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. Importantly, it should be one of those bucket list items! Get ready to celebrate NYE 2018 and welcome in 2019. 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 New Year is one of the Eight NYE Wonders of the World.

Sydney attracts so many international visitors to Australia 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 and around Sydney Harbour and there are so many public 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 the ships parade in the Harbour of Lights.

You have to go to Sydney New Year’s Eve. Now the question becomes, “Where to go for NYE?”. We believe the major target market demographic for the New Year’s Eve 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, there will be more spectacular 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.

New Year’s Eve Sydney Events, Parties & Cruises

If you are looking for things to do on New Years Eve in Sydney and have questions like “What is there to do in Sydney for New Year’s Eve?”. These great fun celebration ideas can help. With ideas on what to do for Sydney’s New Years Eve celebrations that includes restaurant packages, parties, cruises, dancing and some with a mixture of all. Hopefully, there is something for everyone to see in the new year.

The Best NYE Sydney Celebration Things to Do

Getting out and about on a Sydney Harbour Cruise, dine at a Restaurant or Party at a Hotel for NYE will be sensational. The atmosphere will be enormous. These fabulous NYE ideas are here to help get the best from your end of year celebration.

  • 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 New Year’s Eve boats to choose from. They also cater for smaller groups and individuals with ticket 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

    NYE Concierge Notes: Sydney Harbour Escapes have great customer service.  They also have a huge offering of celebration options on the water for the New Year's Eve in Sydney.


    Ticketed cruises: from $400pp

Fabulous Sydney New Year’s Eve Ideas

If you are wanting to see the Sydney NYE fireworks and views are important then always ask before booking tickets.  Have a very happy NYE!

  • All Hands Brewing House

    Darling Harbour | 02 8270 7901

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    Sydney New Years Party

    Bring in the New Year on the shores of Darling Harbour at the awesome All Hands Brewing House and experience the fantastic Sydney NYE fireworks with great view. Enjoy the 2 course dinner package in the restaurant or relax in the public bar. Bookings and Pre-Payment required for Dinner Packages. No Cover Charge or Bookings required for Public Bar.  There is also a NYE Cocktail Party option for groups of 40 or more.  But be quick!

    NYE Concierge Notes: Awesome Sydney location right on Darling Harbour and many dining or casual options to suit. Be quick to see in 2019!


    Dining Package:
    Public Bar:
    No Cover Charge

    Cocktail Package:  40 or more ppl

  • Sail Australia Sydney NYE

    Sail Australia

    Sydney Harbour | 0418 768 906

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    Sydney New Year's Eve Cruises

    Enjoy the New Year's Eve 2018 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 a specialty for Sail Australia. So make contact to discuss your New Year's experience for this 31st December. And see in 2019 in style!

    NYE Concierge Notes:   Great service and many Sydney NYE boating options.


    Ticketed Cruises: From $175 pp for 9pm cruise

Great Party Ideas for Sydney’s New Years

Do you need accommodation at all?  Make sure you check if your venue has rooms or has a preferred accommodation provider.

  • New Hampton Hotel

    Kings Cross | 02 9331 1188

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    NYE BBQ Party

    Start your New Years celebrations with an All You Can Eat BBQ this NYE at the New Hampton Hotel. From 2pm in the afternoon you can tuck into roast porchetta burgers, maple bacon, pork belly noodle salad, sausages and more! Chow down into 2019 with some prime BBQ fare at the New Hampton Hotel.
    Food prepared by our resident head chef, Aron Johnson – a former Masterchef UK guest judge.

    NYE Concierge Note: Superb Venue in Central Sydney. Everyone loves a BBQ and what incredible value on this All You Can Eat NYE offering at only $25. Be quick! Grab your friends and enjoy a great meal on December 31st.


