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1. Posted by jeryan86 (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

jeryan86 has indicated that this thread is about Australia

Hey Guys,
Has anyone ever spent New Years Eve in Oz? I'm there this year and would like some suggestions of where it would be amazing to go party into 2009.
Greatly appreciated.
James

2. Posted by m1ket (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

If you havnt booked already most hostels in the city are full so book soon! that would be my tip

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 28, 2008, at 2:06 PM by m1ket ]

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 8y

Wherabouts in Oz were you thinking? I spent NYE 2004 in Sydney and it was awesome to be on the harbour watching the fireworks, but as the previous post says, you may struggle to find accommodation at this late stage - I booked mine for Sydney in the July of that year.

4. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 8y

I've spend New Years in Australia twice and in 03/04 I was at Woodford Folk Festival for a couple of days and had such an awesome time there. If you're into camping and festivals, I'd definitely recommend it, because it is a really special way to start the New Year.
Alternatively just like Bex said, spending New Years in Sydney watching the fireworks over the harbour is great, but start looking for accomodation now ;)!

5. Posted by LusciousLu (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

Smug mode...have a friend splace to stay at and failing that, know exactly where to park our soon to be acquired van for free in the city!

Watched the free Darling Harbour fireworks on Saturday and just turned to me chum and stated..WE ARE STAYING AT YOURS FOR NYE!!!

She didnt say no!

6. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 8y

I've been in Australia twice for new years now.

First time was NYE 99 (going into 2000) when I was on a working holiday here. I stayed in a summer youth hostel that the YHA did in the Newtown (Sydney) area - I don't think they do that anymore as they've opened up a number of other hostels in the Sydney area. I watched the fireworks from the Circular Quay area, right outside the MCA building.

Second time was last December (since a year ago I'm now living in Australia). This time I had a place to stay at someones house. I watched the fireworks this time from a dock in Balmain.

7. Posted by MaCe (Budding Member 16 posts) 8y

Check out Sensation White and Summadayze!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The same sesation White as in Amsterdam! Shouldnt be any problem to find the best party! Just google it, and u'll see! Cross fingers to get tickets! ;)

8. Posted by ontheedge (Full Member 90 posts) 8y

I spent last new year new year in oz, we were in sydney, i pre booked accom monthes before we went, we stayed in manly at boardrider backpackers (tip:NEVER stay there its really dirty and the staff were really unfriendly), appart from that it was the best new year iv EVER had, we lined up at the entrance to mrs mquaires point at 8 am, the day flew by, i managed to sneak a bag of goon in lol- we got a place on the grass it was red hot and ate and drank and had good times with loads of travellers, the fireworks from what i remember were great, but it was mainly the build up to the event that made it worth while, like sex really! (or not lol) dave from cumbria