New Years Eve Sydney is a must do, must see, must be there event. It should be one of those bucket list items! The world already recognises NYE Sydney as one of the very special New Year’s Eve events world wide. We say one of the NYE Eight 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 Years Eve Sydney experience is a little different than that of other Australian NYE hotspots. 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 Years 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 Years Eve Sydney events for all.
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 travelling to and from could spoil all the fireworks fun.
New Years Eve Sydney Events, Parties & Cruises
02 9241 1422
Sydney New Years Eve Dining 2015
City Extra provide fabulous dining and entertainment for New Year’s Eve with a sensational harbourside 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. A three course dining experience with drinks to match. And they have live entertainment with Loose Connection playing. Check it out but be quick!
Adult (18+): $385pp
Under 18: $190pp
Sydney Harbour Escapes
02 9328 4748
New Years Eve Cruise Boats on Sydney Harbour
Looking for that perfect New Year’s Eve Cruise? Sydney Harbour Escapes can save time as they provide varied NYE options for chartering for your own private party of which there are over 60 New Years Eve boats to choose. And for smaller groups and individuals, the ticketed packages are the go of which they have many options. Tall ships, sailing yachts, motor cruisers, catamarans and luxury super yachts to name 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
The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
02 9383 7222
Twenty Five New Years Eve 2015
Celebrate New Years 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 complimented by a standard beverage package for four hours. Simply stunning views over Sydney and a great atmosphere to see out the old year and bring in the new one. There is accommodation at this venue to that you can take advantage of. Just ask the friendly staff. Booking Form | Cocktail Menu
Adult (18+): $269pp
Child (5+): $125pp
Kids under 5: FREE
02 4322 8227
New Year’s Eve Cruises on Sydney Harbour 2015
Enjoy the New Year’s Eve festivities with a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Sail Australia has a variety of boats, launches and ships available with varying inclusive packages to suit. Groups are a specialty so contact Sail Australia to discuss your New Years experience on Sydney Harbour for this 31st December.
Ticketed Cruises: From $295
King St Brewhouse
02 8270 7901
New Year’s Eve
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 restuarant with bookings for lunch and dinner welcome.
Cover Charge: Free
Sydney NYE Fireworks
There are 3 major light displays that you need to see. So making sure the timing is scheduled and that you have your seat sorted and drink in hand! At 9pm is the Sydney New Years 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. Then at midnight on the last day of the year, being 31st December, we see out the old year and welcome in the new one with 12 minutes of incredible and spectacular fireworks pyrotechics. These fireworks will 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 Years Day
After NYE is over the next day is the first of January. Yes that is New Years Day! You may need to recover after a spectacular Sydney New Years Eve. 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.