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Countdown on until 2023: Here's what you need to know about Auckland's New Year's celebrations


Auckland is set to welcome the new year in style, with a lighting show and fireworks across the city's landmarks.

The city council is gearing up for its annual New Year's Eve celebrations and is urging those heading into the CBD to plan ahead.

In the lead-up to 2023, the council said a lighting show on the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the Sky Tower will be on display for five minutes followed by 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.


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