Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends. Grab a meal at one of the many amazing restaurants in the CBD before heading over to the Waterfront to soak in the atmosphere before the 9.30pm fireworks display.
Restaurants in the CBD
This is an alcohol-free event. The waterfront and Tauranga’s city centre are a permanent alcohol-and glass-free area, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. No alcohol can be carried or consumed in this area. Police have the power to search for alcohol and issue a fine.
We have water refill stations onsite, bring your bottle and stay hydrated. With the sun still being strong in the afternoon, slip, slop, slap and wrap.
Alcohol free areas in the CBD
A full road closure will be in place from 2pm, 31 December 2019 to 2am, 1 January 2020 on The Strand, from Devonport Road roundabout down to Harington Street roundabout to ensure a safe event. Both roundabouts will be open to allow traffic flows.
There will be no vehicular access to The Strand via Hamilton and Wharf Streets. Parking on The Strand will be restricted from 6am on 31 December until 8am on 1 January.
Parking buildings and off-street car parks are free after 3pm and open 24/7. Access for deliveries and residents will be possible during the road closure, to ensure minimal disruption. Car parking is available for mobility cardholders in the northern waterfront car park.
Where to park in the CBD
Road closures and alcohol-free are New Year's Eve 2019 (136kb pdf)
Tauranga CBD permanent alcohol-free area (72kb pdf)