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New Years in Queenstown.


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The incredible scenery, lively nightlife, delicious food and an excellent attitude towards celebration and festivities ensures that Queenstown’s New Years Eve is something not to be missed. With a range of different events on show for the evening, everyone from the festival loving hard-core, to a more sophisticated champagne and canapé lover will be catered for this New Years Eve.

The water-front Earnslaw park presents a great line-up of live music across two stages, food stands and a spectacular fireworks display at midnight; all perfectly situated on the Queenstown lakefront. This event is a celebration for everyone from local families, to young travelers and international guests and is totally free. *Please remember there is a strict alcohol ban in this area.

Rhythm and Alps is the Southern Alps very own sister festival to Gisborne's famous Rhythm & Vines. The lineup of both International and Kiwi artists provides you with one of the biggest festivals on offer in New Zealand, and it is sure to get you buzzing. Whilst the festival is located closer to the alpine town of Wanaka, there are bus transfers to Queenstown easily available for the duration of the festival. Check out this year's lineup and grab your tickets here.

The Big Night Out bar crawl is for perhaps the more youthful adults within your group. With free door entries and drink specials, the exclusive Queenstown New Years Eve party gives you the VIP party experience you’ve always wanted. Enjoy a night of party games, epic prizes and dance in the New Year with a crew of locals and visitors. To find out more check out the website here.

If you're wanting to celebrate in Queenstown, but wish to avoid the lakeside throng, make your New Years Eve an indulgent dining experience. Visit one of the many restaurants within the town. Prime restaurant offers one of Queenstown’s premier waterfront dining experiences. For stunning panoramic views and the perfect fireworks viewpoint, dine at the Skyline Gondola’s Stratosfare Restaurant. Make sure to reserve your party a table so as not to miss out on these incredible dining experiences. 

Alternatively, nestle in at one of Commonage Villa’s luxury properties and welcome in the New Year from the comfort of your own place. Our properties cater for all manner of groups, from family events to intimate couple retreats. The villas provide extensive views over the Queenstown area and our balconies are the perfect place to bring in the New Year whilst enjoying a glass of your favourite beverage and watching the impressive fireworks exploding over the lake.


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