NEW YEAR'S EVE: 18 things to do in Bundy
LOOKING for a way to count down the final moments of 2017 in Bundaberg for New Year's Eve tomorrow?
We've got you covered.
What: Farewell 2017 and ring in 2018 at the region's main NYE event, the Auswide Bank and Stroud Homes New Year's Eve Spectacular.
When: From 5.30pm; fireworks at 8.30pm and midnight
Where: Anzac Park, Quay St
What: The Infants' Friend Bargara New Year's Eve Fireworks will light up the night sky in Bargara. Bring a blanket and enjoy the festivities.
When: From 5.30pm; fireworks start at 9.30pm
Where: Nielson Park
What: Dress in purple for the Purple Party with live music from Purple Hills and Amethyst and a comedy set from Tone the Bone (18+). There will be giveaways, prizes for the best dressed, raffles, bistro specials and a courtesy bus.
When: From 1pm
Where: 66 Zunker Street, Burnett Heads
Contact: 4159 4202
What: Enjoy some guac and chips, pulled pork sliders, pizzas, live music and a drink or two for your New Year's Eve pre-game.
When: 11am-8pm, music from 4-7pm
Where: 10 Tantitha Street
Contact: 4152 1675
What: There's a letter party at The Waves and you're invited. Dress up as the letter of your first name for a chance win some prizes. There will be a free photobooth, courtesy bus and live entertainment from 5pm, new cocktails, Wild Turkey giveaways, 2am late licence and wood-fired pizzas.
When: From 5pm
Where: 1 Miller St
Contact: 4152 1531
SOUTH KOLAN HOTEL
What: Get down to the SKP for drink specials, giveaways and live music from Ian Fitzpatrick followed by Walker Street. Two courtesy buses will be running but if you want to stay there will be camping and motel rooms available.
When: Music from 6pm-2am
Where: 2368 Gin Gin Road, South Kolan
Contact: 4157 7235
SPOTTED DOG TAVERN
What: Ring in the new year with Pato while listening to Bundy favourite Todd Knightley and a special appearance by the Caledonian Pipe Band.
When: Dinner from 5pm
Where: 217 Bourbong St
Contact: 4198 1044
H2O RESTAURANT AND BAR
What: Dig in to a three-course meal overlooking the river as the fireworks light up the sky with a glass of bubbly to toast in the new year. Bookings are essential.
When: Fireworks at 8pm and midnight
Where: 7 Quay Street
Cost: $75 per adult and $20 for children under 12
Contact: 4155 8788
What: Head down to The Yannie for a tribute to the King as we say goodbye to 2017. Bazanova will be performing a bit of Elvis for your night along with tunes from Buddy Holly, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and more. There will be a courtesy bus that night, but phone before New Year's Eve to arrange pick up as they will have designated times and places.
Where: 23 Main Street, Yandaran
Contact: 4156 1107
THE CLUB HOTEL
What: Say hello to the new year at the Club. The kitchen will be open throughout the night selling all the greasy goodness you crave later on in the night as well as being an open Can Bar station. It will be a strictly no glasses zone on the night - all beverages will served in plastic cups or cans only including stubbies and glasses of wine. Stay hydrated throughout the night bottles of water will be stationed on all bars in the venue.
Where: 50 Bourbong Street
Cost: Free entry before 10pm - $15 cover charge after
Contact: 4151 3262
THE METRO HOTEL
What: Dress up for NYE cocktails at the Metro's Masquerade Party. The Brendan Egan Duo is performing live from 9pm
Where: 166 Bourbong St
Contact: 4151 3154
What: Dance your way into the new year at the Cenny with J-trick, Dimes, Bass Kartel and our resident DJs keeping the tunes pumping on three stages.
Where: 18 Targo Street
Cost: Tickets at the door
Contact: 4151 3159
THE GLOBE HOTEL
What: Head over North and jam out with Chris Webbe and Phil Emmanuel live at the Globe.
Where: 77 Perry Street
Contact: 4151 1989
BUNDY BOWL AND LEISURE NEW YEAR'S EVEN LOCK-IN
What: Drop the kids off for the Bundy Bowl and Leisure New Year's Eve Lock-In. Limited tickets available, call to purchase or go to the centre.
When: 8.30pm-12.30am - all kids must be picked up by 1am.
Where: 17 Lester Street
Cost: $35 each
Contact: 4152 4334
What: The countdown to the new year is on and those who prefer to celebrate spontaneously can do so with ease at Melbourne Hotel on New Year's Eve with D'Fine playing all your favourite tunes.
Where: 68 Targo Street
Contact: 4151 3065
What: Come party with band Sue Fong from 10 until late and then let the DJ carry us through until 5am on New Year's Day - playing all your requests.
Where: 61 Targo Street
Cost: Free entry
Contact: 4152 4691
YOUNG AUSTRALIAN HOTEL
What: If you're after dinner and a show of the the fireworks, the Young Aussie is serving a two-course meal. Book ahead as tables are filling fast.
When: Until 2am
Where: 59 Perry Street
Cost: Dinner $30 per person
Contact: 4153 1553
GIN GIN HOTEL
What: As we move into the new year, take a look back at a decade party at the Gin Gin Hotel. Dress up in your favourite style from either the 70s, 80s or 90s and boogie to live music and DJ Wade. Prize for best dressed, drink specials and more.
When: Music from 6pm-2am
Where: 66 Mulgrave Street, Gin Gin
Contact: 4157 2106