Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. Credit: Destination NSW; James Horan
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.