The most awaited time of the year is about to come where people make resolutions in a hope to bring change in their lives, appreciate their past and celebrate in the spirit of being alive and making through it all. Yes, we are talking about THE NEW YEARS EVE! 

The current year has been one traumatic experience for all and yet the brave people are continuing to look upwards. Plans for a dream holiday or celebrating NYE abroad are very narrow but enjoying in the City of Sails is still a great option as it helped us through the tough times. It is truly the time to bid farewell to 2020 and welcome the New Year in Auckland’s style. Whether you are looking for:

  • Breath-taking views
  • A place to simply wine and dine
  • Somewhere to just lose yourself dancing

Auckland has got it all sorted and planned. Below we will be sharing with you the best places to go to, to have your own Auckland style New Year’s Eve celebration. 

Britomart Block Party

There is something for everyone at Auckland’s downtown this New Year Eve. If you love some wild on the street extravaganza than Britomart Block Party is your place to be. Make it your life’s mission to enjoy every bit of the celebrations by dividing your routes into three. Start your way through some of the most lit bars like AV Club and Caretaker and get yourself lost in the magic of the city streets: Galway Street and Roukai Lane where the fun goes on till dawn. Featuring your favourite sets from Benny Boy, State of Mind, Dick Johnson, P-Money, Concord Dawn and many more, not a single soul gets down in Auckland’s downtown party. 

Sweatshop Brew Kitchen

Start off the festivities on one of the biggest outdoor decks in Auckland, a prime location to watch the fireworks show above at the Sky Tower. Find the unbeatable winning combo at Sweatshop Brew Kitchen where they put in their sweat, blood and beer to ensure the most unforgettable evening. Toss some bottles of fresh brew from their busy bar before diving into some more entertainment with The Beat Council and top of game DJs live. A guaranteed full package of an electric night on the New Year’s Eve at Sweatshop. 

Queen Street

Welcome the New Year in Gochu’s style with a fresh bottle of campaign, magnums and a whole day with your special drinks.  Sounds like a delightful evening, isn’t it? With the best set menu to celebrate throughout the day and night. A mouth-watering festivity which is not to be missed especially at NYE. Get your reservations done now because it is going to be a full house pretty soon. 

Highlife Festival

NYE new mantra should be “go to Highlife Festival or go Home” because this very event is power-packed with some epic line-up and an even more epic location: Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana. This crazy year calls for a crazy ending too with a lot of good vibes. You will not only be enjoying the majestic views but also a great amount of wine to welcome the New Year. To maintain the quality of the experience the tickets of this festival are quite limited. There is going to be an incredible line up of local musicians and DJs along with some pretty cool Australian acts. Dance around to lit music, dig in to delicious food, marvel at nature’s beauty and all the other sensory delights while ending it with an adrenalizing firework display. We can feel the hype to our cores, can you? A perfect gateway to a new beginning. 

Park Hyatt Celebrations

If you are the one looking for a more classy and relaxing way of celebration then Park Hyatt Auckland is your spot. Here you will not miss out on the New Year Eve’s fun and get to toast to a new beginning with possibilities. You will be able to indulge yourself into an abundance of cocktail and lavish three-course menu to die for. March yourself towards their Onemata Restaurant, eat a fine dine along with wine like a royalty and put an end sipping cocktails at their Captains Bar, all of our favourite things.  The day will end with your content hearts to welcome 2021 in all its glory. A New Year’s Eve served well. 

Rooftop at QT

It is only fair to end this year with heart pumping fun to make up for the lost times. Climb up to new height this New Year’s Eve at QT’s rooftop to bid farewell to 2020 in style. Your elevated night, a world away from the bustling below, will include festively sparkling tipples and a menu by Chef Sean Connolly of Mediterranean-inspired canapés. While some breath-taking views and popping music will accompany you throughout. So get yourself grooved up for a mesmerizing sight of Sky Tower’s fireworks extravaganza to end the year with a blast. 

Northern Bass

Saved the best for the last, the three days NYE festival at Mangawhai: Northern Bass. It is location an hour over north of Auckland and attended by thousands of people flocking from all over New Zealand. Keep jumping on your feet all night to Fat Freddy’s Drop and some insanely cool beats, a perfect ending to 2020. And start 2021 with the festival’s tastiest treats. Stay onsite camping to not only enjoy the music and food but also the scenery and fresh winter breeze Mangawhai has to offer.  Guarantees some jam-packed fun throughout the three days for New Year’s celebrations. 

The places mentioned above covers majority of the best spots to party this New Year’s Eve according to your taste and preference. After the year we have had, a celebration of hope can do us all a great amount of good. We need to make up for the lost times while enjoying in the moment because we do not know what the future holds. Hopefully our recommendations will help you in choosing the best party spot in town. Have fun!