Alastair Bett
Alastair Bett
Events + Festivals

Sydney to Hobart

26 December 2018 - 01 January 2019
Hobart waterfront
Rolex Sydney Hobart, a 628 nautical mile yacht race down Australia’s east coast and across Bass Strait, is one of the most grueling ocean races in the world.

a packed food hall with tables full of people enjoying food and wine at the Taste of Tasmania event
Alastair Bett
Taste of Tasmania

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The Taste of Tasmania is a great place to spend NYE and check out the waterfront fireworks. Visit their website to book your tickets.

The annual Rolex Sydney Hobart begins on Boxing Day as competing yachts from around the world take on the might of the Southern Ocean and the winds of the Roaring Forties in a race that it is thrilling and grueling in equal measures.
Having tackled some of the most extreme racing conditions in the world, the crews arrive ready for a well-earned, ‘Quiet Little Drink’ – a Sydney Hobart race tradition. Head down to Hobart’s waterfront and welcome the boats to Tassie shores. Maybe even join the yachties for a ‘QLD’ at the Hobart Race Village.

The party doesn’t stop when the race finishes. Join the waterside cheer at Hobart waterfront for the 30th year of the Taste of Tasmania – another Hobart institution. From 28 December – 3 January 2019, ‘The Taste’ showcases the best of local Tassie food, think seafood, cheeses, berries, cool climate wines, spirits, cider and beer.

fireworks at new year’s eve
City of Hobart and Alastair Bett
NYE fireworks at Taste of Tasmania