Twenty eighteen has been a huge year so we can’t blame you for leaving planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations off your to-do list. Don’t stress yourself because you have plenty of options. We’ve done the hard work for you to find the best Sydney spots to hit for a killer way to bring in the new year. From low-key gatherings to blow out parties, no matter what your flavor, you’ll find it on our list.
#1 Harbour Party at Luna Park
Where: 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point
With killer views of the fireworks across the whole harbour, free rides, great food, performers and DJs, Harbour Party is not to be missed. The Veronicas will be headlining with Nicole Miller, KLP and more joining the party. The rides will be rolling ‘til 1am so there’s plenty of time enjoy everything on offer.
#2 Home The Venue NYE
Where: 1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour
If getting down and dirty on the dancefloor is your thing, Home is bringing its biggest NYE party ever with headliners Mashed N Kutcher supported by Tenzin and a long list of local legends. There are multiple dance floors all with its own unique vibe so you are guaranteed to enjoy the party all night long.
Where: 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Hacienda’s Cuban inspired venue comes alive on New Year’s Eve with a spectacular view of Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge, roaming canapes and all the 90s music you could ever need. Tickets include a free class of Veuve Cliquot on arrival and a five-hour drink package.
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#4 NYE in the Park
Where: Victoria Park, Parramatta Road, Broadway
As Sydney’s only NYE festival, NYE in the Park is hard to beat. The line-up is not to be missed with The Presets, The Jungle Giants, Thundamentals and many more coming together to bring the city’s biggest party. Set in Victoria Park with the city skyline as a backdrop, you’ll get to enjoy the sunset followed by fireworks when the party really gets started.
#5 New Year’s Eve Observation Deck
Where: Sydney Tower Eye, 100 Market St, Sydney
What could be better than viewing Sydney’s iconic firework show (one of the biggest in the world!) from the sky? Enjoy the 9pm fireworks with a 360º view of the city from Sydney Tower’s observation deck. There’ll be drinks and snacks available to purchase and kids are welcome.
#6 NYE at The Butler
Where: 123 Victoria Street, Potts Point
If you are wanting to escape the crowds, treat yourself to a sit down banquet at The Butler. Stunning city views serve at the backdrop to a delicious eight-course meal and champagne on arrival in one of Potts Points coolest venues. Enjoy the laid-back vibes of the botanical oasis while you bring in 2019.
#7 NYD at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Where: 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay
If kicking off the new year with one hell of a day party filled with celebrities is more your style, get yourself to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel on New Year’s Day. Hosted by Client Liason, the 80s themed blowout features cocktails, canapes and music curated by Client Liason themselves. Tickets get you a two-hour drinks package.