. This event is a safe, secure, fully fenced, alcohol and glass free zone. Presented by Sunshine Coast Council.
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Mooloolaba Surf Club
7:30 pm to 12:30 am 
The  top floor of The Surf Club will play host to Mooloolaba Surf Club's New Year’s Eve cocktail party. Canapés and an arrival sparkling are included along with live music, and firework displays at 8:30 pm and midnight. 18+ only. This is a ticketed event. 

Whale One New Year's Eve Cruise
8 pm to 12:30 pm 
Departing from Mooloolaba Wharf
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Whale One watching the spectacular fireworks scheduled for 9.00 pm and 12.00 midnight. ​


Kings Beach Amphitheatre and Lions Park, 4 pm to 9.30 pm
Bring the family to New Year’s Eve at Kings Beach Caloundra – a fantastic family affair. Children’s rides, food stalls, fireworks, music, dance, face painting and heaps of fun things to do. Movie – Descpicable Me 3 (PG) screens from 7 pm and fireworks at 9.30 pm. Presented by Creative Events Incorporated and supported by Sunshine Coast Council. 
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Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club 
Book your table for New Years Eve at Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club for a night full of live music, drinks, fireworks and more! Limited seating available. 

Coolum Beach

Tickle Park, Coolum Beach, 5 pm to 9 pm. 
New Year’s Eve in Coolum will be huge - rides, sausage sizzle, popcorn, fairy floss and more! Bring the whole family along and enjoy a fantastic fireworks display at 8:30 pm. Presented by the Lions Club of Coolum and supported by Sunshine Coast Council.
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Coolum Surf Club
Watch the fireworks over Coolum Beach at Coolum Surf Club from the huge deck, restaurant or bar. The club has a 180 degree view through the massive ceiling glass windows. No matter where you sit, you will see the fireworks display! Free DJ and photo booth, no cover charge and full dining menu available. Be sure to book a table.

Coolum Beach Hotel 
Copy Cats will be rocking at the Coolum Beach Hotel this New Year's Eve with a set list featuring the best of Nirvana, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Blink 182 and many more. Put your dancing shoes on. From 10 pm. Free event. 18+ only.

Twin Waters

Celebrate the end of 2017 and the start to 2018  at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort with a seafood buffet dinner in Nouveau Restaurant or one of the casual dining options. Live music and entertainment will be available in the main complex throughout the evening with Candice on the Aqua terrace 4 pm – 8 pm followed by popular band Radio Flyer 8pm to midnight or celebrate at the new outdoor summer venue called ‘The Shore’ open from 4 pm to 1 pm with a DJ from 5 pm to 9 pm.  A spectacular fireworks display is planned at 9 pm to light up the night skies over the lagoon and celebrate the start to the new year. 


Noosa Marina in Tewantin has free fireworks at 9 pm and midnight. Enjoy free live music with Impulse from 8 pm to midnight, and the Marina's restaurants will have special New Year's Eve celebrations with the best views of the fireworks. 

See fireworks from Noosa Main Beach at midnight. The 12-minute fireworks display will be from a barge off Main Beach (swell permitting). If the swell is too big, fireworks will be from the rock wall further along the beach.

Bring the family and see the New Year's Eve fireworks over Noosa River, in the vicinity of the Noosa Boathouse, Gympie, Terrce, Noosaville, at 9 pm.


Celebrate New Year's Eve with a concert at Nelson Reserve from 6:30 pm. There will be a huge line up of artists to get the party started including Reece Mastin, Jacob Lee, Taylor Sheridan, Emma Beau and Kaitlin Grace. There will also be rides for the kids and a pyrotechnics display.

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