Aussie’s love a celebration, and New Year’s Eve is a real reason to party. They may even be able to ring in the new year more than once with the right travel plans. With some strategic planning, you can toast the new year more than once. Fly to a few different destinations. You are sure to find a city around the world that you want to stay over and spend some time in. Here are the top ten places that Aussies will travel to for celebrating the new year.
#1. Christmas Island is one of the first places in the world that rings in the new year. Aussies can get there by taking a flight directly from Perth or Southeast Asia. Christmas Island is a remote island so named because it was discovered on Christmas Day. Go early and take in some of the local charm with an island Day tour. Then ring in the new year at the Golden Bosun or Rumah Tinggi Tavern.
#2. After toasting in the beginning of a new year on Christmas Island, there will still be time to head back to Sydney for one of the world’s best New Year’s celebrations. Join the crowds on famous Circular Quay for the huge fireworks display. Those who arrive early enough will enjoy a series of aerial shows over the harbor.
#3. The fireworks lovers in Australia want to check out the Sydney to Hong Kong flights. The best fireworks display in the city is held at the Victoria Harbor at midnight. The spectacular display is highlighted by the skyline over the
#4. New Year’s is a special event in Tokyo. The locals visit a shrine or temple first. Then the parties begin in bars and clubs all around the city for a unique mix of modern living and tradition. Be sure to arrive in time to see the famous Harajuku girls.
#5. Although it is an ancient city, Athens, the capital city of Greece, is still a popular spot for Aussies to pick for a rocking New Year’s celebration. Syntagma Square is transformed into a winter wonderland every Christmas and is later used for a spectacular New Year’s celebration.
#6. Everybody loves Paris, and saying ‘Bonne Annee’ along with the crowd at the Champs-Elysees will be an unforgettable way to ring in the year. Head for the Place du Trocadero for a bird’s eye view of the Eiffel Tower’s fireworks show.
#7. Aussies often join the crowds that gather on the banks of the Thames in London to witness the Mayor’s fireworks display at midnight. The skies light up as Big Ben chimes in the first hour of the new year.
#8. Heading over to the other side of the world, Aussie’s love to spend New Year’s on
Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana Beach. Drink champagne right on the beach and enjoy live music and a fantastic 30 minute fireworks display.
#9. Every year, about a million people crowd Time’s Square for the city that never sleep’s famous New Year’s Eve celebration. Watching the ball drop in New York City is probably the most popular New Year’s event around the world. The count down resounds through a chilly night as the New Year’s Eve Ball descends from the flagpole from One Times Square, NYC.
#10. For a New Year’s celebration with a Southern USA flair, head south to New Orleans. Enjoy some famous Cajun or Creole cuisine and then go to Jackson Square to watch the fireworks display over the mighty Mississippi River. Bourbon Street will offer plenty of champagne for toasting.
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