Port Douglas - New Year’s Eve 31st December 2018
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia is the ideal tropical place to welcome in the New 2019 Year. Under the lights of an amazing firework display you’ll be counting down the end of 2018 and welcoming in 2019 under the leaves of palm trees and the tropical heat of Far North Queensland in Australia. There are many award-winning restaurants serving fine food for a delicious celebration dinner to end 2018 with wonderful entertainment to make everyone’s New Year’s Eve extra special.
Wherever in Port Douglas you choose to celebrate there are a host of holiday accommodation options to meet all budgets. From 5 star luxury resorts to family and couples hotels, you’ll find holiday accommodation ideal for you placed conveniently near your NYE celebration location, so you only have to walk back to your accommodation at the end of the night. Some resorts and hotels even have special New Year’s Eve package deals and extra nights where you can turn your New Year celebrations into a welcome mini break over a few days.
New Year’s Eve Accommodation Port Douglas 2019
There is a wonderful choice of different types of resorts and holiday accommodation available in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. All accommodation places listed here are within an easy walk of the New Year’s Eve celebrations so you don’t have the hassle of trying to get home afterwards and they even have specials packages on offer!
Make sure you book your accommodation now as New Year is always a highly busy time of year. Book with us at Port Douglas Travel and receive extra bonus discounts on tours, attractions and sightseeing.
To view all the Port Douglas tours and attractions please visit The Tour Specialists.
Some New Year’s Eve Accommodation Suggestions
- Sheraton Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
You will be only steps away from the New Year’s Eve 2018/2019 celebrations at Port Douglas’s Sheraton Mirage’s Glade Pavilion if you stay here for your New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Everything at this 5 star resort in Port Douglas, Queensland is at your fingertips. With large lagoon swimming pools, a gym, a spa and an 18 hole golf course at the Sheraton Mirage County Golf Club you will be staying at the most iconic resort in Port Douglas right on Four Mile beach.
- Shantara Resort and Spa, Port Douglas
Adults only resort - Located a couple of blocks from Macrossan Street, Port Douglas - 3 minute walk.
Shantara Resort and Spa, Port Douglas is boutique style accommodation ideal for couples that like their holiday comfort in secluded and tranquil surrounds. There are a range of holiday apartment options from studios to large spacious one bedrooms. Some rooms have pool deck access and others have their own private Jacuzzi. With a spa and gym, 2 heated swimming pools, an undercover BBQ area. You can be near the centre of Port Douglas yet feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of normal life in this very popular adult’s only holiday resort.
- Mantra Aqueous, Port Douglas
Mantra Aqueous holiday apartments are located just off Macrossan Street, Port Douglas and 5 minutes stroll away from all the fun and frivolity of the New Year’s Eve festivities. Much of this resorts holiday accommodation is swim-out rooms and many have spa baths on the private apartment verandas. This hotel is called Mantra Aqueous for a very good reason. With 4 saltwater swimming pools and tranquil water features thru the tropical gardens your recovery after the action of New Year’s celebrations will be tranquil and soothing – what better way to welcome 2019.
- Mantra Heritage Resort, Port Douglas
These centrally located holiday apartments at the Mantra Heritage Resort are in the heart of Port Douglas, right near all the New Year’s Eve action. With only 45 resort rooms this is an intimate hotel complex in the heart of Port Douglas. Despite being in the heart you will be in a tropical enclave landscaped with plants and ferns with a lagoon style pool. You will only be about 5 minute walk from the golden sands of Four Mile Beach.
- Mantra Portsea Resort, Port Douglas
Mantra Portsea Resort, Port Douglas is only a 10 minute walk from the New Year’s Eve action of central Port Douglas. The holiday accommodation has been designed with a high open aired lobby with punker Walla ceiling fans, with tiered ponds, arches, columns and romantic bridges giving it that Italianate style to it. This highly requested holiday resort is just a short 1 minute stroll to the golden sands of iconic Four Mile Beach and 5-10 minutes’ walk to the centre of Port Douglas.
- Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas
Peppers Beach Club Holiday Resort is a 5 star luxury spa resort near the centre of Port Douglas. From the moment you arrive you will be enveloped by the cool chique of this refined resort. With the white sanded beach pool and landscaped tropical gardens complete with an Easter Island style head statue you won’t believe you are so near town and only a short 3 minute walk to the iconic Four Mile Beach.
From the moment you step into the spa resorts opulent reception area overlooking the large lagoon style swimming pool and lush exotic gardens, you feel immediately immersed in the tropical atmosphere that is Far North Queensland, Australia.
- Peninsula Boutique Hotel, Port Douglas
Peninsula Boutique Hotel, Port Douglas is another popular adult only resort where you can recover after your big New Year’s Eve night by relaxing around the swimming pool of this peaceful oasis. With comfort, luxury, and a quiet haven located across from Four Mile Beach this is really perfect for your New Year’s holiday escape. With 34 contemporary style 4.5 star one bedroom holiday suites, with a mixture of pool and ocean views, this is a perfect location. Hi Tide restaurant overlooking the Coral Sea serves a delicious recovery lunch, and romantic dinners.
- Villa San Michele Apartments, Port Douglas
Villa San Michele, Port Douglas are self-contained holiday apartments located in the heart of Port Douglas very near all the New Year’s Eve action. With one and two bedrooms, they come with free wifi and everything you need to make your stay comfortable. With two swimming pools and only a five minute walk from the iconic Four Mile Beach you will have all the space and privacy in this hideaway to recover from your celebrations of the night before.
Some New Year’s Eve Holiday Tours & Activities Suggestions
Sunset Cruises – Port Douglas – New Year’s Eve
- Lady Douglas – River Tour – Port Douglas
Leaving: 16:30 – Port Douglas Reef Marina
Lady Douglas...What a perfect way to say goodbye to 2018 than to go on a 1.5 hour river cruise. You’ll be cruising through the mangrove-lined riverways of Port Douglas from the Reef Marina on a handsome riverboat that resembles an old Mississippi Paddle boat steamer. See if you can see a wild lazing estuarine crocodile. Your tour guides will make the trip highly entertaining for all ages. On board is a licensed bar and a ticket includes one complimentary drink.
- Aquarius – Sunset Twilight Sailing – Port Douglas
Departs: 16:45 – Port Douglas Reef Marina
Aquarius is a spacious 20m (62 ft) luxury wide beam catamaran built in France that has spacious room for 45 guests. Cruise the Coral Sea on your tour yacht with a glass of our favourite bubbles, wine or beer (bring your own) and canapes as you toast the last glimmer of sun’s rays disappear for the year. Seeing the sun set behind the mountains of Cape Tribulation as the sun’s rays refract off the waters of the Coral Sea is a memorable way of seeing off year 2018 in this natural light show.
- Sunset Sailaway – Port Douglas
Departs: 16.45 – Port Douglas Marina
With a minimum age of 12 this is a personal tour with a maximum of 25 guests.
Sailaway, Port Douglas will welcome you on arrival with a complimentary drink and canapes are served during your trip. You will sail out of the Port Douglas Reef Marina on your tour boat, a French made catamaran, to the open water of the Coral Sea. The last sunset of 2018 will set to the west behind the mountain peaks of Great Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest in the last amazing light show of the year. Licensed bar is on board.
Make sure you book your accommodation now as New Year and Christmas is always a highly busy time of year. Book your holiday accommodation with us at Port Douglas Travel and you will receive as a bonus big discounts on tours, attractions and sightseeing for you and all of your family.
To view all of the Port Douglas tour & attractions options please visit The Tour Specialists.
Port Douglas - New Year’s Eve Fireworks 31st December 2018
What: New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2018
Where: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
When: 31 Dec 2018 - 1 January 2019
Fireworks always make a place and time especially memorable. What better way to greet the New Year in than to stand in picturesque tropical Port Douglas Queensland Australia and see the wonderful artistry and amazing light display of the Port Douglas New Year’s Eve fireworks on the waterfront with your family and friends.
What’s so wonderful is that you get two displays! One at 8.30pm for the families with younger children and then another fireworks display at 12.00 midnight for the official welcome of the 2019 New Year for the adults!
