Experience the world-famous Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks from an unrivalled vantage point. The Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Garden and the beautiful Harbour Islands all welcome in the New Year with ticketed events that will give you a prime spot for the night. Taronga Zoo at Mosman is another prized location for the big night, while Darling Harbour’s 9pm fireworks are perfect for the kids.
About New Year's Eve Fireworks in Sydney
Sydney’s world-famous show kicks off from 6pm when thrilling air displays take over the skies above the harbour, fire tugs create striking water displays and traditional custodians perform a Welcome to Country.
At 9pm, a special fireworks display for kids and families is followed by an enchanting Harbour of Light Parade. On the stroke of midnight, dazzling fireworks erupt from barges on the water, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
You can also experience Sydney’s New Year's Eve from one of the beautiful Sydney Harbour Islands parties, situated in the stunning surrounds of the harbour. Enjoy a 3-course meal, cocktail on arrival and live music at the Clark Island Garden Party, while Shark Island transforms into a Caribbean party. Enjoy a tropical island vibe with food, music and an incredible view of the fireworks.
Bradleys Head Mast Precinct is another prime spot for families to celebrate New Year's Eve. Enjoy live music and entertainment as you count down the minutes to the dazzling fireworks display.
The historic Royal Botanic Garden will host Midnight at the Oasis and Lawn with the View, a relaxed fuss-free picnic style New Year's Eve event. 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 where you can choose between a banquet dinner, a cocktail party or zoo lawn gourmet picnic experience.
You can also welcome in the New Year at Barangaroo's New Year's Eve 2016 Event. See the magnificent fireworks light up the sky over the Sydney Harbour Bridge with views of Balmain, Goat Island and Balls Head Point. Bring a picnic or purchase a hamper for the event.
Celebrate the New Year with with the family at the spectacular, family friendly Darling Harbour fireworks. See fantastic light shows every hour from 7pm and brilliant fireworks at 9pm and midnight. This event is family friendly and accessible.
Another alternative location is on a cruise on Sydney Harbour where you’ll enjoy great food and wine and 360-degree views of the city, the harbour and the bridge.
Start planning your New Year’s Eve experience early!