Milk Beach New Year’s Day

Every year on New Year’s Day a small crew from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs descends on Milk Beach in Vaucluse for one of the best beach parties around. Forget paying $400 a ticket to sip on champagne at Icebergs and don’t even think about stepping foot into Ivy Pool Club. If you’re looking for cool tunes and a relaxed crowd at a free venue created by Mother Nature, this is your place. Head down with as much beer and cider as you can carry and you’ll find DJs playing on the sand, hotties dancing on the rocks and in the water, and the nautically blessed mingling from their boats. So whatever happens this year, wherever you end up – make sure you kick off next year from one of the beaches that makes Sydney such a fucking awesome place to live.

As the founder of THIS ISLAND LIFE, Laura is an expert on all things summer. When she's not at home in Sydney, she's chasing the warm-weather to exotic destinations across the globe.


  • January 19, 2012

    Luke Carr

    The essence of the NYD’s Milk Beach community of spirited beach goers is embodied in your post. Great work!

    I hope to see meet you next year.

  • January 21, 2012


    A great reminder that all you need is music, water and community for an awesome day.

  • December 16, 2013

    Abigail Van Rooyen

    Is this happening this NYD?

  • December 31, 2013

    Maylis Perret

    cu on milk beach new year day!!!