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5 Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Getaways in Australia

BLOG | With so many outstanding experiences filling up well in advance, discover The Tailor’s selection of five unforgettable New Year’s Eve luxury getaways to enjoy all across Australia to welcome in the New Year.
Fireworks exploding over Sydney Harbour. Credit Daniel Tran.

Welcoming in the New Year at midnight is celebrated all across the world, and Australia certainly holds its New Year’s celebrations in high esteem with magnificent festivities and revelry found all around the country in late December.

This end of year festive period is always busy, as travellers from all over the world make their way to Australia to enjoy the sights and experiences on offer. It’s never too early to start considering your festive season arrangements and enquiring with the five-star luxury and experiential travel experts. Whether you’re looking for a wonderfully memorable family-friendly vacation or the perfect romantic getaway, there are remarkable experiences to suit your desired New Year’s Eve plans here in Australia.

Charter a Super Yacht

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One of the most luxe ways to enjoy Australia’s abundant coastlines and spectacular seaside cities is on a super yacht serving as your very own floating five-star hotel. Accompanied by expert crew, chef-prepared meals and all the aquatic toys your heart could desire, an outstanding super yacht leaves you wanting nothing, yet can still find ways to surprise and delight you during your end of year celebrations.

Available as either an evening on Sydney Harbour to remember while taking in the fireworks, or as part of an extended multi-day charter over the holiday season in scenic surrounds, with a multitude of yachts to select from, being onboard a super yacht is one of the most glamorous and exciting places to ring in the New Year.

Our Luxury Experiences:

  • Marvel at the Sydney Harbour fireworks display from the deck of your own glamorous super yacht while enjoying premium drinks and canapés.
  • Embark on an extended charter through scenic and serene surrounds, such as the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef and begin your New Year in style.

Ring it in Within a Luxury Lodge

Couple toasting glasses at an outdoor dinner setting overlooking Uluru in the Northern Territory.

Australia boasts a plethora of esteemed luxury lodges and resorts which offer glamorous stays in some of the country’s most exclusive and iconic environments. Combining five-star service with premium amenities and high-end touches, a stay at an Australian luxury lodge or resort connects you to the memorable lands you’re resting on, while curated experiences invite you to discover the landscapes each lodge is nestled within.

An exquisite way to celebrate the New Year is at one of these remarkable destinations with only a small handful of likeminded guests. Make your toasts while overlooking the breathtaking landscapes of Uluru, Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay, or gazing out over the wild beauty of Kangaroo Island — just to name a few.

Our Luxury Experiences:

  • Celebrate within pristine Tasmanian nature at Saffire Freycinet and indulge in the region’s fare with a fabulous dinner of local produce and a constant stream of premium Tasmanian wine
  • Discover a Red Christmas in the heart of Australia at Longitude 131°, treating yourself to premium outdoor wining and dining experiences while overlooking the iconic natural monolith Uluru.
  • Welcome in the New Year in the World Heritage-listed regions of Tropical North Queensland from one of the region’s most premier lodges—watch the Great Barrier Reef sparkle from a suite at Lizard Island or Orpheus Island, or relax amongst the Daintree’s canopy at Silky Oaks Lodge.
  • Embrace the tranquility of the New Year at the newly-reopened Southern Ocean Lodge in Kangaroo Island.

Celebrate from a Five-Star Hotel with a View

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Australia’s cities offer a diversity of incredible food and activities alongside exceptional five-star hotel accommodation. Over New Year’s Eve, these cosmopolitan regions provide their own firework festivities and fascinating activities suitable for all kinds of travellers. There’s nothing quite like settling into a five-star hotel after a full day of discovering the city’s urban style and admiring the impressive views and celebrations from your suite as the sky lights up with colour and light.

Our Luxury Experiences:

  • After a fabulous dinner at one of Sydney’s high-end restaurants, watch the Harbour light up with fireworks from the comfort of your high-end suite from one of the city’s premier hotels. Secure a whole floor for you and your loved ones at the top of Crown Towers Sydney in their Harbour or Presidential Villas, now on offer for the first time since the hotel opened in December 2020, for what is arguably the best view of the fireworks and festivities in the CBD. Or, book a room at the Park Hyatt and ring in the New Year in opulent comfort with a drink in hand.
  • Watch the Yarra River and Melbourne’s Docklands sparkle under a pyrotechnic display while staying in the Crown Towers Melbourne or the Langham Melbourne.
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of Adelaide’s green parklands illuminated by a stunning fireworks show with a stay at the shining Eos by SkyCity.

Keep it Intimate in a Private Villa

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For those seeking absolute privacy, a private villa in exquisite surrounds is the perfect place to celebrate the New Year with just your nearest and dearest. Varied in style and location but never in quality, Australia’s private villas offer an outstandingly personalised stay in intimate comfort.

Customisable by nature, your stay in one of Australia’s most exclusive private villas is best teamed with chef-prepared catering, hand-selected premium beverages, and all the trimmings to best suit you, your family and friends, ensuring you can count down to the New Year in true five-star style.

Our Luxury Experiences:

  • Unwind in one of Australia’s intimate luxury properties on a nature-filled peninsula cradled by ocean—whether settling in a private home on the Mornington Peninsula, or booking a boutique whole site stay on the edge of Bouddi National Park just outside of Sydney.
  • Cast yourself away on a private island escape overlooking the swaying kentia palms of Lord Howe Island, or upon the white sands of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Bask in the carefree vibes of an eco-friendly private beach house hidden amongst unspoilt nature upon the soft white shores of Kangaroo Island or Byron Bay.
  • Cosy up upon majestic mountainside within the Queensland hinterland in a modern house with bucolic charm, far away from anyone else.

Wander Out Yonder with Outdoor Safaris and Walks

Two people set up to abseil over a cliff over a valley in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Of course, countdowns can occur anywhere in the country, with or without crowds. If you’re not interested in joining the hustle and bustle of revellers deep in celebration, you may be interested in an outdoor safari amongst fresh air. Your imagination is the limit for where you may ring in the New Year – whether you’re adventure camping in pristine wilderness under millions of stars or settling down for midnight drinks with the nocturnal locals.

Our Luxury Experiences:

  • Explore the lush east of Queensland with a dedicated eco-touring company and breathe in the clear air of the ancient scenic Blue Mountain ranges with James Castrission on an adrenaline-pumping adventure tour. Abseil, rock climb, navigate canyons, or bush hike through stunning rainforests on these incredible multi-day tours.
  • Enjoy a nocturnal wildlife encounter in the heart of remote Tasmania with a family-owned operation to watch animals conduct their daily business, oblivious to the evening’s festivities.
  • Venture through the country’s most stunning off-the-beaten-track locations on a luxury walk or hike and usher in the New Year within a remote pocket of tranquil nature

As the New Year’s countdown gets closer, now is the perfect time to begin planning your luxury New Year’s Eve getaway to remember.

With a wealth of industry knowledge, our Travel Designers are incredibly adept at crafting unique journeys for all kinds of guests, whether as a multi-generational family holiday or an extravagant couple’s getaway. Contact us and let us create a memorable New Year’s Eve getaway for you so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy an Australian New Year’s Eve to remember.

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