Your 2018 Guide to Celebrating Christmas and New Years Down Under

Posted on 14 November 2018

 1. X-Mas Ladies Night at Monsoons

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Source: @ladiesnight_monsoons
When: 20th of December, 2018
Where: Darwin, Monsoons
Ladies in Darwin have the chance to treat themselves to a night in Monsoons night through Christmas Week, hosted by Ryan Gallagher from Married at First Sight!

 

2. Christmas Day at Bondi Beach

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When: 25th December 2018
Where: Bondi Beach, Sydney
For some serious Australian tradition why not spend your day lounging amongst the tanned locals? Enjoy people watching at its finest; if you’ve ever seen the hunky Bondi Rescue team, you totally know what we’re talking about. Unwind at the iconic Bondi Beach by day, where all the action happens, and then catch the awesome Sydney Harbour Fireworks at night. If you are looking to escape the crowd, head to one of Sydney’s secret beaches. You can snorkel off the coast of Shelly beach or just watch the world go by at the hidden sandy spot of Milk beach for a truly unique Australian Christmas.

 

 3. Shipwrecked @ Gilligans, Cairns

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When: 26th December 2018 – 1st January 2019
Where: Gilligans Backpacker in Cairns
We are daring you to set sail from where ever in the World you are and get SHIPWRECKED at Gilligan’s – just like an Island that you will never want to leave as our first 7 DAY PARTY EXPERIENCE IS HERE.

4. Woodford Folk Festival

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Source @woodfordfolkfestival
Where: Woodford, Queensland, Australia
When: 27.12.18 – 01.01.18
Held once a year over six days and six nights, over 120,000 people gather from around the country and the world at one of Australia’s largest music festivals – but it’s not everything you expect, it’s so, so much more – and all of it is pure magic. The festival programme is of epic proportions with concerts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, a film festival, comedy acts, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, an entire children’s festival, an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late night cabarets, parades and special events. Phew.

 

5. Falls Festival

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When: 28.12.18 – 06.01.19 
The hype is real for Falls. Kick off the end of December with Falls Festival and if you don’t know what all the hoo-ha is about, you should. You can’t actually say you have partied in OZ unless you have been to one of the Falls Festivals. Tickets entitle you to 3 days of camping onsite (just be sure you aren’t on a puke spot) and three endless days of entertainment with the hottest DJs and top bands. We can’t think of a more wicked way to welcome 2019.

6. NYE on Magnetic Island

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When: 30.12.8 – 01.01.19
Island life offers two massive parties over three days with tunes from some of the World’s biggest artists. In between the epic beach parties, you can soak up that good old Tropical North Queensland sun and splash about in crystal-clear blue waters. What better way is there to start off to 2019! 

 

7. Sydney Harbour Bridge Fireworks

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Source: @operabarsydney
The Sydney harbour Fireworks are one of the most spectacular New years celebrations all over the globe! Just breathe it all in and have the time of your life as you say goodbye to 2018 and let 2019 in! 

 

8. Ultimate X-MAS Eve Sydney Harbour Cruise

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Source: @ozparty
When: 24.12.18
Where: Sydney Harbour 
It’s Christmas and you’ve escaped the family reunion to the tropical paradise of Australia. Let’s be honest, you’re 99% looking for a fun way to get some drinks into you. The solution? Cruising the bright lights of Sydney Harbour with nearly 1000 other party goers, a delicious buffet but most importantly, all-inclusive drinks. You heard if from us! This is the ultimate boozy Christmas Eve party and comes complete with its own views of one of the World’s most iconic skylines. Get your most ‘festive’ (aka tightest and smallest) Christmas outfit ready for a selfie on the split-level glass island boat to make everybody back home jealous. Tickets also include FREE after party entry and epic prizes to be won! Tickets are selling fast so grab them ASAP for an unforgettable Xmas eve night with your mates.

 

9. Cairns NYE Fireworks tour 2 ultimate Party

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When: 31.12.18
Where: Cairns
What is better than just staying in one club all evening to celebrate New Years? Right! Going to a bunch of different clubs! This is exactly what you’ll be doing this NYE in Cairns! Together with a bunch of other backpackers, you will crawl around Cairns hottest clubs after watching the sunset! 

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