Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks

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New Year's Eve fireworks in Sydney

The world-famous Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks are an unforgettable experience. With the truly magnificent setting of Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, dazzling fireworks displays wow revellers at 9pm and midnight. Whether you're meeting friends and family in a public viewing area, attending a rooftop party, or aboard a boat, you're in for a magical night as you see in the New Year.

  • New Years Eve Fireworks, Sydney
  • New Years Eve Fireworks, Sydney

Best places to see the fireworks in Sydney on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a magical night in Sydney. Watching the spectacular fireworks displays are the perfect way to see in a new year. Young children will delight in the special 9pm show before the main event, the spectacular midnight fireworks over one of the world's most beautiful harbours.

Major events especially New Year's Eve bring Sydney to life. To be at the centre of all the action, the Sydney Opera House offers a fantastic vantage point to see the fireworks light up the night sky. 

For a cultured entry into the new year, choose from two Sydney Opera House shows, a full performance of Puccini's lavish La Boheme, or the entertaining Opera Gala. Make sure you inquire early to book your tickets to these spectacular events. 

Barangaroo New Years Eve fireworks, Sydney.

Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden is home to some of the night's most popular events. Midnight at the Oasis features a three-course dinner, while Lawn with the View is a family affair to bring-your-own picnic rug. NYE Under the Stars offers DJ entertainment in a front row position above the Opera House promenade.

Want to view the fireworks from one of Sydney's Harbour Islands? Historic Fort Denison hosts a sophisticated celebration with cocktails, canapes and dinner. Take your own nibblies and champagne to Goat Island and Shark Island. At Clark Island, the entry fee includes food and alcohol. Cockatoo Island also throws a great New Year's Eve party.

On the north shore, head to Taronga Zoo at Mosman for its New Year's Eve celebrations you can choose between a banquet dinner, a cocktail party or a family-friendly zoo lawn picnic experience. You'll have great views and you'll be contributing to animal conservation! Again, make sure you inquire early to book your tickets to these spectacular events. 

Families can also celebrate at the beautiful Bradleys Head where food and nonalcoholic beverages will be available. Tickets to this popular venue are available through Mosman Council. Please remember that there are a limited amount. 

There are so many destinations and celebrations to choose from to enjoy the New Year's Eve festivities and fireworks in Sydney. Pick the best option for you and book early - you don't want to miss out!

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    Events on Sydney Harbour

    Throughout the year, Sydney Harbour serves as the backdrop for a number of special events. The New Year's Eve fireworks display is one of the most famous, but other events include the start of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on 26 December and the thrilling Ferrython races that take place each year during Australia Day on 26 January.

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    Saturday Night Fireworks at Darling Harbour

    In addition to enjoying Christmas Eve and New Year's fireworks displays, you can also watch fireworks at 9pm every Saturday night in December at Darling Harbour. Enjoy the area's bars, restaurants, attractions, entertainment venues and energy and watch as the night sky sparkles in an explosion of colour and light.

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    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. 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.

  1. New Year's Eve at Sydney Opera House

    Saturday 31 December 2016, City Centre

    Welcome in 2017 in true style with Opera Australia for the ultimate New Year's Eve at the Sydney Opera House.
    Be entertained at the Opera Gala, featuring favourites by Verdi, Puccini,...

    31 Dec
  2. Darling Harbour New Year's Eve

    Saturday 31 December to Sunday 1 January 2017, Sydney Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Spectacular fireworks synchronised to a soundtrack by renowned DJ and music programmer, Tyson Koh, will light up the sky above Cockle Bay at...

    31 Dec -01Jan
  3. Lawn with the View

    Saturday 31 December to Sunday 1 January 2017, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Welcome the New Year with a stellar night at the ever-popular Lawn with the View at the Royal Botanic Garden.

    Spectacular...

    31 Dec -01Jan
  4. New Years Eve on Sydney Harbour

    Saturday 31 December to Sunday 1 January 2017, Pyrmont

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Join Vagabond Cruises this year to end 2015 and kick off 2016 for one of the most amazing fireworks displays, in one of the most beautiful...

    31 Dec -01Jan

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