The Ultimate guide to celebrating NYE in Palm Cove

Welcome the New Year with friends and family at Palm Cove, a picturesque beachside destination. From fireworks, parties, food, and drinks, the beach plays host to a spectacular and lively New Year’s Eve celebration.

new years eve fireworks in palm coveLocals and visitors flock the area to watch the amazing pyrotechnic performances, enjoy live music, and catch the spectacular fireworks. With plenty of room for everyone and a fantastic waterside location, Williams Esplanade in Palm Cove is the perfect spot to watch the night sky light up for the New Years. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate end-of-year party or planning a low key beach side celebration, Palm Cove has something for everyone to enjoy.

After a fun-filled night, wake up refreshed and ready to start the first day of the year in your amazing resort-style holiday accommodation in sunny tropical North Queensland. For interstate travellers looking to catch a flight home, Palm Cove is conveniently located within just a 20-minute drive from Cairns Airport.


Palm Cove New Year’s Eve fireworks – 31 December 2018

Fireworks start at 9.00 PM. The beachfront is lit up as the Palm Cove Jetty launches fireworks overhead. It’s a truly spectacular show and a great way to mark the start of the new year. Set up shop on the beach with your blanket or beach towel, take a basket of nibbles and champagne to bring in the new year in style. The event is put on by the local Cairns Council and Tourism Palm Cove members.

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New Year’s Eve Accommodation Offers

Palm Cove has an abundance of hotels to walk back to after a relaxed evening out for dinner and fireworks. Be sure to book early as they do fill up quickly. Oasis at Palm Coves is offering this great deal running from 1st January 2019 to 31st March 2019.

Stay 7 Nights From $1064*(based on 1 bedroom fully self contained apartment 2 person stay)

Stay 5 Nights From $800*(based on 1 bedroom fully self contained apartment 2 person stay)

Stay 3 Nights From $564*(based on 1 bedroom fully self contained apartment 2 person stay)

Stay 4 Nights and Pay 3 Nights*

Conditions apply, offers cannot be used together.

Dinning on the beach at Palm Cove

Best New Year’s Eve dinners in Palm Cove with fireworks

There will be special menus and entertainment offered by the beachfront bars, restaurants and resorts in Palm Cove. Choose from a selection of fine dining venues or choose a more relaxed vibe. Bookings are a must for all New Year’s Eve dinners. Don’t miss out on your perfect New Year’s Eve celebration! Book early to secure your spot.

Nu Nu Restaurant

new years eve dinner at nu nu restaurant palm cove


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1 Veivers Rd – Email: Ph: 07 4059 1880

  • Stunning beachfront location, offering the perfect spot to watch the fireworks

Chill Cafe

new years eve in palm cove at chill cafe

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1/41 Williams Esplanade – Email:  Ph: 0439 361 122

  • Sublime waterside location to watch the spectacular light show

Portofino Palm Cove Restaurant

new years eve palm cove at portofino pizzeria

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3/41 Williams Esplanade – Email: Ph: 0428 774 009

  • Family-friendly spot, centrally located with a great view of the fireworks

The Rising Sun Bistro & Bar

new years eve in palm cove at the rising sun bistro and bar

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95 Williams Esplanade – Email: Ph: 07 4059 0889

  • Perfect view of the fireworks with a central location on the Esplanade

Reef House Restaurant Palm Cove

new years eve palm cove at the reef house and spa

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99 Williams Esplanade – Email: Ph: 07 4080 2600

  • Central view of the fireworks in the fantastic beachfront restaurant

Apres Beach Bar & Grill


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119 Williams Esplanade – Email: Ph: 07 4059 2000

  • Overlooking the beach, you can expect a ringside view of the fireworks

Lime & Pepper

new years even palm cove at beach almond

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123 Williams Esplanade – Email:   Ph: 1300 987 600

  • Relaxed beachside setting just metres from the beach for the fireworks

The Surf Club

new years eve palm cove at the surf club in palm cove

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135 Williams Esplanade – Email:  Ph: 07 4059 1244

  • The restaurant deck overlooks the ocean and has a great view for fireworks

Beach Almond

new years eve palm cove at beach almond

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145 Williams Esplanade – Email: Ph: 07 4059 1908

  • Prime position for the fireworks, overlooking the launch site of the Palm Cove Jetty