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 2016 and welcome in the new year 2017. 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 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 traveling to and from could spoil all the fireworks fun.
New Year’s Eve Sydney Events, Parties & Cruises
Sydney Harbour Escapes
02 9328 4748
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
King St Brewhouse
02 8270 7901
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.
Cover Charge: Free
02 9241 1422
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+): TBC
Under 18: TBC
Sydney NYE Fireworks
There 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 is over the next day is the first of January. 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.