Sydney New Year’s Eve 2023: Everything you Need to Know
- All Ages
Sydney is a city that loves to celebrate, especially when it comes to our world-famous Sydney New Year's Eve celebrations! After a year that has not been without its struggles (lookin' at you, cozzie livs), it's safe to say we can't wait to farewell 2023 with more gusto than ever!
it's no secret that Sydney puts on spectacular fireworks displays each and every year, and Sydney New Year's Eve 2023 will be no different. We've got all the information you need to make this your best New Year's Eve yet. Cheers!
Sydney New Year's Eve 2023
Some Ticketed, Some Non-Ticketed Events
If you're planning on heading to the city to catch the fireworks this year, there will be plenty of vantage points to ring in 2024, but this year's New Year's celebrations will comprise ticketed and free, ticketed and priced and non-ticketed free events.
New Year's Eve tickets are both free and priced but will need to be purchased or booked in advance on the City of Sydney website. To secure your spot at your favourite vantage point simply click on the links below to book your tickets - hurry, they won't last long!
Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks Vantage Points
The city will be lit up in all her glory from a number of vantage points this year for the usual 9 pm and 12 pm fireworks:
FREE Firework Vantage Points
- Barangaroo Reserve
- Botanic Garden: Tarpeian Lawn
- Botanic Garden: Bennelong Lawn
- Botanic Garden: Fleet Steps
- Botanic Garden: Mrs Macquaries Point
- Blues Point, McMahons Point
- Bradfield Park & Mary Booth Reserve
- Bradleys Head: Athol Lawn (ticketed)
- Bradleys Head: Mast Precinct (ticketed)
- Campbells Cove
- Darling Harbour
- Dawes Point: (Tar-Ra) Park
- Observatory Hill
- Lavender Bay Parklands
- Sydney Opera House
- Strickland Estate
- The Rocks
- Giba Park
- Pirrama Park
- Embarkation Park
- Pyrmont Bay Park
- West Circular Quay
PRICED Firework Vantage Points
- Botanic Garden: NYE Picnic
- Clark Island
- Cockatoo Island
- Dudley Page Reserve
- Goat Island
- Shark Island
- Taronga Zoo
Other Spots to Catch the Fireworks
Dumaresq Reserve - Rose Bay, Duff Reserve - Point Piper, McKell Park or Yarranabbe Park - Darling Point, Murray Rose Pool & Blackburn Gardens - Double Bay, Rose Bay Foreshore - Rose Bay
Illoura Reserve - Balmain, Birchgrove Park - Birchgrove, Lookes Avenue Reserve - Balmain East, Simmons Point - Balmain East, Elkington Park - Balmain, Mort Bay Park - Birchgrove, Thornton Park - Balmain, Yurulbin Park - Birchgrove
Bradleys Head - Sydney Harbour National Park, Bradfield Park - North Sydney, North Head - Manly
New Year's Eve Events
If you're keen to celebrate in style, there will be a number of New Year's Eve events happening throughout the city and beyond.
Bid farewell to 2023 in Parramatta Park with a FREE concert featuring the ARIA award-winning band Sneaky Sound System, an incredible lineup of family-friendly activities, and an awe-inspiring fireworks display.
Coronation Hill will be buzzing with family entertainment, featuring a hands-on science precinct, garden games, and a delightful bubble and music play area. Bring your picnic blanket, find a cosy spot in the beautiful Parramatta Park, and get ready for entertainment starting at 5 pm, leading up to a spectacular firework display at 9 pm. There will be on-site food trucks, and you can sip on refreshing beverages from the bar. It's the perfect way to welcome the New Year!
Step into 2024 with a burst of energy at Mode Kitchen & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. There will be a live band, soloist, jazz quartet, and a DJ all lined up to make sure you welcome the New Year in true style.
Renowned Chef Francesco Mannelli has crafted an elaborate New Year's Eve dining experience, featuring a delightful semi-buffet-style dinner. It's a night of celebration you won't want to miss!
Cost: $280 per person
Atelier by Sofitel at Darling Harbour will host a delicious five-course feast at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, complete with some of the city’s greatest views of Darling Harbour, indulgent cuisines, and the finest selection of celebratory Champagne.
Cost: $250 per adult, $100 per child (12yrs and under)
For the ultimate vantage point for the Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks, Pier One Sydney is hosting a glamorous NYE Pier Party, with fantastic fireworks viewing areas for hotel guests and the promise of live entertainment, free-flowing premium drinks and a deliciously curated event menu—all at the best location in town.
Cost: Prices start from $449 per person
If you're keen to ring in the New Year literally in the harbour, then book into a Sydney New Year's Eve cruise. There are a number of New Year's Eve cruises offering celebrations to ring in 2024 including Prestige Harbour Cruises, Glass Island New Year's Eve Cruise (18+), MV Sydney 2000 and more.
Cost: Prices vary per cruise.
Silvester's Restaurant at Sydney Harbour Marriott at Circular Quay invites you to savour a New Year’s Eve dining experience just moments away from iconic firework vantage points. Indulge in a carefully crafted three or five-course menu that highlights the finest Australian produce, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening before the renowned Sydney Harbour fireworks show.
Cost: Three Course Menu $309 per person, with wine pairing $379 per person, Five Course Menu $409 per person, with wine pairing $499 per person. Additional champagne package for 2 hours for $199 per person.
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