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Mooloolaba New Years Eve

Mooloolaba New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by almost all nations worldwide, with the beautiful coastal area of the Sunshine Coast celebrating this fantastic event with bright lights, entertainment and, of course… fireworks!

Sunshine Coast Council is changing the face of its New Year’s Eve Fireworks, adding two new locations and shifting back a gear to safer, more localised celebrations.

Mooloolaba New Years Eve 2022/2023 Fireworks, Sunshine Coast

Each year, over 40,000 locals and visitors come and enjoy the celebrations at The Esplanade Mooloolaba with two fireworks displays during the evening at 8:30pm and again at midnight. In addition, and for the first time, the council will host firework displays at Caloundra and Coolum at 8:30pm.

The three fireworks celebrations will have a safe family focus, less crowded, and as usual, will be a glass and alcohol-free zone. They encourage people to share the evening with the whole family at Mooloolaba for a picnic (however, leave the alcohol at home) or book into your local restaurant before settling in for the fireworks.

Aside from the official events in Mooloolaba, there are also several other NYE events running around the Sunshine Coast Area area:


Sunshine Coast Afloat Family Fireworks: 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Set off on a two-hour family-friendly cruise to watch the 8:30 fireworks and ring in 2022 before the little ones fall asleep with Sunshine Coast Afloat. It’s set to be a night of fun with drinks, food and music.

Sunshine Coast Afloat Midnight Cruise: 9:30pm – 12:30am
Get the best vantage point to enjoy the midnight fireworks from the water with a three-hour cruise! Farewell 2021 with Sunshine Coast Afloat, plenty of music, drinks and dancing.

Mooloolaba Pavillion: 6:30pm – 1am
Celebrate NYE in style at Mooloolaba Pavillion with a three-hour drinks and canape package, live music and prime position for the fireworks. The dress code ‘Riviera Chic.’

Mooloolaba Esplanade: 8:30pm and midnight
The Esplanade Mooloolaba comes alive with celebrations to farewell 2021. There is fun for everyone with two fireworks displays during the evening at 8:30pm and again at midnight.


Kings Beach Tavern NYE Party: 9pm
Welcome 2022 with a throwback at the NO SCRUBS: 90s + Early 00s NYE Party at the Kings Beach Tavern. This 18+ only event will have you living la vida loca on the dancefloor, and there will be prizes for the best 90s outfits!

Caloundra RSL: 8pm – 1am
Kick-off your shoes for a rocking hoe-down at the Caloundra RSL this New Year’s Eve! The Goats will be bringing their up-tempo style of Hillbilly Roots and Old Time Blues just in time to shake off 2021.


Brew Year’s Eve
Ring in the new year with a beer in hand at Malt Shovel Taphouse. With 16 craft beers on tap, there is time to try them all. If you book a table of six or more for NYE, each guest will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles.

Nightquarter: 7pm onwards
Get ready to party with DJ Timmy Trumpet at Nightquarter this New Year’s Eve! Kicking off at 7pm, there will be good vibes and dancing into 2022.


Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at The Long Apron in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Enjoy an exclusive five-course degustation dinner from 6pm. The bar will be open for cocktails until midnight for those who want a little more fun.

Twin Waters

Wave goodbye to 2021 with dinner and a 9pm fireworks show at Novotel Sunshine Coast Twin Waters. There are two options; a family-friendly Seafood Buffet at Sola Restaurant or a special event on the Sola Deck more suited to adults-only.


It’s time for a classic New Year’s camp festival! Thrive is a two-day event – although you can buy a day ticket – outside Eumundi. It will be an epic community gathering with heartfelt sharing of live music, dance, yoga, spoken word poetry, comedy, art, and kids entertainment. The exact location will be revealed after you buy your ticket!

The Imperial Hotel
Eumundi’s Imperial Hotel will be buzzing this New Year’s Eve with a double act of killer music to ring in 2022. Flamenco-fusion heavyweights KALLIDAD and electro wizard CHRISTIAN PATEY will have you dancing the night away as you farewell 2021. This event is 18 and over, and tickets are just $35.


Ride the Night New Year’s Eve
Ride your way into 2022 at Aussie World this New Year’s Eve! Spin through the night on the Redback, be haunted in the Mayhem Maze or see the view from the Ferris Wheel while enjoying the music, food and fireworks!


Noosa Waterfront Restaurant
Settle in for a decadent six-course meal prepared by chef Andrea Ravezzani at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant. Be welcomed with a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne on arrival; then dinner starts at 7pm. Dress bright and sparkly to enjoy the live music as well.

Catalina Noosa New Year’s Eve
Nothing says celebration like sunset cocktails and a delicious dinner! Finish 2021 onboard Catalina Noosa with live music from 4pm to 8pm.

Catalina Noosa New Year’s Day
Technically on New Year’s Day but still celebrating 2021 is Catalina Noosa’s annual NYD boat party. From 3pm to 7:30pm on January 1, enjoy live DJs, canapes and a welcome cocktail!

Sunshine Beach

Gatsby New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party
Head back to the roaring 20s at Sunshine Beach Surf Club for New Year’s Eve. With champagne on arrival, live music and a gourmet travelling feast, you will end the year in style!


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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?
Mooloolaba Fireworks: 8:30pm and midnight
Caloundra: 8:30pm
Coolum: 8:30pm

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Where is the Mooloolaba New Years Eve located?
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Mooloolaba Esplanade, Caloundra, and Coolum, Mooloolaba, QLD

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Most public events are free, but some venues may have an entry fee

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