7 reasons why you should celebrate NYE in Melbourne
Set your sights on Melbourne for your New Year's Eve plans this year. Here's why...
1. It's cheaper and not booked out
2. It's less crowded
Don't get us wrong, Melbourne will be busy on New Year's Eve. However you'll actually be able to move, have some space to yourself and not be crushed by crowds of people.
3. It has parties for all
Parties and New Year's Eve go hand in hand. Melbourne has parties for all budgets and since you'll be saving a fortune on your accommodation by staying at YHA, you can splurge on that expensive New Year's party if you so choose. And for those who want to sleep cheap and party cheap, there are free parties - you just gotta look for them.
4. It has fireworks everywhere
Fireworks are everywhere! The early to sleep people can see fireworks at Yarra Park and Footscray Park earlier in the evening and midnight revellers can head to Kings Domain, Flagstaff Gardens, Treasury Gardens or the Docklands for entertainment and the final fireworks display of the year.
5. You don't need to secure a spot early
There are no lines and no long waiting times in Melbourne. As long as you can see the Melbourne skyline, you'll be able to see the fireworks.
6. Great public transport
Grab your Myki and hop on a tram, train or bus on New Year's to avoid surging Ubers and cranky taxis who'll be caught up in all the road closures.
7. Perfect destination to start a new year
Make waking up in Melbourne on the first day of a new year the start of your 2023 travel bucket list. Explore the city as it welcomes a new year and takje the time to plan out your travels for the year ahead.