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New Year's Eve in Tauranga

Ensuring your safety over summer is Tauranga City Council’s main priority. Remember, there will not be a public organised event at the Mount Main Beach this year. Welcome 2018 with family-friendly events and fireworks. Tauranga’s residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the start of the New Year at Council’s community celebrations in the city centre and in Papamoa and the city's youth can welcome the new year at the Silent Disco - strictly for attendees of 14 to 17 years of age.

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Safety on NYE at Mount Main Beach

Fireworks 

Tauranga will welcome the new year with fireworks and a special kid's countdown at 9.30pm for little ones who can't make it to midnight. New Year’s Eve fireworks will also be seen at midnight from across the city and residents and visitors are invited to watch them from their deck or backyard, ideally from a slightly elevated point.

The first fireworks to light up the sky will be at the family-friendly time of 9.30pm at the Tauranga waterfront and at Gordon Spratt Reserve.

There will be no fireworks display at Mount Maunganui.

Road closures and alcohol-free zones

Find all information, including road closures and alcohol-free zones here.

New Year’s Eve events

31Dec
New Years Eve: Spikey Tee (UK)
31 December

Astrolabe Brew Bar brings an epic New Year's Eve extravaganza to the sunny shore's of Mount Maunganui, with Spikey Tee, the notorious jungle house DJ from the UK.  Read more

31Dec
NYE with Trinity Roots
31 December

Join us at Papamoa Beach Tavern for your New Year's Eve celebrations with Trinity Roots, DJ's Ayesha and Mr Bambolocat.  Read more

31Dec
NYE Silent Disco
31 December

Pick your channel and choose your DJs – not one, not two, but three DJs battle it out at our youth-friendly Silent Disco. U18 only.  Read more

31Dec
Papamoa NYE community celebration
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family, friends and neighbours. Join us and enjoy the entertainment including carnival rides, music, a Frozen show, yummy street food and more.  Read more


31Dec
CBD NYE community celebration
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends. Enjoy the entertainment including a Mayoral BBQ, an amazing glow show and more – finishing with 9.30pm fireworks.  Read more


Plan ahead before you go out
Plan ahead before you go out
The early stage of the evening isn't just about having a few drinks at home. It's time to get prepared!

Being out and about
Being out and about
Remember the following while you're out and about and it'll be a good night.

Getting around town and home
Getting around town and home
A graceful exit is as important as a grand entrance - remember to plan how you're getting home and also around town.

Need to call someone
Emergency and Safety Numbers
Need to call someone? Save these numbers into your phone. Remember these people are here to help you, not get you into trouble.

Safety on NYE
Safety on NYE at Mount Main Beach
We want to ensure you have a safe and memorable holiday, so we have a number of safety measures in place.

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