New Zealand is the first major country to welcome the new year in the world. Actually, Kiribati is the first country to welcome the new year. There is no major celebration in Kiribati. So, New Zealand is the country to welcome the new year with fireworks event and party. The country has a lot of places where you can spend your new years eve making it memorable.
In this article, we have provided the best places to watch new years eve 2017 fireworks, if you are not able to attend any of the public events.
New Zealand: 5 Best Places to Watch New Years Eve 2017 Fireworks
1. Auckland Sky Tower, Auckland
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of 1,413,700. Auckland is the most popular new year’s eve destination in the country where a large number of Kiwis will be gathered to celebrate the new year 2016. The Sky Tower is the most popular point to watch the new years eve fireworks in the city. The Sky Tower is located in the SkyCity Auckland, an entertainment complex consisting of the hotels, bars, casinos and restaurants. They have a special new year’s eve event, the Cut Loose NYE 2016 party features drink, food and priority access to the SkyCity Auckland.
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2. Auckland Harbour, Auckland
If you are not interested to watch the Sky Tower fireworks, then Auckland Harbour is the best option. You can get an excellent panoramic view of the city including the major fireworks event. You just need to take a cruise on Auckland Harbour to spend your new year’s eve 2016 with more joy and happiness.
3. Frank Kitts Park, Wellington
Wellington is the second largest city in New Zealand and the second most popular new year’s eve destination in the country. Frank Kitts Park is one of the best places to watch new years eve 2016 fireworks in New Zealand. Besides the fireworks event, From 10:00 pm, the talented Orchestra Wellington will bring iconic local films to life, playing live to an audience as clips are played on the big screen. FYI, Wellington is the first capital in the world to welcome 2016 year.
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4. North Hagley Park, Christchurch
Christchurch is the third largest city in New Zealand and also the third choice of people to celebrate the new year’s eve party in the country. Christchurch is also a beautiful destination to spend your holidays with family members and friends. You just need to get your spot at the North Hagley Park to watch the new years eve 2016 fireworks. Last year, the party was kicked off at 6:30 PM.
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5. Lake Wanaka, Queenstown (Otago Region)
Lake Wanaka is one of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand. FYI, Lake Wanaka is also a better place to watch the new year’s eve 2016 fireworks in New Zealand. The celebration of new year’s eve will start from 8pm and continue till midnight. You can also enjoy the great environment in front of the lake with your family members and friends.
Other Important New Year’s Eve Destinations in New Zealand
- Palmerston North
- New Plymouth
How to Watch New Zealand New Year’s Eve 2017 Fireworks Live Streaming Online
Are you not able to attend any of the places listed above? Then don’t worry! There are so many ways to watch the live streaming of new year’s eve fireworks online. Please visit the following websites from your computer, mobile phones, tablets, OR laptop.
- http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/auckland/visitor-information/web-cams/ (Auckland)
- http://tvnz.co.nz/ (Covering Whole New Zealand)
- http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/wellington/visitor-information/web-cams (Wellington)
- http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/christchurch/visitor-information/web-cams (Christchurch)
- http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/queenstown/visitor-information/web-cams (Queenstown)
Article Title: New Zealand: 5 Best Places to Watch New Years Eve 2017 Fireworks
Article last re-published on September 10, 2016.