Canberra – the capital city of Australia – is situated in the Australian Capital Territory, an enclave in the south-east of New South Wales. Canberra has many destinations like national monuments, museums and galleries built around a large artificial lake. The city will host many amazing celebrations and events to welcome New Year 2018.
Introduction to Canberra
With a population of 400,00, Canberra is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is 280 km south-west of Sydney, and 660 km north-east of Melbourne. As a bush capital, Canberra is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors, with excellent cycling, gardens, parks, bushwalking and nature reserves
Get to Canberra
The city can be reached via Canberra International Airport by flights from all other Australian capital cities.
On New Years Eve, the sky will be lighten up with a sensational city funded fireworks display. From our experience Canberra is not a target destination for the 20 year old traveler demographic for New Year’s Eve. We’ve spoken to many punters from Canberra and surrounds over the years and generally the local venues sell out with the natural domestic population.
A centre piece of NYE in Canberra is the fabulous fireworks launched over Lake Burley Griffin. There is plenty of lawn and park space for vantage points and there are also a number of venues close by that would have advantage for the fireworks.
Two fireworks displays at 9pm and 12am will be visible from most locations in the city centre, but the best views are in Civic Square. Another popular vantage point is the Patrick White Lawns beside Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, where families can enjoy a picnic while watching the fireworks.
Canberra will welcome in the new year with parties in Garema Place and Civic Square on New Years Eve. Local bands Dos Locos and Plump will perform on stage in Civic Square from 7pm.
Christmas in Canberra
Below are the best restaurants for your countdown parites in Canberra.
Turkish Halal Pide House
Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restaurant
Sage Dining Rooms
Olive at Mawson
The Boat House by the Lake
Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant
Below is the list of most booked hotels and resorts in Canberra for your advance reservations.
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Aria Hotel Canberra
Mantra on Northbourne
Crowne Plaza Canberra
Avenue Hotel Canberra
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra
Peppers Gallery Hotel
Mantra on Northbourne Canberra
If you are planning to spend your next coming New Years Eve 2017 in Canberra, early booking (hotels/restaurants/flights/cruises) is highly recommended.