Another year gone, another year where we’re left wondering where we’ll be able to get an eyeful of the world-famous Sydney fireworks. As one of the first countries to ring in the New Year, we’re privy to (arguably) one of the best displays in the world, thanks to our stunning harbour and magnificent structures (the Harbour Bridge waterfall fireworks are a favourite).
So forget watching the show on TV – or worse, the next day on YouTube – here are the 5 best places where you can catch Sydney’s world-class New Year’s Eve fireworks.
With a front row seat to Sydney Harbour, you won’t want to move from your vantage point at Luna Park once the show begins. Nestled right beside the iconic Harbour Bridge and with the Opera House in clear sight, you’ll feel like a kid again as you watch the spectacular display in awe. If you’re lucky enough to be in one of Luna Park’s many gorgeous wedding venues, including the new Palais, you’ll enjoy an uninterrupted panoramic view as you dine and dance the night away.
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Botanic Gardens Restaurant
If you’re looking for a garden party with a view, Botanic Gardens Restaurant offers an exclusive vantage point and spectacular food to match. With a seven-course degustation and a private lawn to watch the fireworks from as live music plays, you won’t want the night to end. But if you’ve missed out on locking in your spot for this year’s New Year’s celebration, you can still buy tickets to their sister event in The Calyx, where you’ll watch the fireworks with their stunning 18,000 plant Pollination wall as your backdrop.
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STUDIO Sydney Tower
Countdown to the New Year inside this iconic Sydney venue. As Sydney’s highest event venue, STUDIO Sydney Tower boasts unrivalled views of the Sydney cityscape, and you’ll love the feeling of celebrating sky-high as the fireworks sparkle around you. With live music, a sumptuous six-course-degustation, and award-winning wine, you’ll never forget where you were when you celebrated the start of 2018.
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Park Hyatt Sydney
Belvedere cocktails, fantastic food, beer and wine, and a live DJ to dance the night away to – what more could you want? With harbour views, you’ll love every minute of your New Year’s celebration at the Park Hyatt Sydney. Once the clock ticks over to 2018, stroll over to their exclusive waterfront boardwalk or hang out in The Guest House to get a dazzling view of the fireworks.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Dance the night away to the cool sounds of Luke Million, Kinder, and more as you ring in the new year at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. With exclusive access to the Beach Club bar and balcony, you’ll be able to party the night away and cheer on the New Year with a stunning view of the fireworks over the beach. For the event that’s the perfect blend of chill and luxe, look no further than Watsons Bay Hotel.
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