She may be the little sister to Australia, but she still puts on a show. Fireworks will be lit from the Sky Tower, which is visible from the harbor. Cruise out, drop anchor and ring in the new year with a vantage point like no other. Want to celebrate New Year's Eve twice? You can hop on a four-hour flight from Auckland to the Cook Islands to go back to December 31 and welcome 2017 all over again.