New Year's Eve in Sydney
Written by Viator, November 2011
Without a doubt, most New Year’s Eve celebrations either begin or end with the Harbour, but a great time can still be had from a distance. Sydney Harbour was selected to host the firework display, as a matter of fact, for this very reason. Approximately twenty different parks and beaches are visited routinely and each have their share of parking spaces, nearby restaurants, restrooms, and general appeal.
For the Family
New Year's Eve at Sydney's Bradleys Head is the perfect way to ring in the new year with your loved ones. Spend a wonderful evening with your family in an alcohol-free, family-friendly setting with front-row views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks at 9pm and again at midnight, with live entertainment provided by Circus Solarus.
Another great place to take the kids is the Sydney Tower Eye. Here, you have access to an 360 degree views of not only the harbor festivities, but all of downtown Sydney as well. Sip on a drink and watch the beautiful 9pm fireworks from the observation deck at 820 feet (250 meters)!
For the Adults
In order to get as close as possible to the dazzling shower of sparks and percussive night-time display, consider making a trip to the Sydney Harbour itself. Here, just about every restaurant and cruise ship will be offering a New Year’s Eve special, and the best do fill up well in advance. Some highlights include a special New Year’s Eve Opera Gala at the Sydney Opera House with a specially timed interval so that you can enjoy the fireworks, and Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve Tall Ship Dinner Cruise, where you'll have prime viewing of the fireworks.
You can also choose to to cruise to the Eastern Suburbs and spend the evening on Clark Island. This New Year's Eve will see Clark Island transformed into a stunning party environment, with a live band, cool seating, bars and dining areas to create an atmosphere like no other. You'll also be in prime position to see the 9pm and midnight fireworks!
No matter if you choose to take a harbor cruise, or stay ashore, you’ll remember ringing in the New Year with a bang!
Tours & Tickets
Be part of the action this New Year’s Eve on a romantic tall ship dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. While cruising the harbor in a historic tall ship, join in ... Read more
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