In New Zealand, Auckland is the best city to celebrate New Year Eve 2020. Being the largest city Auckland is set between two harbours and magnificent coastal expanses. You will find in this city a blend of urban sophistication and multicultural style that infuses the region’s cuisine, music, art and culture with colour and diversity. The subtropical climate promotes casual coastal living and outdoor adventure and activity making a perfect place for any kind of festival celebration.
Here are few awesome places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Auckland new Zealand
Auckland Harbour Bridge
The light show starts at 9 pm and finishes at 1 am on the new year eve. Leading up to midnight, there will be a 30-second countdown in sync with SKYCITY, followed by a five-minute show to complement the fireworks display on the Sky Tower. The best views from Little Shoal Bay, Northcote; Bayswater Marina; Mt Victoria, Devonport; Queens Parade, Devonport; Bastion Point; Auckland waterfront; Harbour View Beach Reserve, Te Atatū Peninsula; Sentinel Beach, Herne Bay; Mt Eden.
Federal Street will be closed to traffic from 6 pm-3 am on new year eve. Parking at SKYCITY will be limited to those with restaurant bookings and Premier Rewards cardholders. Great views of the Sky Tower are available from many locations across the city, but some suggestions are Queens Parade, Devonport; Wynyard Quarter; Albert Park; Victoria Park; Victoria Street which will be closed to traffic on the night. Also, you can enjoy being at Sky Tower or enjoy tasty food and beverage.
The Sky Tower fireworks display is widely regarded as the best in the nation and frequently provides the images for the TV cameras beaming pictures of the new year’s first major fireworks around the world. The new year show this year will also feature a laser display running alongside the fireworks, with laser animations also showing in the hours leading up to midnight. The Sky Tower is only part of the SKYCITY Auckland entertainment complex that also features casinos, hotels, bars and restaurants, so it’s a place you can really make a night of it. SKYCITY also host their own ticketed new year event, the NYE party features plentiful food, drink, live entertainment as well as priority access to the SKYCITY Auckland Main Site.
Wondergarden is a festival that begins on the 31 of December at Silo Park, Auckland. This festival is worth attending because it is accessible from the main city centre at walking distance and you can indulge yourself with the great street food and have the greatest live music. During midnight, this place is lit up with the great firework that shoots from the Sky Tower of the city. This is a kind of party that anyone can enjoy. The party is full of fun, celebrations, and vibes of happiness. It is one of the best New Years Eve parties in New Zealand.
From sunset New Year’s Eve to 1 am. Between Customs Street, Victoria Street and Vulcan Lane, the lights will be programmed to transition their colour scheme to complement the lighting shows on the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the Sky Tower. Queen Street is accessible to the public at all times.
The spectacular Wharf venue on the Harbour as Highlife teams up with hospitality stars Collective to bring Auckland an incredible New Year’s Eve event like never before. Revel in the occasion with DJ’s live acts, dancers, performers, gourmet food, premium beverages, views of the fireworks and more at this prestigious waterfront location. Expect a quality event with a smorgasbord of music on offer, an electric atmosphere and lots of good people in a sophisticated party environment.
You can go for the New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Britomart Block Party, right in the heart of the city. Incorporating Britomart Country Club, Racket Bar and 1885 etc, the party includes a line up featuring Che Fu, Weird Together and Dan Aux to name a few. It starts at 2 pm and goes till late, and for a little extra you can grab yourself a VIP pass, allowing you to jump cues and indulge in free bubbles and canapes in the ‘champagne room.
Besides these awesome places to celebrate New Years Eve Auckland 2020, there are many rooftop bars to explore. Auckland’s best rooftop bars are dotted across the city and come in all shapes in sizes and you can spend your new years eve 2020 with drinking in the sky. Some of the best rooftop bars to celebrate New Year’s Eve are The Glass Goose, Seven, La Zeppa, Brew on Quay and Dr Rudi’s.