Top 3 Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Zealand

If you are looking for a different holiday experience this New Year’s Eve, New Zealand is one of the places you may want to head to.


As New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, the country witnesses summer in December, which ensures a unique holiday experience. The different cities in the country have an array of activities to offer on New Year’s Eve. Have a look at the top 3 places in New Zealand to celebrate the New Year’s Eve.


Being the most populated city in the country, Auckland promises an energetic atmosphere on New Year’s Eve.


There are various bars and pubs, which host events and parties in the city, but one of the best experiences, would be to watch the brilliant fireworks display at Sky Tower. For the best views of the fireworks, mount Eden remains a popular spot. Amusingly, you can also watch the fireworks from the comfort of your hotel room, as there are webcam facilities for recording the amazing views.


As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington has the reputation of celebrating New Year’s Eve in a family-friendly manner. The NYE Festival takes place in Frank Kitts Park Lagoon.


The event starts at 10 PM with various activities that are apt for a New Year’s celebration in the capital. These include free screenings of iconic local movies, music by various renowned artists, and the countdown soundtrack by Orchestra Wellington, followed by stunning fireworks.


Gisborne has recently gained popularity for its stupendous New Year celebrations. One of the main reasons for this transition is the success of the Rhythm & Vines festival through the years. It is one of the most sought after destinations for New Year celebrations for locals and visitors alike. Be prepared to sway to the tunes of some of the best and internationally acclaimed musicians, presenting different genres such as (indie) rock and electronic among others.