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See Brisbane's NYE fireworks without having to camp out
Finding the right venue for your New Year's Eve celebrations can be a tricky task. It has to have a great atmosphere, good food, great entertainment and an awesome view of the fireworks, but you also don't want to feel like you're spending the evening in a sardine tin. This year why not experience New Year's Eve as you never have before, in a front-row location, right on the Brisbane River. The Riverlife open air venue offers an exclusive view of the fireworks from the river's edge, along with magnificent city views, all while being surrounded by the stunning Kangaroo Point Cliff Parklands.
Riverlife's location offers spectacular views of the city and fireworks
Food will be available from the food stations scattered around the venue, with dishes made for mingling and moving. Your ticket includes a main meal, dessert and Connoisseur Ice-Cream and there are plenty of options available. For a main you could choose pork belly, lamb rump or snapper with prawns, followed by a dessert of etons mess or orange and almond cake with seasonal berries. Finish the evening with your choice of ice cream from the Connoisseur ice cream bar. The drinks bar will be well-stocked with beer, wine, cocktails, pimms and spirits, and the first three drinks, with the exception of spirits, are included in the ticket price.
Enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks
Atmosphere is taken care of with tunes from the Russ Walker Trio. Russ is an amazing singer and entertainer with a soulful voice who is based in Brisbane and who often performs at Brisbane Broncos events. In between sets, the live DJ will keep you partying all night. The Riverlife Dancers will also be there to inspire you with their moves as they perform energetic and spectacular routines along side the band.
This New Year's Eve, fill you night with delicious food, cocktails and great entertainment, whilst being surrounded by friends and a truly unbeatable view. Make sure you also visit the photo booth so that you have something to keep the memory of New Year's 2015-2016 alive.
Have your photo taken at the photo booth to capture your special evening
Tickets to the Riverlife New Year's Eve party are $85 for a Standard Ticket, $75 with a minimum of ten in your group. The ticket price includes: 1x food option, 3x drinks and 1x dessert option. Gates open at 7pm, with food stations open from 7-10pm. VIP Group options for 40 or more people are available and give access to the Cannon Room, which is elevated from the river's edge. This alternative offers a premium view of the entire Summer Nights spectacle from its wide glass windows. Prices are available on application.
This is an open-air, boathouse venue and is a cocktail event, so girls should frock up in their cutest cocktail dresses while boys need to dig out their suits, and get ready to party the night away. There will be scattered cocktail furniture and the bar is cash only, however there will be an ATM at the venue. The party will finish at 1am on January 1st, 2016.
To avoid parking dramas on the evening why not catch a ferry home from the nearby Thornton Street Ferry Terminal. Public transport is free on New Year's Eve and as many nearby streets will be closed and cab ranks sure to be busy, this may save you a headache of a different kind on New Year's Day.
To book your tickets to Riverlife's New Year's Eve and Summer Nights event, please visit www.nyebrisbane.com.au.