Boasting the vibe of a remote island getaway without being too far from Perth City, it’s no wonder Rottnest Island is one of Perth’s top attractions – and also a popular hotspot for New Year’s Eve. Just a 90-minute ferry ride away from Perth City, it is easy to pop over to the island for a day trip. The island’s idyllic climate, pristine beaches and abundance of flora and fauna makes it the perfect place to explore, aside from getting the coveted Quokka selfies.
Ahead of sundown, get the family to participate in activities like face painting while enjoying live music. At 9pm sharp, turn your eyes towards Thomson Bay, where a firework display will be launched. For the adults, join in the beachfront silent disco or the Epic Decades Party at Hotel Rottnest from 7.30pm till late. If you’re intending to return to the city after the festivities, be sure to book your return ferry in advance as limited places are available.
Rock out at Origin Fields
What better way to end a decade and begin the next than with some of the biggest artists from Australia and around the world? Origin Fields will be bringing the noise to Wellington Square with a massive international line up featuring Sydney group Rüfüs Du Sol; American rapper Tyler, The Creator; British singer-songwriter Ella Mai; American DJs Jauz and RL Grime and Australian bands Golden Features, The Veronicas, What So Not and plenty more.
Festivities begin December 31 from 3pm to 1am before resuming on January 1 from 3pm to 11pm. And it’s not just music here – expect a carnival with games and rides, a pop-up arcade, specialty bars and food trucks and even a speakeasy with karaoke to boot.
Party with the family at Zoochella