New Year's Day in Melbourne

New Years DayMelbourne skyline from the river banksNew Years Day in summertime in Melbourne has all the hallmarks for the making of a sensational day. Those people recovering from NYE are looking for early eateries and then others looking to head out and about it suggest a hectic time. But in reality the centre of the city is generally quiet and peaceful. And even just out a little at places like St Kilda the beach can be a gorgeous suggestion and just so relaxing.

All that is said without mention of the marvelous Yarra River and all the venues and grassed area along it. Magic happens when you get out and about! Make the new year a magic one Melbourne!

New Year's Day Ideas Guide for Melbourne

Melbourne New Year's Day can be so fun. Some even say that NYD can be bigger than NYE! With dance and DJ events and lots of relaxing ideas you should be well covered to charge into the New Year with enthusiasm.

  • Harlow

    Richmond / 03 9810 0082

    New Year's Day Bottomless BBQ

    Get over your hangover and hang with the crew at Harlow this New Year's Day for a BBQ to start off the New Year. You'll be treated to a yummy BBQ meats and sides an esky full of beers on arrival plus house wines and spirits. With DJ's on deck all afternoon for entertainment.

    Bottomless BBQ: $59 | $10 Bloody Marys All Day

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  • Provincial Hotel

    Fitzroy / 03 9810 0042

    New Year's Day: The Bus Stop

    Heading off to Werribee Mansion's "Let them eat cake" on New Year's Day? Then let the Provincial take the hassle out of getting there and get your New Year started off right with bottomless pre-drinks and snacks before getting on the coach for a comfortable journey out to the mansion.

    Pre-Drinks Snacks & Coach Transfer: $49

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  • New Year's Day at Hopscotch


    Southbank / 03 9690 6999

    New Year's Day Relaxation

    Gorgeous location featuring inside space and outside terraces for chilling on New Year's Day along side Melbourne's Yarra River. Great food and refreshing beverages. Get your crew along to Hopscotch and plan you new year. Even set some fun new year resolutions!

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  • New Year's Day at the Wharf

    Wharf Hotel

    Melbourne / 03 8680 6000

    New Year's Day Recovery

    Recover your New Year's along the Yarra river with a relaxing meal and smooth drinks to welcome in the first day of the year. New Years Day is only once a year so get bouncing up and don't miss it. Great food and fab calming location in Melbourne.

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  • Boxing Day at Young & Jackson

    Young & Jackson

    Melbourne / 03 9650 3884

    New Year's Day Reload

    Start the new year well by dining in with Chloe at the Young and Jackson Hotel. Or head up to the rooftop bar and chill out with some fine Craft beers. Centrally located and so easy to get to, Y & J is one of Melbourne's favourite hotels.

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  • Christmas Parties at The Boatbuilders Yard

    The Boatbuilders Yard

    South Wharf / 03 9686 5088

    New Year's Day

    Relax into the New Year with some chill alongside the Yarra River on Southbank at The Boat Builders Yard. Inside and outside so you can get fresh air and even feel the Melbourne's sea breeze. Love this venue for it's pier type location which is really easy to get to and you just grow in anticipation the more you get closer. Enjoy NYD Melbourne.

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  • New Year's Day at Amora

    Amora Hotel Riverwalk

    Richmond / 03 9246 1211

    New Year's Day Accommodation

    Just a short tram ride down Bridge Rd. This luxury venue also offers accommodation. So why not pamper yourself this New Years and book in for New Years Day aswell. Great food and drinks with fabulous staff to take care of all your new year worries.

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Check out some of Summers other Big Days

With New Year's over for another year that means we are counting down to the next big day of summer... Australia Day!  Make sure you check out all the details of Australia Day events in Melbourne.