New Year's Eve in Auckland - What you need to know?

New Year's celebrations are almost here. As Auckland is set to welcome the new year in style, with a lighting show and fireworks across the city's landmarks. 

For those who want to celebrate the incoming New Year but can't tackle the 12am countdown, the light show across the Harbour Bridge and Sky Tower will begin at 9pm.

Five minutes of fireworks begin at the stroke of midnight.

The display starts with a 10-second countdown projected onto the base of Sky Tower will be followed by a five-minute display of fireworks, ending 2022 with a bang.

The council's recommended viewing spots:

  • The waterfront
  • Devonport
  • Herne Bay
  • Te Atatū Peninsula
  • Bastion Point
  • Northcote
  • Mt Eden
  • Bayswater Marina

Travel advice

Many streets across the city will be covered in people instead of vehicles. The council said streets in the CBD will be pedestrianised to "allow people to move freely".

From 11pm on December 31 until 1am New Year's day, several roads will be closed too - with some closures in place from 9pm. 

The city's train network "will not run" on New Year's Eve but replaced by bus services instead. 

"In the central city, bus services will be diverted around road closures and different stops will be used from 11pm until the end of service," the council said.

"There will be later ferry sailings and additional bus services after midnight to help people get home safely."

People using public transport are encouraged to stay up to date with Auckland Transport's app or journey planner. 

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