Fantastic Vantage Points in Sydney to Enjoy the Special NYE Fireworks Display!


New Year’s Eve is a special time to revel in celebrations. It is a time to carry forward the best of the current year and brighten the New Year ahead. With some clever planning it is possible to transform New Year’s Eve into an unforgettable experience.

New Year’s Eve is such a splendid time that you want to absolutely enjoy every moment of transition from the current year to the next year. There are some great vantage points in and around Sydney Harbour from where you can enjoy the spectacular New Year’s Eve Fireworks display that usher in the New Year with a big bang!

NYE Fireworks Cruises in Sydney

There’s no better vantage point in Sydney than the decks of any of the New Year’s Eve Cruises on the harbour. Most of the luxury vessels cruising Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve have access to the exclusion zone, treating the guests on board to uninterrupted, up close and personal views of the spectacular 9pm family fireworks and Midnight fireworks. These cruises have all-inclusive dinner, drinks & entertainment packages that are topped only by the amazing NYE activities on Sydney Harbour!

These cruises sell like hot cakes and if you’re really keen on enjoying one of these luxury experiences, you should book your seats at the earliest, especially when the early bird deals are still on!

If you miss your chance to go on a Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks cruise, here are some terrestrial vantage points where you can watch the brilliant NYE fireworks display:

Observatory Hill Park

The Observatory Park is located in the heart of Sydney near the Harbour Bridge. It can accommodate a large crowd up to 7,500 people. Get a stunning view of the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve from this location. You can commute to the park by train or bus. You can be seated comfortably on the steep grassy terrain with or without rugs. But make sure you get there early to find yourself a good spot!

Mrs. Macquiries Point

This is another popular location providing the best views of the annual fireworks display. Get a great view of the Harbour Bridge as the fireworks erupt into the night sky from its arches and pylons. It offers a good view of the western side of Sydney Harbour Bridge.  It can accommodate up to 16,000 people. You can easily get there by bus, train or ferry service. only 10% Come early with rugs and spread it out to relax. Later in the evening, the place will be crowded with visitors pouring in to watch the NYE fireworks display. This vantage point is well kitted out with food and beverage outlets, water refill stations, ATMs and first aid.

Cockle Bay Wharf

Cockle Bay is a small bay in Sydney located along Darling Harbour that connects to the larger Harbour. It is known as the Cockle Wharf, a waterfront entertainment area. There are cafes, pubs, restaurants, clubs and function venues here to explore while visiting the wharf. It’s a great place to enjoy light shows and fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve. The venue can accommodate up to 46,000 people. Be seated comfortably at the tables in the restaurants to watch the brilliant NYE fireworks display.

Bradfield Park

This park provides a great view of Sydney Harbour and Opera House turning it to be a top vantage point for watching the NYE fireworks display. It can house up to 35,000 people. The large park is clean, green and grassy with tables and benches. You can be comfortably seated in the grassy terrain with or without a picnic rug.

Wherever you are, make sure you treasure every moment of New Year’s Eve, bubbling with excitement and good spirits!

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