    All You Can Eat: $25

  • New Year's Eve Sydney Dining at Athol Hall

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    Sydney New Year’s Eve Dining

    New Year's Eve Sydney 2018 just got a whole lot better. Athol Hall on the Mosman (North) side of the Harbour has been beautifully restored and is ready for a fabulous NYE Dining offering looking out over Sydney Harbour and Sydney's beautiful Bridge. So come and celebrate with friends and family at this awesome venue! See in 2019 in style!

    With a private balcony you will have uninterrupted views of the Sydney NYE fireworks show! The NYE Package includes Chef's Canapes on arrival.  Once seated this will be followed by a 4 course degustation dinner with a 5.5 hour premium beverage package and Petit Fours with Tea and Coffee. You and your group will be thoroughly entertained throughout the evening by a DJ before watching the fireworks from the private balcony. Simply fabulous!

    NYE Concierge Notes: Awesome location overlooking the Harbour. Be quick to secure your tickets as they are limited.  And WOW what an opportunity to be at the beautiful Athol Hall!


    Tickets: $295

More Things to Do for Sydney New Year’s Eve

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.

  • The Sydney Boulevard Hotel

    Sydney | 02 9383 7222

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    Twenty Five NYE Cocktail Party

    Celebrate New Year's Eve Sydney with spectacular views at Twenty Five. Great inclusive packages that includes live NYE entertainment, a scrumptious cocktail canapés provided over three hours. 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.

    NYE Concierge Tips: Great view of the Sydney celebrations from 25 floors up. Great staff and can cater for families.  Be quick for a fabulous New Year's Eve 2018!


    Adult (18+): $289pp
    Child (5+): $145pp
    Kids under 5: FREE

  • NYE at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

    Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

    Sydney | 02 9231 8111

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    NYE at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

    Enjoy New Year's Eve from one of 5 Spectacular Harbourside locations.  These great options feature some of Sydney's most Iconic views. You're certain to celebrate NYE in style at Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden. And you'll be treated to hassle free entry, delicious foods and entertainment. Plus you'll be experiencing it all from an amazing location with spectacular views. With so much on offer there is sure to be something to let everyone enjoy a magical New Year's Eve in Sydney.

    NYE Concierge Notes: Some incredible NYE options as part of this offering.  Even the most  fussy will be happy here to see one of the worlds most spectacular New Years celebrations. But be quick people, as these goodies will sell out!


    From: $335

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    A Casino Royale New Year's Eve

    Enjoy an exquisite evening and countdown to the New Year of 2019 at the Sydney Sir Stamford, Circular Quay!  Celebrate in sophisticated casino style with our Casino Royal NYE themed party.  Experience awesome Sydney NYE fireworks views at 9pm and midnight and be treated to a 5 hour beverage package with LIVE entertainment.  We'll amp up the fun with casino table games and you'll be delighted by our pop up food stalls.

    New Year's Eve accommodation also available.

    NYE Concierge Tips: Spectacular location in Sydney's Iconic Circular Quay, right in the heart of the Sydney NYE celebrations. Get in quick to see out 2018 in style.


    Tickets: $399 +bf

So there is New Year’s Parties targeting 18 to 28 year old’s but there are also be a more diverse range for everyone else. Restaurants, parties at hotels and clubs and pubs, and cruises options. Hence a fabulous array of New Year’s Eve Sydney 2018 events for all to see in the new year of 2019 in style.

Sydney’s NYE Fireworks

New Years Eve Sydney PartyThere 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 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 Bridge with spectacular illuminating lights. If you are on the right boat you too can be party of NYE Harbour style!

Then at midnight on the last day of the year, being 31st December, Australia’s great city sees out the old year and welcomes in the new one with around 12 minutes of incredible and spectacular fireworks pyrotechnics. 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!

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

Tell us about your New Year's Eve Sydney eventAfter NYE is over the next day is the first of January 2019. Yes that is New Year’s Day! You may need to recover after a spectacular New Year’s Eve Harbour City 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.

We had so many options for things to do at Sydney's New Years Eve. We decided on a NYE Cruise on Sydney Harbour and our family had a marvelous time. Thank you Sydney.

Siddesh Chelsea