Aussie New Year


Where to watch the fireworks on New years eve

Manly Cove
East Esplanade, Manly
31 December
Escape the inner-city madness and enjoy a family friendly evening over the beautiful waters of Manly Wharf. Families take over East and West Esplanades and watch the sun set on the last day of the year, with festivities kicking off at 1pm and ending with the 9pm fireworks. Smoking and alcohol is prohibited, free entry.

Rowland Reserve, Bayview
31 December
Watch the fireworks over Pittwater at 9pm and midnight. Family friendly and free event, be sure to get down early and secure a spot for the evening. Alcohol is prohibited in the reserve from 6am New Year’s Eve until 6am the following morning.

Dee Why Beach Reserve, Dee Why
31 December
The fireworks can be watched from Dee Why Beach, set off from a barge right off the beach and can be seen up and down the northern beaches coastline. The display starts at 9pm and is a family friendly picnic spot.

Manly Skiff Club
31 December
CNR Stuart St & East Esplanade Manly
Celebrate Hamptons style at the only party over the water in Manly. Canapes throughout the night, DJ and live band and a front row view of the Manly New Years Eve Fireworks at 9pm. For tickets visit

NYE at Q Station
31 December
Governor Bourke Ballroom
1 North head scenic dr, manlY

Say farewell to 2017 with a great night of food, friends, family and fireworks. Located on North Head, facing Sydney harbour, Q station has a fantastic view of the famous Sydney fireworks from their hospital precinct. Bookings essential. Visit:

31 December
Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman
Along with spectacular views of the harbour festivities, enjoy an experience of the wild kind and welcome the new year with the trumpets of the elephants and warbles of night-time zoo creatures. Renowned as one of the most memorable foreshore venues for NYE, offering a unique experience for all, with a fun, safe and stress-free atmosphere for families. Tickets available online at:

Bradfield Park, Milsons Point
31 December
A family favourite by Sydney’s famous Luna Park, Bradfield Park offers harbourside views of new year’s festivities. Be sure to get there before sunset, spots on the grass fill up quickly and it’s not a bad place to relax for a few hours!

NYE at Barangaroo Reserve
31 December
Celebrate the new year at Barangaroo’s spectacular harbourside location, one of Sydney’s newest vantage points to welcome the new year. The lawns provide ample room for your picnic blanket and enjoy the spectacle that only Sydney can deliver. There’s a huge range of dining outlets and food and beverage hampers that can be purchased to suit every budget and include options for kids. Buy tickets online at:

Mrs MacQuaries Point
31 December
Mrs Macquaries RD, Botanical Gardens
Fantastic views of the fireworks for up to 16,000 people. A free site that reaches capacity late in the afternoon. No BYO alcohol. There is food and drinks available for sale.

NYE Cruise with Manly fast Ferry
31 December
Spend New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour in a prime location to view all the fireworks. You can choose between a cruise to view either the 9pm or the Midnight Fireworks, or alternatively, one that stays out for both. Tickets start at $175 per person.


New Years day 

Field Day 2018
1 january
The Domain, St Marys Rd, Sydney
Renowned for its awesome line-ups, this festival is the best way to bring in the New Year. Party with artists such as Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Aluna George and many more in the iconic Sydney venue, The Domain.

The Surf Lodge x Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
1 january

1 Military Road Watsons Bay
Hop on the fast ferry to Watsons Bay and celebrate the new year in summer’s most coveted pop-up outdoor party. It’s a one-day beach party experience that celebrates the best of both venues, bringing the decadence of the Hamptons to an iconic Sydney destination. There’s a selection of local DJ’s and will be sporting a tropical beach party theme. For tickets visit: