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Airlie Beach New Years Eve Events 2022

Updated Wed 14 Dec 2022

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Can you hear the crack of the fireworks and the pop of the champagne already? We sure can! As we near the end of 2022, it’s time to get amongst the action and prepare those party plans! From the craziness of Christmas in the Whitsundays to an outright celebration of the year, it's time to let loose! Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly evening, a wild dance party or a beachside bonanza, the vibrant town of Airlie Beach has you covered! 

Renowned for its never-faltering nightlife, live music and awesome vibes, there’s no better place to spend the countdown than Airlie Beach! So, pick your poison and book your tickets as we all get ready to bring in the new year… in paradise!

Foreshore Fireworks on the Esplanade

An annual tradition and highlight of New Year's Eve in Airlie, the local fireworks on the foreshore are the perfect celebration for everyone! Kicking off with the first round of fireworks earlier in the evening, enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere, dinner by the bay and a dazzling sky of crackers! Or, hang around for the countdown fireworks for an exciting countdown amongst travellers and locals alike. An awesome, free and fun way to welcome in 2023, so grab your family, friends and a rug and hit the esplanade!

Northerlies New Years Eve 2022

Another year, another unforgettable new years celebration at Northerlies! To bring in 2023, the beachside venue has a groovy lineup, a main stage in the sand, two firework shows, a collection of food trucks, free courtesy buses and funky bars! Catch the Pirateska Rebellion, The Stone Apes, Pluto Tango and Exeltek as you sing along, eat incredible food, drink colourful drinks and dance the night away with your mates… the vibes are always high, the stars are always bright and the new year is beckoning at Northerlies! Remember to book your tickets to secure your spot!

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NYE Warm Up “GEED UP” at Airlie Beach Hotel

The perfect way to get your pres in and your party started earlier, Airlie Beach Hotel is putting on New Zealand band GEED UP! Bringing the tunes and beats for you to get the good vibes flowing! Book now and secure your spot! 

NYE Countdown at Airlie Beach Hotel

Sing the New Year in with the queen Stevie Nicks at the Airlie Beach Hotel Dreams Tribute Night. That’s right, all of the classic bangers from Fleetwood Mac delivered right to your ears on the 31st! You're guaranteed a real show at this one, so don’t forget to secure your tickets for an unforgettable end to 2022!

BOOM NYE Black & White Party

Don your finest B&W threads, grab a drink and head to BOOM nightclub for an unforgettable New Years' Eve! Jordan Magro will grace the decks with some tunes to bust a move to, along with resident DJs Sticks, Dirty Treble and IN2TH3AM & DFAZ. Party right on through to 5 am for a truly wild night in the heart of Airlie Beach! Tickets will be available at the door for only $30.

Balearica Beach Club NYE Fiesta

The Spanish-inspired Balearica pop-up beach tent venue is back on the Airlie Foreshore! Kicking off at 1 pm on the 31st and taking party-goers through a magical night of music, food, dancing and tropical vibes until 2 am! Delight in a complimentary glass of champagne and celebrate the New Year in style, feet in the sand and hands in the air! Grab your tickets here to secure your night!

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NYE Sailing Club Dining Experience

Delight the taste buds with a culinary sensation on New Year's Eve at the Whitsunday Sailing Club! With limited spaces for balcony dining, your ticket treats you to a chef-prepared four-course meal, a bottle of bubbly and the best seat in Airlie for watching the Foreshore Fireworks! Work your way through a foodie experience of local seafood, fresh produce and exquisite flavours, topping off the experience with a vanilla bean pannacotta! Simply delicious! Grab your tickets before they’re snapped up!

New Years Eve Whitsunday Private Charters

Looking for an extra special way to welcome in 2023? Why not hit the water and make the most of the serenity and island vistas? I mean, can you imagine dancing the night away, counting down to midnight with your loved ones and waking up to a 2023 sunrise over the island? With an array of catamarans, yachts and sailing vessels available for private chartering, tailor your night and guestlist exactly to your liking - there really is something for everyone!

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