Every year the cities across the world hold wonderfully bright celebrations to herald in the New Year and fireworks are the most popular way of doing this. As with everywhere, Melbourne holds some spectacular fireworks to bring in the next year in total style and the skyline itself turns into a kaleidoscope of amazing colour as the fireworks engulf the sky. If you decide to holiday with your family to Melbourne over New Year then you’ll want to know the best vantage points and while you can look up your local ones online, this guide is here to help you know where to see the best fireworks on the big night. If you head over to apartmentsofmelbourne.com.au you can book your accommodation for the holiday and see whether you would be based near to the brightest fireworks.
- Federation Square
Usually the setting of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Victoria, the programme itinerary usually includes live music concerts, dancing and sometimes DJs. There are scores of family friendly activities and it’s a hop on the tram away from accommodations that you can find at apartmentsofmelbourne.com.au. As with most free events it’s wise to turn up early so you can get a good place to view the fireworks and enjoy the activities. It’s worth remembering that Federation Square is littered with bars, cafes and restaurants that will give you a good opportunity to get some dinner while you’re out. Don’t forget to book in advance so you don’t get crowded out. It’s great for families as the main square is both an alcohol and glass free zone which makes it very safe to be in.
You can catch a train to the Southern Cross station or jump onto the tram right outside your holiday apartment and reach the Docklands that way. You can really enjoy great views of fireworks from behind the Etihad Stadium, surrounding Victoria Harbour in Docklands.
- Treasury Gardens
New Year’s Eve fireworks displays can be viewed from the fabulous Treasury Gardens in the central business district. Parliament Railway is the nearest station here!
- Kings Domain Park
Located just south of the CBD between St Kilda Road and Alexandra Avenue you can get to Kings Domain Park and it is just a wonderful location to get brilliant views of the fireworks.
- Flag Staff Gardens
Yet another exciting location for catching all the action in the central business district. You can see the best fireworks here!
- Yarra Park
Apart from the midnight fireworks there is usually a display earlier in the evening which caters specifically for families so no one misses the celebrations. The Early Eve festivities kick off around 6pm and there is a huge amount of free entertainment on offer with games and activities for the kids. A superb music line up is also always on offer for those who love to dance and it’s just one big party.
The best bit? All trains, trams and buses are FREE from 6pm on New Years Eve!