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 2016? 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 four dinner venues with tasty cuisine, dancing and divine views.