New Year’s Eve in Sydney

New Year’s Eve in Sydney

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/07/2015

Reading time: 3 mins

Flock to Sydney’s best celebration spots to shout out the new year’s countdown!

The thriving and sophisticated city of Sydney is called the capital of New Year’s Eve, mainly thanks to its incredible firework displays and buzz around the harbour region. Venues opening their doors and face herds of both locals and travellers looking to celebrate the night and enjoy the endless partying that lasts from dusk until dawn. If you are thinking of swinging by Sydney to bask in the beauty and mayhem of New Year’s Eve, we guarantee you won’t be short on choice. Take a look at these exceptional things to do when seeing in the New Year Sydney style.

  • See the Fireworks

    The Sydney fireworks are the main highlight of New Years Eve in Sydney, being world-famous and dubbed one of the best firework displays in the entire world. Every year thousands flock to the edges of the harbour, setting up at the opera house, the parks, the nearby islands, and the endless viewing venues scattered across the city- all with the hopes of catching the best vantage points to see the world explode in colour. Whether you choose to book a table on the harbour front or picnic with a bottle of wine in one of the parks offering prestigious views, you should certainly make sure that your New Year’s Eve in the capital goes off with a bang. Many of these spots can cost you an arm and a leg, whereas others just offer first in first served, but regardless of what you choose, the spectacular fireworks are well worth the visit!

  • Take a Cruise

    Blend the beauty of watching the sky flood with colour as the fireworks explode with a lavish dinner and drinks cruise. The price can be steep but there is no better way to welcome in another year then drifting across the glittering waters, seeing the city sparkle under a dark sky and sipping champagne. There are plenty of dinner cruises on offer and many offer all inclusive packages and even live entertainment to keep the party going.

  • In the Gardens

    See the world spin with colour from the beautiful manicured lawns of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Midnight at the Oasis brings together the art of celebrations in truly sophisticated style. You can start events with a bottle of bubbly as you watch the sun melt over the city skyline, indulge in a three course meal and prepare to have exceptional views of the firework display when the clock chimes midnight.

With so many options available for New Year’s Eve in Sydney you can select the style of night that suits you the best. From wining and dining in the centre of the city, to hitting house parties along the point, watching startling performances at the iconic Opera House or simply sitting on the sands of Bondi Beach, New Year’s Eve in Sydney is without a doubt the event of the year.

Related article: The History Behind Sydney’s Opera House

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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