Monday, October 23, 2017

The best vantage points to celebrate New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australia

With Sydney's many vantage points located all across the city, it comes to no surprise that this Australian city has become one of the world's most popular destinations come New Year's Eve

Sydney is one of the world's most popular destinations
for New Year's Eve

Hotels, resorts and other options for accommodations become fully booked very quickly, so it's best to make arrangements as early as possible. To make things easier for you, here's a list of suggestions for some of the best hotspots to ring in the New Year that admit tourists without charge. 


The Rocks

Campbell's Cove, located on Hickson Road north of the Overseas Passenger Terminal, offers front row views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Revellers are advised to arrive early as the area usually reaches capacity at around 4:00pm. Admission here is free, and is open from 9:30am on December 31 to 1:00am on January 1.

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Circular Quay

To nab a spot on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, it's best to arrive as early as possible as this iconic spot as it too easily fills up in the afternoon. Food and drinks are available for purchase onsite, while admission is also free. This venue opens from 7:30am on December 31 until 1:30am on January 1. 



NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall invites tourists
to see Sydney turn into a kaleidoscope of colors on New Year's Eve

The Royal Botanic Gardens

Mrs Macquarie's Point is one of the most popular viewing spots for New Year's Eve due to the location's fantastic views. For both local and international visitors, admission is free. The party here begins at 10:00am on December 31 to 12:15am on January 1. 

Darling Harbour


Viewing spots around Cockle Bay are prized locations and this year will be no exception. With a free program of live music and light shows from 7:00pm, as well as the famous 9:00pm and midnight fireworks, Cockle Bay is set to be one of the most exciting, free family-friendly locations to celebrate the end of 2017. Admission is free; the venue is open from 11:00am on December 31 to 1:30am on January 1.


Family-friendly activities, light entertainment, and a magical display of lights await
at many Sydney New Year's Eve celebrations 

McMahons Point

Blues Point Reserve is a fantastic location to catch all the New Year's Eve action. Head to this location early in the day to grab a spot to see the western façade of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the skies above light up. Admission here is also free. Guests are welcome from 11:am on December 31 to 1:30am on January 1.

Milsons Point

Bradfield Park is a popular site for families offering views of the eastern side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It's one of the best views of both the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Be here on or before 8:00am on December 31 as admission is free for everyone. The party here lasts until 1:00am. 

Even with this list, Sydney offers more New Year's Eve vantage points. For a full list of of these venues and their ticket prices, visit this feature here. 

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