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Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Sunshine Coast Council and event partners have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba event. With community safety top of mind, the event will not be held this year

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by almost all nations across the world, with the beautiful coastal city of the Sunshine Coast celebrating this amazing event with bright lights, and entertainment.

The usual fireworks displays might not be happening this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time!

Mooloolaba New Years Eve 2020/2021 Fireworks, Sunshine Coast

New Years Eve on the Sunshine Coast includes an array of family-friendly amusement options, parties, concerts, various activities and programs for kids. There are also plenty of adults-only celebrations for over 18’s.

Each year, over 40,000 locals and visitors usually come and enjoy the celebrations at The Esplanade Mooloolaba with multiple fireworks displays during the evening and again at midnight.

These festivities included live music on the main stage, DJ’s on the beach stage, carnival rides, buskers, roving street performers, temporary tattoo stations, children’s face paintings and heaps of other activities.

Come with your whole family to Mooloolaba New Years Eve and enjoy a delicious dinner at any of the restaurants around the area. The public areas are alcohol and glass-free zones. So feel free to bring a picnic, however, leave the alcohol at home.

Even though there are no fireworks, there are still a number of events and activities occurring around the Mooloolaba, which include:

  • Whale One: Ring in the New Year with a live DJ and food catered by The Dock Mooloolaba on board Whale One. House beer, wine, sparkling, or soft drinks for the duration of the trip.
  • Sunshine Coast Afloat: Set off on a 3-hour cruise to ring in 2020 with Sunshine Coast Afloat. It’s set to be a night of fun with drinks food and music as you count down to the stroke of midnight!
  • Mooloolaba Seafood Cruise: Take a New Year’s Even Cruise along the Mooloolaba Canals with Mooloolaba Cruises. Enjoy canapes and access to the bar for a night of fun on the water.
  • Psari Bar and Grill: Ring in the new year at Psari in Mooloolaba with a black and white party for New Year’s Eve. There will be a four-course menu on offer.

Please find prices and times for each of these below.

There is sure to be more going on, so please check back for new updates closer to the event.


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    • Hi Daphne,

      Free buses from Kawana Shoppingworld and Maroochydore Bus Station on Horton Parade from 3pm to 2am. There will also be free shuttle service to and from NYE Mooloolaba from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), departing every 30 minutes from 5pm to 8pm and back to USC again from 9pm to 2am.

      In addition to the regular Sunday timetable, additional services will be added to routes 600, 620 from 6.30pm to 2am. An additional 610 service from Maroochydore to Nambour will also be scheduled at 10pm and 1am.

      Best regards,

    • Hi Simon,

      Not sure where to park as the whole place will be packed. Just note that there are road closures on Brisbane Road (between Mooloolaba Esplanade and Tuckers Creek Bridge) including the Brisbane Road Council Car Park, Smith Street between First Avenue and Walan Street and Northern Beach Terrace Car Park (former caravan park).

      Best regards,

  • Hi, where can I get park and ride information for USC? Reading the Sunbus website it states they leave every 30mins, but that the first bus back is 8.45pm? with two young children I’m hoping they return every 30mins from 5pm.

    • Hi Gary,

      You can’t drink alcohol in a public place at all in Queensland, unless the area is a licensed premises or is declared as a ‘wet area’. So consider any outdoor space to be alcohol free. You can drink inside the many licenced bars and restaurants. If you drink in the parklands or along the foreshore, you can be issued with an on the spot fine of $121 for drinking alcohol in a public place.

      As for the specific location of fireworks, I am led to believe they will be right in front of the surf club. Weather conditions on the day will dictate the final location.

      Best regards,

What date is the Mooloolaba New Years Eve?
What time is the Mooloolaba New Years Eve?
Whale One New Years Family-Friendly Cruise: Boarding 6pm, Departure 6:30pm & Return 8:30pm
Whale One New Years Adults Cruise: Boarding 9:30pm, Departure 10pm & Return 12:15am
Sunshine Coast Afloat: 9.30pm - 12.45am
Mooloolaba Seafood Cruise: 9:15pm - 12:15am
Psari Bar and Grill: All Day

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What are the Mooloolaba New Years Eve entry prices?
Whale One New Years Family-Friendly Cruise
Adult: $75
Child (under 14yrs): $40
Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $199
Whale One New Years Adults Cruise: $75 per person

Sunshine Coast Afloat: $69 per person
Mooloolaba Seafood Cruise: $60 per person
Psari Bar and Grill: $85 per person

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