60,000 expected for New Year’s Eve on Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise lights up with all the fun and excitement of the carnival as the holiday precinct hosts the Gold Coast’s biggest New Year’s party, boasting thrilling rides and family entertainment and no less than three spectacular fireworks displays.

There are three firework shows on New Year’s Eve, the first is at 8pm on the Surfers Paradise foreshore, the next is at 10pm on the river at the end of Cavill Avenue.

The final spectacle of the night are the midnight fireworks back on the Surfers Paradise foreshore.


All public transport is free on the New Years Eve across south-east Queensland.

Children are encouraged to don capes and costumes to come dressed as their favourite superhero for the first of two magnificent fireworks displays, lighting up the skies over Surfers Paradise Beach at the family-friendly time of 8pm on Thursday 31 December.

With a second show for revellers at midnight, the beach fireworks displays are ranked among the most spectacular in the state, incorporating state-of-the-art pyrotechnics launched from a floating barge approximately 350 metres out to sea.

And for those who just can’t get enough of the rainbow explosion in the skies, Howl at the Moon and Cocoon will host another fireworks show for spectators along the river, bursting to life at 10pm at the end of Cavill Avenue.

The event is expected to draw more than 60,000 people to ring in 2016 at the precinct.