Latest newsletter now online: 10 pumping New Year’s Eve destinations

If you haven’t worked out what to do for New Year’s Eve this year then you should check out our latest newsletter with 10 locations ideas for fireworks, party and a pumping good time. Here’s some excerpts:

MELBOURNE

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Everyone knows about the Sydney fireworks spectacular that we’ve featured in previous New Years party lists, but what about near neighbour Melbourne? Melbourne loves to party just as much as Sydney and over New Year it comes alive with all the music, fireworks and entertainment you could wish for. Places to head to include Federation Square, Yarra Park, Southbank, Docklands, Flagstaff and Treasury. At Fed Square there’s a huge concert from 8pm until late, there’s a beach party at Docklands and other huge parties at Riverside. There are simply so many places to go. Check out sites such as www.facebook.com/nyemelb and www.thatsmelbourne.com.au to plan your assault.
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Guide to Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks

So you’ve decided to head to Sydney for New Year’s Eve with the hordes for the ultimate way to welcome in the new ear, but where do you go and what do you do? Here’s a guide to help you score the best New Year’s Eve possible in Sydney.

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10 hot New Year’s Eve party spots

Want some inspiration for a New Year’s Eve location this year?

Look no further than our December newsletter, out now and packed with details about the places, traditions and fun that takes place in 10 locations around the year come December 31.

Here’s an excerpt:

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Pic: AP.

For perhaps the best firework show come New Years Eve, head to Sydney!  It’s summer time in Australia meaning you can actually enjoy being outside, without freezing, into the wee hours of the night! Sydney is a great party city and knows how to enjoy itself. Stake out a good spot by the harbour for your fireworks viewing and have a great time.

The alternative to the harbour is of course the action down at Bondi Beach where big name DJs consistently turn up for all the action on the beach.

Accommodation | Tours

For highlights of places like New York, Cardiff, London, Vancouver and more check out the complete list here… then pack your party shoes and dresses and celebrate!

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Happy New Year from VIP Backpackers

Wishing all our travellers and industry workers a safe and happy new year!

It’s been a great year for us as we moved to Sydney and set up camp down there. Don’t forget to visit us in the new year.

It’s been a tough year for Australian, New Zealand and Japanese tourism after all the natural disasters in those countries and we sincerely hope things pick up in 2012.

Finally we hope you all have a terrific party on December 31 wherever you are. We do hope you got to some of the party locations from our newsletter list – if not put them on your list for next year!!

We look forward to travelling with you in 2012…

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Hope you’re enjoying the VIP Backpacker’s Travel Blog. There’ll be an update added every other Friday, so keep tuning in to keep your travel dreams alive! If there are any travel topics you want covered feel free to contact me, Jo, at blog@vipbackpackers.com

10 things to do in Australia before you die

Read on for the ultimate list of things to do in Australia.

1. Visit the rock
The great monolith, Uluru, beckons out in the middle of central Australia with walks, camping and the chance to learn about Aboriginal Australian heritage. An absolute must on your downunder list.

2. Drive the Great Ocean Road
You can’t beat the Great Ocean Road for romantic and scenic drives. Stretching between Melbourne and Adelaide it’s a good overland weekend trip, or you could make it longer stopping off to camp, surf, sight see and snorkel on the way.
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