Best Places to Spend New Year

Best Places to Spend New Year's Eve

We have put together a list of our recommendations for the best places to see in the New Year. You need to experience one of these destinations and New Years parties at least once in your life.


1. Sydney, Australia

Sydney - For possibly the greatest and most famous fireworks display in the world we recommend travelling to Australia's East Coast and basing yourself in Sydney. Head to the popular Rocks area and watch the amazing fireworks light up the sky over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. On New Years day you can head to the beach to join thousands of others enjoying the start of a new year. If the idea of living in Australia for a longer period check our our working holiday jobs in Australia.


2. Fiji

Spend a relaxing New Years Ever in Fiji - If seeing in New Year's Eve in a warm climate and with lots of sunshine then think about travelling to Fiji. If this country appeals to you why not also seach our scuba diving courses in Fiji.


3. Thailand

Party on a beach in Thailand - Not many destinations compare to Thailand and with a wide selection of islands, beaches and beachfront accommodation this is a great place to watch the New Year in. Travel to Koh Pha Ngan which is home to the the montly full-moon party. Aim to arrive a few days earlier to guarantee accommodation.


4. Edinburgh, Scotland

Celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh - For a traditional New Years Eve you can join around 75,000 revellers on the streets of Edingburgh all singing Auld Lang Syne. There will be a impressive fireworks display and popular live pop music but wrap up warm.


5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wear white and head to Copacabana Beach - December and January are in the middle of summer in Brazil and its a great opportunity to mix with millions of locals by heading to beach front in Rio De Janerio. Expecy a lively atmosphere, loud samba music and a spectacular fireworks display. Try to wear white clothing which is said to be a lucky colour in Brazil. Combine experiences and view our volunteer projects in Brazil.


6. Berlin, Germany

Party in Berlin - During the day there are lots of events and activities like the annual pancake race - Berliner Silvesterlauf which is fun to watch. As night draws closer you can be part of one of the worlds biggest parties which takes places at the Brandenburg Gate. Why not visit Germany as part of an overland tour in Europe, we have epic adventures which will ignite your wanderlust.



New York New York - If you have ever watched New Years Eve celebrations on the television you will have probably seen New Yorkers packed into Times Square which is one of the most famous places in the world. Expect a friendly atmosphere with thousands of people lining the streets of one of the best cities in the world. Why not spend time working in the United States and be more than just a tourist.


If you would like to be travelling during the New Year break check out our adventure tours abroad.