Are you going away over the Summer break? We have found the 9 best New Years Eve Celebrations to see out 2020, all located within easy driving distance of Auckland. Make sure you book a rental car in advance over peak season to avoid disapointment.
AUM New Years Eve Festival 2020
This Auckland based three day music, art and camping festival is family friendly. AUM will be held from 30th December – 2 January at idyllic camp grounds and forest compete with its own lake in South Head, featuring The Topp Twins, Anika Moa, Grouch, Concord Dawn and many others.
Rhythm and Vines
The annual Rhythm and Vines three day music festival held at Waiohika Estate in Gisborne on December 29th to the 31st every year and globally known as the festival to welcome in the sunrise of the New Year. This years epic lineup includes Benee, Fat Freddys Drop, Shapeshifter, L.A.B, Shihad, Quix, Broods, Sachi, Dave Dobbyn, Mako Road, Ladi 6, Montell2099, The Upbeats and many, many more!
Highlife New Years Eve
Highlife is a boutique New Years Eve festival will be held at the beautiful Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana, see local acts, DJ’s, dancers, performers while enjoying gourmet food and craft beverages with a stunning fireworks display to top it off. Held on December 31st from 3pm – 1am and R22+.
Resolution NYE Festival
The Resolution New Years Eve Festival is all about health and happiness at this all ages, family friendly event in Kumeu. During the day there will be workshops and inspirational knowledge shared and at night local and international musicians and DJ’s.
NYE – The Other Side
If a roadtrip to the coromandel for New Years is your thing, check out NYE – The Other Side at Joes Farm in Whangamata from December 30 – 31. This years line up features L.A.B and Shapeshifter as well as other local artists held over two days.
Britomart Block Party NYE 2020
If you’re staying local, the Britomart Block Party is brought to you by George FM and set to be Auckland’s biggest New Years Eve Party. This year will feature a massive line up of musicians, performances and DJ’s to suit everyone. See Mt Eden, Weird Together, Concord Dawn, State of Mind, Dick Johnson and P-Money as well as plenty of others.
The Feelers & Elemeno P – New Years Eve
Another New Years Eve party for the Coromandel is The Feelers and Elemeno P who will be kicking off their summer tour starting at The Coroglen Tavern in Whitianga on December 31. See these two New Zealand music legends perform their chart topping anthems.
The Great Lake Taupo Big Bang
Are heading away down the line to Taupo for New Years Eve? The Great Lake Taupo Big Bang is on. There will be two fireworks displays, the first one smaller one will be at 10am for families with young children and then a much larger one at midnight at Colonel Roberts Reserve. Entertainment includes Jason McIver Band, Bree Hilton, Paul Folds and DJ Pickle.
New Years Eve Fireworks Cruise
See 2020 out in style aboard the Ocean Groove New Years Eve Fireworks cruise. Take in the breath taking sights of Auckland onboard this 4 hour cruise with the best view point in the city. Enjoy the incredible Harbour bridge light show and fireworks display at the end of the night, while being entertained with an on board DJ, dancefloor and delicious catering.