With the festive season well and truly upon us, some of us are panicking about where to spend our festive celebrations, whether it’s the big day itself or counting down the hours into 2015.

If you’re lucky enough to be getting away this year, there are few places better than Australia for a truly unforgettable travel experience. To see your year out with a bang, make sure you hit one of these incredible celebrations on the vast land mass that is Australia.


New Year’s Eve at the Crown

Those heading over to Melbourne can welcome the New Year with an extra special slice of glitz and glamour, courtesy of the Crown Hotel and Casino.The resort, which prides itself on its luxurious décor, catering and party atmosphere, is hosting a huge variety of celebration evenings from a Party in the Sky theme to a 1940s Glamour night. While many New Year’s Eve celebrations might promise music and dancing, the Crown goes one step further with its luxurious casino atmosphere. If you’re more au-fait with cocktails than casinos, you can always prepare yourself with sites like GamingClub.com/au/casino-games before you attend. Book quick though – tickets are selling fast and this is one evening that’s not to be missed.

Fireworks at the Sydney Harbour

The Sydney Opera House is an attraction which is high on the list of any keen tourist’s top sights to see in Australia. But to enjoy it in a whole different way, this year the Sydney Harbour will be hosting its own fireworks event on New Year’s Eve . Visitors can flock to the ‘Coathanger’-style bridge outside the house and witness the fireworks, as attended by celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Paris Hilton. The evening will kick off with an air show at 6pm followed by water displays and projections onto the bridge. For information on how to get the best vantage points, click here.


City celebrations in Canberra

Many people may mistake Sydney as the capital of Australia, but its true capital, Canberra, will more than prove why it’s got capital status this year. To see 2014 out, EventsACT will be holding New Year’s Eve in the City, which will see two celebrations in Civic Square on 31st December. Head to the square at 7pm where the likes of Eskimo Joe will be on hand to entertain the crowds with special guest appearances from local bands Dos Locos and Plump. The evening wil have a true community feel, and you’ll leave Australia feeling like one of the locals.




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