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New Year's Eve in Sydney

Top 10 New Year's Eve Destinations

A view of the fireworks over the Sydney Opera House on New Year's Eve


A breathtaking light parade on Sydney Harbour? Check. Spectacular fireworks? Check. More than a million people gathered to be among the first to usher in 2015? Double check. For an unforgettable front row seat, grab tickets for one of the city's best events with a view — we suggest the Royal Botanic Gardens or the La Bohème gala at the Opera House.


The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar: A special six-course degustation menu that always sells out early amid unparalleled harbor-front views of the Sydney Bridge.

Aria: Choose pre-theater dinner or drinks, canapés and fireworks, followed by a four-course tasting menu with matching wines — all with stunning harbor views.

Blu Bar on 36: Hover over the NYE festivities (cocktail in hand, of course) at this sophisticated sky-high bar overlooking the harbor.


Park Hyatt Sydney: A private boardwalk right on the harbor and an unforgettable rooftop cocktail party with an endless flow of Veuve Clicquot.

Pier One Sydney Harbour: Nautical chic at the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, guest room balconies over the water and three exclusive parties with DJs, dining, dancing and divine views.

Get tickets for fireworks celebrations at the Royal Botanic Gardens or the Opera House

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Image courtesy of Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSW


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