New Year’s Eve Sydney

New Year's Eve Sydney Fireworks
NYE Fireworks in Sydney

New Year’s Eve Sydney is a must do, must see, must be there event. It should be one of those bucket list items! Get ready to celebrate Sydney NYE 2017 and welcome in the new year 2018. With the canvas of the waters of the Sydney Harbour and all it’s magnificent surrounds the Sydney NYE is recognised as one of the very special New Year’s Eve events world wide. And we say Sydney NYE is one of the Eight NYE Wonders of the World.

The city of Sydney attracts so many international visitors for the 31st December fireworks spectacular that the Sydney City Council has a whole department specialising on the event.  It’s a tourism bonanza for the commerce of Sydney! There is good reason for that Sydney windfall.  Because it has been crafted into one of the best NYE Fireworks display in the world.  Part of that reason is because the fireworks and public entertainment are held over Sydney Harbour and there are so many viewing points.  Whether you are up high, or in a boat on the Harbour or watching from one of the many restaurants and clubs overlooking the Harbour, you should be able to view the midnight fireworks.  And you have to make sure you see ships parade in the Harbour of Lights.

So, you have to go to Sydney New Year’s Eve.  Now the question becomes, “Where to go in Sydney for NYE?”.   We believe the major target market demographic for the New Year’s Eve Sydney experience is a little different than that of other Australian NYE hot spots.  All this entertainment that is put on by the City and is in the centre of everything targets those aged from 8 to 100.  As an example we have found simply there will be more family focused NYE package offers.  Also, in Sydney there will be more NYE dining and NYE cruise opportunities than other cities. And generally if they are situated on the Harbour then the viewing will be a spectacle.

Sure there will be New Year’s Parties targeting 18 to 28 year old’s but there will also be a more diverse range for everyone else.  Hence a fabulous array of New Year’s Eve Sydney 2017 events for all to see in the new year of 2018 in style.

One trick to Sydney is that it is going to be busy on NYE, so plan to stay near the event where you are celebrating as traveling to and from could spoil all the fireworks fun.

New Year’s Eve Sydney Events, Parties & Cruises

Sydney Harbour Escapes

Sydney Harbour

02 9328 4748

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New Year’s Eve Cruise Boats on Sydney Harbour

Looking for that perfect New Year’s Eve Sydney Cruise? Sydney Harbour Escapes can help you see in the new year with varied NYE options for chartering for your own private party. They have over 60 Sydney New Year’s Eve boats to choose from. They also cater for smaller groups and individuals with ticketed packages. Tall ships, sailing yachts, motor cruisers, catamarans and luxury super yachts to name a few of the many options. And if you are quick make sure you ask about getting in the Harbour of Light Parade. Make a Booking Enquiry


Ticketed cruises: from $425pp

Bungalow 8


02 9299 4660

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Bungalow NYE

It's New Year's Eve not to be missed at Bungalow 8 with the Stafford Brothers headlining along with Goodwill, Andy Murphy and G-Wizard. Treat yourself to one of the Premium packages and enjoy VIP access, premium beverages and canapes or go the extra mile with the Booth and Balcony Packages. Have a spectacular New Year's Eve down by the Sydney Waterfront at Bungalow 8.


GA Tickets: $69
Bungalow8 Package: $120
Loft Package: $190
Booth / Balcony Packages: From $1500

City Extra

Circular Quay

02 9241 1422

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Sydney New Year’s Eve Dining

City Extra provide fabulous dining and entertainment for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve with a sensational harbour side view from Circular Quay looking at the Harbour Bridge. The City Extra NYE party lasts from 7pm until 1am. So that is 6 hours to take in the Sydney City Extra NYE experience. Welcome in the new year with a three course dining experience with drinks to match. The awesome band Loose Connection will be playing live. Check it out but be quick!


Adult (18+): $385
Under 18: $190

King St Brewhouse


02 8270 7901

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New Year's Eve Sydney Party

Bring in the New Year on the shores of Darling Harbour at the family friendly King St Brewhouse. Settle into the huge beer garden and enjoy a fantastic view of the fireworks or sample the great food on offer in the restaurant with bookings for lunch and dinner on the 31st December most welcome.


No Cover Charge

Sail Australia

Sydney Harbour

1800 606 111

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Sydney New Year's Eve Cruises

Enjoy the New Year's Eve Sydney festivities with a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Sail Australia has a huge variety of boats, launches and ships available with varying inclusive packages to suit any budget. Groups on NYE are our specialty so contact Sail Australia to discuss your New Year's experience on Sydney Harbour for this 31st December. And see in 2017 in style!


Ticketed Cruises: From $175 pp

Cargo Bar & Lounge


02 9262 1777

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NYE on the Harbour

Party over 2 levels at Cargo this New Year's Eve and be entertained by a massive line up of Australian talent  and future beats featuring The Aston Shuffle, Yolanda Be Cool + More. Grab a General Admission Ticket now or party in style with one of the 2 all-inclusive VIP packages on offer.  Step it up this New Year's Eve and welcome 2017 right on the Harbour at Cargo.


