Make the most of New Year's Eve in Sydney

  • Fireworks over Sydney Harbour

It’s the biggest night of the year and unless you want to spend another New Year’s Eve in your cousin’s backyard, chatting to your aunty Lesley about how quickly the last 365 days have gone, it’s time to start planning.

This isn’t the night to take it easy, catch up on TV series you’ve been watching and get an early night. It’s the final day of the year and you want to leave nothing in the tank, go out with a bang, celebrate the best of 2016 and say good riddance to the worst. It’s a chance to start fresh, a clean slate, to dust off the last 12 months and look ahead to a new year that’s packed full of potential.

And what better way to welcome in 2017 than with one of the biggest parties in the world? New Year’s Eve in Sydney!

Ultimately it’s all about the vantage point and you’re going to want to get in quick as more than 1 million people flock to Sydney Harbour to catch a glimpse of the world’s largest firework display queued to fire at midnight.

The beauty of being based around the Harbour is there are more than 50 official vantage points on offer to take in the festivities; the hardest part is choosing which one you want. The right spot for you will depend on whether you want to pay an admission, want to ring the New Year with some beverages of the alcoholic kind, and if you want to have access to food to keep you going all night.

Wherever you choose you need to secure yourself a clear line of site towards the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, where the real magic happens. As one of the world’s first major cities to welcome in the New Year, Sydney doesn’t do things by halves with a spectacular 12-minute fireworks display to rival any celebration in the world and worth a staggering $900,000! That’s more than $45,000 per minute (taking into account the 9pm family fireworks)…just saying.

If you still want to get into the festivities but aren’t sold on the Bridge and Opera House, Darling Harbour and King Street Wharf are just a short walk away and still turn on the party atmosphere. Also from King Street Wharf you can jump on a cruise and head out on the water for a 360-degree view of the action.

If you are up for heading a little further afield, Kings Cross, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst are packed with restaurants, bars and clubs that will carry you through well into 2017.

Our top tip for getting the most out of your New Year’s Eve in Sydney is to start organising it now! Get in early and start planning, plan your tour, book your tickets secure your spot and view on the day so you don’t miss out. It’s one of the biggest parties in the world, it only happens once a year and who better to start planning your Sydney adventure with than Oz Experience? Check out our range of packages.

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