New Years Eve in Sydney! That pretty much says it all. It’s a must do, must see, must be there event. The world already recognises Sydney as one of the very special New Year’s Eve events world wide. The city of Sydney attracts so many international visitors for the 31st December fireworks NYE 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 Sydney NYE 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 80. 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.
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 events for all.
One trick to Sydney is that it will 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 Years Eve Events, Parties & Cruises in Sydney
Sydney Harbour Escapes
02 9328 4748
New Years Eve Cruise Boats on Sydney Harbour
Looking for New Year’s Eve Cruises? Sydney Harbour Escapes can save you hours of sorting through individual NYE boat sites. If you would like to charter a boat for a private party, there are over 60 New Years Eve boats to choose from. For small groups and individuals, there are ticketed packages to suit your needs. Choose from tall ships, sailing yachts, motor cruisers, catamarans and luxury super yachts. Make a Booking Enquiry
Ticketed cruises: from $350pp
The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
02 9383 7222
Twenty Five New Years Eve 2014
Celebrate New Years Eve with spectacular views at Twenty Five. Live entertainment, 3 hour cocktail canapés, 4 hour standard beverage package. Super stunning views over Sydney and great atmosphere to see out the old year abd bring in the new one. Includes scrumptious cocktail canape menu that you will love. And don’t forget to leave room for the NYE desserts. View Cocktail Menu, View Booking Form
Adult (18+): $249pp
Child (5+): $125pp
Kids under 5: FREE
02 9383 7222
New Years Eve Dining 2014
City Extra provide fabulous dining and entertainment for New Year’s Eve with a view from Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour. The 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.
Adult (18+): $385pp
Under 18: $190pp
02 4322 8227
New Years Eve Cruises on Sydney Harbour 2014
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 your needs. Groups are a specialty so contact Sail Australia to discuss your NYE needs.
Bennelong at Sydney Opera House
02 8274 9600
NYE at Bennelong
A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience new years eve at the Sydney Opera House’s famous Bennelong venue. The exclusive private viewing deck will give some of the best views of the extravagant light show right in the heat of the action. Entertainment provided by the Alice Terry Big Band and DJ Fantastic Man with food and drinks orchestrated by celebrated chef Matt Moran and the team from ARIA Catering.