New Year's Eve Fireworks Party at the Sydney Tower Eye
Millions of people flock to the Sydney foreshore every New Year's Eve.
This year both the 9pm Calling Country fireworks and the midnight show are set to light up Sydney on 31 December.
Throughout the evening, a series of official events as well as harbour-side parties will run throughout the night. Here's the lowdown to give 2022 a proper send-off.
9pm and midnight.
There are over 50 vantage points along the foreshore. Popular spots include Barangaroo Reserve, Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House.
Want to catch the world-famous fireworks in Sydney but don't want to deal with the crowds? These restaurants are a treat and offer spectacular views of the fireworks shows on 31 December.
Finish 2022 off in spectacular fashion dancing on a rooftop, charging your glasses underneath mirror balls and partying until the wee hours of 2023.
Here's our hitlist of the best parties and events that still have room for you on the night.
|Sydney Tower Eye||Westfield Sydney||$179.10 per person|
|Dear Sainte Éloise||Potts Point||$165 per person|
|Field Day||The Domain||$167 per person|
|NYE at Taronga Zoo||Mosman||$210 per person|
|NYE at the Opera Bar||CBD, Sydney||$1,599 per person|
|SoCal||Neutral Bay||$99 per person|
|Zephyr Sky Bar||CBD, Sydney||$475 per person|
|The Winery||Surry Hills||$169 per person|
|The Rook||CBD, Sydney||$110 per person|
|Odd Culture||Newtown||$150 per person|
|Amadeus at Sydney Opera House||CBD, Sydney||$392 per person|
|NYE In The Park||Camperdown||$99 per person|
There's viewing the fireworks from the foreshore, then there's being there out on the water, seeing the sparklers fly right over your head. What's more, harbour cruises on the night often come with a smorgasbord of food, drinks and live entertainment.
|Vantage Point||Location||Cost||Alcohol allowed||BYO allowed||Open from||Designated accessible viewing area|
|Barangaroo Reserve||Millers Point||Tickets from $20.90 per person||Yes||No||5:00 PM||Yes|
|Birchgrove Park||Grove Street, Birchgrove||Free (ticket required)||No||No||8:00 AM||No|
|Bicentennial Park||Glebe||Free (ticket required)||Yes||No||7:00 PM||No|
|Blues Point Reserve||McMahons Point||Free||No||No||8:00 AM||No|
|Botanic Garden||Bridgeview – Sydney||Tickets from $385 per person + booking fee||Yes||No||6:00 PM||Yes|
|Botanic Garden: Foundation and Friends NYE Picnic||Royal Botanic Garden Sydney||Tickets from $30–$190 per person + booking fee||Yes||No||5:00 PM||Yes|
|Botanic Garden: Garden Party at The Calyx||Royal Botanic Garden Sydney||Tickets from $595 per person + booking fee||Yes||No||7:30 PM||Yes|
|Botanic Garden: Lawn with the View||Sydney||Tickets from $370 per person + booking fee||Yes||No||7:00 PM||Yes|
|Botanic Garden: Midnight at the Oasis||Sydney||Tickets from $475 per person + booking fee||Yes||No||6:30 PM||Yes|
|Botanic Garden: Mrs Macquaries Point||Sydney||Tickets from $20–$160 per person + booking fee||Yes||No||3:00 PM||Yes|
|Botanic Garden: The Point||Sydney||Tickets from $520 per person + booking fee||Yes||No||5:30 PM||Yes|
|Bradfield Park & Mary Booth Reserve||Milsons Point||Free||No||No||5:00 PM||No|
|Bradleys Head: Ampitheatre Precinct||Mosman||Tickets from $46–$89 per person||No||No||3:00 PM||No|
|Bradleys Head: Athol Lawn||Mosman||Tickets from $24–$41 per person||No||No||3:00 PM||No|
|Bradleys Head: Mast Precinct||Mosman||Tickets from $30–$57 per person||No||No||3:00 PM||No|
|Clark Island||Sydney Harbour||Tickets from $10 per person||Yes||No||6:00 PM||No|
|Cockatoo Island||Sydney Harbour||Tickets from $550 per person||Yes||No||9:00 AM||No|
|Darling Harbour||Sydney Harbour||Free||No||No||1:00 PM||No|
|Dawes Point (Tar-Ra Park||The Rocks||Free||No||No||1:00 PM||No|
|Dudley Page Reserve||Dover Heights||Tickets from $25–$50 per person||Yes||No||6:00 PM||No|
|Duff Reserve||Point Piper||Free||No||No||12:00 PM||No|
|Dumaresq Reserve||Rose Bay||Free||No||No||3:00 PM||No|
|East Circular Quay||Circular Quay||Free||No||No||9:00 AM||No|
|Elkington Park||Balmain||Free||No||No||8:00 AM||Yes|
|Embarkation Park||Potts Point||Free (ticket required)||No||No||5:00 PM||No|
|Giba Park||Pyrmont||Free (ticket required)||Yes||No||4:00 PM||No|
|Illoura Reserve||Balmain East||Free||No||No||8:00 AM||No|
|Lavender Bay Parklands||Lavender Bay||Free (ticket required)||No||No||5:00 PM||No|
|Lookes Avenue Reserve||Balmain East||Free||No||No||8:00 AM||No|
|McKell Park||Darling Point||Free||No||No||12:00 PM||No|
|Manly Cove||Manly||Free||No||No||5:00 PM||No|
|Mort Bay Park||Birchgrove||Free||No||No||8:00 AM||No|
|Murray Rose Pool & Blackburn Gardens||Double Bay||Free||No||No||3:00 PM||No|
|North Head||Manly||Free||No||No||5:30 PM||No|
|Pyrmont Bay Park||Pyrmont||Free||No||No||12:00 PM||No|
|Rose Bay Foreshore||Rose Bay||Free||No||No||3:00 PM||No|
|Shark Island||Sydney||Tickets from $186–$260||Yes||No||6:15 PM||No|
|Simmons Point||Balmain East||Free||No||No||10:00 AM||No|
|Sydney Opera House||Sydney||Free||Yes||No||7:30 PM||Yes|
|Taronga Zoo||Mosman||Tickets from $210||Yes||No||6:00 PM||Yes|
|The Rocks||The Rocks||Free||No||No||1:00 PM||Yes|
|Thornton Park||Balmain East||Free||No||No||3:30 PM||Yes|
|Yarranabbe Park||Darling Point||Free||No||No||3:00 PM||Yes|
|Yurulbin Park||Birchgrove||Free||No||No||8:00 AM||Yes|
The day is young and if you're not spending it warming up your spot on the harbour, then why not tick one of these experiences off your list? They're not a bad way to finish the year off, in our humble opinion.
Wearing masks and physical distancing are no longer required across NSW. Most venues have removed their COVID-safe measures in response.
While this is the case, it's still a good idea to practice health and safety measures on New Year's Eve. This includes:
Rooms with a view are plentiful in Sydney, from waterfront stunners such as Park Hyatt to sky-high wonders such as Shangri-La. Try these winners out or check out our full list of Sydney hotels with fireworks views here.
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Book yourself in for a night on Sydney Harbour with the sky lit up with the NYE fireworks – add canapés, company and bubbly and voilà.