Sydney’s Top Spots for a Truly Epic New Year’s Eve

There’s no better time than New Year’s Eve to truly let loose and celebrate. Whether you’re looking for an awesome NYE party, or the perfect spot to watch the fireworks (and possibly belt out a little bit of Auld Lang Syne… no judgement) we’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks for the best places to be as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st.

Image credit: Sydney NYE
Image credit: Sydney NYE

Blues Point Reserve

It’s a popular destination, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why. Blues Point Reserve is right in the heart of the action, perfectly situated on the water’s edge and offering spectacular views of the bridge. It’s free to get in, but we’d suggest heading there early, as it doesn’t take long for the site to reach capacity. The wait will be well worth it, though, and there’s food and soft drinks for sale to keep you going until midnight.

If you fancy some shepherds’ pie and a craft beer, check out Indulgent Sage nearby. Sails On Lavender Bay brings a touch of elegance, and Billi’s Cafe is great for a casual bite.

Image credit: City of Sydney
Image credit: City of Sydney

Observatory Hill Park

When you’re going to be spending the night doing a lot of observing, surely there’s no better place than Observatory Hill? This lovely place is like a green oasis in the middle of the city, and if you’ve never been, NYE is the perfect time to check it out. It’s an easy walk from Circular Quay and Wynyard stations, and the steep hill allows for a fantastic view out over the harbour. Plus, it’s free to get in! #winning

Argyle Cafe and Cafe Danieli are both great choices for a nearby feed, and the Italian fare at Lucetta is very hard to resist.

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Sydney Park

Famous for the massive chimneys left over from another age, Sydney Park is a beautiful spot for some New Year’s Eve revelry. Just bring a picnic blanket, some snacks and some mates, and you’ll be in for a fantastic evening. If you pick the right vantage point at the top of the hill, you can catch a glimpse of not just the harbour fireworks, but firework displays from all across the city. Magic.

Watching fireworks requires lots of energy, so make sure you fill up at Pizza Picasso. Otherwise, head to Newtown Social Club for crispy lamb rolls, or the Union for a classic pub meal.

Image credit: The Argyle Facebook
Image credit: The Argyle Facebook

The Argyle NYE Party

The Argyle

Say! Do you like gold? If you do, you’ll probably get on pretty well at The Argyle’s New Year’s blowout. The party is entirely gold themed, complete with gold décor, gold performers roaming about, and eve gold confetti cannons blasting off every now and then. All five bars in this massive venue are included, and each one is kept firmly pounding by house and dance DJs. Sounds like it’ll be a New Year’s to remember! Find out more

“Great music and great atmosphere. I like upstairs on the dance floor but the beer garden has a nice chilled feel. Drinks are good here and its a good place to people watch.” – sweetandyummie

Image credit: The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room Facebook
Image credit: The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room Facebook

The Morrison NYE Party

The Morrison

Our final venue offers a multiple-choice question: would you prefer your NYE to include a suave and sophisticated three-course dinner, or more a laid-back evening of canapes and dancing? It’s up to you at The Morrison, and both options sound pretty tempting. Whether you nip up to the conservatory for a delicious sit-down meal, or rock out to Worldlife’s Kato at the main bar’s decks, it’s gonna be good! Find out more

“We were greeted by the waiter for the evening Arneaud who provided us with amazing service, he was attentive, personable and informative. Being a bar of course they had a grat drinks list, with their cocktails being a highlight. In particular we enjoyed the Grand Morrison and the Banana Old Fasioned. The Morrison is a top venue to for a meal and for a few beverages.” – Kurt and Sarah C

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