Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Do you want to save big this New Years Eve?

How to Save on NYE Tickets.

Are you tired of paying top dollar for everything when you go out?  Now especially on New Years Eve when everyone tells you that everything is double the price and drinks and food can be so expensive.  

Your budget starts to blow out as you have to pay for this and pay for that.  And with the festive cheer if you go and buy a round of drinks you sometimes feel like you have to take out a mortgage!  

On a night when it is meant to be about celebrating like a free spirit you may feel like you may have to be Scrooge McDuck.

No fear people.  We have some ideas and solutions for the budget conscious  NYE Party Crew!  When we were at Uni we used to get by on the most meagre of items and the coin had to go into the most important of priorities ... Yes you got it ... The Party!

1/ Early Bird NYE Tickets

So number one is to make sure you see if you can get an Early Bird or First Release New Years Eve ticket.   These are normally for people before the trend.  So you need to set the trend and work out what is the hottest ticket in town!  You can save heaps on the early bird tickets.
Generally early bird tickets start to finish around November.  This may be by a specific date or until a quota.  Some may have already finished.  So a place like Emerson in Melbourne with Sneaky Sound System playing that will sell some tickets at Early Bird price of $85 over the normal price of $120.  Or the Harbourside event in Melbourne with early bird at $130 compared with $140 normal.   

There are some venues that have a sunset date on their NYE Early Bird ticket prices.  Examples of that are European Bier Cafe and Aer Rooftop in Melbourne at $130 before the 14th December.

2/ Group Discount NYE Tickets

The next thing to watch is if you can get a Group discount.  So that means if you have 10 friends that all want to head out on NYE then you should try and negotiate a further discount on the advertised price.  You will be buying the NYE tickets in a bulk lot. So you need to have the dollars to cover whatever the total amount is.  If you can, then do negotiate even if you have to go to the venue yourself.  If they can't move on price then maybe you could ask them to provide you with a booth or a bottle of champers etc.  If you don't ask ...  you will never find out and venues love dealing with groups of party goers!   And if it is a group of girls then even better ... just go and bust through that glass ceiling as in general venues love groups of girls.  LOVE it!

But best to go to the venue and have a chat with a person in charge that can make decisions about your NYE tickets.  Places like Little Red Pocket and Marrakech in Melbourne will be sure to welcome a chat about your NYE.

3/ Booking Fees on NYE Tickets 

Then there are the booking fees.  These can vary greatly in amounts.  From included in the advertised price to an extra that could be $2 or could be $7.50.   Again we feel the best way around these is to talk directly with the venue.  They may sell tickets over the counter.  An easy reality check is the 10 tickets with a $7.50 fee is $75 .... Now that is ridiculous!   An example of an event All Inclusive Ticket Price is at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Their $175 ticket price is inclusive of CC fees and booking fees.  Mint!

4/ All Inclusive NYE Packages or Not?

Another thing we like to think about is ... do we head to the party with the all inclusive price that includes platters of food and drinks for X amount of hours?  We do!   But it doesn't work for everyone.   We do because that way you don't need to take your wallet with anything in it.   We do because then you don't have to spend anything above what you paid upfront.  And in general the food packages can be really quite good.  And the drinks well ... sensational has been our experience.   It sometimes pays to fork out that little bit extra and get the VIP or GOLD experience.  Cocktails and less hassle to get to the bar etc.  

For some people that want to watch what they spend then the free entry events like the Mad Hatters NYE party at PJ O'Brien's in Adelaide are going to be the go come 31st December.

We hope these ideas have helped and there is not much more to do than get to it NYE party people!

Monday, 9 November 2015

Spring Carnival is over. Next stop New Years Eve!

What are you going to be doing this NYE?

The Carnivals Over, Bring on New Year's Eve 

Just like that and the Big Days of the Spring Cup Carnival are over! We hope you backed a winner and had a fab time! So awesome to see Turn me Loose win the Emirates on the final day at Flemington.   

Where to party now?

So where to now ... yes there will be the compulsory Christmas parties to plan and execute in the next few weeks.  But we want to make sure you have your sights on the Biggest of the Big Days!  New Years Eve 2015 is coming in close to 50 days. 

That short time will fly and to get the best early bird prices on the myriad of events and parties you should be acting early.  So it's a good idea to check with friends as to what sort of theme party do you want to go to this year, or will it be a dining experience, or a cruise, or something else?  Some NYE events or cruises or restaurants sell out before November ends so if you do not want to miss out, we say, plan ahead!    

And now has details of NYE ideas in all the hot spot places around Australia including, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.  See all the details for New Years Eve 2015 / 2016

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Sydney has it all for New Year's Eve

Sydney is the place to be for New Years!

So do you want to do something special this 31st December 2015?  That's right the date is the last day of the year, New Year's Eve!  

New Year's Eve celebrations

If you want something special then look no further than Sydney. There are few places in the world that have celebrations with such anticipation as the Sydney New Years Eve event.  Held in Sydney with Sydney Harbour as the canvas and the bridge as the conduit this party rocks!  We identify New Years Eve Sydney spectacle as one of the Eight NYE Wonders of the World.  And with the prospect of a nice Australian Summer night, this lifts this event to the top!  Fireworks, Parties, Great people ... what else do you want?

Sydney New Years Eve 

With so much going on in and around the Sydney Harbour for this super event it's important to keep in mind to have a view to the Sydney Harbour Bridge where a central part of the fireworks display will originate from.

