Living in Melbourne, it's handy that the beach is not too far away. The inner city beaches are more likely to be crowded, so it's a good idea to go that bit further in the suburbs to find one with less of a crazy, city crowd.
Grab a bite before or bring an esky and some munchies along with you, and before the new year ends you can appreciate a magnificent view of the last sunset for 2013.
Don't forget some warm clothes or even a blanket too, as Melbourne's coast will most likely be chilly even if it's warm during the day!
You can even brave the cold waters as you reminisce about the year that has passed, and also accept the challenge as you see many children running into the water without fear.
As you dry off and enjoy the night sky, the ocean breeze and some food and drinks with friends, you are bound to see some council fireworks or dare I say, some local ones being set off on the beach shore itself. No matter where from, there's no doubt the fireworks will light up the night sky and the calm ocean will soothe you and take you into a calm beginning for 2014.
Eat somewhere fancy
Melbourne is seen as a foodie heaven for some, so of course restaurants all over will be making the most of the New Year's Eve crowds.
Top fusion Asian restaurants such Seamstress and Red Spice Road will be serving up special banquet menus in order for the occasion. Their banquets will sample their respective popular dishes such as Seamstress' duck rice crepe money bag and RSR's infamous pork belly with apple slaw.
Dishes at Red Spice Road, including their pork belly (far right)
Invite your closest friends over and you can share a homemade feast, dance and singalong to your favourite tunes and chuckle as you make a fool of yourself in party games.
If you still want to admire something at midnight tune in to the live countdown on television or take a look outside your window. Perhaps you even live close enough to the city to view the show from your balcony.
No matter what you decide to do, the important thing is to spend it with good friends and appreciate the year that has passed. Some resolutions or goals can also make the next year an exciting challenge to welcome when the clock strikes midnight!