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8 best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Zealand with Fireworks

8 best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Zealand with Fireworks

As New Year is around the corner you must be finding places to celebrate with your friends and family.  As Kiwis have their own charm to celebrate this occasion with various parties, club nights, outdoor trips, and watching fireworks, here are the top places where you can think of joining the celebrations to welcome the new year. Here is the New Years Eve New Zealand.

8 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

1. Rhythm and Vines – New Years Eve New Zealand

Rhythm and Vines - New Years Eve New Zealand.
Rhythm and Vines

Price – $275- $355-$400
Date – 29 – 31 December 2017
Location – Waiohika Estate, Gisborne
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Rhythm and Vines is a 3-day international music festival held in Gisborne, New Zealand on December 29-31 each year. It is the first festival in the world to welcome the first sunrise of the new year. The festival was founded in 2003 by University of Otago friends Hamish Pinkham, Tom Gibson, and Andrew Witters. T

hey wanted to hold an event for their university friends to celebrate the New Year in a safe and beautiful location where they would be entertained by up-and-coming and established New Zealand musicians. The festival has been held each year at Waiohika Estate, originally Witters’ family home, but now run as a full-time event center by the Rhythm Group. This is one of the popular places for New Years Eve New Zealand.

2. Rhythm and Alps

Rhythm and Alps
Rhythm and Alps

Price – $127- $595.
Date – 30 – 31 December 2017
Location – Robrosa Station, Cardrona Valley, 15 minutes south of Wanaka, Central Otago. The festival site is located between the famous Cardrona Ski resort and the high rolling terrain of the Pisa Plateau.
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Set in Cardrona Valley about halfway between Wanaka and Queenstown this two-day camping, music festival is set amongst the stunning mountains of New Zealand’s south island and is the only festival of its kind in the south. This is one of the popular places for New Years Eve New Zealand. Listen to top artists, sing, dance and party as you welcome the new year. If you’re on a budget then you can also purchase just a day ticket.

3. High Life Entertainment

High Life Entertainment
High Life Entertainment

Price: GA tickets, $95 +bf, VIP upgrades, $80 +bf, Private party suites, $2500 +bf

Get online tickets from iTicket.co.nz Or purchase by phone +64 9 361 1000

Visit Auckland’s Highlife Entertainment on January 1st, 2018 between 1 PM- 11 PM. For over a decade, Highlife Entertainment has produced one of the most desired and prestigious New Year’s Eve parties in Australasia. This is one of the popular places for New Years Eve New Zealand. In the coming years you will see many changes that are coming up with a fresh, new and exciting concept for New Zealand, bringing Auckland its first-ever New Year’s Day event experience.

Highlife New Year’s Day will be held at Smales Farm, an innovative next-generation neighborhood on Auckland’s North Shore. Situated on the Takapuna fringe, Smales Farm is the ideal venue for an event of this style with its expansive green space settings, purpose-built amenities, transport options and its central shore position near the city.


This event will be a first of its kind for the location and teams across both Highlife Entertainment and Smales Farm are excited by a partnership that is set to deliver some truly memorable moments in this space! This is one of the popular places for New Years Eve New Zealand. Expect a premium, open-air party atmosphere with three stages of music concerting a range of international and local DJ talent, live musicians, vocalists, delicious food, amazing dancers and performers, private party suites, chill-out areas and more.

Tickets will be limited and are on sale now from iTicket.co.nz.

4. Northern Bass

Northern Bass
Northern Bass

Price – from $99-$179
Date – 29 December – 1st January 2018
Location – Worsfold Farm Mangawhai
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Another great camping music festival if you are planning on being in Auckland around the festive period. Northern Bass takes place in the subtropical surroundings of Mangawhai, one hour from Auckland. This year’s lineup is going to be huge with Andy C, Foreign Beggars, Goldie, Post Malone, Salmonella Dub, Tiki Taane and more. The camping festival lasts for 3 days and is a must-visit.

NZ Fireworks
NZ fireworks

If you are on a budget and can’t really afford any of the amazing music festivals as said above then make your way to one of New Zealand’s major cities for some amazing celebrations and fireworks displays. Entry is free and the festivities kick off around 8:00 pm. The areas are alcohol-free, but not to worry, there will be plenty of bars in the city having a huge New Year party.

5. Fireworks at Auckland

Fireworks at Auckland
Fireworks at Auckland

Auckland is the most popular new year’s eve destination in the country where a large number of Kiwis will be gathered to celebrate new year 2018. The Sky Tower is the most popular point to watch the new years eve fireworks in the city. The Sky Tower is located in SkyCity Auckland, an entertainment complex consisting of hotels, bars, casinos and restaurants. They have a special new year’s eve event, the Cut Loose 2018 party features drink, food and priority access to SkyCity Auckland.

If you are not interested to watch the Sky Tower fireworks, then Auckland Harbour is the best option. You can get an excellent panoramic view of the city including the major fireworks event. You just need to take a cruise on Auckland Harbour to spend your new year’s eve 2018 with more joy and happiness.

6. Fireworks at Wellington

Fireworks at Wellington
Fireworks at Wellington

Frank Kitts Park is one of the best places to watch new years eve 2018 fireworks in New Zealand. Besides the fireworks event, from 10:00 pm, the talented Orchestra Wellington will bring iconic local films to life, playing live to an audience as clips are played on the big screen.

7. Fireworks at Christchurch

Fireworks at Christchurch
Fireworks at Christchurch

Christchurch is also a beautiful destination to spend your holidays with family members and friends. You just need to get your spot at the North Hagley Park to watch the new years eve 2018 fireworks. Last year, the party was kicked off at 6:30 PM.

8. Fireworks at Queenstown

Fireworks at Queenstown
Fireworks at Queenstown

Lake Wanaka is one of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand. FYI, Lake Wanaka is also a better place to watch the new year’s eve 2018 fireworks in New Zealand. The celebration of new year’s eve will start from 8 pm and continue till midnight. You can also enjoy the great environment in front of the lake with your family members and friends.

Along with these top places you can also spend your New Year’s Eve at Napier-Hastings, Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Nelson, Rotorua and New Plymouth in New Zealand.

Watch New Zealand New Year’s Eve 2018 Fireworks Live Streaming Online

If you are not able to attend any of the places listed above then no worries as there are so many ways to watch the live streaming of new year’s eve fireworks online. All you need is to visit the following websites from your computer, mobile phones, tablets, or other online devices and watch live streaming fireworks. Visit the following site http://www.tourism.net.nz/region and choose your religion to have a live broadcast and enjoy watching.