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The Best Riverside New Year's Eve Events in Melbourne

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Fabulous food in a prime fireworks viewing spot
Spend a memorable New Year's Eve on the banks of South Wharf with fabulous food, free-flowing sparkling and amazing vantage points of the spectacular fireworks displays!

As you countdown to midnight, enjoy a lavish 5 course feast, elegant banquet or tantalising canapé & beverage package. Then when the clock strikes midnight, you will be in prime position to view Melbourne's amazing New Year's Eve fireworks display!

Bookings are now open - select from the highlights below:

The Best of Bohemian... New Year's Eve Celebrations

The chance to revisit or discover what you've missed from Bohemian this year! Featuring the top 10 hits from the Four Pillars Gin Dinner, Archie Rose Gin Dinner, Giant Steps Wine Dinner, Journey Through South American Wine Dinner, plus many more!

The night will start off with a glass of Pol Roger Champagne and Tasmanian oysters - then we will take you on a culinary journey of our favourite dishes throughout the year. There's no better way to see in the New Year!

5 Courses with 5 Drinks including wine and cocktails.

Limited availability.

$180 per person.

Sunday 31st December / 8pm arrival, 8.30pm start.

Bohemian Wine Bar / 35 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC 3006

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Step back in time and relive the prohibition period at this speakeasy New Year's Eve celebration. Our riverside location with views of the city skyline fireworks puts us in the perfect position to kick off 2018 in back and white style.

Choose from our amazing packages - but book in quick not to miss out, limited tickets available.

Standard Package

4-hour canapé & beverage package $130pp

This includes access to the venue 4 hours of canapés and standard beverage package

- Group booking discount over 6 people $120

VIP Package

4 Hour Canapé & Beverage Package, Mumm Champagne, an exclusive VIP table - $200pp

(minimum 4pax)

This includes 4 hours of canapés and standard beverage package and free-flowing​ Mumm champagne for the first hour.

A reserved private riverside table with fireworks views.

Sunday 31st December / 8pm start

Plus 5 / 37 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006

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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Style at Meat Market

NYE Dinner and a Celebration

Finish off 2017 and welcome in the New Year with a mouth-watering three-course dinner and celebratory four-and-half-hour drink package at South Wharf's Meat Market.

Enjoy a true Victorian culinary taste experience and Melbourne's best and most exclusive views along the Yarra River as you toast to this special time with a glass of free-flowing G.H Mumm champagne.

Combining fabulous food and drinks with some of the most spectacular views of the city's fireworks display, guests are guaranteed to have an incredible start to 2018.

Bookings are essential. Get in quick to avoid missing out.

$210 per person

Sunday 31st December / 7.30pm – Midnight

Meat Market / 53 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006

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NYE Riverside at BangPop

Bring in the New Year with a BANG at BangPop South Wharf with their New Year's Eve Banquet.

Join family and friends and toast to the New Year over a seven-course dinner at BangPop, one of Melbourne's best spots for high-quality, authentic, casual Thai street food.

Located on the banks of the Yarra River in South Wharf, BangPop is at the very centre of all the 2017 New Year's Eve action and is the perfect place for celebrating the biggest night of the year.

The family-friendly restaurant will have two seven-course sittings available.

Surrounded by a vibrant atmosphere, stunning water views and a seven-course dinner packed with flavourful dishes, aromatic condiments and endless sparkles, this New Year's Eve banquet is too good to miss.

Tickets are limited. Bookings are essential.

Sunday 31st December, 2017


Sitting One:

5.30pm – 7.30pm

​Adult - $89pp

Children - $49pp

– kids pack includes soft drink


Sitting Two:

8.00pm – 01.00am

Inside - $139pp –

with beverage package that includes one glass of Champagne at midnight

Terrace - $179pp –

with premium beverage package that includes unlimited Champagne

BangPop South Wharf / 35 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006

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Count down to the New Year at Akachochin

Get together with family and friends and indulge in Akachochin's New Year's Eve degustation dining experience.

Sip on a glass of champagne and take in all of what a Melbourne New Year's Eve has to offer at the restaurant's riverside location.

With two sitting times available this event can be enjoyed by kids and parents alike.

Akachochin's modern approach to Japanese cuisine incorporates traditional techniques with modern flavours to create delicious dishes for everyone to enjoy.

Sunday 31st December

Sitting 1 (5pm-7pm), Sitting 2 (8:00pm- 1am)

Akachochin / 33 South Wharf Promenade South Wharf, 3006

Degustation sitting times include:

Sitting One:


$95 for 5 course degustation

$49 kids

Sitting Two:


Inside: $149 for 7 course degustation with beer, wine & sake

Terrace: $189 for 7 course degustation with with beer, wine, sake & free flowing Mumm Champagne

Bookings are essential.

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Spend New Year's Eve in one of Melbourne's 'oldest' newest dining precincts and enjoy the fireworks spectacular and free entertainment in the heart of Melbourne City.

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When: Sunday 31st of December, 2017
Where: South Wharf
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