There are lots of ideas for ticketed events to be a part of on the water, around the water and high up above.  Get onto the details of these to make the most of a super Sydney New Years Eve.  
We love NYE!  And we love Sydney NYE even more!  

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Only Two months until New Years Eve. Make your NYE a TREAT!

Don't be a Pumpkin this NYE Midnight!

As Halloween ticks past, the 31st October marks exactly two months until New Years Eve.

We don't want to alarm you, but have started to get your plans in place for your NYE yet?  
31st December 2015 will tick around really quickly!

Consider things like what city will you be in? And then will you be attending a private party with friends, a free public event or value add all of that by hitting a themed NYE party at one of the great venues that takes in the fireworks action of the public events.  Do you want to dine, dance or both?  Do you need a family event?

Now is certainly the time to start thinking about NYE if you haven't already.  Because once you settle on the where, then you can look at the how?  Things that then come to mind are, do you need new years eve transport? Or do you need new years eve accommodation?

It really is a super saver if you can get organised with your NYE ideas and plan early.  Make sure you checkout all the events and New Years Eve ideas and then get a shortlist of ideas for  your friends.  Make sure you take into consideration the Early Bird ticket specials for themed NYE parties.  This can save you a lot of money.   And it might be that an all inclusive NYE party helps you and your friends budgets too.  Or is pay for drinks and food as you go better?

Last off ... make sure you think about how you are getting home from the NYE party or maybe book accommodation close by and share that cost with friends.  Some places have apartments and family rooms and these can sell out early.  It really is no great night when at the end of NYE all you are left with is a pumpkin for a ride home!. Make your NYE a treat and not a trick!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

New Years Eve 2015 across 8 Great Cities of Oz

The Great 8 Cities of Oz NYE Spectacular. 

It sounds like something out of a Wizard of Oz preview. But no it's highlighting from a tourism perspective that Australia has Eight Great Cities, each with sensational New Years Eve events.

People pay to see spectacular shows and events all around the world. But on 31st December Australian councils and privateers put on some of the greatest fireworks displays around the world. All for FREE.  You just have to be there!
And of course why wouldn't you be there? It is summer in Australia and generally the December climate on NYE is warm and sunny.  If you want choices on weather then there are differences between places like Darwin and Hobart. As is the Melbourne from Perth.  East and West, North and South of Australia the options are endless.

And the hospitality of Australians is world renowned.  We also have found over years of experience that Hotels do have vacancy over the Christmas New Years Holiday period and so there are affordable options. And from our observations on our days of Miss New Years Eve promotions, you really can't get a better pash on NYE than in Oz. 

And if you want more than to pull up some parkland grass and watch the free show. Yes if you want a spot to sit down and get a drink and maybe served some delicious restaurant food and have a boogie, then Australia has so many great options.  On they have details of NYE events spanning the great country.  In the nations capital Canberra, you can POP the night away with a very special performance in the Albert Hall by the reformed Canberra Pops Orchestra, and step out onto the terrace to see the 9pm and midnight fireworks.   In Melbourne a sensation party by NYE favs, the H2oh crew with Harbourside is down at the Docklands with one of the best viewing areas of the Docklands and City fireworks, just step away from the awesome beats out onto the spacious terrace.   In Hobart there is no better place than NYE on the Pier with fireworks shimmering across the Derwent waters.. And that is just 3 of the awesome events around the Great Oz.

And if you are not staying close to the party then each city of Oz has some great public transport options. Normally each city puts on free trains or buses to make sure the public gets home safely.  And if that is not enough, taxis and share ride and ferries and water taxis are also common.  Go on ... Get Here to Australia for New Years Eve 2015 and party into 2016 with us Aussies!

Monday, 5 October 2015

New Year's Eve is closer than you think!

NYE is closer than you think.

 With the first weekend of October now behind us and the Grand Final Days a memory and with daylight savings kicking in, we are now pretty much in the run to the line for the end of the year.  It sounds crazy doesn't it ... where did 2015 go?

And before you get to the 31st December and say what just happened let's quickly look ahead ...  There will be Octoberfest, horse racing carnivals including the Melbourne Cup, then Christmas parties and Christmas Day. The mad rush of recreation or retail sales on Boxing Day and then low and behold it will be New Years Eve!  

So don't blink party people or you might just miss all the fun and fireworks.  If you're looking to start to plan your New Year's Eve adventure to see our 2015 and welcome in 2016 then make sure you checkout all the events starting to be listed for 31st December 2015 on   

Saturday, 27 December 2014

NYE Concierge visits Morning Star Estate

Morning Star for NYE

Our NYE Concierge at Morning Star Estate.

Morning Star Estate is at Mt Eliza on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. It's just about 45 minuted from Melbourne.  And WOW gorgeous venue with fabulous ground and gardens.  When the NYE Concierge visited for lunch the food was divine and the service impeccable.  And with the National Geographic identifying the Mornington Peninsula as one of the top 20 places in the world to visit .. one has to listen!  
Morning Star dining
New Years Eve at Morning Star Estate is to be a refined affair but the entry package price for NYE tickets is quiet reasonable.  We loved the time at the Estate and could imagine a lovely time here on the 31st Dec.  Read about our Concierge's time at Morning Star and what they thought of the food and surrounds.   

See NYE Concierge at Morning Star Estate