Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks

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New Year's Eve fireworks in Sydney

Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge cast a dramatic setting for New Year's Eve fireworks. The spectacular fireworks displays are televised and watched by revellers all over the world. Whether you're meeting friends and family in a public viewing area, attending a rooftop bar party, or cruising the harbour, you're in for a magical experience as you see in a new year.

  • Sydney Opera House and Opera Bar, New Years Eve
  • New Year's fireworks 2009

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

New Year's Eve on Sydney Harbour

Major events especially New Year's Eve bring Sydney to life. Watching the spectacular midnight fireworks display, is the perfect way to see in a new year. 

If you really want 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 bohme, or the entertaining Opera Gala. At Aria Restaurant, watch the sky light up as you indulge in a sumptuous dinner. If you want to dance the night away, don't miss Opera Bar's popular beach party.

Want to view the fireworks from one of Sydney's Harbour Islands? Historic Fort Denison hosts a sophisticated celebration with cocktails, canaps 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.

Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens 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 BYO picnic rug. NYE Under the Stars offers DJ entertainment in a front row position above the Opera House promenade.

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!

Families can also celebrate at the beautiful Bradleys Head where food and nonalcoholic beverages will be available.

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!

  1. Sydney New Years Eve

    Saturday 31 December 2016, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    There's no better place to welcome the new year than in Sydney - the New Year's Eve Capital of the World.Be one of the first in the world...

    http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com

    31 Dec
    Free
  2. Midnight at the Oasis - New Years Eve in Sydney

    Saturday 31 December to Sunday 1 January 2017, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Celebrate New Year's Eve in Sydney in a Garden Oasis with magnificent views over Sydney's Harbour, Opera House and Bridge. Raise a toast...

    http://www.new-years-eve-in-sydney.com

    31 Dec -01Jan
  3. Celebrate New Years Eve at the Taronga Centre

    Saturday 31 December to Sunday 1 January 2017, Mosman

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Spoil yourself this New Year's Eve with two fabulous events showcasing some of the best views of Sydney Harbour and the fireworks. Choose...

    http://www.tarongacentre.com.au

    31 Dec -01Jan
  4. 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 Harbour Bridge views and...

    http://www.new-years-eve-in-sydney.com

    31 Dec -01Jan
  5. New Years Eve at the Royal Botanic Gardens

    Saturday 31 December to Sunday 1 January 2017, Sydney Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Garden's exclusive New Year's Eve party areas are now open for bookings - from the family-friendly Lawn With The View, to the...

    http://www.new-years-eve-in-sydney.com/

    31 Dec -01Jan
  6. New Year's Eve at Sydney Opera House

    Saturday 31 December 2016, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Welcome in 2016 in true style with Opera Australia for the ultimate New Year's Eve at the Sydney Opera House. With two magnificent...

    http://opera.org.au/sydney/new_years_eve

    31 Dec
  7. New Year's Eve 2015 on Cockatoo Island

    Saturday 31 December 2016, Sydney Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Cockatoo Island is one of Sydney's best kept secrets when it comes to watching the New Year's Eve fireworks. Enjoy a fun and relaxing...

    http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/stay/NYE-2015

    31 Dec
  8. New Years Eve Cruises Sydney

    Saturday 31 December 2016, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Experience a New Years Eve Cruise in Sydney aboard a boat to bring in the New Year in sensational style! Watch the fireworks from the best...

    http://www.sydneyharbourescapes.com.au/boats/new-years-eve-cruise-tickets

    31 Dec

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