What❜s Open In Sydney on New Year❜s Day, 2024?

From fun places to visit and ways to keep the kids busy when your head is a little sore from the night before -  to events, movies, animal encounters and more, plenty of spots are open on New Year's Day in Sydney 2024.

What's Open on New Year's Day in Sydney 2024?

1. Fun Places to Visit

Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is a great Sydney destination open on New Year's Day. 

Taronga Zoo

Spend New Year's Day surrounded by magnificent animals at Taronga Zoo. See all the amazing talks and enjoy a picnic with incredible panoramic views. Taronga is open every day of the year, including New Year's Day.

Sydney Zoo

The amazing Sydney Zoo will be open so you can spend the day among exotic and native animals. The expansive sanctuary also includes Australia's largest Reptile and Nocturnal house and an aquarium.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Both SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium & WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo will be open on New Year's Day. 

Visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium gives any child that thrilling feeling of being an underwater explorer. Buy a combo ticket, and you can also visit WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo - a great kid-friendly place with interactive elements dotted throughout the zoo.


Scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb open on New Year's Day. Start the year with a view to rival all others! 

Please note: All of these great venues need to be booked ahead.

2. Favourite Things to Do with the Family

Dive into the New Year!

Head to the Beach

Want to beat the heat, then you've just got to hit the beach! 

If you've got tiny tots in tow and prefer avoiding the holiday chaos and crowds, head to some of our other fantastic kid-friendly beaches, our beautiful rock pools or even discover Sydney's secret beaches.

Go to the Movies

Retreat from the summer heat and holiday mayhem in air-conditioned comfort.

You can always rely on the big screen to keep the kids entertained on New Year's Day. HoytsEvent and Palace Cinemas will all be open on New Year's Day in Sydney 2024.

3. Restaurants Open on New Year's Day in Sydney 2024

City Restaurants

SkyFeast at Sydney Tower – This iconic restaurant soaring above the Sydney CBD will bring you the flavours of the world on New Year's Day with spectacular, 360-degree revolving views of the harbour and city below. 

Mode Kitchen & Bar – Wear forgiving pants and enjoy all of your holiday favourites at the decadent Mode Kitchen & Bar at The Four Seasons Sydney, open Sunday hours. Make sure you book ahead.

Fratelli Fresh – Book this family favourite for a New Year's Day with authentic Italian flair! Make sure you get the Prawn Linguine and thank us later. 

Northern Beaches

Pilu at Freshwater  – This ultimate fine dining establishment always gets rave reviews so try it for yourself this New Year's Day between 12 pm-5 pm. Reservations are essential.

Fratelli Fresh will also be serving their Italiana lunch at Fratelli Fresh in Manly.

Western Sydney

Penrith Panthers – Panthers will be a hive of activity this New Year's Day, make sure you try the Summer Roast!

North Sydney

Ripples Chowder Bay – This dreamy spot in Mosman is open on New Year's Day in Sydney 2024 and right on the water. Book now!

4. Where to Grab a Coffee on New Year's Day in Sydney 2024

Bake Bar
Toast the new year with a coffee at a Sydney cafe! 

Bake Bar – This award-winning artisan bakery is known for its amazing bread, pastries, delicious food and great coffee. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere on New Year's Day at any of their four locations in Double Bay, Rose Bay, Randwick and Darlinghurst.

All locations are usually open on New Year's Day, but we recommend ringing ahead.

Shuk – These popular Israeli-inspired cafes have a mouth-watering menu, and delicious baked goods, including the best-ever jam doughnuts and amazing coffee. With locations in Bondi, Chatswood and Elizabeth Bay, it's perfect for a New Year's Day pick-me-up. 

All venues are usually open on New Year's Day in Sydney, but bookings are recommended.

The Grumpy Baker – With eight locations across Sydney in Vaucluse, Bellevue Hill, Coogee, Maroubra, Neutral Bay, Waverton, Castle Cove and Marrickville, you can get your coffee fix along with fresh loaves, pastries and pies, or dine-in for breakfast or lunch. 

All locations are usually open on New Year's Day, but we recommend ringing ahead.

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