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New Year’s Eve Sydney 2023/2024: Fireworks vantage points, events and parties

Where to see the fireworks from free vantage points and everything you need to know to send off 2023 in style.

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 2023 a proper send-off.

New Year's Eve fireworks in Sydney: Times and vantage points

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Fireworks times

9pm and midnight.

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Vantage points

There are over 50 vantage points along the foreshore. Popular spots include Barangaroo Reserve, Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House.

New Year's Eve Sydney restaurants

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.

Top New Year's Eve events, dining and parties in Sydney

Finish 2023 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.

Event's nameLocationInclusionsCost
Sydney Tower Eye Westfield Sydney
  • Live DJ
  • Welcome drink
  • Access to the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck
From $600
Dear Sainte ÉloisePotts Point
  • Late-night party
  • 4 Course set menu
$130 per person
Field DayThe Domain
  • Live performances
$167 per person
NYE at Taronga ZooMosman
  • Live entertainment
  • BYO food
  • NYE wildlife trails
From $115
NYE at the Opera BarCBD, Sydney
  • Live entertainment with DJ
  • Rooftop bar
  • Food all night
$1,599 per person
SoCalNeutral Bay
  • Beach party
  • DJ entertainment
  • Fireworks viewing
  • Surf films
$99 per person
​​Zephyr Sky BarCBD, Sydney
  • Live entertainment with DJ
  • 4.5 hour package with drinks
  • Roaming canapés, grazing table and desserts
  • Unrivalled views of Darling Harbour's fireworks display
$475 per person
The WinerySurry Hills
  • Live DJ
  • Set Menu
  • 2-hour beverage package
$99 per person Bring Me New Year set menu
+ $57pp 2-hour beverage package
The RookCBD, Sydney
  • Live DJ
  • 4-hour beverage package
$120 per person

Top New Year's Eve Sydney cruises

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.

Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise by Captain Cook
Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise by Captain Cook


Want more options? Check out our full list of New Year's Eve cruises in Sydney

Best places to see the Sydney fireworks including free spots

Vantage PointLocationCostAlcohol allowedBYO allowedOpen fromDesignated accessible viewing area
Barangaroo ReserveMillers PointNo tickets requiredYesNo9:00 AMYes
Birchgrove ParkGrove Street, BirchgroveTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
Bicentennial ParkGlebeFree (ticket required)YesNo5:00 AMNo
Blues Point ReserveMcMahons PointTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
Botanic GardenBridgeview – SydneyTickets from $385 per person + booking feeYesNo6:00 PMYes
Botanic Garden: Foundation and Friends NYE PicnicRoyal Botanic Garden SydneyTickets from $40 per person + booking feeYesNo5:00 PMYes
Botanic Garden: Garden Party at The CalyxRoyal Botanic Garden SydneyTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
Botanic Garden: Lawn with the ViewSydneyTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
Botanic Garden: Midnight at the OasisSydneyTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
Botanic Garden: Mrs Macquaries PointSydneyTBCYesNo8:00 PMYes
Botanic Garden: The PointSydneyTBCYesNo5:30 PMYes
Bradfield Park & Mary Booth ReserveMilsons PointFreeNoNo6:00 AMNo
Bradleys Head: Ampitheatre PrecinctMosmanTickets from $46–$89 per personNoNo3:00 PMNo
Bradleys Head: Athol LawnMosmanTickets from $24–$41 per personNoNo3:00 PMNo
Bradleys Head: Mast PrecinctMosmanTickets from $30–$57 per personNoNo3:00 PMNo
Clark IslandSydney HarbourTickets from $38 per personYesYes2:30 PMNo
Cockatoo IslandSydney HarbourTickets from $430 per personYesNo9:00 AMNo
Darling HarbourSydney HarbourFreeNoNo1:00 PMNo
Dawes Point (Tar-Ra Park)The RocksFreeNoNo1:00 PMNo
Dudley Page ReserveDover HeightsTickets from $33 - $64 per personYesNo3:30 PMNo
Duff ReservePoint PiperFreeNoNo9:00 AMNo
Dumaresq ReserveRose BayFreeNoNo12:00 PMNo
East Circular QuayCircular QuayTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
Elkington ParkBalmainTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
Embarkation ParkPotts PointFree (No tickets required)NoNo7:00 AMNo
Giba ParkPyrmontFree (No tickets required)YesYes4:00 PMNo
Illoura ReserveBalmain EastFreeYesYes8:00 AMNo
Lavender Bay ParklandsLavender BayFree (No tickets required)NoNo6:00 AMNo
Lookes Avenue ReserveBalmain EastFreeYesYes8:00 AMNo
McKell ParkDarling PointFreeNoNo12:00 PMNo
Mort Bay ParkBirchgroveFreeYesYes8:00 AMNo
Murray Rose Pool & Blackburn GardensDouble BayFreeNoNo12:00 PMNo
North HeadManlyFreeNoNo5:30 PMNo
Pyrmont Bay ParkPyrmontTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC
Rose Bay ForeshoreRose BayFreeNoNo3:00 PMNo
Shark IslandSydneyTickets from $38.44YesNo3:15 PMNo
Simmons PointBalmain EastFreeYesYes10:00 AMNo
Sydney Opera HouseSydneyFreeYesNo7:30 PMYes
Taronga ZooMosmanTickets from $115YesNo6:00 PMYes
The RocksThe RocksFreeNoNo1:00 PMYes
Thornton ParkBalmain EastFreeYesYes3:30 PMYes
Yarranabbe ParkDarling PointFreeNoNo12:00 PMYes
Yurulbin ParkBirchgroveFreeYesYes5:00 AMYes

Top things to do on New Year's Eve in Sydney

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.

Shared Helicopter Flight Over Sydney and Beaches- 20 Minutes
Shared Helicopter Flight Over Sydney and Beaches- 20 Minutes


What is Sydney doing for New Year's Eve to ensure it's COVID-safe?

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:

  • Social distancing where you can
  • Wearing a mask when not eating or drinking
  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Staying home or getting tested if you feel unwell

Best hotels in Sydney for New Year's Eve

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.

Intercontinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel

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