The fireworks are launched from Anzac Park at the east end of Macrossan Street which is the main shopping and restaurant street of Port Douglas.
An elevated position anywhere on the Port Douglas foreshore will give you great views of the amazing firework extravaganza.
Why not start your evening with a relaxed Sunset Cruise which departs around 5pm from Marina Mirage for a magical 1.5 hour. You then have the rest of the evening to enjoy a meal with friends and family at one of the many Port Douglas Restaurants.
We highly recommend you make your New Year’s Eve restaurant and accommodation bookings now to avoid disappointment.
Port Douglas Nightlife New Year’s Eve Events 2018/2019
Places to Drink, New Year’s Eve
- Hemingways Brewery, Port Douglas
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina at 44 Wharf Street.
07 4099 6663
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina at 44 Wharf Street, Port Douglas. 07 4099 6663
Hemingway's Brewery Port Douglas is the first of their Gastro Brewpubs, situated on the beautiful Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in Port Douglas.
Hemingway's is unique in Far North Queensland and offers a relaxed vibe where you can enjoy hand crafted beers suited to the tropical climate and fresh local produce.
‘Walk the Plank’ is the themed NYE Party here this year. It is FREE ENTRY – no tickets necessary.
They will have live music all night with Johnny Sanchez duo starting us off at 6pm and Live DJs with DJ Bart + more Live DJs from 9pm-2am.
Dress up in your best pirate costume for a chance to win Best Dressed!
- The Courthouse Hotel, Port Douglas
(Located on the corner of Macrossan and Wharf Street - overlooking Anzac Park and the harbour).
This pub is known locally as “The Courty”. This is the oldest and most iconic pub in Port Douglas and in Australia.
It is a magnificent traditional heritage Queenslander with open verandas and large seating areas.
It overlooks the scenic Anzac Park where the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve will be set.
On New Year’s Eve the Courthouse will be full of merry makers and it’s a great place to soak up the celebration vibe.
Food is served here and is standard pub grub. There are 4 main seating areas, with 2 bar service areas.
The Rooftop Sunset Bar at the Courthouse Hotel will be serving meals upstairs from their normal menu (prime position to see the fireworks) and would highly recommend booking a table.
Downstairs will have live music by Braux Pas, and they have an extended licence until 2.00am so you can celebrate till the morn.
No tickets, no cover charge, no set menus, just a no fuss good time New Year’s Eve!
To book a table contact (07) 07 4099 5181
- Central Hotel, Port Douglas
9 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas. 07 4099 5271
The Central was built in 1878 and is one of the oldest pubs in Port Douglas.
It is fittingly called The Central due to its location.
She’s a traditional Queenslander with timber beams and decks, after being rebuilt in 1911 due to a cyclone.
This year, there will be two bands playing, one at the front and one at the Garden Bar at the back of the pub.
This vast covered area is a great place to soak up the New Year Eve’s vibe with other revellers.
- The Iron Bar, Port Douglas
5 Macrossan St, Port Douglas. 07 4099 4776
This bar is aptly called the Iron Bar and is easy to spot by its external décor of rusted iron sheets.
The Iron Bar is the place to be for NYE 2019 where you can party not only to the countdown to 2019, but right up until 4.00am.
There will be live music with the band Grand Theft Auto as well as DJ Bex and DJ Marco.
Party where there are multiple bars including open air and chilled indoors areas.
Drink specials will be on at this number 1 party spot in Port Douglas!
To kick the night off with a bang, arrive early, enjoy legendary drink specials and a welcome shot upon arrival, moving freely between the unique indoor-outdoor levels.
This will certainly be a busy night so get there early if you wish to get in! Entry is $20.00pp
Port Douglas New Year’s Eve Dining 2018
Most restaurants will be open, but these are a few of the functions and speciality menus that some of the Port Douglas restaurants are offering (booking necessary) where you can experience the best food, the best company and the wonderful vibe of a tropical New Year’s Eve in Port Douglas.
- Nautilus Restaurant
17 Murphy Street, Port Douglas
Pedestrian access from 14 Macrossan Street
Nautilus is Port Douglas’s most iconic and historic restaurant in one of the most tropically romantic settings in Port Douglas. Many visiting celebrities have eaten here including President Clinton. This isn’t just about eating, this is about having a dining experience.
