New Year's Eve events
Cockatoo Island offers an excellent vantage point to watch the colourful display light up the night sky, with accommodation included. You can camp, glamp or stay in restored Heritage Houses and apartments.
If you’re after an alcohol-free New Year’s Eve tpo share with the kids, look no further than Bradleys Head. Located in the heart of Mosman, Bradleys Head is hosting three New Year’s Eve events, each with an amazing view of the Harbour.
The headline entertainment for this popular habrour party is time-warping DJ Hot Dub Time Machine. The man behind the spectacular audio-visual set, Sydney’s Tom Loud, will take NYE revellers on a journey through musical history at a Cuban themed party. What a mix.
The gentling sloping grass at Barangaroo Reserve provides a fantastic view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks display, and it’s one of the cheapest NYE celebrations close to all the sparkly action, at less than $50 for adults.
Located just off Rose Bay, Shark Island is a secluded harbour island that’s at the top of our list for New Year’s celebrations. The island will be undergoing a tropical makeover and will be turned into a lush island party oasis.
At the pinnacle of glamorous New Year’s Eve celebrations is the Opera Australia event – an evening of fine dining, arias and operettas, bookended by a view of the midnight fireworks from Sydney’s best vantage point. There are three ticketing options to suit your budget and party stamina.
The secluded New Year’s Eve do on Clark Island lets you greedily lap up those spectacular harbour views and enjoy an evening feast, minus the foot traffic and over-stuffed restaurants. Your ticket also includes a refreshing cocktail on arrival and a three-course dinner.
Sydney Observatory will be hosting a posh garden party that includes Champagne, wine, beer and canapés throughout the evening – and of course those killer views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s a fancy affair, so get dolled up.
They’re keeping New Year’s Eve simple at Nielsen Park: bring a picnic blanket, some snacks, a few drinks and gaze out over the city skyline with the whole family as the fireworks colour the beginning of 2019.
Within the Sydney Harbour National Park there is an expanse of wonderfully lush, green lawns facing the Harbour Bridge on the estate of Strickland House, and you’re welcome to pop your picnic blanket down and enjoy the uninterrupted views of the fireworks this New Year’s Eve.
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