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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
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Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks

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


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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Highlights from Sydney NYE 2014 Midnight Fireworks

1.6 million people lined Sydney’s foreshore to watch the Midnight Fireworks show, making it one of the biggest events in the world. The midnight fireworks featured multi-coloured fireworks and a special red glitter effect, as well as shapes including silver and gold palm trees. Watch the highlights of the midnight fireworks from seven barges, jet-skis, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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!

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