This year a 6 course “New year’s eve tasting menu” featuring specially crafted culinary delights is on offer.
The Canopy Lounge will be open for pre-dinner cocktails from 5.30pm and we are happy to continue serving drinks in this raised area until late in the evening for dining guests only.
- Sassi Cucina e Bar Restaurant
4 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
This Italian restaurant draws its inspiration from serving authentic Italian pizza, handmade pasta, chargrilled steaks and fresh seafood.
With an extensive drinks and cocktails menu this is the perfect place to enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
This year Sassis has a Four Course menu with Campari Spritz, Peroni Nastro Azzuro, or a glass of Chandon NV Brut Rose on arrival.
For seafood lovers, the CANNELLONI house made pasta is a must to try.,..with smoked Red Emperor, a variety of exotic mushrooms, salmon caviar, light wine and cream sauce. Delish! $180pp Bookings Essential
- Sheraton Mirage Resort Port Douglas
Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas
Check out their amazing accommodation deal:
Celebrate the last day of the year at Sheraton Mirage and treat yourself to a divine food & beverage package at a party that will leave you wishing the celebration never ends.
Venues: Mirage Island, Feast Restaurant & Daintree Lounge
- Canapés & 1hr beverage package on Mirage Island during sunset
- Fireworks display
- Main course served in Feast
- Dessert grazing buffet & complimentary drink in Daintree Lounge
- Live entertainment throughout the evening
- New Year's countdown on screen at the Sheraton Mirage Resort Port Douglas.
$185 per person (there is a reduced child’s rate).
- Watergate Bar and Restaurant, Port Douglas
5/31 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas. 07 4099 5544
Watergate Bar has a late 2.00am licence and will be serving drinks in this tropical chique bar/restaurant – try their Elderflower Collins, or their Espresso Martinis and bring in 2019 in in their lounge seating and a refined vibe.
This year Watergate Bar & Restaurant will be offering a 6 course set menu with a glass of corte giara prosecco on arrival.
Doors will open at 6:00pm, with dinner served at 7:00pm.
There will only be the one sitting on the night. The PORK BELLY - twice cooked with a tiger prawn wonton and a chilli macadamia sambal is just one of the tastes on the menu that is a must try!
Cost for the menu is $140 per head. As this is a limited event, a pre-payment for the dinner is required as a deposit.
Please email email@example.com for all booking enquires.
New Year’s Things to See Things to Do in Port Douglas
Whilst you are in Port Douglas celebrating Christmas and New Years, why not check out what Port Douglas has to offer for entertainment. Before or once you recover from your New Year Day’s late night shenanigans and celebrations you can saunter down the iconic white sands of Four Mile Beach and look out to the aquamarine sea. New Year’s shop sales will abound in Port Douglas so snapping up a bargain that you will cherish as a souvenir or want to wear for some special occasion is worth sticking around for. Touring whilst you are visiting Port Douglas is highly advisable!
Enjoy a day of fun and discovery on the Great Barrier Reef, or if you prefer a half a day, jump on a high speed jet boat that will whizz you to the outer reef in no time and without sea sickness. Whether for half a day or a full day the swimming in this picture postcard beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is what dreams are made of. If you would like to have a yacht tour then you can visit the stunning Low Isles, just hang back and relax whilst the wind blows the sails and the waves break on the bow. The snorkelling off this uninhabited natural coral cay island is amazing. You might even have a swim with one of the many turtles that frequent the Low Isles and of course it is turtle nesting season at this time of year so there will be plenty about.
Another major attraction of the region is the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest. You can book your own tour guide and take a trip (link TTS Daintree pages here) to experience the oldest rainforest in the world in a variety of ways. With Daintree at Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge on your doorstep how better than to spend the new year in a 150 million year old rainforest. Learn about the Indigenous culture at the Mossman Gorge Centre, where your Aboriginal guide will take you on a guided tour through the Daintree rainforest. Of if you want to see the rainforest from a totally different perspective, zip through the treetops with Jungle Surfing.