Annually on 31st December
Watched by over 1 million people along Sydney Harbour, and over a billion worldwide, the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks are among the most dazzling displays in the world! Start your year with a bang, with the magnificently architected and always brilliant fireworks, above the backdrop of our beautiful harbour.
The fireworks take place at the Sydney Harbour, shooting up from the landmark Harbour Bridge, and lighting the harbour in colours. Vantage points include: Millers Point, Birchgrove, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, Mosman, The Rocks, Cremorne Park, Dover Heights, Point Piper, Rose Bay, Circular Quay, Balmain, Potts Point, Manly, Greenwich, Kirribilli, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Double Bay, Pyrmont, Watsons Bay, and Darling Point. For more information, visit vantage points.
You can also opt for a gorgeous harbour cruise, to catch the fireworks up close, over the mirroring waters.
There are various vantage points along the harbour, giving a perfect view of the fireworks. Some areas open as early as 7:30am. You can choose between an exclusive ticketed venue or a free vantage point. If you are planning to attend an exclusive party, a dinner or simply partake in the celebration at a ticketed venue, please remember that although there may be alcohol available, BYO is not permitted and fines may apply. If you want to enjoy the coming of the New Year in the lap of luxury, book a spot at one of the stunning and iconic locations around the harbour offering VIP service and view. Grab a place at the Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo, or Pirrama Park.
For more information take a look at Ticketed Events.
Road closures for New Year’s Day celebrations are released at the start of December. To keep updated on the closures, follow @LiveTrafficSyd. For information on the public transport, follow @BusesInfo, @TrainsInfo and @FerriesInfo on twitter.
Metro Hotels has hotels situated conveniently around the most popular vantage points. Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour and Metro Apartments on King Street are no more than a ten minute walk to many of the harbour side viewing locations. Metro Aspire Hotel is close to Darling Harbour and Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central is located in the heart of the city, with easy access via public transport to Sydney Harbour.
For more information about this event, visit New Year’s Eve Fireworks