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New Year's Eve in Sydney

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, canapés 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.

New Year's Eve fireworks in Sydney Harbour

New Year's Eve Cruises

Celebrate your Sydney New Year on the water with a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a banquet on a luxury yacht, or cruise the waters with dinner and a show. Enjoy a stunning view of all the harbour festivities and fireworks onboard a Captain Cook Cruise. If it's dancing you're after, Rhythmboat Cruises have a DJ and dynamic floor show.

Dining at the Opera Bar, Sydney

Restaurants for New Years Eve

Many of Sydney's restaurants offer special menus to celebrate the new year – be sure to book early. At Altitude Restaurant on level 36 in the Shangri-La Hotel, enjoy a degustation menu with matching wines and champagne. In Circular Quay, Aria hosts a dinner designed by chef Matt Moran, while Doyles on the Beach at Watsons Bay will provide a relaxed dining experience.

New Years Eve fireworks over Sydney Harbour

New Years Eve fireworks

Sydney is one of the most spectacular places in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve. Fireworks exploding over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge will mesmerise you. Watch the family-friendly fireworks at 9 pm, a great preview for the super-sized show at midnight.

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