Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. Credit: Destination NSW; James Horan
New Year's Eve in Sydney
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!
New Year's Eve in Sydney hotels
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.
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.
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.
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. If it's dancing you're after, Rhythmboat Cruises have a DJ and dynamic floor show. Enjoy a stunning view of all the festivities onboard a Captain Cook Cruise.
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.
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.