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Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks


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.

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

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. Plan your New Year's Eve with our interactive map. Find the best vantage points and learn about the facilities and services available at each location.

If you really want to be at the centre of all the action, the Sydney Opera House is a great place to be. For a cultured entry into the new year, the Australian Pops Orchestra presents the New Year's Eve Concert Series. At Aria Restaurant, watch the sky light up as you indulge in a sumptuous dinner and listen to Sneaky Sound System, who plays great dance music. If you want to dance the night away, don't miss the Opera Bar's World Famous Beach Party.

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

Head north to Mosman for a night of glamour at the Taronga Centre's Banquet Dinner or Cocktail Party. Or, for a more family experience, celebrate at 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!

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
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 on Australia Day, 26 January.

Aquatique light projection, at Darling Harbour
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.

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. If it's dancing you're after, Rhythmboat Cruises have a DJ and dynamic floor show.