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The best places to view New Year’s Eve fireworks on Sydney Harbour may be too crowded for you to enjoy the sights. Go on a Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve cruise and get the best of both worlds: enjoy the sights and indulge in a delicious meal while you’re at it, on cruises that are a minimum of 6 hours long! Every year, the fireworks explode off the arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, its catwalk and the roadway. The Opera House, the nearby city buildings and up to seven barges evenly divided on each side of the bridge also contribute to the marvellous pyrotechnics. The fireworks are usually synchronised to a soundtrack of popular music from different ages.
Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve
Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks are world-famous, and getting more extravagant every year. In 2019/20, the cost of the New Year’s Eve event was around $6.5 million. Kicking off at 06:00pm, thrilling air displays take over the skies of Sydney Harbour and visitors are welcomed into the country. For those visitors who would like to go to bed a little earlier than midnight, a special “family” fireworks display is held at 09:00pm. Followed by this is the mesmerising Harbour of Light Parade. When the clock strikes 12, blazing fireworks erupt from the barges on the water, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Best Views for Sydney NYE Fireworks
With over a million people from around the world visiting Sydney on New Year’s Eve for the best views of fireworks, finding a good spot is becoming more of an issue every passing year. Even though there are incredible vantage points around the harbour such as the Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden, they get crowded easily. The events that happen there such as the Open Gala held at Sydney Opera House also attract a lot of people in the area.
New Year’s Eve Cruises
Enjoy roving views of Sydney Harbour on NYE and catch the best views of fireworks shows on board a New Year’s Eve cruise in Sydney! Stay away from crowded streets and enjoy a tasty dinner while you’re enjoying the mesmerising fireworks show! With the many options available, you are sure to find a cruise that suits your requirements and budget! We have Magistic Cruises , a luxury catamaran, offering two cruise dining NYE packages, Clearview Glassboat with a premium NYE experience and the Sydney Showboat NYE Cruise package with extra entertainment options. Hop on board any of the above cruises to enjoy spectacular views of main attractions while you sip on a glass of wine or other beverages available according to the type of cruise chosen. Most premium vantage points on Sydney Harbour are ticketed, to avoid people sitting in the hot sun for long hours safeguarding their viewing spot. This is also to control alcohol use, as most ticketed areas have a strict no-BYO policy.
This year too, contrary to what we imagined, the pandemic might still get in our way of celebrations. Although New Year’s Eve is a few months away from now, we can expect another celebration that is not so grand as in the previous years until 2019. However, a New Year’s cruise is the complete deal! Along with scrumptious meals and a choice of beverages, live entertainment and a festive atmosphere, viewing the New Year’s Eve fireworks will never be better! It also guarantees utmost safety and hygiene on board and makes sure everything goes well. So what are you waiting for? Book your seats now before they get filled!