GA: $55
VIP: $109
Platinum VIP: $159

Munich Brauhaus - The Rocks

The Rocks

02 9247 7785

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NYE Haus Party

When it comes to partying, Bavarians do it better! Join the Munich Brauhaus tradition to raise a stein to the outgoing year and willkommen in the new year. Live entertainment to see in the new year from the famous Munich Oom Pah band & haus DJ plus a complimentary glass of sparkling at midnight. Full Bavarian menu is available all night with a set menu option for group of 15+. Get the crew together and book now.


A la carte menu
Set Menu for Groups 15+

The Cut Bar & Grill - The Rocks

The Rocks

02 9259 5695

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NYE at the Cut Bar & Grill

Spend your last moments of the year wining & dining in decadent style at The Cut. Enjoy a mouth-watering a la carte dinner in the heart of the Rocks, moments from the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks display. With a signature 4-hour slow roast F1 Wagyu Standing Rib to fresh locally-sourced seafood & an extensive beverage list you can eat & drink your way into the new year in style!


A la carte menu
$110pp minimum spend for reservations post 8pm

Saké - The Rocks

The Rocks

02 9259 5656

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New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year with contemporary Japanese cuisine at Sake The Rocks. Indulge in an unforgettable a la carte dinner, just moments from the phenomenal Sydney Harbour fireworks. Toast to a new year with a complimentary glass of sparkling at midnight.


A la carte menu
$110pp minimum spend for reservations post 8pm

El Camino Cantina

The Rocks

02 9259 5668

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New Year's Eve

Round up your amigos for a loco New Year’s Eve Party filled with Tex-Mex favourites, Margaritas and Rock n Roll at El Camino Cantina! Full menu available all night, chock full of crowd favourites like tacos, quesadillas & fajitas. And to drink? Tequila, anyone? Don your sombrero for a new year’s eve to remember!


A la carte menu
$99pp minimum spend for 8pm + bookings

Bavarian Bier Café


02 9259 5680

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Schnappy New Year!

On NYE it's stein raising time to farewell the old year and willkommen in the new year in true Bavarian style! Steins, schnitzels & pork knuckles galore. Plus haus DJs spinning tunes til late and a complimentary glass of bubbles when the clock strikes 12. Full a la carte menu available all night. Set menu option for selected BBC locations.


A la carte menu
Set menu for BBC Miranda & Manly

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel


02 9383 7222

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Twenty Five New Year's Eve

Celebrate New Year's Eve Sydney with spectacular views at Twenty Five. Great inclusive packages that includes live NYE entertainment, a scrumptious cocktail canapés menu that has hot and cold options and dessert, provided over three hours (See the Cocktail Menu link below – Yum!). All that is complemented by a standard beverage package for four hours. Simply stunning views over Sydney and a great atmosphere to see out the year and bring in the new year. There is accommodation at this venue that you can take advantage of in a package. Just ask the friendly staff.


Adult (18+): $269pp
Child (5+): $125pp
Kids under 5: FREE

Portside Sydney Opera House


02 9250 7220

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NYE Portside Sydney

Enjoy a one of a kind NYE Experience with the Ultimate Sydney New Years Eve vantage point including exclusive access to the Sydney Opera House's West boardwalk. Enjoy free flowing Moet & Chandon and a fantastic selection of wines from Cape Mentelle, WA plus signature cocktail, beers and ciders. Dine on throughout the evening on a curator menu from Lauren Murdoch with the nights entertainment courtesy of DJ Dena Amy.


Tickets: $595

Studio Sydney Tower


02 8223 3883

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Studio New Year's Eve 2017

Celebrate New Year's Eve in the clouds with exquisite views of Sydney from 309 metres above the crowds. Enjoy a 6 course degustation menu with matching wines. With unparalleled views of all the Sydney New Year's Eve celebrations there is now better vantage point than STUDIO Sydney Tower.


Tickets: $680

Sydney NYE Fireworks

New Year's Eve Sydney FireworksThere are three major Sydney light displays that you need to see. So making sure your timing is scheduled and that you have your seat sorted and drink in hand! It’s all going to be very spectacular and Sydney is ready!

At 9pm is the Sydney New Year’s Eve family fireworks display. This lasts about 8 to 10 minutes and will have the young and old ones going wow! Then straight after that is the Parade of Lights where boats are like a cavalcade of floats under the Harbour Bridge with spectacular illuminating lights. If you are on the right boat you too can be party of NYE Sydney!

Then at midnight on the last day of the year, being 31st December, Sydney sees out the old year and welcomes in the new one with around 12 minutes of incredible and spectacular fireworks pyrotechics. These fireworks have all the crowd dazzling with smiles and surprise. That is of course if you are watching and not having a quick kiss to see out the year! Happy New Year Sydney!

Do you need to party on or recover on New Year’s Day

After NYE 2017 is over the next day is the first of January 2018. Yes that is New Year’s Day! You may need to recover after a spectacular New Year’s Eve Sydney style. Or it may be that you and your friends may wish to continue to celebrate. We have ideas on and off the water. For all the good oil on recovery or action for the 1st January check out what’s on New Year’s Day Sydney.