New Years Eve 2017 in Canberra

Canberra New Years Eve


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 2017.

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 Airpory by flights from all other Australian capital cities.

NYE Celebrations

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.

Top restaurants

Below are the best restaurants for your countdown parites in Canberra.

  • Lanterne Rooms
  • Turkish Halal Pide House
  • Malanay Restaurant
  • Les Bistronomes
  • Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restaurant
  • Sage Dining Rooms
  • Olive at Mawson
  • The Boat House by the Lake
  • Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant
  • Pomegranate

Top hotels

Below is the list of most booked hotels and resorts in Canberra for your advance reservations.

  • QT Canberra
  • Hyatt Hotel Canberra
  • Aria Hotel Canberra
  • Mantra on Northbourne
  • Crowne Plaza Canberra
  • Avenue Hotel Canberra
  • Hotel Kurrajong Canberra
  • Peppers Gallery Hotel
  • Novotel Canberra
  • 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.