Sydney NYE 2016 – Our Top Picks

Hailed as one of the best on the planet, the Sydney NYE celebrations are a sight to behold. The fireworks are majestic, the celebrations are glorious, and there are simply too many to choose from! As millions congregate for the single biggest and most dazzling celebration down under, the entire harbor city comes alive with a staggering number of razzle-dazzle entertainment option to cater to the masses.

Our Sydney team has scoured the scene to curate a list of our favorite shindigs to usher in the New Year from. Be it on the water, by the harbor, or something a little ‘different’ – we’ve got something for everyone!

On the water


NYE on The Island

Enjoy NYE from a private, floating island bar, merely 500 meters from the Opera House. Tickets available to members only, and include a three hour drink package and canapes for $500.
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NYE on Shark Island

What about an actual island? Head over to a bright, vibrant Caribbean party with the best of Triple J hits and gourmet eats as you celebrate the new year right in the heart of the harbor. Stalls, cocktails, percussionists and more with tickets from $225. Plus, you can bring your own food.
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Harbour Cruise

Enjoy an uber-intimate 360 degree view – immersed within the harbour – from the full walk round decks, glorious top deck and seating on the bow on this cruise; indulge in delectable, unlimited food and drinks. Tickets are $700; they’re almost sold out.
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By the harbour


Opera House | Portside / The Gala

Portside: Indulge in a bottomless session of Champagne Moet Imperial at the premium. access only harborside boardwalk and French-style cocktail lounge, as you enjoy a curated selection of delectable complimentay cuisine and top-flight live sets.
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The Gala: Pair unparalleled iconic views with equally unparalleled entertainment. Take in breathtaking performances at the Opera House’s Concert Hall from stellar artists such as Puccini, Verdi, and more; enjoying the fireworks at interval.
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Pier One NYE

With their $499 all-inclusive tickets, pair uninterrupted harbor views with pop-up bars and authentic street-food stalls for a lively, bustling new year’s celebration.
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NYE at the Oasis

For a premium experience, access the exclusive Garden Oasis to celebrate NYE in style, over a three-course meal at your reserved, as you take in the stellar live entertainment. Tickets start at $419.
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Luna Park NYE

Luna Park is a crowd favorite for NYE, with their renowned Harbor Party featuring gorgeous views of both the bridge and the harbour, plus all night use of the rides! Tickets start at $139.
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Cafe Del Mar

The world-renowned waterfront icon provides a gorgeous open air, premium spot to celebrate NYE with bubbles, stellar DJs and proper party vibes under the fireworks. All for just $99.
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Something different


Harbour Hoopla NYE

If you’re a lover of live acts, the Royal Botanic Gardens are throwing a zestful vintage circus-themed party, featuring games, circus performers, props, and much more! Tickets are $299 and include a meal.
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NYE Gatsby Party

Go back in time as you wine and dine on complimentary canapes and drinks, groove to stellar jazz performances, and play a game of Black Jack or two under the Sydney fireworks. Tickets are $295 and selling fast.
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Head to the inner-city’s best hillside spot for a pop-up evening of DJs, live bands, drinks and dancing (included with your ticket); all from one of Sydney’s best vantage points – NYE or otherwise. Tickets available upon request.
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MCA Rooftop NYE

The Museum of Contemporary arts is throwing a party like no other, with the Grand Finale of the ‘Mobilee Rooftop World Tour.’ After stopping over at 7+ cities the world over, the tour will land on NYE with multiple open-air rooftop stages and stellar performances. Tickets start at $234 and include food.
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