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.
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.
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
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.
The Argyle NYE Party
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
The Morrison NYE Party
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