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NYE in Melbourne and Queensland

In Melbourne:

Never Say Never Again at Albert Park Hotel. With a Glam 70s cocktail party, Albert Park Hotel goes 007 for one night of serious 'Sexpionage' complete with Vesper Martinis, delicacies from the sea and criminal beats from DJs Mark John, Nick Foley, Jesus Loyola and Nick Coulter. Ticket price: $120 per person (early bird) and $150 per person (late bird); 6pm - 1am. For tickets: call (03) 9690 5459 OR via Eventix.

New York, New York at Middle Park Hotel. The highly celebrated chefs at the Middle Park Hotel, Paul Wilson, Dave Marshall and Nuno Gabriel, bring you a night of culinary prestige for the true foodie as they present a four-course menu straight from the heart of the Big Apple. Ticket price: $85 per person; from 6pm. For bookings: call (03) 9690 1958.

Tacos, Tequila & Tunes at Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda. Newmarket Hotel invite you to celebrate NYE in true South American style, with a five course grazing menu inspired by flavours from Latin America and Mexico. Ticket price: $75 per person; from 6pm. For bookings: (03) 9690 1958

Chill On Ice Lounge and Ski Lodge, one of Melbourne's unique social experiences, will be hosting two events to celebrate New Year's Eve. Dine early and celebrate - perfect for young families heading to the early fireworks in the city, 5.30pm-7.30pm. Adults $89, kids $59. Cocktail Extravaganza - unique way to reign in the New Year, 8pm-1am. Cocktail Style $269pp, Balcony Tickets $500pp. 

In Queensland:

Royal Pines RACV Resort on the Gold Coast will welcome in 2012 with great views, fine food and wine and magnificent live entertainment in its newest restaurant Videre. Enjoy a five-course degustation menu with a bottle of French Champagne for each couple. Price: $250 per person.

Watt Restaurant, Brisbane (overlooking the Brisbane River at New Farm's Powerhouse) celebrate NYE with an 'Arabian Nights' themed party. Option 1: $99 Five course sit-down dinner with a glass of French Champagne on arrival (7pm - midnight). Option 2: $75 cocktail party including substantial canapés & drinks package (8.30pm - midnight). Bookings essential. Call 07 3358 5464 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

LAUXES restaurant and bar at Broadbeach, Gold Coast - $225 Moet package; includes a lavish 5-course dinner, 3-hour premium drinks package and best seats in the house. 6pm for the first seating and 7pm for the second seating OR $99 Cocktail package which includes delightful canapes all night and 3 hour drinks package. Drinks package is available from 7pm until 10pm. Phone: 07 5531 5555 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Spicers Peak Lodge - a Weekend of Decadence: 2pm arrival to sparkling wine, grand high tea, canapes and treats throughout the night, European midnight buffet with sweet pastries and other delicacies. New Year's Day: Champagne breakfast, Gourmet picnic, 7-course degustation dinner.

Spicers Hidden Vale - 007-inspired Black Tie Gala. Did you know that a Grandchester local, Mr Sidney Cotton, part of the original family of Hidden Vale station, was a spy and one of the inspirations for James Bond? This New Year's Eve join in the celebrations of this glamorous past with a 007-inspired Black Tie Gala.

Experience the Gold Coast  glamour at Palazzo Versace's New Year's Eve celebrations when all that glitters will be gold as King Midas adds his touch to the haute hotel's countdown celebrations. A number of gorgeous glittering gastronomy packages have been created for each of Palazzo Versace's award winning restaurants.

Out in the bush, Nindigully Pub is on track for big New Year's bash. It might have a population of just five people, but what this town has is a pub that parties like no where else on the planet. Licensed since 1864, the pub is located just 45 kilometres from St George and six hours from Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. This year it is on track to deliver the biggest bash in the bush this New Year following the cancellation of the event 12 months ago in the face of rising flood waters.

The party, which includes three huge days of entertainment, bands and fireworks, starts Friday 30th December and costs $50 per adult. The theme for the 2011 bash is Pool Party and revellers are encouraged to bring their own pool and blow ups. For more information, contact Burnsie & Debbie, Nindigully Pub, 0428 744 292.


For the young, or the young at heart, Novotel Twin Waters Resort's Family Beach Carnival will be a night of family-friendly fun, featuring attractions to suit all ages including Dodgem cars, a Ferris Wheel, Slot cars, Laser Skirmish, Surf rider, Bouncing boxing, Lost Temple, Jumping Castle, Shooting Gallery and many more carnival stalls and rides from 6pm until midnight.

 In true carnival spirit, dining options will include a Hot Dog stand, Burger Bar, Wood fired gourmet pizzas, Aussie BBQ Stall, Baked Potato and Salad stall, Fish and Chip stall, Asian Noodles and Indian Curries stall plus a Candy Bar and Dessert and Coffee Lounge. Further information or to make a booking phone 1800 072 277 or by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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