Best Hotels To Watch The NYE Fireworks In Sydney

By: Rosie Stevens, ellaslist
Dec 4, 2018

Arguably one of the most iconic New Year's Eve events in the world, the enchanting fireworks displays that light up Sydney skies are truly a sight to behold. Whether it’s the main event over Sydney Harbour or one of the smaller but no-less impressive subsidiary displays that take place across the city, a New Years Eve spent in Sydney promises priceless memories for the whole family.

So, where to stay? These hotels are prime picks for spending the night in style, within close proximity to the fireworks.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

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Placement and unrivalled facilities make for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Don’t miss the opportunity to view Sydney’s world-famous midnight fireworks from a prime location in The Rocks district, with easy access to all of the fun happening at harbourside locations in Circular Quay. This iconic hote makes a perfect base for your New Year’s celebrations.

Whether you’re with little ones that just want to watch the fireworks or with older ones that will enjoy experiencing a degustation dinner at Mode Kitchen & Bar or a causal bar affair at Grain Bar, the seamless combination of location and luxury make Four Seasons Hotel Sydney the perfect choice for New Year's Eve. 

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InterContinental Sydney

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For the ultimate New Years Eve experience, the InterContinentaI Sydney offers an unprecedented location to celebrate the year ahead. The luxury hotel is offering a three-night minimum stay accommodation package for NYE, which includes the opportunity to book a room within the exclusive Club InterContinental—which provides potentially the best vantage-point for firework viewing in the city. It’s the only Sydney hotel that boasts a rooftop balcony with 270 degrees of uninterrupted Harbour views—making it the perfect place to take in the scenes of Sydney’s incredible fireworks display with sweeping views across iconic Sydney Harbour.  

Complete with grand suites, an exclusive club lounge, award-winning dining options and a premium base to explore Sydney’s famous New Year’s activities, InterContinental radiates opulence, fun and sophistication which will delight the whole family. 

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Sir Stamford At Circular Quay


For a birds-eye view of the fireworks, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay’s rooftop offering is pretty much second to none. The Harbourside hotel is putting on a Casino Royale night this year—including live entertainment, casino tables, international food, premium drinks and both 9 pm and midnight fireworks viewing; making it ideal for parents wanting to treat themselves to a memorable New Years Eve away from the little ones. 

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Crowne Plaza Coogee

Image: Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach

If spending quality family time together away from the hustle and bustle of the Harbourside fireworks sounds like your thing, Crowne Plaza Coogee is the NYE hotel for you. It’s perfectly situated overlooking the ocean; where you can swim and play during the day and then settle in for the family-friendly Coogee Sparkles event—where families, the local community and visitors gather along the coast at Coogee Beach to watch a 15-20 minute fireworks display. It’s at the family-friendly time of 9 pm and there’s no midnight display; making it ideal for families with younger kids who still want a slice of the action.

Alternatively, the Crowne Plaza’s onsite Bluesalt Restaurant put on a decadent celebratory seafood feast including Sydney Rock Oysters, tiger prawns, crispy salmon, beef rib and roast pork with crackling served with all the trimmings—perfect for families looking to celebrate in style.

More information here.

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