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New Year's Eve in Sydney

  • Sydney Harbour on New Year's Eve
  • Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, New Year's Eve

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Sydney hotels on New Year's Eve

Sydney Harbour is the place to be on New Year's Eve. Celebrate in style at some of Sydney's best hotels. Many of the city's hotels get into the spirit with festive New Year's Eve events, special meals and accommodation packages. Be sure to book early for your New Year's and summer holidays so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

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Highlights from Sydney NYE 2014 Midnight Fireworks

1.6 million people lined Sydney’s foreshore to watch the Midnight Fireworks show, making it one of the biggest events in the world. The midnight fireworks featured multi-coloured fireworks and a special red glitter effect, as well as shapes including silver and gold palm trees. Watch the highlights of the midnight fireworks from seven barges, jet-skis, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

New Year's Eve in Sydney hotels

New Year's Eve at the InterContinental Sydney

With its stunning Sydney Harbour and breathtaking fireworks, Sydney knows how to host a New Year's Eve celebration.

Sydney's hotels offer great New Year's Eve entertainment. At The Star, celebrate with panoramic harbour views of the fireworks. The Star's cool bars Sokyo Lounge and Cherry have DJs, cocktails, vibes and views. Balla, Rock Lily and 24/7 Sports Bar are also great venues to party the night away. For a truly sophisticated experience, enjoy a degustation menu by the water at The Star's Black by Ezard.

At Pier One Sydney Harbour in Walsh Bay, choose among four dinner options. The Park Hyatt has something for everyone relax into an indulgent dinner or dance in the new year at the rooftop cocktail party.

If you want make the most of the view, 360 Bar and Dining at the Westfield Sydney Tower is hosting a degustation dinner to ring in the new year with a live band. At Opera Bar, dance the night away at the iconic New Year's Eve beach party. If you like a chic, elegant experience, enjoy cocktails, canaps and dinner at historic Fort Denison.

Head to Kings Cross, Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills for vibrant restaurants and bars. Sweethearts Rooftop Barbecue is a great venue from which to enjoy the fireworks.

Close to the action and catering to all tastes, the Royal Botanic Gardens will host Midnight at the Oasis and Lawn with the View. NYE Under the Stars offers DJ entertainment in a front row position above the Opera House promenade.The Botanic Gardens Restaurant offers alfresco dining and uninterrupted views of the fireworks. 

On the north shore, head to Taronga Zoo in Mosman for its New Year's Eve celebrations you can choose between a banquet dinner, a cocktail party or zoo lawn gourmet picnic experience. You'll have great views and you'll be contributing to animal conservation!

Check out accommodation packages at Sydney hotels, and you'll be able to enjoy a harbourside mini-break on New Year's Eve.

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